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Talking formulations

New podcast alert!

This month I’ve been talking to three researchers at Imperial College London about their work on formulations. Formulations are a class of modern products which are all complex mixtures of many different elements. The evidence is the ingredients list on the back of the packet. These kinds of advanced formulated chemical products are everywhere in modern life: we use them daily to stay healthy, warm, dry, fed, clean and connected.


Cultural heritage science: uniting the lab and the gallery

The Science and Engineering in Cultural Heritage network of excellence (which IMSE supports) is hosting its first one-day conference on 20 September 2023, 9.30-17.30. This free conference is a forum for researchers, students and staff at Imperial College London and cultural heritage organisations in London to meet, explore current challenges, showcase tools/techniques, and build collaborations to solve problems.


New briefing paper getting ready to take off

View of desk with laptop screen displaying an IMSE briefing paper, with two more IMSE briefing papers lying on the desk.
The first proofs of IMSE briefing paper number 9 have been received!

I’ve been working with a great team of authors for a year to develop a briefing paper about low carbon fuels for aviation. We’re looking in depth at biofuels, power-to-liquid fuels (AKA synthetic fuels) and hydrogen. This is the first briefing paper that I’m taking though the production process in my time at IMSE. There are another 2 in the works, due out later this year.

We’re launching this on 1 March 2023 at 15.00 in South Kensington. Book your tickets here. This event in joint with the newly-founded Brahmal Vasudevan Institute for Sustainable Aviation.