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Student Thomas Machin wins Excellent Paper Award

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

Nanjing city leaders visit University of Birmingham to strengthen partnership

Nanjing city leaders visit University of Birmingham to strengthen partnership
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The University of Birmingham welcomed senior leaders from Nanjing Municipal Government to continue discussions with Birmingham's sister city around working on a range of research, innovation, education, and cultural projects.

Centre for Custom Medical Devices will create a new generation of 3D healthcare innovations

Centre for Custom Medical Devices will create a new generation of 3D healthcare innovations
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The Centre will innovate at all stages of the medical device supply chain, from implant simulation and novel designs, through to manufacturing prosthetics that overcome healthcare challenges such as infection.

Gas consumption during the 'Beast from the East' – how the local gas system kept us warm

Gas consumption during the 'Beast from the East' – how the local gas system kept us warm
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Leading academics have for the first time, measured Great Britain's hourly local demand for natural gas, providing insights into the gas consumption that helps keep the country warm.

Project launches to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in engineering and physical sciences

Project launches to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in engineering and physical sciences
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The University of Birmingham has been awarded a slice of £5.5 million funding for a project to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in engineering and physical sciences.

Energy storage research funding opportunities for post-doctoral researchers

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As part of the £4m EPSRC - funded Multi-Scale Analysis for Facilities for Energy Storage (MANIFEST) project, the research consortium is offering eligible post-doctoral researchers support to visit partner institutions as part of a researcher exchange programme. Apply by 15 August 2018.

Eddie Hughes MP meets Birmingham energy storage experts

Eddie Hughes MP meets Birmingham energy storage experts
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Earlier this month (12 July), Eddie Hughes MP, member for Walsall North, visited the Birmingham Energy Institute to learn more about its world-leading research into the next generation of energy storage technology, and how such technologies can be integrated into future energy systems.

NHS at 70 podcast

NHS at 70 podcast
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Following the 70th Anniversary of the NHS last week, Dr Sophie Cox and Professor Martin Powell spoke on a University podcast to discuss the contribution the University of Birmingham has made to the NHS.

Guest lecturer discusses biomaterials for temporally controlled delivery of drugs, genes and cells

Guest lecturer discusses biomaterials for temporally controlled delivery of drugs, genes and cells
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On Thursday 5 July 2018, Dr Cathal Kearney, Lecturer at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, gave a lecture at the School of Chemical Engineering, which covered an inspiring story of building capabilities in temporally controlled drug delivery from biomaterials.

Birmingham researchers reach IChemE Global Awards 2017 finals for anti-scarring eye drops

Birmingham researchers reach IChemE Global Awards 2017 finals for anti-scarring eye drops
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Researchers from the University of Birmingham reached the finals at the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Global Awards 2017 for their pioneering development of an anti-scarring drop that can be applied following injury to prevent scar formation.

CDT Formulation Engineering student wins IChemE award

CDT Formulation Engineering student wins IChemE award
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Giuseppe Forte, a student from the University of Birmingham's Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) Formulation Engineering within the School of Chemical Engineering, was awarded best presentation for his work on catalyst manufacture at the IChemE Fluid Mixing Processes SIG 2018 Research Student event in April 2018.

UK – China partners establish biomedical engineering centre of excellence

UK – China partners establish biomedical engineering centre of excellence
Description
The University of Birmingham and Southeast University today signed a new agreement to develop new biomedical technologies that could help to fight diseases and aid regeneration of the human body.
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