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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / November 13, 2012

Some surprising materials being used in interesting ways. Nanocrystals and nickel catalyst substantially improve light-based hydrogen production Hydrogen is an attractive fuel source because it can easily be converted into electric energy and gives off no greenhouse emissions. A group of chemists at the University of Rochester is adding to its appeal by increasing the…

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Forgot your microscope? Use your tricked-out iPhone instead

By Eileen De Guire / October 3, 2011

Stained samples of pollen (leftmost) and plant stems Top row: commercial microscope. Bottom row: cell phone microscope. Credit: Z. J. Smith, K. Chu, A. R. Espenson, M. Rahimzadeh, A. Gryshuk, M. Molinaro, D. M. Dwyre, S. Lane, D. Matthews, S. Wachsmann-Hogiu Some clever folks at the University of California, Davis have figured out how to…

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Video of the week: Jack Mecholsky on using fractal geometry to study ceramic materials

By / November 27, 2009

[flash mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/jack_mecholsky.jpg}] John (Jack) Mecholsky is a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Florida. Mecholsky is also past member of the ACerS Board of Directors. Mecholsky is associated with the Dental Biomaterials Program, Biomedical Engineering, and the Veterinary College. His research focuses on biomaterials, fractal…

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