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Set for Space: 3D Printing

Set for Space: 3D Printing
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Academics at the Net Shaping Centre in the School of Metallurgy and Materials are currently developing equipment to explore the possibilities of 3D printing metal components in space within the ESA funded PhotAM research project.

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.

Students attend international Clean Energy Science and Technology Summer School

Students attend international Clean Energy Science and Technology Summer School
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The annual three-week summer school sponsored by EDF and the School of Metallurgy and Materials is an important opportunity to strengthen ties and share expertise. Five of our Nuclear Engineering students: Martin Donohue, Jonny Young, Tom Mitchell, Nadeem Khodabukus and Alex Turner, were joined by students from the Universities of Xiamen, Michigan and Leeds to explore the field of Clean Energy from an interdisciplinary and international perspective.

Strong results for Materials Science and Engineering in Times guide

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Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Birmingham has risen to third in the UK, building on fourth position in 2016, in the latest Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.

€8M EU funding to research innovative materials for hypersonic flight

Description
As the aerospace industry advances towards hypersonic flight, the quest for new, ground-breaking aircraft concepts has begun. For a vehicle to be considered hypersonic, it must travel at Mach 5 or above. Mach 5 is five times the speed of sound, or approximately 3,800 mph; that's fast enough to travel from London to New York in under an hour.

Strengthening particles in superalloys – how the small can have a big influence

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Who doesn't like a good holiday? Going abroad and discovering the world is an established part of today's jet-setting culture, is for many of us part of modern life. And as jet setters, getting to our holiday destination is not supposed to take up much of our well-earned holiday time.

Materials Science and Engineering rated highly for student satisfaction

Materials Science and Engineering rated highly for student satisfaction
Description
Students who participated in the National Student Survey (NSS) have ranked Chemical Engineering highly at the University of Birmingham with 94% student satisfaction.
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