Trio of success for healthcare technologies networks

The university has been awarded three new Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) healthcare technologies NetworkPlus grants. The scheme supports interdisciplinary research networks working to deliver the science needed to transform healthcare. Steve Morgan, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and co-director of the university’s Centre for Healthcare Technologies, is delighted that Nottingham was awarded three of the …

World Water Day: valuing this priceless global resource

The University of Nottingham’s iconic Trent Building will be lit up in blue on the evening of 22 March – to mark World Water Day. This highlights our commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The theme of World Water Day 2021 is Valuing Water: ‘Water means different things to different people in different settings. By …

Season’s greetings as we look forward to a better 2021

Research update from Professor Dame Jessica Corner As 2020 draws to a close, I wonder if any year has prompted so much time for reflection on what we truly value, and whether a new year has carried so many hopes. I am also sure that our festive break has seldom been as welcome or richly …

New Horizons awards for seven transformative research projects

Seven research teams led by University of Nottingham academics have been awarded prestigious New Horizons grants by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The grants support exciting, transformative research ideas focused on advancing knowledge and securing the pipeline of next-generation innovations. Of the 126 projects awarded funding in the highly competitive national scheme, seven …

Celebrating our postdocs

To mark National Postdoc Appreciation Week, we’ve asked some of our postdocs to reflect on their experiences and the support and opportunities available Dr Nesma Aboulkhair From a personal perspective, I found the ECR (Early Career Researcher) Leadership Programme, which is run by the universities of Nottingham and Birmingham, was excellent. As postdocs, it’s easy …

COVID-19: support for postgraduate researchers and invitation to a virtual town hall

Professor Dame Jessica Corner on the University’s response to COVID-19 In my latest update, I am delighted to share news of support for the University’s UK postgraduate researchers, whose studies have been affected by COVID-19. I am also inviting our research community to join me at a series of virtual town halls –as we come …

Entrepreneur in Residence to help foster culture of enterprise and innovation within Faculty of Engineering

The Royal Society has appointed its first Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Nottingham to accelerate work by the Faculty of Engineering in building stronger links with business, and increasing the impact of their world-class discoveries. Peter Winton is a mechanical engineer whose 23-year career with Rolls-Royce included a long association with the faculty. …

World Water Day: our commitment to securing this priceless global resource for all

The University of Nottingham’s iconic Trent Building will be lit up in blue on the evening of 22 March – to mark World Water Day. This highlights our commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all, writes Dr Rachel Gomes of the Faculty of …

Delivering the next generation of hydrogen research leaders 

Professor Gavin Walker, of the University of Nottingham’s Faculty of Engineering, is leading the new Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Hydrogen. Here he reflects on the challenges ahead.    Our low-carbon challenge   The UK has set a target of a 57% reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2032, and an 80% reduction by 2050.   Around 70% of our …