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University of Birmingham academics' success in Queen's Birthday Honours List

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The significant contribution of two University of Birmingham academics and one honorary graduate have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

'Self-healing' materials set to transform hypersonic travel

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The University of Birmingham is working as part of a group of 12 partners from six European countries on an EU-funded collaborative research project which aims to design, manufacture and test a new generation of materials able to withstand the harsh conditions of aerospace.

Atomically thin nanowires convert heat to electricity more efficiently

Atomically thin nanowires convert heat to electricity more efficiently
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Waste heat can be converted to electricity more efficiently using one-dimensional nanoscale materials as thin as an atom – ushering in a new way of generating sustainable energy – thanks to new research by the Universities of Warwick, Birmingham and Cambridge.

Casting: art to aerospace

Casting: art to aerospace
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Feature article on the life and research of Professor Nick Green, Director of the High Temperature Research Centre and Professor of Manufacturing Technology at the University of Birmingham, who recently gave his Inaugural Lecture, entitled 'Casting: art to aerospace'.

Professor John Knott OBE, FREng, FRS

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Notice of the death of Professor John Knott, OBE, FREng, FRS, and invitation to attend a commemorative day on Thursday 19 April 2018 to celebrate his many academic achievements.

The Faraday Institution Announces £42 Million for Energy Storage Research

The Faraday Institution Announces £42 Million for Energy Storage Research
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Today (23 January 2018) the Faraday Institution announced up to £42 million in new government funding to four UK-based consortia to conduct application-inspired research aimed at overcoming battery challenges to accelerate the electric vehicle (EV) revolution.

University of Birmingham establishes National Centre for Nuclear Robotics

University of Birmingham establishes National Centre for Nuclear Robotics
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The University of Birmingham is leading a consortium of eight universities, with £42m of new investment, to establish the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics (NCNR).

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.
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