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The Energy Dice – exploring efficient transformation, transport, storage and application of thermal energy

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The world faces a 'global energy trilemma' – affordability, low carbon and security – and the race is on to find innovative solutions to radically transform how energy is supplied and used, and to make future systems more efficient and reliable. In fact, the best single solution to all these problems may already have been invented – by Professor Yulong Ding, University of Birmingham's founding Chamberlain Chair of Energy Storage, and one of the world's most influential researchers.

Chemical Engineering receives top marks for student satisfaction

Chemical Engineering receives top marks for student satisfaction
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Participants in the National Student Survey (NSS) have ranked Chemical Engineering highly at the University of Birmingham with 95% student satisfaction.

Million pound boost to cold energy storage technology

Million pound boost to cold energy storage technology
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A £1m Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) research grant has been awarded to the Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage and the School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, to develop novel cold energy storage technologies. The project titled 'Cryogenic-temperature Cold Storage using Micro-encapsulated Phase Change Materials in Slurries' will explore fundamental aspects on cold energy storage at cryogenic temperatures and develop associated applied technologies.

Sensor technology can improve accuracy of prostate cancer diagnosis

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New research has shown how a smart sensor chip, able to pick up on subtle differences in glycoprotein molecules, can improve the accuracy and efficiency of prostate cancer diagnosis.

A level students experience a taste of engineering at Birmingham

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The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) welcomed nearly 100 Year 12 students from across the country to its labs and technical facilities, for Birmingham's annual Engineering Taster Day on Tuesday 7 July.

New Staff in Chemical Engineering, March - June 2015

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A round-up of new Chemical Engineering faculty March - June 2015

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.

Turning planes into phone cases: new paper shows fibre-reinforced polymers can be recycled effectively and economically

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New, composite materials such as fibre-reinforced polymers used for new-generation planes and vehicles are non-biodegradable and, at the moment, unrecyclable – so what do we do with the products when their serviceable life is over? Two researchers in the School of Chemical Engineering are hoping their groundbreaking work in this little-known field will provide opportunity for the global recycling of materials like glass and carbon fibres for phone cases or knitting needles!

University of Birmingham host 2015 Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technical Conference

University of Birmingham host 2015 Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technical Conference
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The University of Birmingham hosted the 2015 Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technical Conference at the Millennium Point in Birmingham on Tuesday 19 - Thursday 21 May 2015. The conference brought together experts in fuel cell and hydrogen research and application from across Europe to discuss the technical developments and trends within the science and technology industry.

New Staff in Chemical Engineering, November 2014–February 2015

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A round-up of new Chemical Engineering faculty November 2014 – February 2015.

It's a Small World: Nanotechnology meets Biology and Medicine

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Professor Paula Mendes delivered her inaugural lecture on nanotechnology and her vision to open an untravelled path in the successful diagnosis of many devastating human diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases.

School of Chemical Engineering celebrates strong research performance

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The School of Chemical Engineeringis very pleased to have achieved an excellent performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) – the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. 87%of the research in the School was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent. It was ranked joint fourth overall in the UK for its research prowess and first nationally for research impact.
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