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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.

  

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Women in Engineering: Past, Present and Future

Description
To celebrate National Women in Engineering Day on 23 June British Gas Business held a panel event featuring prominent female engineers. Joanne Adeluola, 1st Year MSci Chemistry student and President of the University's Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Society, was invited to join and tells us more.

Women in Science and Engineering Society - July 2015

Women in Science and Engineering Society - July 2015
Description
It's been a busy year for the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Society, as they work to provide as many events and opportunities as possible to members across the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences to integrate, form networks and to help inspire the next generation of female scientists and engineers. The committee tell us more.

Million pound boost to cold energy storage technology

Million pound boost to cold energy storage technology
Description
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

Description
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

Description
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

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

Chemical Engineering at Birmingham ranks high in Guardian league tables

Description
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

Description
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
Description
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.

Frank Morton returns to Birmingham

Description
On the 17 February 2015 the hottest event on the Chemical Engineering calendar landed in Birmingham as the Frank Morton Sports Day came to town. Adam Cullen, Frank Morton Transport Coordinator and 2nd year Chemical Engineering with Industry student, tells us more.

Engineers Without Borders - March 2015

Description
It's been a very busy few months for Engineers Without Borders here in Birmingham. Outgoing President David Streather tells us more.

Welcome to WISE – Women in Science and Engineering Society

Description
The Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Society are the newest student group to join the EPS Community. They work to provide as many events and opportunities as possible to members across the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences to integrate, form networks and to help inspire the next generation of female scientists and engineers. Annabel Fitzgerald tells us more.
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