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Become a materials scientist by creating and testing a crash helmet… for an egg! Dive head-first into the world of crash helmet design with Discover Materials as you learn the science behind the materials and engineering of protective headgear, and create your own device to keep your egg intact.

This is a workshop, so assemble the necessary materials and prepare to get hands-on.

Biography

Dr Chris Hamlett is the Henry Royce National Outreach Officer for Materials Science and Engineering and coordinates the outreach activities of the Discover Materials group, who work in collaboration with the Henry Royce Institute and other groups with an interest in materials science, to enthuse people of all ages about the wonderful array of fantastic materials around them and how materials science can help solve a wide range of global issues. Chris, like others, relies on materials properties everyday be it the nylon in his dog lead being strong enough to control his energetic spaniel or the shock absorbing properties of the foam soles in his running shoes to protect his feet during a jog.

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