My new book LIQUID: The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives will be out in the UK on the 6th September 2018  – it can be pre-ordered here.

LIQUID has been short-listed for the 2018 Royal Society Science Book Prize







STUFF MATTERS: the Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World.

My award winning best selling book Stuff Matters is a guide to the material world, and the science, history, engineering, and culture that underpins it.

Stuff Matters is the winner of the US National Academies 2015 Communication Award

Stuff Matters is the winner of the Royal Society Winton Book Prize 2014

Stuff Matters is the winner of the Physics World Book of the Year 2014

Stuff Matters is a New York Times Best Seller, and one their 100 notable books of 2014.

The Wall Street Journal describes Stuff Matters as a thrilling account of the modern world.


Oliver Sacks: “I stayed up all night reading this book. Miodownik writes with such knowledge, such enthusiasm, such palpable love for his subject”

Bill Gates: “I’m pleased to report that he is a witty, smart writer who has a great talent for imparting his love of this subject.”

Alice Roberts: “An ode to material science. Miodownik delves into the molecules and history of metal, paper, concrete and chocolate, finding poetry and beauty in the details. It’s also about the ingenuity of humankind, the unique ability of humans to understand the materials around us, and to manipulate them “

The Financial Times: “Stuff Matters shows that a significant new talent has arrived in the ranks of popular science authors.”

The Sunday Times: “A jaunty guide to things we take for granted, such as stainless steel, makes the most everyday seem thrilling.”

The Observer: “..deftly written, immensely enjoyable little book.”

The Times: “..a British brainbox with highly evolved sense of justice and not a bad sense of humour..”

The Guardian: “If anybody can put real impetus into George Osborne’s call for a “march of the makers” it must be him: the very model of a modern materials man.” Full reivew here.

Stuff Matters is published worldwide in 14 languages: Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Estonian, Romanian, Spanish, German, Turkish, Russian, Persian, Korean, Thai, and Portuguese. Find the UK edition here, the U.S. edition here.