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In the driving seat of fundamental science

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Interview with Professor John Bridgeman, Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Recent research grants in Engineering and Physical Sciences

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A selection of recent research awards in Engineering and Physical Sciences totalling in excess of £3.8 million. From future road travels to protein recovery and more...
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

EPS in the media - April 2014

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Recovering platinum from road dust, nuclear waste, and chocolate being the secret to happiness.
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Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Teaching

Metamaterial - Rewriting the Rules for Optics

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It is the stuff of science-fiction movies, but the idea of an 'invisibility cloak' is not as fantastical as it sounds.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Skin, bone and everything in between: Repairing the human body

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Following his Inaugural Lecture, Ros Dodd met Professor Liam Grover to find out more about the pioneering Birmingham research into using biomaterials to repair and regenerate different parts of the body.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

SET for Britain

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In March 2014 doctoral researcher Rebecca Sindall presented her research into the optimisation of renewable energy to MPs and engineering experts at the Houses of Parliament as part of the Set for Britain competition.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Students

Why chocolate really is the secret to happiness

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Money may not buy happiness or grow on trees but when it comes to chocolate, it seems you can have both. Chocolate really does grow on trees and the chemical feel-good factor comes from the world's most widely consumed psychoactive drug.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

From waste to important new optical diffuser

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A waste product from the glass production process could find new use as an optical diffuser, which are used in medical laser treatments, communications systems, and household lighting, according to research from Birmingham in partnership with the University of Cambridge.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Reduction of Low Temperature Pollutants by Understanding the Exhaust Species Interactions in a Diesel Oxidation Catalysts

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College best publication awardTo meet the diesel vehicles emissions legislations, environmental catalysts, such as the diesel oxidation catalysts (DOC), have been widely used and have effectively controlled gaseous carbonaceous emissions. However, the even lower exhaust gas temperature that associate with the modern vehicles, stretches those catalysts ability to reduce pollutants from vehicles especially under urban driving conditions, where humans are highly exposed to those pollutants.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Surface Engineering: Origins, Status and Potential

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Following his Inaugural Lecture, Ros Dodd met Professor Hanshan Dong to find out more about the internationally leading Birmingham research addressing the challenges of materials engineering.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research
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