We are in full swing for the second quarter of 2013 and it’s time to round up what has been happening in the last three months, and to look ahead to the future.

The Materials Today webinar series for 2013 got off to a great start with three fascinating webinars. The first was on Multiple ion beam microscopy for advanced nanofabrication presented in association with Zeiss; Professor Z. L. Wang gave us his vision of the future in New energy technologies: nanogenerators and piezotronics; and we learned about Imaging heterogeneous catalysts in the working state in a webinar presented in association with FEI.

All of these educational webinars are now available on demand to view at your leisure.

Coming soon, we have a webinar on Platform technologies for next generation regenerative therapeutics which will be delivered by Professor Jeffrey Karp of Harvard Medical School, on May 15th 2013 at 3pm BST / 4pm CEST / 10am US EDT. Many more exciting webinars are planned for 2013 so please check back to our webinars page for the latest listings and to register.

If you’ve been following us on Facebook or on Twitter (@materialstoday), you might know that our next Virtual Conference exploring the Frontiers of Microscopy takes place online from 24th - 26th April 2013, from 2pm – 6pm BST each day (see below for times in more countries). The Virtual Conference consists of invited presentations with live question and answer sessions, and a poster hall. Registration for the event is free and the content will be available online for one year from the start of the conference. Register now to secure your place at this exciting event.

Second Frontiers of Microscopy Virtual Conference
Date: 24 April 2013
3 days: 24th - 26th April 2013
2:00pm - 6:00pm (BST) | 3:00pm - 7:00pm (CEST) | 9:00am - 1:00pm (US EDT)

Twitter: #MTconference

As ever, the Materials Today website brings you up to date with the latest groundbreaking developments in materials science and allows free access to our Open Access journal for all researchers with an interest in materials science and technology. We hope to see you again.

Mike Weir | Associate Editor, Materials Today | m.weir@elsevier.com