Welcome to Matmatch Guest Authors

Passionate about materials? You now have an opportunity to share your knowledge with the world...

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These Materials Self-heal, Just Like X-men’s Wolverine

The self-healing superpower of the comic book character Wolverine is no longer a piece of imagination. Researchers around the world are now working on self-healing materials...

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I started reading the Matmatch blogs in my junior year and it has helped in shaping my perspective regarding the future of materials science. Through the guest author program, I am hoping to contribute my bit to the ever-increasing knowledge in the field of materials.

Abhiroop Mishra, Materials Science and Engineering Student
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Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) for Stronger, Lighter and Safer Cars

Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) is the fastest growing material in today’s automotive industry and the key material when it comes to vehicle mass reduction.

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The Matmatch materials platform has given us the opportunity to explore and learn about the world around us. I am excited to share my knowledge and passion for materials science with other materials experts from all over the world.

Nina Samodajev, MSc. Materials Science
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The Iron Throne and Steel Swords: GoT for Engineers

The origin of the Iron Throne gives us a rather interesting insight into the properties of dragonfire. To melt the iron swords, Balerion’s fire breath must have been over 1300 °C in temperature!

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I work in the cutting edge area of applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to one of the earliest endeavours of human civilization - in understanding, exploiting and developing new materials.

Vineeth Venugopal, Researcher of AI and Materials Science
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Accident Tolerant Fuel Cladding: Extreme Material Demands in Nuclear Reactors

Overview and comparison of materials for accident tolerant fuel cladding: conventional Zircalloy, FeCrAl alloys, chromium-coated Zircaloy and SiC/SiC composites.

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I am interested to share my current knowledge with Matmatch audience, making them aware about the intricacies involved in developing materials for critical applications such as nuclear.

Pratik Joshi, Materials Researcher
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A Song of Ice, Fire, Iron, Glass and Steel: GoT for Engineers

There is gold that made the Lannisters rich. Steel for the swords and daggers. Glass for wine, ceramics for plates, leather for saddles, abalone for armour and bronze for weapons...

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I work in the cutting edge area of applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to one of the earliest endeavours of human civilization - in understanding, exploiting and developing new materials.

Vineeth Venugopal, Researcher of AI and Materials Science
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Finally, the True Best Alternatives to the Infamous Plastic Straw

So, what are there more sustainable alternatives to plastic straws? Here, I outline some of the most popular straws and ask which is the most sustainable and ideal alternative.

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I am keen for readers to look at materials with the same fascination I do and to see how they will impact our future.

Benjamin Stafford, Ph.D. in Physics
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The Age of Artificial Intelligence in Materials Science: Part Two

The true power of a materials AI would then be when the machine learns how something behaves by observing something dissimilar under dissimilar circumstances...

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I work in the cutting edge area of applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to one of the earliest endeavours of human civilization - in understanding, exploiting and developing new materials.

Vineeth Venugopal, Researcher of AI and Materials Science
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The Age of Artificial Intelligence in Materials Science: Part One

In this series of articles, I explore the rising field of AI in materials science, the various paths that lead to it, the obstacles on the way and the possibilities ahead.

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I work in the cutting edge area of applying machine learning and artificial intelligence to one of the earliest endeavours of human civilization - in understanding, exploiting and developing new materials.

Vineeth Venugopal, Researcher of AI and Materials Science
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Metals in Space: How Superalloys Changed the Rocket Landscape

The requirements for the launch vehicles to deliver scientific or commercial payloads into a stable orbit around the Earth are complex and often strongly differ from common engineering applications.

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I deem materials science to be the indispensable link between phenomenal ideas and their real world application and would like to share this perception in all facets with interested minds.

Benjamin Spilker, Materials Scientist
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Move Over 3D Printing, the 4th Dimension Is Here

The history of 4D printing is a short one. The term was first popularised by Skylar Tibbits in 2013, and his Self-Assembly Lab at MIT is still the world-leading institution for 4D research...

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I’m always looking for new and exciting ways to communicate materials science and reach new audiences, and the Matmatch guest author programme seemed like a great way to help me do exactly that.

Anna Ploszajski, Materials Scientist, Engineer and Communicator
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Which High-Performance Materials Are Used in Nuclear Reactors?

Not all materials can withstand severe conditions in nuclear reactors: radiation of varying energy, high temperature, corrosive environments and the combination of mechanical and thermal stresses...

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I am interested to share my current knowledge with Matmatch audience, making them aware about the intricacies involved in developing materials for critical applications such as nuclear.

Pratik Joshi, Materials Researcher
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Cheaper, Stronger, Lighter: The Cutting Edge of Carbon Fibre

It may sound surprising, but the strongest material human beings have ever created comes not from metal, but from carbon, the same material that makes up the tip of a pencil.

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In order to improve how we build our society, we need to focus on not only innovative material solutions, but also effective communication of these innovations.

Alex Impola, MSc. Biomaterials and Bioenergy
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From PLA to Bioprinting: Science Fiction Tools for the Medical Field

3D printing is revolutionising the healthcare market, bringing new tools to all medical specialties. The two questions that arise are: how advanced is this technology today, and how far could we go with it?

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By writing articles for Matmatch, I am able to give a part of me to society by sharing knowledge and inspiring new ideas.

Hugo Herrero Antón de Vez, MD
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The Buzzing Field of Materials Informatics

Materials Informatics is an amalgamation of the field of materials science and informatics, in order to aid the use, selection, development, and discovery of materials.

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Working with Matmatch was a delightful experience. It gave me the ability to share my thoughts of the past and my perception of the future of one of the fastest growing materials sector.

Rishabh A. Kothari, MS in Materials Science and Engineering
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5 Opportunities for Additive Manufacturing in the Wind Energy Industry

Additive manufacturing technologies drastically advance the wind power industry with printed blade moulds, small off-grid turbines and nacelles...

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Material science and engineering is one of the foundations of the world as we see it. Look around...your phone, car, table, bicycle... Materials are fascinating - let's explore them together!

Inês Castro, Materials Scientist and Engineer
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How Expensive is Metal 3D Printing?

In this article, we will discuss metal powder prices, metal 3D printer prices, generative design, labour and safety, post-processing of 3D printed parts and other price factors.

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By sharing knowledge with the Matmatch audience, I aspire to foster a space for new ideas shaping the future of materials.

Alejandro Simó Vesperinas, Mechanical and Materials Engineer
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Advanced Magnetic Nanoparticles for Cancer Detection and Treatment

Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) are one of the best candidates for combined and personalised detection and treatment of cancers...

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Being aware of today's new materials and their technologies is as important as being bilingual. Everybody should have at least a general idea about the present revolution in materials science and technology, as it slowly reshapes the world we are living in.

Gabriel Constantinescu, Materials and Processes Specialist
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Technologies and Materials Enabling Advanced Surgical Tools

When selecting materials for surgical tools or biomedical implants, it is important to consider mechanical properties and biocompatibility of the material...

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By writing articles for Matmatch, I am able to give a part of me to society by sharing knowledge and inspiring new ideas.

Hugo Herrero Antón de Vez, MD
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Fusion Energy: Materials In Direct Contact With An Artificial Sun

What are the challenges that separate our current status from a time, where a significant fraction of the grid base load is provided by fusion power plants?

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I deem materials science to be the indispensable link between phenomenal ideas and their real world application and would like to share this perception in all facets with interested minds.

Benjamin Spilker, Materials Scientist
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Top Metals and Applications for Metal 3D Printing

In this article, we will explore the most common metals used in 3D printing and discuss why exactly these metals meet the requirements.

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By sharing knowledge with the Matmatch audience, I aspire to foster a space for new ideas shaping the future of materials.

Alejandro Simó Vesperinas, Mechanical and Materials Engineer
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2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides: Redefining Electronics

The TMDCs have X-M-X type layered structures where two planes of chalcogen atoms are separated by a plane of transition metal atoms.

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I love the opportunity to work with Matmatch. It gives me an avenue to share my ideas based on my research experience with a wider audience and share the vision of future technology

Jay Amrish Desai Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering
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The Holy Grail of Clean Energy – Why Fusion Is so Desirable yet so Hard to Achieve

Did you ever wonder how the sun can warm you or even burn your skin from a distance of about 150 million kilometres? The answer is relatively simple. Nuclear fusion is so powerful that...

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I deem materials science to be the indispensable link between phenomenal ideas and their real world application and would like to share this perception in all facets with interested minds.

Benjamin Spilker, Materials Scientist
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Electrically Conductive Polymers and their Promise for the Medical Industry

The medical industry is one of the industries that would be revolutionised by the introduction of conductive polymers, specifically with regards to tissue engineering and biosensors...

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Matmatch provides an exceptional platform which cherishes the difference in expertise of their respective guest authors. Ideas are shared, and knowledge is obtained which may eventually cause the spark that will revolutionize our world as we know it today.

Khaalid Mohamed, Master Student in Materials Technology
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Everything You Need To Know About Metal 3D Printing

Metal 3D Printing is a manufacturing technique that allows fabrication of parts by adding material layer-by-layer. But how does it work and what are the challenges?

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By sharing knowledge with the Matmatch audience, I aspire to foster a space for new ideas shaping the future of materials.

Alejandro Simó Vesperinas, Mechanical and Materials Engineer
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Responsive Design in the Digital Age: Why Rapid Prototyping is Here to Stay

Rapid prototyping is the use of specialised manufacturing hardware and software to quickly produce scale models. The article looks at FDM, SLA and SLS techniques.

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In order to improve how we build our society, we need to focus on not only innovative material solutions, but also effective communication of these innovations.

Alex Impola, MSc. Biomaterials and Bioenergy
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Top 3 Future Applications of Photo-Responsive Polymers

Stimuli-responsive materials are a class of smart materials and therefore can pick up a signal from outside and convert it into a usable property change.

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I appreciate that Matmatch gives me the opportunity to share my research knowledge with materials scientists around the world and helps me to bridge the gap between academic research and industrial products.

Philipp Weis, Doctoral Student in Chemistry
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How Superconductors Are Enabling Electrification Of Transport Beyond The Car

The big difference in electrical motors for aircraft and shipping compared to those for electric vehicles is that they have much more extreme requirements in terms of weight and power output

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I am keen for readers to look at materials with the same fascination I do and to see how they will impact our future

Benjamin Stafford, Ph.D. in Physics
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The Future Of High-Temperature Materials For Gas Turbines

High-temperature materials: Metallic Matrix Composites (MMCs) and Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs) and their applications in gas turbines.

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By sharing knowledge with the Matmatch audience, I aspire to foster a space for new ideas shaping the future of materials

Alejandro Simó Vesperinas, Mechanical and Materials Engineer
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A Peek Inside the World of Flexible Electronics

Flexible electronics or “flex circuits”, is a technology for assembling electronic circuits by mounting electronic devices on flexible plastic substrates...

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Working with Matmatch was a delightful experience. It gave me the ability to share my thoughts of the past and my perception of the future of one of the fastest growing materials sector.

Rishabh A. Kothari, MS in Materials Science and Engineering
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Brazing: An Introduction to Process Parameters

In this article, our guest author Ali Zahid introduces brazing, discusses peculiarities of braze filler alloys and explains how to braze in four steps.

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I am sharing my knowledge in order to help a wider audience understand scientific principles used in the industrial research.

Ali Zahid, Material Scientist with a Passion for Industrial Research
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Graphene: The Next Generation Conductive Contacts for High-Speed Photodetection

Graphene or one-atom-thick sheets of carbon atoms has been the material of talk for the future technology visioners since its first isolation...

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I love the opportunity to work with Matmatch. It gives me an avenue to share my ideas based on my research experience with a wider audience and share the vision of future technology!

Jay Desai, Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering
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Can Superconductors Finally Be the Solution to Our Clean Energy Needs?

The world is making the transition towards renewable energy. But can technology based on high-temperature superconductors help us reach sustainable energy generation?

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I am keen for readers to look at materials with the same fascination I do and to see how they will impact our future.

Benjamin Stafford, Ph.D. in Physics
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How New Materials Can Improve Gas Turbines

Advanced materials have always been hand in hand with gas turbine development. Nowadays, technology is advancing faster than ever before bringing new possibilities for the researchers involved with improving these engines...

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By sharing knowledge with the Matmatch audience, I aspire to foster a space for new ideas shaping the future of materials

Alejandro Simó Vesperinas, Mechanical and Materials Engineer
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Additive Manufacturing: The Next Wave in the Industrial Revolution

Let us ride the next wave in the industrial revolution by establishing a definition for additive manufacturing. Everything about additive manufacturing: history, materials, and applications.

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I am enthusiastic to share with the global Matmatch audience the importance of materials in technology and how current trends and ideas in the materials community are shaping our future.

Stefan Bringuier, Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering
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Making Cheaper Silicon for Photovoltaics: Siemens Process vs Metallurgical Route

In this article, we will present the two main silicon production methods - the Siemens process and the Metallurgical route - and explain how energy consumption differs throughout them.

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I am eager to let the Matmatch audience discover new topics, with a community that helps to shape new ideas on materials and to turn them into reality.

Mathieu Vadon, Ph.D. in Process Engineering
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