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Scientists redefine production of world's third hardest material

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Dr Isaac Chang from the School of Metallurgy and Materials was interviewed by The Manufacturer about his recent project, funded by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, to look at reducing the costs of producing boron carbide.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Collaborative effort with Computer Science student helps boost fundraising

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As a trustee on one of the trusts which support University of Birmingham scholarships, David Seccombe has played a very active role in supporting students to achieve their full potential. So when he decided to embark on a charity trek across the coast of North Wales, Computer Science student Kian Mistry, stepped in to return the favour. Read More
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Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

Professor of Civil Engineering receives prestigious accolade from leading Middle East University

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Professor Charalampos Baniotopoulos, Chair of Sustainable Energy Systems and Director of the Resilience Centre in the School of Civil Engineering was awarded the title of Honorary Professor of the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), last month.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

It's fruit, but not as we know it: Simon Cotton explains how 'bubbleberries' can look like strawberries and taste of gum

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Dr Simon Cotton, School of Chemistry, disects bubbleberries for The Conversation
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Engineering and Physical Sciences

EPS in the media - May 2014

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Higgs Boson, jelly fuel cells and black holes and more...
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Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Teaching

Tactical manoeuvres: making votes count in elections

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Dr David Craven, Birmingham Fellow in the School of Mathematics, explores the potential outcomes and inherent problems of using tactical voting in this month's European elections to keep out UKIP.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Developments in drug discovery and medicinal chemistry

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An exciting development this year has been the launch of a new postgraduate taught Masters degree in Drug Discovery and Medicinal Chemistry. This one-year programme includes multidisciplinary modules ranging from chemical synthesis and molecular modelling to pharmacokinetics, toxicology and drug delivery.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Dr Simon Cotton receives British Empire Medal

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Dr Simon Cotton, an honorary senior lecturer in the School of Chemistry received the award of the British Empire Medal for his services to Chemistry and Education
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Teaching

EPS colleague elected Fellow of the Royal Society

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Professor David Charlton has been elected Fellow of the Royal Society, a fellowship of many of the world's most distinguished scientists and the national Academy of Science in the UK.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences
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