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Materials Science and Engineering rated highly for student satisfaction

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

Small particles: big implications for our health and the environment

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The governance of small particles has remained firmly in the headlines recently. UK cities continue to exceed EU air pollution limits (including airborne particle standards), due to emissions from vehicles. Reports continue to emerge of substantial health consequences for Europe and globally; air pollution exposure is rated the eighth most common cause of death in the world by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The science behind the serve

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Researchers in the School of Metallurgy and Materials are studying the dynamics of tennis racket impacts on balls and how these relate to stress-induced conditions such as tennis elbow.

The Art of Processing Ceramics - Professor Jon Binner

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Professor Jon Binner has worked in academia all his professional life, but he doesn't consider himself a typical academic. That's because the eminent materials engineer gets more of a buzz from seeing his research turned into real-life applications than he does from doing pure science.

Birmingham's Materials Engineering ranked fourth in the UK

Birmingham's Materials Engineering ranked fourth in the UK
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The Guardian University Guide 2017 reveals that Materials Engineering at the University of Birmingham has risen one place to fourth in the UK. The courses have also been recognised as third in the Russell Group, also rising one place since last year's league table.

Birmingham's aero engine expert flies the flag in China

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A University of Birmingham aerospace expert flew the flag in China talking to students about the benefits of British higher education.

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.

New Staff in Metallurgy & Materials, December 2015 - April 2016

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A round-up of new Metallurgy and Materials faculty December 2015 - April 2016
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