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 …

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 …

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 …

Daphne Jackson Fellowship opportunity at the University of Nottingham  

Applications are invited for a two-year Daphne Jackson Fellowship that will be hosted by the University of Nottingham.  The fellowship is intended for individuals returning to research in any STEM subject within the following faculties: Engineering Science Medicine and Health Science * * Please note fellowships are only offered in non-clinical areas of research. The …

Royal Academy of Engineering honours University researchers

The Royal Academy of Engineering has recognised world-leading researchers at the University of Nottingham – the School of Computer Science’s Professor Tom Rodden has been elected as a Fellow of the academy, while Professor Sam Kingman and Dr Chris Dodds of the Faculty of Engineering win a prestigious award for a revolutionary process for extracting copper. Professor Rodden has …

New Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellors to support delivery of world-class research

Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, has unveiled a reshaped team of Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellors to support the University of Nottingham’s vision of delivering exceptional research that transforms lives. Reporting directly to Dame Jessica, the Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellors will provide additional leadership in driving the University’s Research Vision. Dame Jessica said: “In the …

RIS — find out more at roadshows across the University

Roadshows showcasing the Research Information System (RIS) take place from Tuesday 20 March, giving colleagues the opportunity to find out about the new functionality that will be coming online over the next few months. RIS provides a structured way of managing the preparation, approval and submission of grant applications, as well as providing a user-friendly …