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Double-network hydrogel
31 Jan 2019
A strategy inspired by the process responsible for muscle growth could lead to the development of stronger, longer-lasting materials.
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31 Jan 2019
Korean researchers have discovered new active intermediates in high-efficient oxidation using biomimetic manganese enzyme and artificial oxidants.
29 Jan 2019
Small tweaks in component ratios generate electronically different layers from the same material to create transparent transistors.
Professor Tae‐Hyuk Kwon and his research team
28 Jan 2019
Researchers have taken a major step toward the development of a new generation of solar cells, using lead-free perovskites.
Professor Guntae Kim and his research team
25 Jan 2019
Researchers in Korea have introduced a novel catalyst that can significantly enhance the performance of perovskite electrodes in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC).
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24 Jan 2019
Temperature control of pore sizes in nanomaterials could lead to improved gas separation and storage applications.
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24 Jan 2019
Nanocellulose offers renewable, biodegradable, strong and lightweight components for electronic products.
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24 Jan 2019
Inkjet-printed switches make multiple frequency bands easier and cheaper to manage in wireless devices.
Professor Changduk Yang and Professor Hyesung
22 Jan 2019
A new type of organic solar cells with high flexibility can withstand up to 100 continual bending/unbending cycles.
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21 Jan 2019
Chinese researchers weave thin carbon layers into a colourful and highly responsive detector that can sense strain in a way similar to human skin.
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18 Jan 2019
Simulations reveal that green walls filled with coconut peat could absorb storm water running off buildings, mitigating flash floods.
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18 Jan 2019
A safe and sustainable chemical reagent could aid cost-efficient development of new materials and medicines.
17 Jan 2019
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) held a ceremony to commemorate the completion of Fraunhofer Project Center for Composites Research@UNIST (FPC@UNIST).
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08 Jan 2019
Korean researchers have proved the existence of the second band gap in a 2D structure. The result is expected to be used in various fields such as the development of emerging materials, solar cells, and catalysts.
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07 Jan 2019
A more systematic, data-driven approach could identify materials that can improve our energy use.
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03 Dec 2018
Real-time imaging has shown the surprising flexibility of a crystal surface upon guest molecule introduction, with implications for storage and sensing devices.
Hydrogel poured
27 Nov 2018
An inexpensive hydrogel-based material efficiently captures moisture even from low-humidity air and then releases it on demand.
Hydrophobicity upgraded
26 Nov 2018
Immersion could become the ultimate test for assessing the wetting properties of coating-free microtextured surfaces.
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21 Nov 2018
Research into porous films made via the condensation of humid air could lead to materials with applications ranging from medicine to photovoltaics.
07 Nov 2018
Researchers in Japan have found new good catalysts using unique "Heusler" alloys, following an interdisciplinary approach.
The HKBU team
30 Oct 2018
HKBU researchers have discovered a new nanomaterial which could enable the early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.
Chemical structure of the compound which showed the longest C-C bond.
08 Mar 2018
A stable organic compound has been synthesized with a record length for the bond between its carbon atoms, exceeding the assumed limit.

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Giants in history

Abdus Suttar Khan (c. 1941 – 31 January 2008) was a Bangladeshi engineer who spent a significant part of his career conducting aerospace research with NASA, United Technology and Alstom.
Lin Lanying (7 February 1918 – 4 March 2003) was a Chinese material engineer remembered for her contributions to the field of semiconductor and aerospace materials. Lanying was born into a family who did not believe in educating girls and she was not allowed to go to school.