It's an open secret in academia and industry, but is the public aware of the role materials science has in shaping the world? Who are these people working to provide clean energy, build smarter homes, repair our bodies, not to mention upgrading our smart phones?

Materials Today highlights the impact materials science has on our everyday lives in a series of online lectures that everyone can access and appreciate. The Materials Today Materials in Society lecture series reveals how materials science is tackling some of the world's biggest issues, and exploring the huge improvements the applications of research make to the way we live and work today.

Dr David Simpson, University of Melbourne, Australia, presented a Materials in Society Lecture at the 29th International Conference on Diamond and Carbon Materials in 2018. The title of his talk was Diamond quantum probes for bio-sensing and imaging.

For more information, or to suggest future topics and/or presenters that will help demonstrate the role materials science plays in the 21st Century, please visit Materials in Society page.