How are new materials best discovered and designed? Why do some things stick (create more friction) more than others? Do modern swim suits really resemble shark skin? Materials scientists are on a quest to find answers.
The World in a Grain
The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization
New Artificial Enamel is Harder and More Durable Than the Real Thing
Novel material mimics enamel’s complex structure with stronger components
Boston Consulting Group, 2022
An Atomic-Scale View of Cyclocarbon Synthesis
Combining organic synthesis with microscopy addresses long-standing bottlenecks in cyclocarbon production.
Food Fraud and Counterfeit Cotton
The Detectives Untangling the Global Supply Chain
The Guardian, 2021
The Secret Science of Surfaces
Bloomsbury Sigma, 2022
Symphony in C
Carbon and the Evolution of (Almost) Everything
W.W. Norton, 2019
Crystalline Nets Snare Water and Make Fuel from Thin Air
Having solved stability problems, chemists think metal-organic frameworks are ready for a commercial ascent.
Making the Modern World
Materials and Dematerialization