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Here are details of some of the many articles that I have written in recent years. I fear that the list is not up to date. I'm too busy writing to put a lot of effort into maintaining web pages.

The intros are mostly taken from the publications. So are the headlines, which means that some of them may not relate to the facts in the articles.

Sometimes I have included a link to the publication's web site. These have a habit of changing without warning. Apologies if you hit a dead one.

In most cases the articles are the copyright of the publications that paid me to write them. Their appearance here probably infringes the publisher's rights. With luck they won't sue.

  • Big bucks from small science
    Is nanotechnology the Next Big Thing or a re-run of the dot-com debacle?
    Chemistry in Britain, April 2003
  • Where biotech meets infotech
    Through biochips, Korea hopes to bring its manufacturing experience in
    information technology to the life sciences
    GlobalWatch, January 2003
  • The next big thing will be very very small
    You've probably heard the whispers. Nanotech is The Next Big Thing. But beware the hoopla. This could have ramifications across business. But in a year or two yet.
    Real Business, June 2002
  • Are MBAs a waste of time?
    It's a little-known fact that engineers don't have to study for the ubiquitous MBA to
    improve their management skills. Michael Kenward looks at the alternatives available
    The Engineer, 25 January 2002
  • Time to put the e into engineering
    Professor Bhattacharyya, head of the Warwick Manufacturing Group, talks to Michael Kenward about the fate of engineering and the importance of using information technology effectively.
    ingenia, November 2001
  • Wireless Internet reaches remote locations
    Most people who live and work in outlying areas are denied high-speed Internet access. Michael Kenward profiles a wireless research programme that could change this.
    Wireless Europe, October 2001
  • Not so cold times for superconductors
    Superconductors - materials whose electrical resistance is zero - have always fascinated scientists, not to mention science fiction writers.
    The Engineer, 5 September 2001

  • All together now
    Imperial College is tearing down the barriers between the traditional engineering disciplines. Michael Kenward meets the man who will drive the reorganisation forward
    Professional Engineering, 5 September 2001
  • Not so cold times for superconductors
    Forget levitating magnets and frictionless trains, superconductors have at last emerged from being the stuff of science fiction into viable applications with commercial possibilities.
    The Engineer, 31 August 2001

Supplier profile - fSONA 
Canadian-based fSONA is one of a number of telecoms equipment suppliers hoping to meet the growing demand for wireless systems to connect buildings with a beam of laser light. On the web 
FT Telecomms On-Line edition , 18 July 2001

Organisations as diverse as universities and Formula 1 racing teams have learnt the benefits of this fibre-free technology. On the web 
FT Telecomms On-Line edition, 18 July 2001

A gift of the family jewels
Financial Times, 4 July 2001

  • Light at the end of the fibre tunnel
    Wireless lasers are moving to plug the gap between customers and the optical-fibre network.
    Professional Engineering, 16 May 2001
  • Centres point to the future
    Science centres provide a new focus for public attention. And there will be life after the lottery.
    Science and Public Affairs, April 2001

  • Saxby's stake and chips
    Ropbin Saxby has just given 1 m to Liverpool University. And he's not the only company boss investing in academia. But why?
    Business Voice, April 2001

  • It's time for a rethink at the edge of the network
    The Israeli telecoms equipment maker BATM wants to keep things simple and drive down costs in metro and last-mile networks.
    FibreSystems, April 2001

  • Aerial rescue for cellphone networks
    The Engineer, 22 March 2001

  • Inpharmatica: number crunching on a massive scale
    Financial Times IT, 21 February 2001

  • Smart antennas point the way
    ...profiles a company whose mobile-phone and base-station antennas promise to increase the usable bandwidth in a cellular network.
    Wireless Europe, February 2001

  • Smart antennae swiftly locate the best channels
    The latest antennae use software that sends signals in the right direction
    FT Telecomms, 17 January 2001

  • Plastic fibre homes in on low-cost networks
    Multigigabit transmission trials and growing acceptance by the automotive and consumer electronics industries mean that the future of plastic fibre looks bright.
    FibreSystems Europe, January 2001

  • The right research for climate
    As the UK comes to grips with the recent devastating floods and other effects of changing weather patterns, EPSRC is increasing its support for research that helps to understand, adapt to and reduce the impact of climate change.
    EPSRC Newsline, January 2001

  • From mortar board to company board
    The ivory towers are crumbling. Academics are pursuing business opportunities with an enthusiasm that makes up for their lack of commercial experience.
    Law in Business, Winter 2000

  • A plastic future in the headlights
    Glass is yesterday's news. Starting with in-car applications, local optical networks will rely on polymers
    Financial Times, 27 December 2000

  • Bottlenecks on the superhighway
    The existing telecommunications system is struggling to meet the demand for fast internet access. There is a superior solution, if only BT would sharpen up its act.
    The Engineer, 15 December 2000

  • WAP's apocalypse
    Business 2.0UK, November 2000

  • Femtosecond physics takes photonics to another level
    An ambitious British research initiative is pumping 12.5 million into work on ultrafast photonic technologies
    FibreSystems Europe, October 2000

  • Wap research points to fun and games
    New telecoms applications don't just happen, they can take years of technical and consumer research
    FT Telecoms Supplement, 20 September 2000

  • Traffic-stopping ways of lighting up our cities
    Gallium nitride could revolutionise traffic lights, data storage and the mobile phone
    Financial Times, 12 September 2000

  • Chasing the bright lights
    Gallium nitride could change the face of lighting and data storage and that is just the beginning
    The Engineer, 1 September 2000

  • Manufacturers poised to profit from materials breakthroughs
    Research into polymers and other organic materials could soon yield cheaper and more robust devices for photonic networking applications
    FibreSystems Europe, September 2000

  • Light relief on the internet
    Business 2.0 UK, September 2000

  • Twenty-one companies for the 21st Century
    Britain's hottest science-based companies

    Real Business,
    Real Business, September 2000

  • A tale of two cities
    Cambridge's engineering department has undergone many changes in its 125-year history, but few as controversial or ambitious as the forging of a teaching link with MIT in the US
    Professional Engineering, 9 August 2000

  • Shedding light on the internet's congestion problem
    Network operators did not realise it at first, but the optical fibres they installed to replace copper cables had an immense capacity for expansion
    Financial Times IT Supplement
    5 July 2000

  • Nearly all done with mirrors
    Big electronics groups have put billion-dollar price tags on small companies built on novel and untried technology, in a bid to eliminate electronics from telecommunications networks 
    Financial Times IT Supplement 5 July 2000

  • Technology will make big impact
    Makers of optical microcircuits hope their products have a similar impact to that of the electronic equivalents 20 years ago.
    Financial Times IT Supplement 5 July 2000

  • Unlocking God's own software
    The human genome project is attracting huge publicity. The ramifications for society, let alone business, are huge. But don't just read the  headlines, because it pays to grasp the basic science.
    Business Voice,
    May 2000

  • Living in a material world pdf
    From ceramic insulating bricks to exotic fullerenes, lasers play an important part in the creation and study of new materials.
    Opto & Laser Europe, May 2000

  • The internet moves on
    The internet is taking to the road, as the Wireless Application Protocol brings internet capability to mobile phones. But besides its appeal to the casual surfer, Wap has the potential to be a useful business tool, allowing production, distribution and customer data to be accessed while on the move.
    The Engineer, 26 May 2000
  • Mirror magic ushers in the all-optical network
    Arrays of tiny movable mirrors are being used to create switch fabrics capable of routing terabits of data in the optical domain.
    FibreSystems Europe, May 2000

  • Science at the Centres
    Science centres are sprouting up across UK with support from the Millennium Commission. In an interview Mike O'Connor reveals why
    Science and Public Affairs, April 2000

  • Lined up to take the heat
    A report on recent research that suggests treating ceramic bricks with heat and light could prolong the life of furnace linings
    Professional Engineering, 9 February 2000

  • End Piece
    Trying to define off the wall research is a great way of marginalising engineering research by implying that it lacks curiosity
    Professional Engineering, January 2000


Michael Kenward 2000 Last changed 07 February 2008