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Professor Yvonne Elsworth elected Royal Society Fellow

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Congratulations to Professor Yvonne Elsworth on her election as a Fellow of the Royal Society, a fellowship of many of the world's most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering and medicine.

Birmingham chemists lead on safer, more effective pharmaceuticals

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Professor Nigel Simpkins, the University of Birmingham's Haworth Chair of Chemistry, has had a paper published in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Chemical Science, entitled 'Highly enantioselective access to diketopiperazines via cinchona alkaloid catalysed Michael additions'. The paper, co-authored with Alejandro Cabanillas, Christopher D Davies and Louise Male, is the result of a collaborative PhD studentship with AstraZeneca, which is continuing the collaboration with both a new studentship and a postdoctoral researcher who will work at the AstraZeneca site near Manchester.

Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy Ltd host Advanced Boiling Water Reactor seminar at University of Birmingham

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Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy Ltd presented a free seminar on the Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) technology, supported by the Japan Information and Culture Centre (JICC) at the University of Birmingham on Tuesday 21 – Wednesday 22 April 2015. The University of Birmingham are selected partners with Horizon Nuclear Power, a UK energy company owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd, aiming to develop a new generation of nuclear power stations to help meet the country's need for stable and sustainable low carbon energy.

Online voting a step closer thanks to breakthrough in security technology

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a technique to allow people to cast their election vote online – even if their home computers are suspected of being infected with viruses.

Hydrogen Energy promises to be a major player in the transport of the future

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Queuing at a filling station could become a thing of the past if new-generation hydrogen-fuelled cars take to the road. Innovative research being carried out by Professor David Book could see drivers refuelling their vehicles at home.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - May 2015

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From voting to headsets to aid military commanders, and more...

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - April 2015

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From the Large Hadron Collider to rail delays and more...

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - March 2015

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From 'doing cold smarter' to Mars One Mission...
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