Developments in materials go hand in hand with developments in society, and that has always been the case. For good reason, the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age had these names. The control of fire was always important. Since time immemorial, we have used materials to protect ourselves from the weather and … Continue reading Material developments and society
About five years ago the Dutch book Kennismaken met materialen saw the light of day. A book that has found its way into large and small companies, educational and research institutes, universities, bookstores and libraries, as a reference work but also as a (business) gift for many interested parties. The described examples in the world … Continue reading Book Meet materials has been published – in English!
Materials are the building bricks of everything that we see around us. Where would smartphones, cars, buildings or solar cells be without the right materials? Materials are so self-evident that we almost forget how special they are. Materials science provides an answer to the questions ‘Why is that peculiar material suitable for that application?’ and … Continue reading Materials science in a nutshell