Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - April 2015

  • Dr Simon Cotton was featured in a Birmingham Mail  article about the chemical Dinitrophenol which was found in weight loss drugs.
  • Dr Jonathon Radcliffe was interviewed on BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester and BBC Radio Shropshire about renewable energy schemes and why solar power has proved so popular in the UK.
  • Dr Simon Cotton writes for The Conversation on the subject of chemical components in weight loss drugs.
  • Professor Shuang Zhang was interviewed in an article titled ‘Controlling nonlinearity in metamaterials’ for nanotechweb.org which explains how researchers have made nonlinear metasurfaces in which they continuously control the phase of the material’s nonlinear polarization for the first time.  
  • Professor David Evans was interviewed about the switch-on of the Large Hadron Collider for BBC World News and BBC News Channel.
  • Professor Dave Charlton described the restarting of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN as a “new era for science”. He was interviewed by The TelegraphThe Independent, The Times, Mirror.co.uk and the Scottish Daily Express.
  • The University of Birmingham’s Formula Student team featured in the Birmingham Mail after they were awarded a grant from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers towards building a single seat race car.
  • Professor Felix Schmid was interview on BBC News about potential train delays over the Easter bank holiday weekend due to repair work taking place.