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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.

Israfil's nano-delight

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Israfil Kucuk

UCL Mechanical Engineering PhD researcher Israfil Kucuk is all smiles here after topping a field of 350 international competitors in winning the Interlab poster competition at the prestigious Nanoscience and Nanotechnology International Conference held in Istanbul Turkey. The work presented has been selected for publication in a special Nano-Bio issue of the Journal of Nanoparticle Research

The future of mitral valve surgery?

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Dr Gaetano Burriesci UCL Mechanical Engineering
An article published by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) highlights the work of UCL Mechanical Engineering's Dr Gaetano Burriesci into artificial heart valves

"Computational Biomedicine" a Q&A with Dr Vanessa Diaz

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Dr Vanessa Diaz UCL Mechanical Engineering

UCL Mechanical Engineering's Dr Vanessa Diaz has co-edited Computational Biomedicine: Modelling the Human Body published by the Oxford University Press. This textbook aims to help chart the future of this new medical discipline. We caught up with her shortly after the book's launch.

James Cook awarded for his Bright Idea

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Prof Yiannis Ventikos, Andrew Negris, James Cook, Geoff Meade (CEO of DTE) and Dr Tim Baker

Third year undergraduate James Cook has received £15000 award to help develop a 3d printed helmet into a viable business.
James was presented with his Bright Idea award in last week’s lavish Oscar-style UCL Enterprise Awards which celebrates and encourages entrepreneurship and corporate collaborations within the academic community.
Reacting to the award James said, “I am very proud to have been recognised by UCL and it was awesome to be amongst UCL's buzzing entrepreneurial environment. The support for this project from within and outside the department has been inspiring. In particular, I would like to thank Prof Mark Miodownik, Dr Tim Baker, Philip Jeavons and Desktop Engineering (DTE).”

MechEng researcher/alumni scoop prestigious international naval awards

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Jordy van de Mheen, Ian Whitelegg and Dominic Burger

Recent master’s student Sub Lt Jordy van de Mheen and current PhD researcher Ian Whitelegg are proud recipients of a prestigious award from the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST). 

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