Obituary – Professor Ernest Hondros CMG FRS

Professor Ernest Hondros, a British materials scientist, innovator, leader, and friend to many, spent much of his working life at the National Physical Laboratory and did much to promote materials science research nationally and internationally.


Safeguarding Scotland’s Energy Resources

Scotland was a leader in the development of oil shale up to the 1960's. Is it time for a return?

Fred Starr recollects: Brief Encounter

Fred Starr recalls his efforts to discuss metal dusting in 1997 and how they were sabotaged

The contrasting tale of two Australian steel companies

BHP spun out two steel companies when it merged with Billiton and focused on mining. At the end of 2016, one is booming, the other is bust. James Perkins looks at why.