Mechanical Engineering - news and events

Vice-Chancellor visits Engineering Societies!

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School of Engineering welcomes a visit from Professor Sir David Eastwood, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Birmingham who came to meet our motor racing societies, UB Racing and Brum Eco Racing.

Birmingham experts develop gas turbine tech boost to electric vehicles' range

Birmingham experts develop gas turbine tech boost to electric vehicles' range
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Electric vehicles that travel a complete journey on each charge – making them more appealing to drivers – have moved a step closer, thanks to our research.

University of Birmingham leads discussions on boosting 'clean cold' in India

University of Birmingham leads discussions on boosting 'clean cold' in India
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Experts from the University of Birmingham led discussions on broadening the use of sustainable cooling technology in India and supporting the Indian Government's drive to meet key development targets.

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.

Breaking ground at the University's new School of Engineering

Breaking ground at the University's new School of Engineering
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The University of Birmingham, in partnership with Willmott Dixon, have celebrated the start of development of a new School of Engineering building.

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.

A new home for the School of Engineering

A new home for the School of Engineering
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The University of Birmingham is embarking on a new ambitious building project in partnership with Willmott Dixon, which will deliver a new home for the University of Birmingham's School of Engineering.

Shadow Minister for International Development Preet Gill MP visits Birmingham engineers

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Earlier this month (7 June 2018), Preet Gill MP, Shadow Minister for International Development and MP for Edgbaston, visited the University of Birmingham to learn more about how its engineers are using their expertise to tackle global environmental challenges and provide high quality employment opportunities for graduates.

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.
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