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The Fate and Sustainable Future of Plastic

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Due to the environmental impact of their improper disposal, there is growing pressure to rethink our use of, and dependency on, plastics - especially single use plastics.
Date:
09/07/2020

University of Birmingham spinout company ChromaTwist named 'one to watch'

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University of Birmingham spinout company ChromaTwist has been named 'one to watch' in a competition recognising University-bred entrepreneurs.
Date:
03/07/2020

New plastic biomaterials could lead to tougher, more versatile medical implants

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A new thermoplastic biomaterial, which is tough and strong but also easy to process and shape has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
01/07/2020

National award for project to bring chemistry to life in schools

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A project that uses real-world research to bring chemistry to life for school students has been recognised with a national award from the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Date:
24/06/2020

University of Birmingham scientists win prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Awards

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Two scientists from the University of Birmingham have been recognised with prestigious awards from the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Date:
24/06/2020

Using Jenga to explain lithium-ion batteries

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Tower block games such as Jenga can be used to explain to schoolchildren how lithium-ion batteries work, meeting an educational need to better understand a power source that has become vital to everyday life.
Date:
16/06/2020

Remembering Dr Colin Patrick

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It is with great sadness that the University of Birmingham has learned of the death of our much-loved friend and former colleague Dr Colin Patrick, aged 90.
Date:
20/05/2020

MRI scanning assists with next generation battery design

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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can provide an effective way of supporting the development of the next generation of high-performance rechargeable batteries, according to research led by the University of Birmingham.
Date:
29/04/2020

Researchers develop biodegradable polymer which could aid patient recovery after major surgery

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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed biodegradable polymer inks which could help patients recover from major surgery more quickly.
Date:
07/02/2020

Birmingham scientist wins prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry award

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The University of Birmingham's Professor Leigh Canham has been named the Royal Society of Chemistry Spiers Memorial Award winner for 2020.
Date:
08/01/2020
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