Our research in action

Explore our research case studies and navigate to School research centres using the links below.

Engineering and Physical Sciences

Spotlight on our research:



EPS best publication award:

New mathematical discovery in maximal sum-free sets after a decade of the unknown

The College of Engineering and Physical Science Best Publication Award September 2014 was awarded to Andrew Treglown, University of Birmingham and József Balogh, Hong Liu, Maryam Sharifzadeh, University of Illinois for 'The number of maximal sum-free subsets of integers'.

Civil Engineers defy the elements to protect crop trade and save Britain millions

Civil Engineers defy the elements to protect crop trade and save Britain millions
Lodging, the term used to describe the flattening effect of high wind speeds and heavy rainfall on trees or crops, has a significant economic impact on the UK crop industry. Research in the School of Civil Engineering seeks to make recommendations for improvements in the agricultural industry to reduce the sometimes devastating effects. "A generalised model of crop lodging" was awarded College Best Publication Award.

Transformative new approach to glucose sensor devices

College Best Publication Award. John S. Fossey (Chemistry), Paula Mendes (Chemical Engineering) and others from the University Birmingham, UK, along with collaborators at the University of Bath (Tony James), UK, and at the East China University of Science and Technology (Yitao Long), China, produced two back to back papers on the development of glucose sensors, which appeared in Analyst.



Medical and Dental Sciences

Cancer cells

The following examples provide an insight into the real life impact of the University's research in the area of Medical and Dental Sciences:

Cancer Sciences

Clinical and Experimental Medicine


Health and Population Sciences

Immunity and Infection


College of Medical and Dental Sciences research