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Stuff really matters: Mark Miodownik wins Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books

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Huge congratulations to Mark Miodowinik, Professor of Materials and Society, at UCL Mechanical Engineering who was unanimously awarded the 2014 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books for his book: Stuff Matters: The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials That Shape Our Man Made World. This prestigious annual prize is awarded for outstanding books that celebrate popular science and is open to authors of science books written for a non-specialist audience.

Biomaterials EPSRC hat-trick to help launch academic careers

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Bio-Materials EPSRC grant hat-trick launches careers

Just like that.

These three UCL MechEng PhD researchers have taken their next career steps courtesy of a hat-trick of Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) grant wins for the department’s Biomaterials Processing laboratory, lead by Professor Mohan Edirisinghe.

MUSE team wins Marie Curie ‘blue skies’ research funding

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MUSE team wins Marie Curie ‘blue skies’ research funding

The MUSE research group, led by Dr Vanessa Diaz, has won some € 550k funding in a Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) award from the European Commission. The funding for the UCL Mechanical Engineering-based team comes as part of a €3.7m funding award to a consortium lead by the University of Sheffield.

Unique naval design fellowship announced

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BMT Naval Design Fellow Dr Rachel Pawling

Dr Rachel Pawling of UCL Mechanical Engineering (centre) to be first BMT Defence Services Fellow

Mark Miodownik’s excellent week

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Mark Miodownik with UCL President & Provost Professor Michael Arthur

Being named a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering would make any engineer’s week and Professor Mark Miodownik was certainly pleased with his election to the prestigious body. “It’s a great honour for me, but I owe so much to all the staff and students of UCL Engineering and the Institute of Making for creating such an innovative and exciting place to work.”

Jaguar Land Rover invests £1m in engine combustion research project

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Jaguar Land Rover invests £1m in engine combustion research project. Photo c/o Automotive World
  • Jaguar Land Rover invests in two new ‘Centres of Excellence for Engine Combustion Research’ at UCL and the University of Oxford
  • £1m research projects will use the latest physical, optical and simulation resources to explore advances in spark and compression ignition combustion, targeting higher engine efficiency
  • Dr Pavlos Aleiferis to lead UCL MechEng work on spark ignition in petrol engines

UCL MechEng to research ultra efficient engines in £6m EPSRC projects

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Flame propagation from UCL MechEng fuels research

Minister for Universities, Sciences and Cities Greg Clark, today announced two new research projects,  ELEVATE (ELEctrochemical Vehicle Advanced Technology) and Ultra Efficient Engines and Fuels, to drive forward low carbon vehicles technologies.

Event: Micro and Nano Flows Conference 2014

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Micro and nano flows conference logo

UCL Mechanical Engineering and UCL Chemical Engineering are jointly hosting the 4th Micro and Nano Flows Conference (MNF2014), taking place in the UCL Roberts Engineering Building from 7- 10 September 2014.

Academic promotions 2014

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Manyy congratulations to the four UCL Mechanical Engineering lecturers and researchers have been promoted in UCL's annual academic promotions.

Event: 'Animals and Engineers: learning from nature.'

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Dr Helen Czerski Animals and Engineers

6.30 - 9.00 pm, 3rd September, UCL Darwin Lecture Theatre, Malet Place 

Have you ever wondered how a snake can see in the infrared? Or how a moth can follow an incredibly faint scent trail to its source? It’s not that their senses are just the same as ours, but better. They frequently use completely different sensing mechanisms, capable of giving them information about their world that we’re oblivious to. And now humans are starting to learn from the animals. Engineers are being inspired by the structures that animals have built into their own bodies, and this is leading to new materials and new solutions to long-standing problems.

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