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£1.5m EPSRC fellowship for Professor Neil Champness

Neil Champness, Professor of Chemical Nanoscience, has been awarded a £1.5m Established Career Fellowship by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). EPSRC fellowships support exceptional individuals who are delivering the highest quality research to meet UK and global priorities. The award to Professor Champness recognises his world-leading research into molecular structures and will support the development …

Chief Scientific Adviser, fellowships and honours for researchers

Professor Tom Rodden has been appointed as Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. He is among significant numbers of our outstanding academics recognised throughout 2018  by their peers and learned societies for pioneering contributions to scholarship and delivering world-class research. Many of these accolades featured in a review of  2018 …

2018: our year in research

As 2018 draws to a close, I reflect with pride on a year where our discoveries continue to transform lives and shape the future both in the UK and across the world. Next year I look forward to further building our knowledge exchange, positioning the University in readiness for REF 2021, and enhancing our international …

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 …