This week the group are wishing Dr Ekael Mbise happy travels as he leaves the Advanced Textile Research Group. Ekael’s work in Nottingham involved building a machine with adjacent hot and cold chambers so that he could assess moisture flow through fabrics placed between the chambers. He seems to be taking his research to extremes by himself travelling from the cold Nottingham winter to the heat of Tanzania. His research gave a way of assessing the best fabric designs for use during outdoor activities in cold weather. Ekael is second from right in the photo, enjoying a ‘Goodbye to Nottingham’ meal.