Mechanical Engineering - news and events

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.

Holographic lens printing method could allow printing of telescope lenses in space

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a method for printing optical holographic lenses that could greatly simplify their fabrication. As the method can be performed quickly and easily, it could potentially be used by astronauts to print lenses while in space for holographic lens telescopes.

Richard Burden MP visits Mechanical Engineering ahead of Formula Student 2015

Richard Burden MP visits Mechanical Engineering ahead of Formula Student 2015
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Richard Burden MP (Lab, Northfield), a former government adviser on motorsport, visited UBRacing, the University's formula student team as they were making final preparations for this year's Formula Student competition that takes place this month.

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.

Carl Hingley receives Papin Prize at inaugural Higher Education Technicians' Summit

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Carl Hingley, Senior Automotive Technician at The University of Birmingham's School of Mechanical Engineering recieves Papin Prize in recognition of his contributions as a technician at the inaugural 2015 Higher Education Technicians' Summit on Tuesday 30 June.

Carl Hingley receives the British Empire Medal for services to Mechanical Engineering

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Mr Carl Hingley, long serving member of staff at The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at University of Birmingham recognised in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours for services to Mechanical Engineering.

The first 'hot fire' testing trials of a 3D printed monolithic ceramic thruster

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have confirmed successful trials of the first 3D printed ceramic catalyst bed which could significantly improve the efficiency and longevity of space travel.
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