Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - April 2016

Professor Martin Freer (School of Physics and Astronomy) has been named in The Birmingham Post’s Power 250 in the Academia category as one of ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of academia.

Professor Duc Pham (Department of Mechanical Engineering) spoke to remanufacturing.eu on how robots can help the manufacturing industry use natural resources more efficiently and be kinder to the environment.

The Daily Mail has covered research conducted by academics from the School of Physics and Astronomy. The article discusses the use of data from the Nasa Kepler space telescope which has been used to discover a class of extrasolar planets whose atmospheres have been stripped away.

Dr Guy Davies (School of Physics and Astronomy) provided comment to the BBC on the confirmed existence of planets that have had their atmospheres stripped away by their host stars. The story has also been featured by The Daily Mail, Nature World News and The Science Explorer.

Professor Paula Mendes (School of Chemical Engineering) and Dr John Fossey (School of Chemistry) spoke to the BBC about a new blood test developed at Birmingham which they say is more accurate at detecting prostate cancer.

Dr John Easton (Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering) has written for Railway Professional Magazine on prioritising the cyber threats to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) in rail.

Dr John Fossey (School of Chemistry) spoke to the BBC about a new blood test developed at Birmingham which they say is more accurate at detecting prostate cancer.