Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - October 2015

BBC Midlands Today came to campus to speak to Professor Bob Stone (School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering) about his research using Virtual Reality environments to replicate the results of a 1980’s study in which hospital patients recovered quicker when exposed to green spaces. Professor Stone also appeared on BBC WM to discuss the study.

Professor Liam Grover (School of Chemical Engineering) was featured on ITV News and in The Birmingham Mail discussing the revolutionary new dressings he has created with Professor Ann Logan (Institute of Inflammation and Ageing) which could prevent scarring suffered by burns patients and are set to be trialled on patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Dr Nicole Metje (School of Civil Engineering) spoke to Shane O’Connor on the BBC Coventry and Warwickshire Breakfast Show about leaks and the impact of leaks on surrounding areas of soil.

Dr Louise Male (School of Chemistry) appeared on BBC Inside Out West Midlands providing an analysis of a DIY tattoo removal kit which has left users badly burned.

Dr Nick Hawes (School of Computer Science) was featured on BBC Midlands Today discussing the use of robots in a warehouse environment to increase human productivity.