Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - September 2015

Dr Jeremy Wyatt (School of Computer Science) appeared on BBC Breakfast as part of a series of programming dedicated to intelligent machines to discuss the Pacman Project and Deep Learning.

Professor Bob Stone (School of School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering) spoke to BBC Radio 4 about bringing the GLAUCUS subsea habitat back to life using virtual reality. The project, led by Professor Stone and the Human Interface Technologies Team, also featured on BBC News Online and The Plymouth Herald.

Following the publication of Birmingham-led research into a security flaw that could leave more than 100 car models vulnerable to theft, Dr Flavio Garcia (School of Computer Science) was interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours programme, as well as on BBC Radio 5 Live and CNN. The research was also featured in a host of major global print outlets, including The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph and The Washington Post.

A letter by Dr Jonathan Radcliffe (Birmingham Energy Institute) in response to a recent opinion piece by Lord Martin Rees was published in the Financial Times. In his letter, Dr Radcliffe makes a case for stronger incentive for low carbon technology deployment, and new business models required in the energy sector.

Dr Haider Butt (School of Mechanical Engineering) spoke to phys.org about his recent paper on a new holographic lens printing method which can be performed quickly and easily, and could potentially be used by astronauts to print lenses for holographic lens telescopes while in space.

Professor Remi Olatunbosun (School of Mechanical Engineering) has provided comment for Nigerian publication The Nation on a zero-emission automobile built by students at the University of Lagos.

Dr Elfrida Carstea (School of Civil Engineering) was interviewed for  Research*eu results magazine in whichshe discusses the findings of the FLUORO-BOOST project and the potential of fluorescence spectroscopy for improving the energy efficiency of wastewater treatment works.