TMR+ is the companion blog to the journal Translational Materials Research (TMR) and, like its parent title, focuses on the steps needed to translate breakthroughs in materials research into market-ready products and devices.

Who should read this blog?

The TMR+ community includes everyone involved in the materials innovation chain – from discovery and invention through to product development and manufacturing – as well as enablers in business skills and strategy; innovation policy, funding and investment; market analysis and growth-modelling sectors.

The blog is free-to-read and welcomes constructive comments and discussion. To meet the team and to get in touch visit our Contact us page.

Introducing the companion journal

TMR journal coverTranslational Materials Research (TMR) takes a cross-disciplinary view across all areas of materials research, including physics, chemistry, biology, materials science and engineering. Articles focus on the key issues associated with transferring discoveries made in the lab into the marketplace.

The journal seeks to connect all stakeholders in the translational process: researchers in academic and government labs; scientists and engineers in industrial R&D; funding agencies and policy-makers; as well as venture capitalists, other investors and intellectual-property experts.

Specific themes include:

  • Materials concepts for next-generation products
  • Scalability of fabrication and production
  • Reliability and lifetime of novel material structures
  • Innovation policy
  • Business skills and strategy
  • Facilities and resources supporting translational activities

For full details on the scope and to find out how to submit your article, visit the TMR homepage on IOPscience.