Blog
05/02/2020
How ultrafast lasers could modify semiconductors to maintain  operability in  extreme condition
AUTHOR : Minhyung Ahn

05/02/2020
How quantum cryptography could bolster secure online communications
AUTHOR : Kouta Ibukuro

04/02/2020
How nature inspires the development of safety-first carbon nanotube structures
AUTHOR : Hugo de Luca

04/02/2020
How a polymer nanocomposite-based material could shield spacecraft against radiation
AUTHOR : Elahe Cheraghi

03/02/2020
How aluminium batteries could be a cheaper alternative for smartphones and electric cars
AUTHOR : Ben Craig

24/01/2020
How an additive-manufacturing process could aid energy harvesting and reduce CO2 emissions
AUTHOR : Anuradha Herath

ICoN student, Anuradha Herath, outlines how his research aims to optimise the harvesting of waste heat energy from an engine, to improve efficiency and enhance environmental sustainability.

23/01/2020
How a nanowired temperature sensor could keep overheated devices cool
AUTHOR : Ali Hamid

Mobile phones and computers can overheat when they are used for a long time or when heavy­ duty software is running. Frequent heating of these devices may reduce their performance or life span - but a nanowire based device could significantly mitigate this issue. 

16/01/2020
How optical sensors could quickly detect infrastructures at risk of collapse
AUTHOR : Peng Adam Li

Peng Adam Li describes his research which aims to demonstrate why fast, responsive, lightweight and small optical sensors are ideal for monitoring large structures in challenging environments.

13/01/2020
Structural health monitoring with graphene-silicone strain sensors

ICoN student, Alize Gaumet, discusses why she chose her PhD in structural health monitoring and why it matters.

22/11/2019
Graphene Hackathon

ICON student, Alexander Fordham, was a member of the organising team for the world's first hackathon.