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Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre primed for project launch

The Nanoscale and Microscale Research Centre (nmRC) is launching an innovative new scheme called NanoPrime this week which will provide funding to researchers from industry and academia to access state-of-the-art instrumentation and expertise. The scheme, funded by the EPSRC, will be officially announced on Friday 20th April at an event attended by world-leading experts in …

Global success for TV documentary

A Nottingham expert in underwater archaeology has been awarded the Gold Medal for best documentary in the History and Society section at the 2018 New York Festivals World’s Best TV and Film awards ceremony, which was held in Las Vegas. The National Geographic documentary Drain the Sunken Pirate City follows Dr Jon Henderson, from the …

New award for research into how arts and humanities can improve health and wellbeing

One of the newest fields of research in the world is to get its own national award thanks to the AHRC, Wellcome and the Nottingham professor who pioneered the subject. Professor Paul Crawford is the first Professor of Health Humanities in the world. His field is defined as the application of the arts and humanities …

Snapshots of success

Building blocks for a lighter future – that was the title of the photo which bagged third place in the Innovation category in this year’s EPSRC science photography competition. The winner, Sam Catchpole Smith, is a third year student at the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing, The image features …

Sweden’s Örebro University honours Professor John Andrews

Professor John Andrews, Professor of Infrastructure Asset Management has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the Faculty for Business, Science and Engineering at Örebro University in Sweden.  The conferment ceremony took place in early February. This was followed by a presentation where Prof Andrews discussed Infrastructure Maintenance Modelling and he went on to talk about Avoiding …

Cancer vaccine pioneers shortlisted for CRUK’s Grand Challenge award

A multi-disciplinary team of scientists, led by University of Nottingham cancer vaccine pioneer Professor Lindy Durrant, has been shortlisted to the final stages of Cancer Research UK’s Grand Challenge – an ambitious series of £20m global grants to tackle some of the toughest questions in cancer research. The ‘Blueprint’ project aims to eradicate established tumours …

Tinnitus research pioneer wins prestigious prize

Professor in Hearing Sciences, David Baguley, has been awarded the prestigious Royal Society of Medicine Section of Otology Norman Gamble Prize. In this blog, David explains why he felt driven to specialise in tinnitus and offers his thoughts on why this hearing problem deserves increased recognition in the future. “When I started working in Audiology, …

The standard setter

Dr Brian Simpson, Honorary Professor with the Department of Civil Engineering, has been awarded the British Standards Institution (BSI) Wolfe Barry Medal for his contribution to standards-making. To say that Dr Simpson has had a long and distinguished 46-year career would be a bit of an understatement. In 1971, Dr Simpson joined Arup, the well …

International award for educational technology project

A University of Nottingham project which has developed digital learning tools to help educate healthcare students, professionals and the public has picked up an international award in the ‘Oscars’ of the educational technology world. The Health E-Learning and Media (HELM) team is based in the School of Health Sciences and aims to provide expertise and …

Master-brewer is honoured by the University of Nottingham in winter 2017 graduation

A former professor of the University of Nottingham, who pioneered world class research into brewing science, has received an honorary degree during this year’s winter graduation ceremonies. She was awarded the Degree of Doctor of Laws in a ceremony on Wednesday 13 December. Professor Katherine Smart, who was a previous holder of a SABMiller professorship …