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Faculty of Engineering enjoys two weeks full of awards

Over the last two weeks the University of Nottingham’s Engineering faculty has won a spate of awards for their innovations. The awards span a number of areas, including healthcare and housing, demonstrating the far-reaching impact of the University’s research. Professor Barrie Hayes-Gill and Professor John Crowe from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering picked …

Nottingham technology, Pulse, proposed as new alternative test in UK government consultation for construction industry

A new airtightness test for buildings, developed by the University of Nottingham, has been mooted in a government consultation as an alternative test to be added to the construction process. The testing of airtightness is needed to help establish and minimise the infiltration of cold air into buildings and the loss of heated air out …

Professor Clare wins Royal Academy of Engineering research chair to further work into the future of aircraft repairs

Manufacturing Engineering professor Adam Clare has been awarded a Research Chair by the Royal Academy of Engineering. The Academy’s Research Chair scheme aims to strengthen the links between industry and academia by supporting exceptional academics to undertake use-inspired research that meets the needs of industrial partners. The prestigious position is co-sponsored by Rolls-Royce and will …

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Gold standard skills – interview with Aircraft Maintenance champion Haydn Jakes

    Engineering student Haydn Jakes became a gold medal winner over Summer, competing for Team UK in the WorldSkills 2019 competition held in Kazan, Russia. Designed by industry experts, the WorldSkills UK competitions equip apprentices and students with the world-class skills needed to help UK businesses better compete globally. The WorldSkills competition originated after …

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Cigarette butt research attracts interest from Korea

Last week, a group of students from Korea visited the University’s School of Chemistry to investigate the recycling of cigarette butts. The students had won an LG Global Challenger travel grant which funded the group’s trip around Europe, visiting three other institutions in addition to the University of Nottingham, to further understand the recycling processes. …

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Nottingham Law researcher shortlisted for prestigious impact award

University of Nottingham researcher, Dr Chloe Holloway has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Celebrating Impact Prize. Dr Holloway’s work during her PhD study, Improving the Support of Autistic Individuals Detained in Police Custody, has been recognised for the Outstanding Early Career Impact Prize category. The findings of …

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#INWED19: Annalisa Ferrante

To mark International Women in Engineering Day on Sunday 23 June, we spoke to some of the inspirational women here at the University of Nottingham’s Faculty of Engineering. Introducing… Annalisa Ferrante PhD student  Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering   What inspired you into your career in engineering?  I’ve always been interested in science generally speaking …

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#INWED19: Liliana De Lillo

To mark International Women in Engineering Day on Sunday 23 June, we spoke to some of the inspirational women here at the University of Nottingham’s Faculty of Engineering. Introducing… Liliana De Lillo  The first ever female Principal Research Fellow for the Power Electronics, Machines and Control Research Group. What inspired you into your career in …

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#INWED19: Achinie Warusevitane

To mark International Women in Engineering Day on Sunday 23 June, we spoke to some of the inspirational women here at the University of Nottingham’s Faculty of Engineering. Introducing… Achinie Warusevitane   PhD Student Gas Turbine and Transmissions Research Group What inspired you into your career in engineering?  Since childhood, I was always fascinated about how technology …

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#INWED19: Sarah Davidson

To mark International Women in Engineering Day on Sunday 23 June, we spoke to some of the inspirational women here at the University of Nottingham’s Faculty of Engineering. Introducing… Sarah Davidson Associate Professor  Department of Architecture and Built Environment  What inspired you into your career in engineering?  I really wanted to work in the construction …

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