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Do green-certified buildings increase occupant satisfaction? It’s complicated…

A groundbreaking study suggests that earning green certification and specific Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) credits do not necessarily enhance occupant satisfaction.  A study led by Professor Sergio Altomonte of the Department of Architecture and Built Environment (DABE), now at the Universite’ catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), Belgium, and Professors Stefano Schiavon and Gail Brager, University of …

Road to the future

Dr Alvaro Garcia Hernandez of the Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre (NTEC) made his debut on BBC One’s The One Show yesterday in a feature about the different ways to fix potholes. The segment provided a fascinating insight into the groundbreaking research that is carried out at NTEC. The piece featuring the University was set in …

TexGen: Weaving the way forward

Drs Louise Brown, Senior Research Fellow and Uresha Patel, a Postdoctoral Research Associate, discuss how TexGen, a textile geometry modelling software program developed by the University of Nottingham, is fast becoming a geometric pre-processor of choice in a wide range of industries. TexGen is a tool which is used for generating realistic geometric representations of …

Bridging the Gaps – Antimicrobial Resistance Conference 7-8 September

New research collaborations to address the challenges posed by Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) will be highlighted at a two-day conference at the University of Nottingham on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 September 2017. This will be the final event of the antimicrobial resistance programme Bridging the Gaps which was set up to pump prime new studies …

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 …