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2nd UK Hydrocolloids Symposium

Date
10/09/2015
Description
The 2nd UK Hydrocolloids Symposium will be taking place on the theme of "Formulation Engineering of Hydrocolloids", and aims to be a forum for Post Graduate students to present their work and to promote the cross-fertilisation of ideas between disciplines for hydrocolloid applications. The symposium will provide excellent opportunity for interaction between academic and industrial world in the field of hydrocolloids.

  

Selected news

Russell Group-China Workshop on Sustainable Energy and Carbon Reduction

Description
A Birmingham delegation recently visited China to attend a Russell Group-China Workshop on Sustainable Energy and Carbon Reduction.

£13 million award backs world-class research supporting Midlands bioeconomy

Description
Three of the Midlands' leading universities have been awarded £13 Million for a "Doctoral Training Partnership" to provide research training to support the Midlands bioeconomy.

Positive news for the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences as University celebrates best ever performance in National Student Survey

Description
Birmingham students are more satisfied with their teaching and learning than ever before according to The National Student Survey (NSS) – the most comprehensive measure of student satisfaction within higher education. The success was reflected in the College with the majority of the nine Schools seeing an increase in subject satisfaction. Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy and Computer Science saw outstanding results with 98% overall satisfaction.

Hydrogen Locomotion

Description
Hydrogen, as an energy carrier, has received a great deal of attention because it can be produced from many different feedstocks, like electricity, and therefore can provide a clean source of power with minimal local emissions, especially if a fuel cell is used. Recently the Traction Systems Group has investigated the suitability of hydrogen to operate trains. The studies included the energy supply chain and the associated carbon emissions to allow a comparison the incumbent technologies in the railway market.

New Staff in Chemical Engineering, March-July 2014

Description
A round-up of new Chemical Engineering faculty March - July 2014.

BUCES Update, July 2014

Description
The Birmingham University Chemical Engineering Society (BUCES) has had a very busy year. Read more about what they've been up to.

UK leads in cool technology – liquid air energy storage

Description
The world's first research centre for Cryogenic Energy Storage has been established at the University of Birmingham

Transformative new approach to glucose sensor devices

Description
The receptor contains a glucose selective chemosensor unit and a surface anchoring unit, which allows selective detection of glucose. This system has the unique capacity to label-free and allows detection of molecular interactions in real time with high sensitivity

Poll places Birmingham academics among world's most influential researchers

Description
Four academics from the University of Birmingham have been named as Highly Cited Researchers in a prestigious list of the world's leading scientific minds.

Trio of awards marks University's commitment to advancing careers of women in science

Description
The University of Birmingham has scooped three new national awards for its work to further and support the careers of women in traditionally male strongholds of academia.

Nanomaterials: no small matter

Description
Interview with Birmingham Fellow, Pola Goldberg Oppenheimer: Pola leads a research group focusing on Advanced Materials, Structures and Applications (AMSA) in the School of Chemical Engineering. This summer, she will address listeners at the 2014 Soapbox Science event at London's Southbank having been selected as a leading UK female scientist.

New Head of School for Chemical Engineering

New Head of School for Chemical Engineering
Description
Professor Mark Simmons has been appointed as the new Head of the School of Chemical Engineering, beginning his new post today (24 April).
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