This Matters - Engineering and Physical Sciences research
From Healthcare Technologies and Gravity Sensors to Critical Materials and Quantum Clocks, our research has a real impact on our lives. Find out more.
Engines of today are both powerful and efficient, but the engines of tomorrow need not only to be powerful and efficient but significantly greener.
The way we supply and use energy is simply not sustainable. Unless we harness new methods to satisfy our increasing reliance on power sources, the impact on the environment will escalate.
The discovery of the Higgs boson was one of the biggest discoveries in physics in half a century. Our pioneering research helped to track it down.
Spotlight on our research
- World-leading AI expert Professor Jeremy Wyatt and his team have successfully built a system to improve robot manipulation by recovering the shape of novel objects through tactile exploration.
- Who would imagine that to make improvements to personal care and household products, scientists would look to the fields of medicine and geography? Yet that's exactly what chemists at the University have done – with great success.
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- Feature article on the life and research of Professor Nick Green, Director of the High Temperature Research Centre and Professor of Manufacturing Technology at the University of Birmingham, who recently gave his Inaugural Lecture, entitled 'Casting: art to aerospace'.
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