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  • Redesigned library to share your files

    Good Morning MaterialsMatrix! We hope you are having a great week.

    We’re excited to share that we now have a redesigned library! Our Library Entries page now has a fresh, modern look with a variety of options and features.

    Please do share your files (including multimedia), and feel free to view, download, comment on and recommend other files.


  • A must-watch to start Monday morning

    Start your week by watching our latest citizen spotlight, where we meet "Jon Binner" Professor of Ceramic Science and Engineering at University of Birmingham and President of the European Ceramics Society (ECERS). 
  • We Are Social

    Did you know that you can follow Materials Matrix on most of social media platforms including LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook?
    If interested, just click on the relevant tab. They can be found at the bottom right of our home page.
  • Let`s Collaborate

    Did you know there is an existing subcommunity for posting and discussing collaboration opportunities? Become a member of this group now to bring academia and industry closer together and open up new channels for potential collaborations.
  • Starting the week with Materials Matrix recorded webinar

    We have great news! The recording of our webinar, 'Meet the MaterialsMatrix!' is now available online!

     Watch the webinar on demand

  • Showcase your Skills & Talents

    As a citizen of Materials Matrix, you can showcase your talents and skills by completing your community profile. For more information on how to perform this, click here.

    #HowTo
  • Say hello to "Job Postings" subcommunity!

    Today, Materials Matrix has welcomed a brand new subcommunity: "Job Postings".
    This subcommunity is a job board for careers in industry, academia, research and related professions in the field of Materials Science and Engineering. It is to be used by all the Materials Matrix citizens to either look for or post a job vacancy.
    Unfortunately, we currently cannot accept job postings from recruitment agencies.

    #JobPosting
  • Ready to meet the Materials Matrix on 20th May?

    Want to know more about the MaterialsMatrix, the free community for everyone interested in materials?

    Join our webinar on 20 May to find out more about how you can network, learn and collaborate in this new online community.

    We'll be explaining where the idea for this new platform came from and what our vision for this dedicated space to discuss all things materials is.


    The session will include everything you need to know about how to join and use the community, from setting up your profile and networking with other members to sharing your news, research, events and calls for collaboration.

    #Webinar

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  • April 2021 Poll Result

    The results are in for the April poll:

     What is the most important element of a job search?

    Strong network: 33.33%
    Powerful resume: 66.67%
    Social media0%

    The new poll for May is now open and can be found below. Thank you for your participation.
    Please feel free to contact the MaterialsMatrix team directly with suggestions for future polls. 

  • Hello there Monday!

    Good Morning MaterialsMatrix! It's a new week with new opportunities in effect. We wish you a productive week ahead.

    Did you know that you can share and contribute your own content and insights on MaterialsMatrix? Blog posts, articles or posting a question - sharing your content can help it get seen by more people. Why not post a snippet of your content on MaterialsMatrix, and then direct citizens to the full article on your website?

    It's easy to do, why not visit our guides to find out more, or contact @MaterialsMatrix Moderator.
  • Have you joined a subcommunity yet?

    Happy Monday MaterialsMatrix and welcome to a new week. Whether you’re a newcomer or been with us a while, one way to get started is by joining one of the 15 subcommunities here including ceramics, AI, space, healthcare and construction. 

    With industry trends and topics, they’re also a great way to make connections.

    So, start off small. Join a subcommunity. Share your thoughts on a discussion topic. Recommend other posts. Share - ideas, partnerships or collaborations to name a few. 

    And if you know a subcommunity that should be on here, please reach out.
  • Monday Mood

    Good Morning MaterialsMatrix. Can you believe we're nearly half way through April already? With the days growing longer and warmer (or maybe not), I'm sure we are all wondering what our lockdown release may hold, especially today, which in England is the day many have been waiting for - the return of pubs (with outdoor areas at least) and the opportunity to spend time with friends and family over a drink.

    Over at MaterialsMatrix, the team are busy putting some exciting plans in place, so keep checking in and be ready to sign up for some inspirational events. 

    And as always, get in touch with us if you have any feedback or suggestions. Here's wishing you all a great week.

  • Tuesday Tip - MaterialsMatrix mobile

    We hope you were able to take some much needed time-out over the Easter Break. Our Tuesday Tip - did you know that you can also stay connected and engaged with MaterialsMatrix from your mobile device? The community is accessible in a friendly, intuitive format for mobile browsers, you'll just need to log in to access your subcommunities or to post and comment. Let us know what you think!

  • February/March 2021 Poll Result


    Which of the following is the largest challenge that you are currently facing?


    Time management: 62.5%
    Technology: 12.5%
    Data management: 25%

    The new poll for April is now open and can be found below. Thank you for your participation. Feel free to contact the MaterialsMatrix team directly with suggestions for future polls. 
  • Monday - a new week, a new subcommunity?

    Good Morning MaterialsMatrix. Wishing you a great week ahead. To everyone who has contributed to MaterialsMatrix since it's official launch - thank you. We’re thrilled that you’re here.

    This week, we encourage you to join a new subcommunity (or several) here. The purpose of each is different but together, they represent the vision for MaterialsMatrix. So why not try it out and participate - there’s room for you!
  • A Video Welcome to MaterialsMatrix!

    Hi all, hope everyone's doing well!

    We've put together a quick introduction video running through what you need to know to get started on MaterialsMatrix.

    If you're looking to find out how to make the most of the site, or just want a quick refresher, give it a watch and subscribe to our YouTube account to keep up to date with all of our official content!
  • It's Friday - an exciting week ahead?

    Good Morning MaterialsMatrix - we hope you’ve had a good week. In the UK, you maybe preparing your children for a return to school on Monday. Or you maybe preparing yourself for a meal out on 12 April... We hope you're enjoying MaterialsMatrix, it's great that you're here so please do hop on and get onboard. Enjoy your weekend plans. 


  • Happy Friday MaterialsMatrix

    Good Morning MaterialsMatrix - we made it through another week. What's been on your to do list?

    We've had a busy few weeks ready for the official launch of MaterialsMatrix on 4 March. We've been making improvements based on your feedback and also added some new communities for you to join.

    Also, a very warm welcome and lots of good wishes to all of our new citizens who've joined us this week. We're happy and excited to have you on board and look forward to your inputs and contributions on MaterialsMatrix. 
  • New Community - Let's Collaborate!

    You've told us you want a subcommunity where you can discuss collaborations - and so we've built it!
  • Our New Nuclear Subcommunity

    After feedback from our new citizens, we've put together a subcommunity devoted to all things nuclear - join it now!
  • January 2021 Poll Results

    January's poll results are in. Thank you for participating.

    What do you think of when you  hear the term digital transformation?

    Internet of Things: 80%
    AI: 20%

    The new February poll below is now open and can be found below. 
  • Hello Monday!

    Good Morning MaterialsMatrix! There's been some brilliant posts in the latest discussions recently, so why not pop over and take a look? And don't forget to reply, share or recommend if there's something that catches your eye. We wish you a great week ahead.
  • A Monday message from MaterialsMatrix - how to get more from your visits

    Happy Monday! You've hopefully been receiving MaterialsMatrix notifications straight to your inbox  – putting you ahead of the curve with industry news and community insights. We hope you’ve enjoyed the updates, and want to ensure you are reaping the benefits.

    Here are some ways to make the most of MaterialsMatrix:

    1. Receive the news from your subcommunities of interest: visit your profile and set these up via the subcommunity notifications.
    2. View different daily industry news: check out the news and blogs on the home page or in your subcommunities.
    3. Get to know the citizens of MaterialsMatrix: visit and connect via the network tab.

    Thanks again for being a part of and helping to grow MaterialsMatrix!
  • Have you completed your Community Profile yet?

    If you haven't already uploaded an photo, completed your community profile, or set up your email preferences, be sure you check out the 'how to manage your profile guide' in the help section/guides & how-tos. We all want to know who else is in the community so please include a bio too - it's great to know who is here!
     
    Thank you for being a part of MaterialsMatrix. We're so glad you have joined us.
  • December 2020 Poll Results

    Thank you to everyone who participated!
    December 2020 results as follows:

    'Does technology simplify life, or make it more complicated'?

    Simplifies: 56%
    Complicates: 44%

    A new poll is added every month, so why not participate in the January poll below.
  • Hello Monday and MaterialsMatrix!

    It's another week already - new Monday, new week and new goals. How have you started your week?
  • Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year to all the MaterialsMatrix citizens!

    Wishing everyone a safe and healthy 2021.
  • Happy Holidays 2020 MaterialsMatrix!

    As the world turns 2020’s final calendar page with optimism for better times ahead, MaterialsMatrix wish you a joyful holiday season, good health, and ever-greater success in the new year.

    Here’s to your health and success in 2021! 

  • Monday Thoughts

    Happy New Week MaterialsMatrix!

    What's on your agenda this week? How are you planning and preparing for 2021? If there are fellow citizens in the MaterialsMatrix network that you've wanted to schedule time with, why not reach out and invite them to connect?

  • Wednesday Welcomes

    Good Morning MaterialsMatrix! Wednesdays are for welcomes, so we'd like to say a really big "HELLO" to all of our wonderful new citizens and founding citizens of MaterialsMatrix.  

    If you have not yet introduced yourself please do here over in the general discussions subcommunity and let us know what you are currently up to.

    Thank you for joining us! It's great to have you here and we look forward to connecting with you!
  • Tuesday Tip - Tagging!

    Did you know that MaterialsMatrix supports hashtags?

    This is a great way for you to flag your own content with a specific tag that can allow others to more easily find a post.

    When adding text into a post, you can insert a hashtag at any point such as #Manufacturing. You can also click on a tag to go straight to a topic or add your personal favorite tags to 'your interests' on the home page.

    Happy Tagging!​​
  • Monday Update

    Happy Monday MaterialsMatrix! We're glad to have you here! 

    We've recently made an update to how you can register to MaterialsMatrix. You'll see at the top of the page, there is now a sign in/register button. If you click on this, you will be provided with an option to sign in or register. To create an account, just click on the new user/register link and enter your details to sign up. Or if you're having trouble, feel free to send us a quick email to contact@materialsmatrix.org.
  • Thursday Thoughts?

    Good Morning MaterialsMatrix! Cheers to day four of the week!

    Let us know your thoughts about MaterialsMatrix this week - which posts have you have found most useful (and don't forget to recommend them), which communities you have joined and general feedback about the site that you can post in the 'Beta Feedback' community. 

    And, don't forget to take a look in the 'help' section where you can find the 'how to' guides, videos and resources to help you to make the most of your MaterialsMatrix journey.
  • November Poll Results

    Thank you to everyone who participated! November results as follows:
    'Given the choice, would you prefer to attend virtual or in-person events'?
    Virtual events: 37.5%
    In person: 62.5%
    A new poll will be added every month, so check out the December poll below.
  • Wednesday Welcomes

    Good Morning MaterialsMatrix, it's Wednesday and another welcome to our newcomers! Please join us and say hello to or add to your contacts:

    @Nigel Leak
    @Sara Randall
    @Philip Jackson
    @Leanne Burrows
    @Tim Abbott
    @Mike Salt
    @Gareth Jones
    @Elliot Douse


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  • MaterialsMatrix Tip Tuesday

    Here we are again MaterialsMatrix, another week and now into December!

    So you can get familiar with the site, why not check out the how-to's and guides? These can be found under the 'help' tab at the top of the home page ​or by clicking on this link: help.
  • Thursday Vibes

    Good Morning MaterialsMatrix!

    How's everyone doing this fine Thursday? Hopefully your answer is FANTASTIC!!

    This is just an update post so we could remind you of a few things that you should do when first joining MaterialsMatrix:

    1) Complete your profile
    2) Add a profile photo
    3) Join in the conversation, either by creating a post, adding a comment/video/library entry etc.

    Enjoy Thursday!
  • Tuesdays Together - introduce yourself

    Good Morning MaterialsMatrix!

    Thank you for your help in growing and developing MaterialsMatrix up to this point. We hope you are enjoying using the site as much as we are!

    We'd love to get to know your more, so pop along to our new thread 'Introduce yourself here'​ in the General Discussions sub community and tell us a bit more about yourself.
  • Wednesday Wisdom

    Good Morning MaterialsMatrix! We hope your Wednesday is getting off to a positive start!

    So that we can build engagement on the site and also to increase your profile, please make sure to post a comment when somebody replies to you or recommend their comment (or blog/video/post) by clicking on the 'recommend' box at the top of their post.
  • Thursday Welcomes!

    Good Morning MaterialsMatrix,

    Thursdays are for welcomes, so hello to our latest citizens below. For our newcomers, welcome on board. Why not introduce yourselves to the community and let us know what you've been up to this week, what you are working on and what you are currently watching. And don't forget to complete your personal profile!

    @Jodie Knight
    @Sharon Mansfield
    @Osheanne Hogan
    @Ikra Jehangir
    @Michelle Chen
    @Leah Guenther
    @Mary Beth Sprott
    @Euron Roberts
    @Gilda Gasparini
    @Rachel McGrandle
    @Lauren Wieties


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  • Have you completed your MaterialsMatrix profile?

    On MaterialsMatrix you have your very own profile where you can perform a number of actions like managing your personal information, add a profile picture and configuring your privacy settings and email preferences and more.

    Complete your profile today, post a picture so we can get to know you! A how to guide is available at: https://materialsmatrix.org/help2/guides
  • Do you have an announcement for the MaterialsMatrix community?

    MaterialsMatrix offers a number of channels to help you get the word out about events, general announcements and opportunities. Follow the guidelines at https://materialsmatrix.org/help2/guides to submit your announcement.

    Or get in touch with the team to discuss anything on an individual basis @Caroline Mullington @Keir Joynson @Mandy Rymill.


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  • REMINDER - Upcoming webinars November/December 2020

    REMINDER! We have 2 webinars coming up in the next few weeks that you won't want to miss! On xx November, Joe Blogs talks to us about how to optimize your glaze systems. And on xx December, Andy Perry gives tips on how to improve your rheology measurements. Sign up via the events page or contact @Caroline Mullington for further details. 

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  • Glaze webinar on xx December 2020 - recording

    Good Morning MaterialsMatrix!

    Hope you're having a great week!

    In response to a few of your enquiries, we can confirm that the Glaze webinar on xx December will be recorded in case you can't make it. We would recommend registering for it so that you get the notification when the recording is ready to view. 

    Don't forget that you can send your glaze questions in advance to @Caroline Mullington.

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  • New Citizen Welcome

    Let's take this Wednesday to welcome another citizen to MaterialsMatrix! Say hello to @Admin1 Test!

    Thank you for joining our tribe, @Admin1 Test! We'd love to know more about you. Let us know what you do, what you think the community can help you with or what you hope to learn, what you think you can help others in the community with, and what your favorite tv show/podcast/movie is at the moment. 

    Welcome to MaterialsMatrix!

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  • Most active citizen of the week

    Congratulations to @Joanne Dawson - our top contributor of the week! With over 50+ posts since we began, why not follow @Joanne Dawson on MaterialsMatrix?​​​
    #Conversation
  • Our newest MaterialsMatrix Citizen!

    We're pleased to welcome our latest newcomer to the community, Mr. Joe Blogs.

    Joe has a wide range of manufacturing and ceramics expertise and will shortly be introducing himself to the community via our blogs page so we can learn what a typical day looks like for him.

    Some of you may already know Joe, so feel free to message him or add him to your MaterialsMatrix contacts.

    On behalf of the community, we wish Joe a very warm welcome!

    (TEST ONLY)
  • Weekly Community Digests

    Hi all,

    Weekly digests have now been enabled!

    These will allow you to select any number of communities that you are a member of, and you will receive a once-weekly email featuring the most popular content from your selection.

    To opt in, go to: Profile --> My Account --> Community Notifications. From there you will be able to check boxes to include your choice of communities in the digest.

    Thanks all!
  • General Discussion & Tagging

    Hi all,

    Please make sure to join the General Discussion community to ensure that you can use the tagging function properly!

    This will allow you to set your topics of interest, allowing for quick navigation around the site.

    Thank you!​
  • MaterialsMatrix Beta Launch

    Thank you so much for being part of the MaterialsMatrix beta launch!

    We hope that you will continue to support and engage with the MaterialsMatrix community as it grows.

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