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Our Light Materials

Prof Colquhoun will highlight the latest research into synthetic materials that are so strong and light they can be used in high performance aircraft.

Man's continued drive to discover new and improved materials meant that stone was superseded by bronze, bronze by iron, and iron by steel, aluminium and a wide range of alloys. In the 21st century, even the toughest of metals are now being replaced by synthetic carbon-based materials that are so strong, light, and resistant to high temperatures that they can be used in the construction of high-performance aircraft.

Howard Colquhoun, Professor of Materials Chemistry at Reading University, will highlight some of the latest research in this fascinating field.


Professor Howard Colquhoun | talks


Date and Time:

11 October 2012 at 6:30 pm


2 hours



Royal Society of Chemistry
Burlington House
020 7440 3315

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