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Welcome to the School of Chemistry news page, featuring the latest awards, achievements and acknowledgements attributed to academics, postgraduates and undergraduates. 

Birmingham chemist to help preserve Mary Rose historic ship

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A Professor of Chemistry from the University of Birmingham is part of a team of chemists that have collaborated with conservationists at the Mary Rose Trust to develop a new way of protecting the iconic ship for future generations.
Date:
29/08/2018

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.
Date:
09/08/2018

Chemistry at Birmingham 2018 NSS results

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School of Chemistry at the University of Birmingham National Student Survey results.
Date:
03/08/2018

How MRI technology is delivering advances beyond the field of medicine

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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.
Date:
06/07/2018

Birmingham chemist warns against taking diet pills

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University of Birmingham's Dr Simon Cotton was recently interviwed by Free Radio to warn of the dangers of 2,4-dinitrophenol, commonly known as DNP, and the string of young people who have fallen victim to the fatal chemical.
Date:
04/07/2018

Birmingham chemist featured in Chemical & Engineering News article about a new way of sniffing out fake truffles

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Dr Simon Cotton, an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the university of Birmingham's School of Chemistry, has contributed to a new article in Chemical & Engineering News about a breakthrough in tackling food fraud.
Date:
12/06/2018

Professor Rachel O'Reilly appointed next Head of School of Chemistry

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Professor Rachel O'Reilly has been appointed to be the next Head of the School of Chemistry at the University of Birmingham. She will take up her new position on 1 August 2018.
Date:
08/06/2018

Breathing new life into old materials – using waste plastic to create high-value products

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Professor Andrew Dove takes a look at the issue of recycling and how we might upcycle waste plastic to create high-value products.
Date:
08/06/2018

Breathing new life into old materials – using waste plastic to create high-value products

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Professor Andrew Dove takes a look at the issue of recycling and how we might upcycle waste plastic to create high-value products.
Date:
08/06/2018

Why critical materials are exactly that

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Writing in the New Statesman, University of Birmingham Energy Development Manager Dr Gavin Harper describes why strategic elements and critical elements are so important to our modern world and what the Birmingham Centre for Strategic Elements and Critical Materials (BCSECM) is doing to diversify their supply, develop viable substitutes and improve reuse and recycling rates.
Date:
31/05/2018
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