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First cover article for biomaterials research student Xu

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Zewen Xu

A major part of UCL MechEng PhD student Zewen Xu's work attempts the novel making of antimicrobial fibre mats. A paper on this research features on the front cover of the journal Macromolecular Materials & Engineering (August 2016 issue). Xu invents a new environmentally-friendly manufacturing route for the production of fibres without using solvents. The fibres have high antibacterial activity and are also proven useful in tissue engineering.

Research grant to design antimicrobial filters awarded 

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Prof Mohan Edirisinghe
£750,000 EPSRC grant to fund Manufacturing antimicrobial filters for hospital air and water systems awarded to UCL team.

UCL collaboration wins 2016 Rosetrees prize

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A UCL collaboration between Dr Rebecca Shipley from UCL Mechanical Engineering and Dr Simon Walker-Samuel from UCL Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging has won the Rosetrees Trust 2016 Interdisciplinary Prize. UCL’s application was ranked first out of 15 leading research institutes from across the UK and Israel.

Professor Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam joins UCL Mechanical Engineering

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Professor Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam

Professor Shervanthi Homer-Vanniasinkam has joined UCL Mechanical Engineering as Professor of Engineering and Surgery.

Reinventing toothpaste with nanotechnology: The future of oral health formulations

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Reinventing toothpaste with nanotechnology

UCL Mechanical Engineering academics Dr Stavroula Balabani and Dr Manish K Tiwari will be exploring new horizons in oral health, finding fresh perspectives on toothpaste formulations through a research grant worth over £2 million.

Alimohammadi claims best medical engineering thesis prize

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Dr Mona Alimohammadi wins best medical engineering thesis

Many congratulations to Dr Mona Alimohammadi for winning UK’s Best Medical Engineering PhD Prize at the Healthcare Student and Early Career Awards, hosted by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (ImechE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Mark Miodownik receives AAAS Public Engagement with Science Award

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Mark Miodownik receives AAAS Public Engagement with Science Award

  • UCL materials scientist and engineer scoops prestigious public engagement prize from the AAAS
  • Second US award for the best-selling ‘Stuff Matters’ author

Understanding the physics of pancakes to save sight

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Understanding the textures and patterns of pancakes is helping UCL scientists improve surgical methods for treating glaucoma.

Ship Design Team awarded Five Year $500,000 Grant

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Ship Design Team awarded Five Year $500k grant

Complex spatial relationships and systems routing may be incorporated into early stage design by configurational approaches to be developed during the five year project

Professor Edirisinghe appointed as fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

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Prof Mohan Edirisinghe

Professor Mohan Edirisinghe, our Bonfield Chair of Biomaterials and Professor Angela Sasse, Head of Information Security Research at UCL Computer Science are among 50 new Fellows elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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