21st Century materials with Mark Miodownik
Think 50 years into the future – what will our cities be built of? Where will we get our food from? How will doctors keep us healthy? Join former Royal Institution Christmas Lecturer Mark Miodownik to look into these questions, and more, by exploring some of the amazing and exciting materials which will help build our future.
This talk is particularly suitable for ages 7+.
Mark Miodownik FIMMM is an engineer and scientist. He received his PhD in turbine jet engine alloys from Oxford University in 1996. Mark is a materials engineer and Professor of Materials and Society at UCL where he teaches and runs a research group. In 2003 he co-founded Materials Library which has been actively researching the senso-aesthetic properties of materials to understand why materials feel, smell and taste the way they do. This work has resulted in collaborations with designers, architects, artists, as well as many museums, such as the Tate Modern, the Hayward Gallery and the Wellcome Collection. In 2010, Mark presented the CHRISTMAS LECTURES at the Royal Institution, and is a regular presenter of science and engineering BBC TV programmes.
Event starts 6pm.