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Recent research grants in Engineering and Physical Sciences

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A selection of recent research awards in Engineering and Physical Sciences totalling in excess of £3.8 million. From future road travels to protein recovery and more...
Date:
11/04/2014

EPS in the media - April 2014

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Recovering platinum from road dust, nuclear waste, and chocolate being the secret to happiness.
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08/04/2014

We...will...educate...you. University of Birmingham robot helps to launch British Science Festival

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The British Science Festival 2014, a flagship event being hosted by the University of Birmingham, launches in the city tomorrow (Tuesday) – with the help of a real-life TV star and a humanoid robot.
Date:
07/04/2014

Birmingham academic recognized as inspirational scientist and engineer

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Professor Richard Williams from the University of Birmingham has been recognised by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) as one of their inspirational scientists and engineers.
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03/04/2014

Metamaterial - Rewriting the Rules for Optics

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It is the stuff of science-fiction movies, but the idea of an 'invisibility cloak' is not as fantastical as it sounds.
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02/04/2014

Chancellor George Osborne announces 22 new Centres for Doctoral Training

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Postgraduate training in a wide range of engineering and scientific fields important to the UK's economy received a further boost today. Twenty two new Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) were announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt. Hon George Osborne MP. The University of Birmingham will host one of these of new centres in the area of Formulation Engineering.
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28/03/2014

Skin, bone and everything in between: Repairing the human body

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Following his Inaugural Lecture, Ros Dodd met Professor Liam Grover to find out more about the pioneering Birmingham research into using biomaterials to repair and regenerate different parts of the body.
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26/03/2014

SET for Britain

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In March 2014 doctoral researcher Rebecca Sindall presented her research into the optimisation of renewable energy to MPs and engineering experts at the Houses of Parliament as part of the Set for Britain competition.
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25/03/2014

Why chocolate really is the secret to happiness

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Money may not buy happiness or grow on trees but when it comes to chocolate, it seems you can have both. Chocolate really does grow on trees and the chemical feel-good factor comes from the world's most widely consumed psychoactive drug.
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25/03/2014

From waste to important new optical diffuser

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A waste product from the glass production process could find new use as an optical diffuser, which are used in medical laser treatments, communications systems, and household lighting, according to research from Birmingham in partnership with the University of Cambridge.
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25/03/2014

Surface Engineering: Origins, Status and Potential

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Following his Inaugural Lecture, Ros Dodd met Professor Hanshan Dong to find out more about the internationally leading Birmingham research addressing the challenges of materials engineering.
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24/03/2014

Reduction of Low Temperature Pollutants by Understanding the Exhaust Species Interactions in a Diesel Oxidation Catalysts

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College best publication awardTo meet the diesel vehicles emissions legislations, environmental catalysts, such as the diesel oxidation catalysts (DOC), have been widely used and have effectively controlled gaseous carbonaceous emissions. However, the even lower exhaust gas temperature that associate with the modern vehicles, stretches those catalysts ability to reduce pollutants from vehicles especially under urban driving conditions, where humans are highly exposed to those pollutants.
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24/03/2014

New use for an old 'trouble maker'

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A 'trouble maker' from a bygone method of glass production could find a new use as an optical diffuser in medical laser treatments, communications systems and household lighting.
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21/03/2014

21st century technology used to survey historic 17th century remains of ship

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The school supplied a state-of-the-art quadcopter to survey the remains of the 324-year-old warship Anne.
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21/03/2014

EECE Students' First Submersible Dive Voted a Complete Success

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Final Year project Students Oli McAfee, Tom Milton and Adam Clough have successfully deployed their remotely operated submersible vehicle.
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21/03/2014

Echoes of the Big Bang

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Professor Alberto Vecchio discusses world-leading research into gravitational wave theory.
Date:
21/03/2014

A thought for International Day of Happiness: how a square of chocolate really does make us smile!

A thought for International Day of Happiness: how a square of chocolate really does make us smile!
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International Day of Happiness is an apt time in the UK as we emerge from a wet and dreary winter. February saw Valentine's Day and World Chocolate Day, both reminding us of chocolate - the feel-good substance.
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20/03/2014

A thought for International Day of Happiness: how a square of chocolate really does make us smile!

A thought for International Day of Happiness: how a square of chocolate really does make us smile!
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International Day of Happiness is an apt time in the UK as we emerge from a wet and dreary winter. February saw Valentine's Day and World Chocolate Day, both reminding us of chocolate - the feel-good substance.
Date:
20/03/2014

Big Bang Q&A and podcast with Professor Alberto Vecchio

Big Bang Q&A and podcast with Professor Alberto Vecchio
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Professor Alberto Vecchio, of the School of Physics and Astronomy, comments on what the discovery of hard evidence for gravitational waves could mean for the future of cosmology and particle physics.
Date:
17/03/2014

Decomposing a graph into Hamilton cycles

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College best publication award for 'Hamilton decompositions of regular expanders: a proof of Kelly's conjecture for large tournaments' (Advances in Mathemtics 237 (2013), 62-146)
Date:
14/03/2014
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