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Materials scientist Jonathan Booth tells the story of advanced materials from a thousand years ago to the present day and beyond in the latest Science Exchange talk on Tuesday 18th November, 7.30pm, at Wallingford School Library in St George's Road.

 Jonathan is a Senior Principal Scientist at the Johnson Matthey Technology Centre, Sonning Common. His work has recently concentrated on specialist glass and precious metal technology for the automotive and photovoltaic industries in conjunction with a manufacturing unit based in Maastricht in the Netherlands.

Amanda Holland writes:

New advanced materials are often mentioned in the news as exciting and sometimes worrying new technologies that are going to revolutionise the way we live. Local Scientist Jonathan Booth will give an introduction to what we mean by advanced materials and describe examples from history. Jonathan will review where we encounter these materials today and he will also take a look at how and where they might be used in the future. He will show how Johnson Matthey (who have their central research centre in Sonning Common) are doing cutting edge research into advanced materials, surface science and nano-technology, in particular in the areas of minimising air pollution and green energy generation.

Doors open from 7.00pm, and light refreshments are available. Events are free to attend. Science Exchange Wallingford is a Café Scientifique. << Go Back
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