ASM, the US based society for materials scientists and engineers, have selected a paper by UCD researchers as the international highlight article for May 2013, and made it freely available online. The paper, based on work by Dr David Browne and Professor Michael Gilchrist, is about the use of a revolutionary new type of alloy – known as Bulk Metallic Glass – to create sub-micron features in tooling. The research is being supported by Enterprise Ireland's Commercialisation Fund.
The technology can also be transferred to polymer substrates and hence used to mass-manufacture single-use disposable lab-on-chip microfluidic elements e.g. for rapid point-of-care diagnostics (e.g. in a GP’s clinic). This could be of use e.g. for immediate intervention in case of serious illness like meningitis.
ASM is the US-based engineering and scientific society dedicated to serving the materials science and engineering profession. Through a network of 36,000 members worldwide, ASM provides authoritative information and knowledge on materials and processes, from the structural to the nanoscale.
Celebrating 100 years 1913-2013.