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Behind the scenes

In the run-up to the fascinating Dinosaur of China exhibition, see how the team from China and staff at Wollaton Hall got the fossils ready to go on display for the grand opening on 1st July. It’s set to be a huge hit this summer and finally, the fossils which have the starring role in the Dinosaurs …

Gearing up for the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

The University of Nottingham is aiming to be crowned Champion of the Peaks on Sunday when its Murata Electric Motorcycle Team take on an international hill climb. The team is making its first appearance in the annual Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) on Sunday 25th June 2017. American rider, Jeremiah Johnson, a 25-year …

Preparing for the grand debut

Dr Wang Qi recounts his recent trip to Beijing where he caught up with technicians at the Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Palaeanthropology in Beijing, to see how the fossils were prepared for their grand unveiling at the Dinosaurs of China exhibition Earlier in May, the brightly lit laboratory at the Institute of Vertebrate Palaeontology …

Henry Power

A brilliant engineer and academic who stood out for the many contributions he made to the profession. Described as a giant in his field by friends and colleagues, Professor Henry Power, Chair in Computational Fluid Dynamics in the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering and deputy head of the thermo-fluids research group, passed away …

Dinosaurs of China set sail for the UK

Some very special visitors are on their way from China to Nottingham – Dr Wang Qi talks about what it takes to ship precious dinosaur fossils over 23, 435km from Tianjin to Felixstowe, in time for the Dinosaurs of China exhibition. Dinosaurs of China is a world exclusive exhibition featuring some of the most important …

VC praises a decade-long engineering partnership with Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering and University of Nottingham’s faculty of engineering have been research partners for nearly 10 years. To date, more than 30 faculty and 35 students from Virginia Tech and Nottingham have worked together. Last week at a presidential lecture held in Virginia the leaders of both institutions celebrated the partnership. Virginia Tech’s Tim Sands and University of …

A Picture of Inspiration

Few people are more inspiring than Dr Mohamed Bashir Gadi, winner of this year’s Fazlur Harman Khan Award for Excellence in Engineering, Science and Technology. Dr Gadi, Associate Professor, Director and Admissions Tutor for the MSc Course on Renewable Energy and Architecture, has had a stellar and distinguished career. He has published over sixty research …

Applications for our 2017 BSA Media Fellowships are now open

Experience life as a science journalist Do you want to find out, first hand, how academic research is reported by the media and play an active part in the process? For the third year running the University of Nottingham is offering funded places on the British Science Association’s  2017 Media Fellowships Scheme. The BSA Media Fellowships …

Climate Change: The Biggest Opportunity of Our Age

We’re now seeing the biggest opportunity of our age – this was the key message put forward by the UK Foreign Secretary’s Special Representative for Climate Change, during a visit to The University of Nottingham. Professor Sir David King HonFEI delivered a lecture to students, academics and industry professionals, stressing the importance of the agreement …

Student design could solve African grain wastage problem

A product design and manufacture graduate at The University of Nottingham recently received a major design award for his low-cost grain storage unit which aims to help prevent post-harvest crop losses on small African farms. Anthony Brown, 22, from Walton-on-Thames, near London, won the “Waste Not, Want Not” challenge in the RSA Student Awards 2016; a …