12 February 2019
Swansea University has been awarded major funding for a Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) that will help build knowledge and skills bases needed to address the scientific and technological challenges facing the UK.
11 February 2019
A smart, green and clean steel industry will come a giant step closer thanks to a new £35 million research network, announced today, which will see steelmakers and university experts work together on a seven-year research programme to transform the UK steel sector.
8 February 2018
A major step forward has been taken to future-proof steel in Wales and the UK with the opening of the new Steel and Metals Institute at Swansea University. The new Institute, which will be a global leader in steel and metals research, was opened today (Thursday 8 February) by First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones.
8 January 2018
This challenge offered Santander UK university partners a chance to win capital costs to help set up their own cycle share scheme. This initial £100,000 investment which will be provided by Santander UK, is the cost to procure and install the bike docking stations, 50 bikes and the technology required for operation of the scheme.
12 September 2017
The M2A has recently spent over £1 million pounds purchasing several pieces of advanced equipment to further our research capability in the area of advanced materials and manufacturing.
7 June 2017
A Swansea University researcher, Alex Harold, has beaten over 5000 applicants to win an international award for her work using proteins derived from soil bacteria to develop a new anti-corrosion coating for steel.
9 March 2017
Every year TATA Group holds an international competition to highlight and reward the excellent innovations within the groups research and development activity. Usually 2000-3000 projects apply with around 80 progressing to the final.
1 February 2017
First round of IOM3 Young Persons Lecture Competition - On the 31st January, The South Wales Materials Association held the first round of the IOM3 Young Persons Lecture Competition. The rules were simple: each competitor had to be of 28 years of age or younger and talk about a subject of their choice for around 15 minutes.
18 January 2017
In January 2016, more than 1,000 UK job losses were announced at steel giant Tata, most of which were to be made at the Port Talbot plant in south Wales. What followed was a year of gloomy headlines, speculation and no real answers as to what would happen to the industry in Britain. Some thought that it would be the end of Tata’s steel presence in the country – and the British industry as a whole – but this couldn’t have been further from the truth.