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Birmingham to benefit from £184 million investment in science and engineering research training

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On Thursday 1 February, Business Secretary Greg Clark announced that the University of Birmingham and 40 other universities will benefit from a £184 million investment in doctoral training. The funding represents a major investment in science and engineering research and will be used to support doctoral training over a four year period.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

How studying rubbery grips on pens is helping to develop next-generation touchscreen and fingerprint-recognition technology

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Mike Adams, Professor in Product Engineering and Manufacturing in the School of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham, discusses his recent research paper, 'Why pens have rubbery grips', which explains how the composition of our finger pads affects the way we find it easier to grip some surfaces better than others.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

BUMS are having an amazing year!

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This academic year started off with a bang with socials, families, industrial visits and careers events. Now the Spring Term is set to be even better with the launch of the BUMS-led, College-wide EPS Trophy! Media Secretary Hannah Lord tells us more.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

UBRacing's January 2018 Newsletter

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Happy New Year from UBRacing! The team have seen in the beginning of 2018 picking up where they left off at the end of 2017: with lots of hard work! Their latest newsletter tells about what they'll be up to in the coming months, including a trip to compete in Germany.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

Birmingham researchers chosen to help deliver £6.6 million transformative research programme

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The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has enlisted the support of researchers at the University of Birmingham to help deliver an ambitious £6.6 million programme of transformative engineering research, in an announcement made last week (15 January), to mark the Year of Engineering.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Quantum vortex matter: insights from computer algebra

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Feature article on Professor Nicola Wilkin, Director of Education at College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and Professor of Physics at the University of Birmingham.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Upcoming RailSoc Trips

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We've got a number of trips planned for this semester and we hope you'll be interested in joining us.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

Hi, we are Railsoc!

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We are a brand new society for anyone who love all things railways, whether that's from an engineering perspective, historical interest or general enthusiasm. Join in and help set up the University's first railway society!
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Students

A journey through the underworld

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The capacity audience at Professor David Chapman's Inaugural Lecture were treated to his dramatic tunnel collapse experiment, which saw a replica of the Big Ben clock tower sitting atop sand in a Perspex box dramatically cave in and shoot through the entrance when the tunnel face support was removed.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research

Classic mathematical model could help treat infertility

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Using mathematics to treat male infertility might seem rather unlikely, but Birmingham postgraduate student Gemma Cupples has taken a classic mathematical model and extended it to create a way to study the swimming behaviour of sperm that could lead to better conception rates.
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Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research
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