Ben Pilkington

Ben Pilkington

Feature Writer

B.A. (Hons) English Language and Literature, M.St. English Language and Literature

Ben Pilkington is a freelance writer, editor, and proofreader with a master’s degree in English literature from the University of Oxford. He is committed to clear and engaging written communication and enjoys telling complex, technical stories in a relevant and understandable way.

An avid consumer of the latest science and technology developments, and an enthusiastic lifelong learner, Ben likes to share the fascinating news coming from these fields with a wide and varied audience.

Prior to his freelance career, Ben used his passion for science and technology to inspire and enable young people and adults in deprived areas in the UK to pursue STEM and tech in their education, their career and their own enterprises. Project managing coding competitions, skills courses and education policy in a local government setting, Ben helped disadvantaged people to unlock their potential and lead rewarding and interesting lives.

Ben is happiest on a bicycle, loves sleeping in a tent or under the stars, and can’t function properly without coffee.

Articles from Ben

Studying Extreme Plasmas and the Relationship Between Energy and Matter with the Most Powerful Lasers in the World

Introducing the Quantum-Enabled Gas Imaging Camera for Methane Leak Detection

LaserBond: Advancing Materials Development with Laser Heat Treating Technology

A History of Electron Microscopy and the Future of the Industry

The Use of Imaging Spectroscopy for Earth Conservation Applications

How Raman Microspectroscopy Offers Breakthrough Cement Opportunities

3D Printing Miniature Lenses to Improve Imaging Performance

Miniaturized X-Ray Diffraction Instruments and their Influence on Mars Discoveries

X-Ray Laser Technology is Improving Spectroscopy Techniques for Materials Characterization

How Microscopes Can Reveal Face Mask Effectiveness