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Events

Professor Paula Mendes' Inaugural Lecture - It's a Small World: Nanotechnology meets Biology and Medicine

Date
14/01/2015
Description
Nanotechnology, a frontier area of science and technology, describes the emerging ability to understand and control matter at the nanoscale (between 1 and 100 nanometers). This fast-growing and fascinating field of study has been providing many opportunities to reshape the electronics industry into a quest for ever-more-powerful computers and communications devices.

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

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).

Chancellor George Osborne announces 22 new Centres for Doctoral Training

Description
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.

New Staff in Chemical Engineering, November 2013–March 2014

Description
A round-up of new Chemical Engineering faculty November 2013–March 2014.

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

Description
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.

Chemical Engineering honours Hazel Jennings and Waldek Bujalski

Description
The School of Chemical Engineering has honoured the sad passing of colleagues Hazel Jennings and Waldek Bujalski.

BUCES Update, March 2014

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

Molecular gastronomy gels could tackle obesity

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

The water-hating egg found on many coastal cliff faces

The water-hating egg found on many coastal cliff faces
Description
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.
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