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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.

Molecular gastronomy gels could tackle obesity

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A research team of chemical engineers at Birmingham into gels which can be used to give dieters the illusion of feeling full.

Dr Alex Robinson Introduces Irresistible Materials

Dr Alex Robinson Introduces Irresistible Materials
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Irresistible Materialsis a spinout company from the University of Birmingham that began operations in 2010 and aims to commercialise novel fullerene materials for applications in the semiconductor industry. It was formed by the entrepreneur and alumnus David Ure together with the three academic founders: Dr Alex Robinson, Professor Jon Preece, and Professor Richard Palmer. Dr.Robinson explains the team's research and the journey from idea to business.

The water-hating egg found on many coastal cliff faces

The water-hating egg found on many coastal cliff faces
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In August 2013 Drs James Bowen and Steve Portugal reported their findings on the clever guillemot and their self-cleaning eggs. Since then James and Steve have conducted a Q&A providing further insight into their work.

Research news: Gary Leeke research award

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Research news, Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham.

News archive - Listeria and food inspection seminar - Division of Food Safety

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A one day seminar on 06 June 2013 at the University of Birmingham. The seminar examines the issues associated with the investigation and detection of Listeria monocytogenes in food premises (production lines, retailers) and general food safety. New and current developments in controlling Listeria including the perspectives of food authorities, approaches followed by the industry and applied research will also be covered.

Dr L Grover research award for £80,000 from Orthopaedic Research UK

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Chemcial Engineering research news - Dr Grover research award

Chemical Engineering postgraduate Tullow Group scholarship scheme

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We are pleased to announce that this year we are part of the Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme, which supports applications from the following countries: Cote D'Ivoire, Congo Brazzaville, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritania, Suriname, Uganda, Uruguay.

University of Birmingham to team up with Cobra Biologics under a KTP

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Knowledge Transfer Partnership award granted between the University of Birmingham and Cobra BiologicsCobra Biologics, the international clinical and commercial manufacturer of biologics and pharmaceuticals, with the University of Birmingham have been awarded a 3 year grant funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to develop innovative screening procedures for microbial expression systems and advanced fermentation processes for the production of novel therapeutic proteins.

Alvin Nienow awarded honorary degree by Loughborough

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Alvin Nienow awarded honorary degree by Loughborough

University achieves significant reduction in CO2 emissions

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The University is committed to an absolute reduction in carbon emissions of 20% by 2020 from a 2005/2006 baseline. In order to achieve this we have undertaken a number of projects which have culminated this year in reduced CO2 emissions by 19.7%. This shows a marked reduction from our 2005/2006 baseline of 62,423 tonnes of CO2 down to 50,132 tonnes of CO2 in 2011/2012.

Celebrating 60 years of fuel cell and hydrogen research

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To celebrate an international reputation in fuel cell and hydrogen research, the University of Birmingham recently hosted a seminar to invited guests both from industry and academia showcasing pioneering projects that will continue to help shape a sustainable future.

£5M EPSRC Programme Grant awarded

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A new EPSRC Programme Grant has been awarded to harness the synergy between world-leading scientists from four prestigious institutions to carry out the next generation of research into Multi-scale Examination of MultiPHase physIcs in flowS (MEMPHIS). This project is part of major £13.6 million boost for cutting-edge engineering research.

Postgraduate symposium on nanotechnology - Chemical Engineering

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A one-day meeting, organised by the RSC Chemical Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Group, held at the University of Birmingham to showcase the research work of early-career researchers, including graduate students and post-doctoral researchers whose work is in the field of nanotechnology.

New University training scheme to sustain the future of food quality

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The University of Birmingham is laying the foundations for brand new food programmes as part of the Food Advanced Training Partnership (Food ATP); the first cohort of participants for new postgraduate food programmes at the School of Chemical Engineering will join Birmingham in September this year.

The Bill Innes seminar series

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A list of upcoming and previous Bill Innes seminars in the School of Chemical Engineering.

Fourth Global Chinese Chemical Engineers Symposium

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The School of Chemical Engineering is hosting the fourth Global Chinese Chemical Engineers Symposium from 26-28 August 2012, chaired by Professor Zhibing Zhang.

University of Birmingham wins Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education

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The University of Birmingham's world-leading Centre for Formulation Engineering has gained further recognition after being selected for a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. The Prizes form part of the national honours system and are the most prestigious honour that can be awarded to UK universities or colleges. The Prizes are given to institutions that make an outstanding contribution to the intellectual, economic, cultural, and social life of the nation.

Chemical Engineering at Birmingham ranks high in Guardian league tables

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How The University of Birmingham's School of Chemical Engineering ranks in the Guardian's university league tables.

Bill Innes Seminar - Professor Liang-Yin Chu

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Friday 25th November 3.00pm Room 114. Prof. Liang-Yin Chu from the School of Chemical, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China will be talking about Stimuli-Responsive Smart Membranes for Controlled Release

Bill Innes Seminar - Mr Walter Broeckx

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Thursday 1st December at 4.00 pm in room 114. Mr Walter Broeckx, P&G Brussels will be talking on Predicting the shelf life of Liquid Fast Moving Consumer Goods.

2010 National Student Survey Results for Russell Group and 1994 institutions

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The Chemical Engineering degree programmes offered at Birmingham scored the highest in all categories in the recent National Student Survey.

Chemical Engineering Students win in poster competition

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Three University of Birmingham students have won prizes in the IChemE/PTSG poster competition at the UK-China Particle Technology Forum III, which was held at Birmingham on 3rd-6th July 2011.

Birmingham Students win nPower's Energy Challenge - School of Chemical Engineering

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A team of undergraduates from the University of Birmingham has won a national competition for their proposal to deliver a sustainable, secure and affordable energy supply for the future.

Second 1851 Industrial Fellowship awarded to the Centre for Formulation Engineering

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David Garrec, a Research Engineer at the Centre for Formulation Engineering within the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham, has just been awarded a prestigious Industrial Fellowship from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851.