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Robots to revolutionise engine maintenance for Rolls-Royce 

A new range of robot ‘mechanics’ under development at the University of Nottingham is set to transform jet engine maintenance at Rolls-Royce, saving the company time and money and cutting delays for air passengers.    The University Technology Centre for Manufacturing and On-Wing Technologies is working with Rolls-Royce to design and build a range of bespoke prototype robots capable of performing jet …

A year of successes

As students get ready for the new academic year, the University of Nottingham prepares to welcome the new cohort and reflect on a year of successes. From revealing innovative new research and launching overseas reputation campaigns, to opening flagship buildings and award-winning snails… read on to find a selection of some of this year’s top …

PhD alumnus awarded the world’s highest honour in mathematics

PhD alumnus, Caucher Birkar, who fled the brutal war between Iraq and Iran and came to the University of Nottingham to study for a PhD, has been awarded the highest honour in Mathematics.   In his final year as an undergraduate at the University of Tehran, Caucher Birkar came to England where he sought political asylum. …

University News Review — June 2018

The University of Nottingham saw many of its stories hitting the headlines this month…     The murky world of the hand car wash The concerning subject that modern-day slavery is prevalent in certain sectors — in hand car washes in particular — dominated the headlines. A smartphone app called Safe Car Wash, launched by …

Racing UK’s first ever all-wheel drive electric motor car at Formula Student

Young engineers at the University of Nottingham are gearing up to compete at an international student motorsport competition with the Formula-style electric race car they designed and built from scratch.     The team aims to showcase the UK’s first ever all-wheel drive electric motor car at the Formula Student, Czech Republic, a renowned test ground for the next-generation of top engineers.   They will compete against 50 other student …

From Hawaiian snail trail to Broadcasting House

When the plight of Jeremy the lonely ‘lefty’ snail made international headlines for the first time in October, it was up to his scientist Dr Angus Davison, an evolutionary geneticist in the University’s School of Life Sciences, to use the media to explain why the plight of this one-in-a-million gastropod could help us to understand …

Amazing plant root images unearthed on new website

Plant scientists at the University of Nottingham have created a new website that takes you deep underground with revealing pictures of plant roots taken using X-ray CT imaging. The Hidden Half website is a directory of plant root systems that have been imaged at The Hounsfield Facility. These X-ray CT images showcase for the first …

Prof Brian Cox gets his brain examined!

Brian’s brain activity was put to the test yesterday when he dropped in on the University’s Quantum Sensing the Brain team at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition. Professor Brian Cox was doing a tour of the annual event which showcases some of the best research being done right now in the UK and brings hands …

Nottingham graduate to present African version of CBBC

An alumnus from the University of Nottingham is set to present the BBC’s first children’s television programme for Africa. Ben Hunte will front What’s New? – a weekly programme from the BBC for 11-16-year-olds. The programme is the first BBC children’s TV programme made for the African continent. It will feature stories behind the headlines, …

Experts provide glimpse inside University’s most energy efficient building

Businesses and the general public were recently invited to visit the University of Nottingham to learn more about the Passivhaus concept. Over 60 attendees, including architects, construction companies, home builders and the general public, filled the boardroom of the recently completed Research Acceleration and Demonstration (RAD) building. The building was specifically chosen as a venue …