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Novel development of quantum sensors to 'Map the Underworld'

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EPSRC invested in a major multidisciplinary, multi-university project to prove the concept of technologies that could explore the underworld of buried pipes, cables and utilities beneath our feet in 2005. Since then a team of Birmingham civil engineers have played an important role in developing multi-sensor approaches to map underground utility systems as part of the 'Mapping the Underworld' project.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences

Memorandum of Understanding signed with The National Physical Laboratory

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The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Birmingham that will see scientists from both institutes working collaboratively to develop new and exciting research capabilities. This builds on the active and established strong collaboration between both institutes within the Quantum Technology (QT) space.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences

New Staff in Chemical Engineering, November 2014–February 2015

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A round-up of new Chemical Engineering faculty November 2013–March 2014.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences

It's a Small World: Nanotechnology meets Biology and Medicine

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Professor Paula Mendes delivered her inaugural lecture on nanotechnology and her vision to open an untravelled path in the successful diagnosis of many devastating human diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences

The automotive industry is going to be unrecognisable

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On Tuesday 24 February 2015 Mike Wright, Executive Director of Jaguar Land Rover, delivered a lecture in the School of Mechanical Engineering on the subject The Automotive Industry: Investing in the Future. He told an audience of students, academics, alumni and business leader that the sector is changing more fundamentally now than at any time since the early days of its inception
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Students, Teaching

£350k EPSRC international collaborative research grant to clean-up radionuclides in the environment

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A collaborative £350,000 EPSRC research grant between the University of Birmingham, Advanced Science Research Centre, Japanese Atomic Energy Agency, Kyushu University, and the College of Engineering at Shibaura Institute of Technology was issued in November 2014 titled 'Novel restoration materials for clean-up of radionuclides in the environment'
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

New cutting-edge robotic techniques in development to assist nuclear waste clean-up

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A collaborative EU Horizon 2020 project including the University of Birmingham, National Nuclear Laboratories (NNL) and French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), and the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) will commence in May 2015 to develop cutting edge new robotics techniques to assist the future clean-up of legacy nuclear waste.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Singaporean delegation explore innovative Birmingham research in cold and power

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The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Birmingham hosted a visiting delegation from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore on Friday 30 January. The College welcomed delegates for a day of discussion and to explore its projects focusing on 'cold and power'. In attendance were; Professor Tay Beng Kang, Associate Dean (Research), College of Engineering: Professor Louis Phee, Chair, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; and Professor Alessandro Romagnoli, Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

University of Birmingham students reach final of BP STEM competition

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A team from Birmingham University has reached the UK National Final of this year's BP Ultimate Field Trip global STEM competition – they are one of just four teams to make it through to this stage. With well over 100 teams entering across the country, this is a great achievement.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

Artificial proteins could bring the next biological revolution – starting with MRI

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Scientists and engineers have looked to nature for their inspiration for centuries. The field of biomimetics uses ideas from nature to solve complex human challenges. Synthetic biology, a more recent concept, focuses on the design of artificial devices or systems with biological or "bio-like" functions. This covers a wide range of applications – but perhaps the most fascinating biological "device" we could wish to emulate is the protein.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research
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