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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

International research partnership develops graphene-based flat lenses

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A collaborative team of researchers, led by the University of Birmingham and the National Centre for Nanoscience in Beijing have designed the world's thinnest, tunable, lightweight lenses using graphene material. The originally research paper was published in ACS Photonics on 7 January 2015.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - February 2015

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From energy storage to the the next biological revolution...
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Alumni, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research, Students, Teaching

£12m Birmingham Centre for Cryogenic Energy Storage ideally placed to take advantage of the cooling market, says Carbon Trust

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The Carbon Trust has issued calls for the Government and industry to collaborate to enable the UK to seize the opportunity of becoming the global leader in developing low-carbon cooling technologies for an emerging 'cold economy' brought about by an increasing demand for an emerging 'cold economy' brought about by an increasing demand for cooling.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences celebrates honorary graduates

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The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences was delighted to celebrate the honorary graduations of Kevin Gell, Nitin Sodha and John Nolan at the December 2014 degree congregations.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences

Professor Richard Williams appointed Vice President of the Royal Academy of Engineering

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Professor Richard A Williams, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head of College of Engineering and Physical Sciences has been appointed as Vice President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, following his election in September as a Trustee of the Academy. The Academy with its 1400 Fellows is the premier leadership voice for engineering and offers advice to government and other policy bodies.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences

Professor Richard Williams appointed Guest Professor at Southeast University in Nanjing

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Professor Richard A Williams OBE, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, has been appointed Guest Professor at Southeast University in Nanjing in acknowledgement of his work on energy policy and technology.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences
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