Multidisciplinary Aerospace Research Challenge

Prof Hervé Morvan, Director of the Institute for Aerospace Technology, gives some background on the Aerospace Research Challenge, an opportunity for researchers across all faculties to receive project funding up to £50,000. The Institute for Aerospace Technology (IAT) is running a multidisciplinary Aerospace Research Challenge (MARCh) aiming to seed new ideas for research with applicability …

Energy performance study – can you help?

Do you wish your home was more energy efficient? Would you like to be part of a European study which will help us to do that in the future? Then do we have the opportunity for you. See the message below from the Department of Architecture and the Built Environment The University’s Energy and Sustainability …

Technician – and proud!

The blog post below first appeared on the Guardian’s Higher Education Network last week. Written by Kelly Vere, a senior technician at the University, it outlined the technician’s lot and painted a picture of an invisible layer of University and research sector employees of whom little is heard. But it’s very clear that, without them, …

Gurkhas get lunch!

Some nice pics here on the Practical Action Flickr stream. UoN engineers are working with Practical Action and Kathmandu University on the Score-stove – which is designed to be a clean cooking stove. This is of particular relevance in Nepal as cooking on open fires in popular – and as it’s so cold there, this …

Design at Nottingham – you really should have a look

I was wandering back from Chemistry earlier (where I was talking to Sam Tang about some very interesting video material we have – watch this space…) and my route to the office took me past the Engineering and Learning Sciences Centre. I was confronted by these… I was intrigued, so ventured in. Turns out it’s …

3D printing – watch this space

Have been talking to the engineers setting up the (deep breath, because this is a mouthful…) EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Additive Manufacturing at the University. The centre will launch on July 1st, home to more than 40 researchers. They’re among the best in the world in the field of 3D printing and additive …