Author Archives: Robert Taylor


Published 29 Jul 2020

Around the (world) home in 80 particles – Gardening

it takes a period of social distancing to turn my attention to the garden. But with garden centres closed, what materials science skills can I draw upon?

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Published 7 Jul 2020

Characterizing the particle size and shape of metal powders for additive layer manufacturing

Additive Layer Manufacturing of metal parts is, in my opinion, an incredible feat of engineering. Using high precision electron beams or lasers, moving at high speeds, to selectively melt layer-upon-layer of metal, 10’s of microns thick. This technique has the…READ MORE >

Published 10 Dec 2019

Around the world in 80 particles – Remember, Remember the Fifth of November…

… gunpowder, treason and plot!” Like many nursery rhymes in the UK, this is a glib ditty of pain, suffering, and death! If you’re born with a British sense of humor, the only logical consequence of a failed assassination attempt…READ MORE >

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