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Professor Alvin Nienow wins Peter Dunnill Award for Outstanding Contribution to UK bioprocessing

Professor Alvin Nienow wins Peter Dunnill Award for Outstanding Contribution to UK bioprocessing
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The prestigious 2018 Peter Dunnill Award was received at the BioIndustry Association's (BIA) 15th Annual bioProcessUK Conference in Edinburgh in November 2018.

UK and China scientists develop world-first cold storage road/rail container

UK and China scientists develop world-first cold storage road/rail container
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University of Birmingham experts have worked with one of China's biggest railway rolling stock companies to develop the world's first shipping container using materials that store and release cold energy.

University of Birmingham develops sight-saving treatment for eye infection or trauma

University of Birmingham develops sight-saving treatment for eye infection or trauma
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Scientists at the University of Birmingham have developed a novel eye drop that rapidly reduces sight-threatening scarring to the surface of the eye.

Chemical Engineering Graduate wins 2018 Salters' Prize

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Nisha Kandola, a recent Masters in Chemical Engineering graduate, has received a prestigious 2018 Salters' Graduate Award.

Government's Year of Engineering

Government's Year of Engineering
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Dr Pola Goldberg-Oppenheimer attended an All Party Parliamentary Engineering Group meeting at the House of Lords on Wednesday 28 November 2018.

World's first specialist conflict wound research centre aims to eliminate scarring within a generation

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The first military and civilian wound research centre of its kind in the world officially opened at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham on Tuesday 13 November 2018.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) could help spot Alzheimer's early

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Artificial intelligence (AI) may soon be used to detect Alzheimer's disease early in the course of disease say researchers from the University of California. The results of the study were published in the latest issue of the journal Radiology.

Dr Federico Alberini wins the 2018 EFCE Young Researcher Award in Mixing

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Dr Federico Alberini, Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham, was awarded the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) Young Research Award at the 16th European Conference on Mixing in Toulouse, France.

School of Chemical Engineering welcome new inspiring and innovative academics

School of Chemical Engineering welcome new inspiring and innovative academics
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The School of Chemical Engineering is globally recognised for leading innovative teaching and research. Our academic staff inspire and encourage bold and independent thinking and create ground-breaking and enduring solutions to some of the world's biggest issues.

Making a difference to patients with debilitating conditions – new Healthcare Technologies Institute opened

Making a difference to patients with debilitating conditions – new Healthcare Technologies Institute opened
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A new Institute where research will look into improving healing and make a difference to patients with debilitating conditions is opening today (10th October 2018) at the University of Birmingham.

Birmingham Chemical Engineer elected as Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering

Birmingham Chemical Engineer elected as Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering
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One of the University of Birmingham's leading engineers has been named amongst the UK's most eminent experts.

Student Thomas Machin wins Excellent Paper Award

Description
Student Thomas Machin (School of Chemical Engineering), won an Excellent Paper Award for his research on 'Electrical Resistance Rheometry'
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