• Our new "Net Zero" subcommunity ✨

    Happy Monday MaterialsMatrix citizens!

    We have a few updates here πŸ‘‡ 

    The MaterialsMatrix Team has recently made the decision to merge Energy and Nuclear subcommunities into one, as "Net Zero" as well as Aerospace, Space and Defence to one subcommunity here.

    This will hopefully bring more benefits to you, our citizens, as now you can engage with materials news relevant to all topics and broaden your network. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the team.

    Thank you.
  • Now available: Webinar recording of "Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics"

    Happy Tuesday to all MaterialsMatrix citizens.
    Just to let you know not to worry if you missed our latest Matrix Event,

    "Breaking the Wheel: How Additive Manufacturing is Revolutionizing Ceramics". You can now catch the recorded webinar here!

  • New episode of TechTalk

    If you`d like to nominate yourself or a colleague for our next episode of TechTalk, please get in touch πŸ‘‰ @Sherry Ghani
  • Happy November & COP26

    As we start November, the world's attention will be on the COP26 climate summit, bringing together governments from around the world to agree coordinated action to tackle climate change. What do MaterialsMatrix want to happen at COP26?

    You can watch the live stream at: 

  • What events would you like to see?

    Good Morning! We've had a busy month at MaterialsMatrix HQ with some great webinars including 'Cell & Gene Therapy' and 'How Additive Manufacturing is Revolutionizing Ceramics'. Thank you to everyone involved for making these such a success!

    What would you like to learn more about for future events? Tell us by tagging or replying to this post. 
  • Now available: Webinar recording of "Cell & Gene Therapy"

    Happy Friday to all MaterialsMatrix citizens.

    Just to let you know not to worry if you missed our latest Healthcare Matrix Event, 'Cell & Gene Therapy: An Industry and Academia Diagnosis', you can now catch the recorded webinar here!
  • New Online Event on Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics

    Breaking the Wheel: How Additive Manufacturing is Revolutionizing Ceramics

    During this live event, the panellists will be exploring Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics by analysis of different technologies in this field. You will learn about potential opportunities, suitability of various ceramic materials and also about current challenges within this area of AM. Moreover, you will have the chance to ask your questions at the end of this live session.

    Find out more here.

  • New Poll - October 2021

    Please feel free to contact the MaterialsMatrix team directly with suggestions for future polls.
  • Healthcare SC Live Event: Cell and Gene Therapy

    On Wednesday 6th October 2021, our Healthcare Matrix panel discuss their different perspectives on cell and gene therapy  bottlenecks and advancements. A commercial vs research debate is
     on the cards!

    πŸ‘‰ Register for free now

      #celltherapy #genetherapy #healthcareresearch #Healthcare
  • Merge of Aerospace and Space subcommunities

    As Aerospace and Space subcommunities were covering related subject matters, the MaterialsMatrix Team have made the decision to merge the two into one subcommunity, "Aerospace & Space".

    This will bring more benefits to you, our citizens, in that you can now engage with materials news relevant to both topics and broaden your network. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the team.

    Thank you.
  • "CompoTech" Series

    CompoTech series features insights/news from technical sources/minds on Composite Materials. The series is being published weekly on MaterialsMatrix`s General subcommunity. 
    The first 3 posts of this series can be found using #CompoTech​​​​
  • Poll Results - August 2021

    The results of MaterialsMatrix`s August poll:

    " Net Zero is the world’s answer to stopping climate change. Would you like to see a month dedicated to increasing Net Zero awareness on your community? "

    And 100% of the responses were positive.

    We will start to plan and will update the citizens on this matter soon. 

    Thank you for your participation.

    Please feel free to contact the MaterialsMatrix team directly with suggestions for future polls. 

  • TechTalk is here!

    From our new TechTalk Series, where citizens of our community share their professional experties with their fellows, we are bringing you a talk by @Hongtao Zhang.
    In this 1st Episode, Hongtao explores some of his research experiences and shares his areas of interest for potential future collaborations.
    If you`d like to nominate yourself or a colleague for our next episode of TechTalk, please get in touch πŸ‘‰ @Sherry Ghani​​
  • Email Preferences & Settings

    Hi all, hope you're doing well on this Friday!

    If you'd like to take a look at the emails that you're signed up to receive automatically, visit the Subcommunity Notifications area in your profile. You can change the variety & frequency of emails that you receive here. Click the drop-down menu next to the Subcommunities that you are a member of to tune your notifications to how you'd like them!

    You can also Consolidate your emails into a once-daily or once-weekly digest from this page by checking the boxes next to your Subcommunities.

    We're here to make the Matrix work for you, so don't hesitate to Contact Us to help you set up your notifications to make the most out of the site.

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Keir Joynson
    MaterialsMatrix Moderator

  • Women's Matrix Advisory Committee

    The Women's Matrix Advisory Committee is officially up and running πŸ’ͺ

    A huge thank you to our new Women's Matrix Advisory Committee listed below!
    πŸ‘‰ @Kimberley Walley (Also Lead Podcast Host for the Women's Matrix)
    πŸ‘‰ @Anne Wagner
    πŸ‘‰ @Zoe Chu
    πŸ‘‰ @Maria Chiappelli
    πŸ‘‰ @Gozde Altug Peduk
    πŸ‘‰ @Nicole Desmond
    πŸ‘‰ @Nikolena Christofi

    They already have some exciting monthly themes and events planned, so keep an eye out πŸ‘€

    The Women's Matrix and the Advisory Committee is open to EVERYONE, so if you'd like to get involved, just head over to their subcommunity!
  • New week, New subcommunity

    There is a new subcommunity created for all glass enthusiasts: "International Year of Glass 2022". We'll be doing our part to celebrate IYOG2022 by hosting exciting events with amazing guest speakers, sharing the latest news and research, and featuring some great projects from our very own citizens! Stay tuned...
  • Job Postings

    We just updated our "Job Postings" subcommunity, listing various opportunities in both academia and industry sectors.

    Have a job vacancy in your organisation to advertise? Get in touch to list it on your subcommunity.


  • Poll Results - July 2021

    The results are in for our July poll:

    Which of these contents is the one you would like to see more on MaterialsMatrix community?

    Live stream discussions (57%), Interview videos (29%), Podcasts (14%).

    The new poll for August 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. 

  • New poll - Live Event "Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics"

    October theme will be "Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics" in relevant subcommunitites. Our FIRST Joint live event, Ceramics & Additive Manufacturing subcommunities, is planned for this month. Please help MaterialsMatrix to prepare the best contents for its citizens and set aside a few seconds to choose max two of the options on the polls posted on each of these subcommunitie`s wall.

    Thank you.​
  • NetZero Week 2021

    Happy Friday. We hope you’re all ok in this warm weather. As we draw to the end of NetZero Week, you may want to catch up on the posts that have been included on MaterialsMatrix. Just click on the following hashtag #NetZeroWeek2021. Let us know which you find the most useful by clicking 'recommend' on the post. 

  • Second Women's Matrix Event Success!

    On Thursday 15th July 2021, the Women's Matrix hosted it's second live event, 'Attracting New Opportunities: How Women in STEM Get Heard in a Male-Dominated Environment and Generate Momentum in their Careers'. The workshop, ran by Dr. Nicole Tschierske was a huge hit with a great group of attendees and some insightful questions!
  • The ceramics subcommunity has reached 100 citizens!

    100 citizens and counting in the ceramics subcommunity -  thank you for your amazing support!

    To celebrate, we'll be organizing monthly 'ceramic materials' themes on the topics that you'd like to hear about.  Get in touch if there's something that you would like to see.

  • New Poll - July 2021

    The new poll for July is now open and can be found below. Thank you in advance for your participation.
    Please feel free to contact the MaterialsMatrix team directly with suggestions for future polls.
  • June 2021 Poll Results

    The results are in for the June poll:

    As a Materials Expert/Scientist/Engineer is it practical for you to work from home?

    Rated from 1 (Not practical at all) to 5 (Highly practical):

    1 (14.3%), 2 (14.3%), 3 (28.6%), 5 (42.8%)

    Thank you for your participation. 

  • Tuesday tip: Self-Confidence

    Start your day with listening to Lucideon Exchange podcast "A conversation with a confidence coach", where Angie McQuillin (confidence coach and physiologist) answered questions about confidence, communication styles, and the psychology behind them.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • 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
  • 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

  • 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.

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