Research news

Mechanical Engineering research grants/awards November 2013

Description
The school won in excess of £700,000 in research grants during November 2013.
Date:
19/12/2013

Dr Haider Butt has been awarded the prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize

Description
Dr Haider Butt has been awarded the prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize by the Leverhulme Trust.
Date:
19/12/2013

Mechanical Engineering research grants/awards September 2013

Description
The school won in excess of £900,000 in research grants during September 2013.
Date:
19/12/2013

High Temperature Research Centre Project Secures Land at Ansty Park

Description
The University of Birmingham and Rolls-Royce joint collaboration to establish a High Temperature Research Centre (HTRC) took a significant step forward today confirming the Centre is to be built at Ansty Business Park, Coventry after securing land at the site. This follows the Centre's announcement by Chancellor George Osborne in October 2012.
Date:
10/12/2013

December 2013

Description
Professor Felix Schmid was interviewed by the Independent for an article on HS2. Dr Shishir Nagaraja was quoted in a Washington Post feature on one of the most hacked places in the world, and more.
Date:
03/12/2013

Birmingham launches new Centre in Physical Sciences for Health

Description
The University of Birmingham is among 24 UK universities to receive a share of £350 million announced by Universities and Science Minister, David Willetts, today (22 November).
Date:
22/11/2013

New Staff in Physics & Astronomy, July–November 2013

Description
A round-up of new Physics and Astronomy staff members July-November 2013.
Date:
18/11/2013

New Staff in Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, July–November 2013

Description
A round-up of new Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering staff July-November 2013.
Date:
18/11/2013

New Staff in Mathematics, July–November 2013

Description
A round-up of new Mathematics faculty members July-November 2013.
Date:
18/11/2013

New Staff in Mechanical Engineering, July–November 2013

Description
A round-up of new mechanical engineering faculty July-November 2013.
Date:
18/11/2013

New Staff in Metallurgy & Materials, July–November 2013

Description
A round-up of new Metallurgy and Materials faculty July-November 2013.
Date:
18/11/2013

New Staff in Chemical Engineering, July–November 2013

Description
A round-up of new Chemical Engineering faculty July-November 2013.
Date:
18/11/2013

New Staff in Chemistry, July–November 2013

Description
A round-up of new Chemistry faculty July-November 2013.
Date:
18/11/2013

New Staff in Computer Science, July–November 2013

Description
A round-up of new Computer Science faculty July-November 2013.
Date:
18/11/2013

New Staff in Civil Engineering, July–November 2013

Description
A round-up of new Civil Engineering faculty July-November 2013.
Date:
18/11/2013

John Yarwood Memorial Medal, Prize and Exhibition in California

John Yarwood Memorial Medal, Prize and Exhibition in California
Description
The John Yarwood Memorial Medal has been awarded to Richard Palmer, Professor of Experimental Physics and Head of the Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory (NPRL), by the British Vacuum Council (BVC). The Medal accompanies the Senior Prize of the BVC; previous winners include Sir David King and Sir John Pendry.
Date:
15/11/2013

Mazak Trip – Student Activities

Description
Second year mechanical engineering students were invited to visit the Mazak European Technology Centre in November. The purpose of their visit was to enhance Mazak-student involvement through industry placements, machinery loans and Formula Student support to name a few.
Date:
14/11/2013

HIT Team Update – Outings, Surveys and Hexacopters

HIT Team Update – Outings, Surveys and Hexacopters
Description
Staff and students from the Human Interface Technologies Team have taken to the road again, this time to test a new piece of technology designed to improve the quality of information obtained when conducting surveys of historical sites.
Date:
14/11/2013

Imitating Nature in Computer Science: Novel Ideas for Solving Hard Problems and Learning From Computer Simulations

Imitating Nature in Computer Science: Novel Ideas for Solving Hard Problems and Learning From Computer Simulations
Description
Natural computing is the study of computational systems that borrow ideas from a large variety of natural systems such as Darwinian evolution, the immune systems of vertebrates, the nervous system, or the foraging behaviour of ants. Birmingham Fellow Dr Christine Zarges' research in this field is in particular concerned with the theoretical analysis of artificial immune systems and evolutionary algorithms used for optimisation.
Date:
13/11/2013
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