Mechanical Engineering - news and events

Norfolk teens learn about engineering under an x-type

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Year 12 students from Norfolk visited Jaguar Land Rover and the University of Birmingham over two days to learn about career routes into the famous UK car maker.

New development in contact lenses for red-green colour blindness using simple dye

New development in contact lenses for red-green colour blindness using simple dye
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Researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a contact lens that may help people with colour blindness simply by using a low cost dye, according to research published today (26 April 2018) in the journal Advanced Healthcare Materials.

Birmingham research leads to greener and more productive EU

Birmingham research leads to greener and more productive EU
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Taking a fresh look at how research and innovation can shape re-industrialisation across the European Union could boost economies, slash the emission of planet-warming greenhouse gases, and cut waste, a new study reveals.

New scholarship released for Malaysian postgraduate engineering students

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After a generous donation from a University of Birmingham alumni we are delighted to announce the T.E.H. Scholarship, a new postgraduate award for 2018 entry.

Birmingham researchers chosen to help deliver £6.6 million transformative research programme

Birmingham researchers chosen to help deliver £6.6 million transformative research programme
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The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has enlisted the support of researchers at the University of Birmingham to help deliver an ambitious £6.6 million programme of transformative engineering research, in an announcement made last week (15 January), to mark the Year of Engineering.

Birmingham joins Beijing university on education programmes

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The University of Birmingham has signed an agreement with the University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB) to create new education programmes for Chinese students.

Former Birmingham student delivers virtual reality training for world's largest natural gas vessel

Former Birmingham student delivers virtual reality training for world's largest natural gas vessel
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In December 2017, Matthew Cottrell, a Birmingham Mechanical Engineering graduate, applied the knowledge and experience he gained in Virtual Reality (VR) technology to deliver an innovative VR-based training for the Shell Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) platform in Western Australia.

EPS students win Vice-Chancellor's Challenge - Sustainable Cities and Communities

EPS students win Vice-Chancellor's Challenge - Sustainable Cities and Communities
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On Thursday 16 November 2017, students from a variety of disciplines across the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences won the prestigious Vice-Chancellor's Challenge for their teams' pioneering design of a solar aid pod.

ECUST visitors discuss future partnerships with Birmingham

ECUST visitors discuss future partnerships with Birmingham
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A senior delegation from East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) visited the University of Birmingham to explore collaboration in engineering.

14 technologies awarded £80,000 each by Prince Albert's education legacy

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The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 has awarded Industrial Fellowships to the UK's 14 most promising doctoral engineers and scientists.
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