Dissemination of IT for the Promotion of Materials Science (DoITPoMS)


Going further


  • Michael F. Ashby, Materials Selection In Mechanical Design, Pergamon Press, Second Edition, 1999.
  • U.G.K.Wegst and M.F.Ashby, The Mechanical Efficiency of Natural Materials, Philosophical Magazine, 21 July 2004, vol.84, No.21, 2167-2181.


  • Wood
    Why wood is the world’s most environmentally friendly building material.
  • Spider silk
    An article on how spiders make their silk including pictures.
  • Silk, Webs, and More
    Article and video, Spider Expert Cheryl Y. Hayashi, American Museum of Natural History