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ERC awards Tiwari €2m to research advanced surface texturing

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UCL Mechanical Engineering’s Dr Manish K. Tiwari has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) starting grant that could change the way we make aeroplanes and even gelato.

UCL and Imperial awarded EPSRC Grant on Thermoacoustic Instability

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Researchers from Imperial College London and UCL won a joint grant for their research on thermoacustic instability.

Interview: Dr Mona Alimohammadi winner of the ImechE UK best thesis

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Dr Mona Alimohammadi

Dr Mona Alimohammadi’s prize-winning PhD has been making waves in the academic world – winning the UK’s Best Medical Engineering PhD Prize and a place in Springer’s “Best of the Best" Theses. However, Dr Alimohammadi insists that she couldn’t have done it without the supervision of Dr Vanessa Diaz and Dr Stavroula Balabani.

Academics Diaz, Ducci, Greig and Jayasinghe promoted

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Academics Diaz, Ducci, Greig and Jayasinghe promoted

Congratulations to UCL Mechanical Engineering academics, all pictured above, whose promotions became effective this week.

First cover article for biomaterials research student Xu

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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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£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).

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