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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

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

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

Powdered alcohol and space diapers have something in common

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Dr Simon Cotton, School of Chemistry, sheds light on recent headlines on powdered alcohol.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Nanomaterials: no small matter

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Interview with Birmingham Fellow, Pola Goldberg Oppenheimer: Pola leads a research group focusing on Advanced Materials, Structures and Applications (AMSA) in the School of Chemical Engineering. This summer, she will address listeners at the 2014 Soapbox Science event at London's Southbank having been selected as a leading UK female scientist.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

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
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