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Birmingham Heroes Lecture: Unlocking the immune system

Birmingham Heroes Lecture: Unlocking the immune system
Date
17/05/2016
Description
In the fifth Birmingham Heroes lecture, Professor Gary Middleton, Professor of Medical Oncology at the University's Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy, will present the research and work being undertaken by the Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy Centre (CIIC) at Birmingham, and how they are developing treatments to protect, harness and enhance the immune system's response to cancer.

Clark Lecture 2016: Digital Engineering – the Good, the Bad or the Ugly?

Date
18/05/2016
Description
The Department of Civil Engineering is delighted to invite students, staff and members of the public to the annual Clark Lecture. This year, the high-profile lecture is being delivered by Professor Tim Broyd.
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New Staff in Civil Engineering, December 2015 - April 2016

Description
A round-up of new Civil Engineering faculty December 2015 - April 2016

Making the underworld visible

Making the underworld visible
Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham are working on ways of identifying more accurately what is below the ground, saving time and money.

Smart cities better defined by new research

Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have identified a handful of key elements that define 'smart cities'– cities like Singapore and Copenhagen, which are both at the top of their game in using technology to enable their citizens to enjoy a better quality of life, but in different ways.

Birmingham receives £21.7 million to build National Buried Infrastructure Facility

Description
A £21 million award has been made to the University of Birmingham, as part of a capital investment by BIS to the UK Collaboratorium for Research in Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC), to build a National Buried Infrastructure Facility (NBIF).

Reducing operating costs of wastewater treatment using fluorescence spectroscopy

Reducing operating costs of wastewater treatment using fluorescence spectroscopy
Description
Researchers in Civil Engineering at the University of Birmingham have shown how fluorescence spectroscopy can improve the accuracy and speed of water quality measurements.

Johnson announces £21 million for Engineering Grand Challenges research

Description
Birmingham will play a role in one of seven new research programmes that aim to tackle some of the major challenges facing science and engineering.

Global impact of our research: Building better road networks

Global impact of our research: Building better road networks
Description
Civil Engineering at Birmingham research into evaluating and improving major road networks across the world featured in the UK Collaborative on Development Sciences' (UKCDS) top 20 research impact list.

Birmingham and Beijing universities are on the right track

Description
The University of Birmingham (UK) and Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) (China) have today (17 September) signed a research cooperation agreement that announces plans for a joint international high-speed railway research laboratory.

Creating a whirlwind of new knowledge about extreme wind events and their effects on built structures

Description
New paper by Dr Mike Jesson, Research Fellow in the School of Civil Enginerring, entitled 'Aerodynamic forces on the roofs of low-, mid- and high-rise buildings subject to transient winds' published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics examines the effect of wild winds on buildings by simulating thunderstorm downbursts in a lab, measuring their effects on building models of different heights.

Young students experience a taste of railway engineering

Young students experience a taste of railway engineering
Description
The Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education welcomed 50 Y11 & Y12 students last week [Monday 20– Thursday 23 July 2015] to experience a taste of railway engineering at the University of Birmingham.

Keeping cool essential to future sustainable cities

Description
With populations rising, how do we plan, design and manage cities that can cope with increasing pressure on resources while meeting carbon and climate challenge needs? Will our investments in cities and infrastructure today be resilient, and how do we re-engineer cities to reduce the carbon footprint by 80 per cent while retaining societal wellbeing?

Railway Research recognised at Next Generation Rail Conference 2015

Railway Research recognised at Next Generation Rail Conference 2015
Description
Heather Douglas from the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education at the University of Birmingham won Best Academic Research Presentation at the Next Generation Rail Conference 2015 last week (Wednesday 1 - Friday 3 July 2015).
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