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Birmingham Professor wins Overall Winner Award at Institution of Civil Engineers West Midlands Awards 2018

Birmingham Professor wins Overall Winner Award at Institution of Civil Engineers West Midlands Awards 2018
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On Wednesday 9 May, Nicole Metje, Professor of Infrastructure Monitoring at the University of Birmingham, picked up the Overall Winner and Studies & Research Award at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) West Midlands Awards 2018 held at a dinner gala at the ICC in Birmingham attended by over 270 guests.

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.

Birmingham Professor presents Brownies and Guides with world's first Girlguiding badge for Virtual Reality achievement

Birmingham Professor presents Brownies and Guides with world's first Girlguiding badge for Virtual Reality achievement
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On 25 April, Birmingham Professor Bob Stone presented a group of Brownies and Guides in Devon with the world's first Girlguiding badge for achievement in Virtual Reality, at a special presentation ceremony held at the headquarters of the Saltash District Brownies and Guides in Cornwall.

Birmingham talks Biomedical Engineering and Big Data with guests from Chinese university

Birmingham talks Biomedical Engineering and Big Data with guests from Chinese university
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A delegation of senior leaders from Southeast University (SEU) has visited the University of Birmingham to explore setting up a joint research institute.

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.

The world's first large scale composite Phase Change Material demonstration plant for curtailed wind power

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A UK-China collaborative project led Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage (BCES), funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK Research and Innovation China (UKRI China), has led to the successful commercial demonstration pilot using composite Phase Change Material in Chinese region of Xinjiang.

Birmingham professor wins global award for medical achievement

Birmingham professor wins global award for medical achievement
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Professor Bob Stone, Director of the Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team at the University of Birmingham, recently won a LiveWire Global Award for his team's contribution to medical creativity, vision and ethical practice.

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.

Gravity sensors featured at Thames Water conference

Gravity sensors featured at Thames Water conference
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The Quantum Technology Hub for Sensors and Metrology exhibited at the annual Thames Water conference last week at the Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre. The conference, which focused on health and safety in the water industry, was attended by more than 200 industry leaders from within the water and construction industries.
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