Mechanical Engineering - news and events

Inspiring the next generation of engineers

Inspiring the next generation of engineers
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The Arkwright Scholarships Trust has conducted its annual award of prestigious Scholarships to future leaders of the engineering profession. The University of Birmingham will provide three scholarships to year 12 students.

Reconfigurable optical assembly of nanostructures

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We are shining new light on the development of optical devices by using powerful lasers to produce erasable and rewritable holograms in, literally, nanoseconds

University of Melbourne and University of Birmingham jointly funded PhDs

University of Melbourne and University of Birmingham jointly funded PhDs
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As part of a global collaboration with the University of Melbourne in research, education, and cultural engagement, we are offering up to 20 PhD scholarships, enabling research students to work with academics in Birmingham and Melbourne.

Green light for University Collaborative Teaching Laboratory

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The University of Birmingham has, this week, received planning permission to build a brand new laboratory facility and teaching space, as part of a series of exciting regeneration developments taking place on campus.

Researchers find way of developing composites that self-heal at very low temperatures

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Scientists have developed a method of allowing materials, commonly used in aircraft and satellites, to self-heal cracks at temperatures well below freezing. The paper, published in Royal Society Open Science, is the first to show that self-healing materials can be manipulated to operate at very low temperatures (-60°C).

Royal Society Fellowship awarded for advanced robotic nuclear decommissioning research

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Dr. Rustam Stolkin, Senior Birmingham Fellow in Robotics, has recently been awarded a Royal Society Industry Fellowship, entitled 'Advanced robotic manipulation for nuclear decommissioning'.

Creating laser rewriteable holograms and nanophotonic devices

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Nanostructures arranged into patterns are the basis for holograms, metamaterials and photonic crystals.

Birmingham's Mechanical Engineering achieves a top ten ranking in the UK

Birmingham's Mechanical Engineering achieves a top ten ranking in the UK
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The Guardian University Guide 2017 reveals that Mechanical Engineering at the University of Birmingham has a top ten ranking in the UK. The courses have also been recognised as seventh in the Russell Group.

Complete University Guide 2017

Complete University Guide 2017
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The Complete University Guide 2017 league table reveals that Engineering and Physical Sciences subjects at Birmingham continue to perform well with four subjects ranking in the top ten nationally in their category.

Academics working to reduce Particulate Matter in the atmosphere

Academics working to reduce Particulate Matter in the atmosphere
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Researchers and vehicle manufacturers are working to reduce the levels of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere and stop the advance of greenhouse gases by developing cleaner and more efficient technologies. Gasoline Direct Injection engines, which are capable of reducing fuel consumption and therefore CO2 emissions, are being researched to support such ambitions.
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