40 million slaves hidden in plain sight

Inside the Rights Lab, more than 100 University of Nottingham academics have created the world’s leading research platform for ending slavery. This Beacon of Excellence was created in response to target 8.7 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: to end slavery in every corner of the world by 2030. Its data-driven research is informing the …

Long live the tomato

A world-first in genome sequencing and the University’s longstanding partnership with the biotechnology giant Syngenta has paved the way for a breakthrough that will transform the landscape of tomato breeding. The tomato is one of the most valuable fruit crops in the world, with an annual global value of more than $50bn. It’s an important …

Medical devices that bacteria can’t grip

In 2012, a team from the schools of Pharmacy and Life Sciences at the University of Nottingham discovered a bacteria-resistant material. Six years on, the project has taken that ground-breaking discovery and translated it into a CE-certified, bacteria-resistant catheter, which is being trialled in six hospitals across the UK. Morgan Alexander, Professor of Biomedical Surfaces, …

Safe arrival: Nottingham’s breakthrough in maternal monitoring   

Professor Barrie Hayes-Gill’s development of a novel wireless foetal monitoring device that’s being used around the world was recognised at the University’s Knowledge Exchange and Impact Awards 2018.   He received the Vice-Chancellor’s award for Sustained Excellence in Knowledge Exchange. Professor Shearer West, President and Vice-Chancellor, presented the award and she said: “Professor Hayes-Gill is an outstanding researcher and an inspirational figure. Throughout …

Discovery. For the world: celebrating the impact of our exceptional research

Discovery. For the world This is the message the University of Nottingham and our partners are sharing as we celebrate the impact of our exceptional research across the world. We echoed this message at the University’s Knowledge Exchange and Impact Awards 2018, which recognised the contribution of outstanding individuals and teams to our mission of …

Knowledge Exchange and Impact Awards 2018 – our inspirational winners

The discovery of new bacteria-resistant plastics to reduce the incidence of hospital acquired-infections, one of the UK’s most significant heritage regeneration projects, a one-in-a-million snail and keyhole surgery for jet engines were some of the research projects recognised at the University’s Knowledge Exchange and Impact Awards 2018. More than 250 colleagues, industry and civic partners …

Celebrating the achievements of our Research Priority Areas

In 2014 we established our Research Priority Areas (RPAs), which have become a vital part of the University’s research ecosystem. RPAs provide a platform for multi-disciplinary collaboration spanning across our faculty and school structures, with some extending their reach, engagement and collaboration globally. Guest blog by Dr Richard Masterman, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research Strategy and …

University’s one million Open Access downloads

Coinciding with International Open Access Week (22 – 26 October), downloads from the University’s repositories of research papers, theses and datasets have just passed one million since the start of 2018.  This has never happened in any previous calendar year. Guest blog by Tony Simmonds, Senior Research Librarian   This milestone underlines the commitment of …

Engineering’s new APVC for research

Professor Christopher Tuck has been appointed as Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, Faculty of Engineering.   Chris Tuck is Professor of Materials Engineering and Deputy Director of the EPSRC Centre Of Innovative Manufacturing in Additive Manufacturing. He  is also Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing, a training …