News and events from around the School of Engineering

Events

Selected news

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.

Birmingham railways experts win Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education

Birmingham railways experts win Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education
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The University of Birmingham has been awarded a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education in round Twelve (2016-18) for its contribution to making railways around the world safer and more efficient.

Prestigious Scruton lecture and esteemed fellowship announcement – a night at the institution of Civil Engineers

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On Thursday 23rd November, Professor Chris Baker was granted the honour of presenting the prestigious Scruton lecture. Following this, Professor Mark Sterling, Head of the School of Engineering and Beale Professor of Civil Engineering, was named a Fellow of the Wind Engineering Society (WES).

Women in Technology Conference 2017

Women in Technology Conference 2017
Description
On Saturday 28 October 2017, the University's Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) and the Computer Science Societies (CSS) hosted the third edition of the Women in Technology Conference, to celebrate women working in, or aspiring to work in, one of the world's fastest growing industries.

Birmingham researchers recognised for their collaborative approach to transform how buried infrastructure is managed

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A collaboration between industry and researchers at the University of Birmingham to transform the way pipes, cables and other buried utilities are managed has won 'Best Collaborative Work' at the Street Works UK Awards 2017, which were held at the House of Commons on Wednesday (15 November).

Simulating sludge: a novel approach to visualising anaerobic digestion

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After Dr Davide Dapelo completed his degree in theoretical physics in his native Genova, he took an EU-financed research course on renewable energies. This included an industry placement with a company that project-built anaerobic digesters.While there, Davide realised there were ways to improve the anaerobic digestion (AD) mixing process, which gave him the idea for his PhD topic: the application of computer simulation of flow methods to a specific aspect of wastewater treatment. To pursue the idea, he sought out top academics working in this field, one of whom was John Bridgeman, Professor of Environmental Engineering at Birmingham – and as a result left Italy to pursue his academic career in Birmingham.

At Sea with the Royal Marines – part 2

At Sea with the Royal Marines – part 2
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The Human Interface Technologies (HIT) Team at the University of Birmingham have taken to the sea with the Royal Marines aboard one of the elite amphibious troops' Griffon 2400TD Hovercraft, or "LCAC" (Landing Craft Air Cushion).

University of Birmingham secures funding for National Centre for Nuclear Robotics

University of Birmingham secures funding for National Centre for Nuclear Robotics
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A consortium of eight universities, led by University of Birmingham, has secured £42 million of new investment to fund the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics (NCNR).

HIT Team shortlisted at the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2017

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The Human Interface Technologies (HIT) team, led by Director Professor Bob Stone at the University of Birmingham, has been shortlisted at the prestigious 2017 Times Higher Education (THE) Awards in the Technological Innovation of the Year category.

Birmingham marks progress on innovative new STEM laboratories

Birmingham marks progress on innovative new STEM laboratories
Description
The University of Birmingham has marked progress on an innovative new £40 million teaching laboratory which will change the way students study Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.
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