News and events from around the School of Engineering

Events

Selected news

University of Birmingham signs joint initiative to develop HydroFlex – the UK's first hydrogen train

University of Birmingham signs joint initiative to develop  HydroFlex – the UK's first hydrogen train
Description
The UK's first hydrogen powered train will be created following a new joint initiative between the University of Birmingham's Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education ('BCRRE') and Porterbrook.

Armed Forces praise HIT Team's Mixed Reality system at charity event at Highclere Castle

Armed Forces praise HIT Team's Mixed Reality system at charity event at Highclere Castle
Description
The Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team joined forces with the UK's Defence Medical Services (DMS) earlier this month to stage a series of demonstrations showing old and new technologies and techniques for supporting combat casualty care at the Heroes at Highclere Armed Forces charity weekend.

Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team discover World War II torpedo net at the bottom of Burrator Reservoir

Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team discover World War II torpedo net at the bottom of Burrator Reservoir
Description
Members of the University of Birmingham's Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team recently discovered a torpedo net from World War Two at the bottom of Burrator Reservoir in Devon.

Breaking ground at the University's new School of Engineering

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

Eyes for sore sites: a life of geophysics

Eyes for sore sites: a life of geophysics
Description
Feature article on the life and career of Nigel Cassidy, Professor of Geotechnical Infrastructure Engineering, who recently delivered his Inaugural Lecture, entitled 'Eyes for sore sites: a life of geophysics'

HIT Team help raise awareness for NHS personnel and their Families

HIT Team help raise awareness for NHS personnel and their Families
Description
The Human Interface Technologies Team staged its busiest Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality (VR, AR and MR) event to date when it took a range of technology demonstrators to Torbay Hospital in Devon as part of an awareness-raising day for NHS executives, healthcare personnel and their families.

Using Mixed Reality to improve UK Armed Forces training

Using Mixed Reality to improve UK Armed Forces training
Description
A new virtual simulator of a Chinook helicopter, developed by a team of technology experts at Birmingham, will soon be helping to improve training for UK Armed Forces' Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) personnel.

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
Description
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.

HIT Team showcase Virtual Reality to the Caves Trust

Description
Professor Bob Stone and members of the Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team staged a unique STEM event in Devon on Monday 30 July 2018.

A new home for the School of Engineering

A new home for the School of Engineering
Description
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.
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