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Stuff really matters: Mark Miodownik wins Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books
Publication date: 21 November 2014
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
Publication date: 23 October 2014
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
Publication date: 10 October 2014
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
Publication date: 2 October 2014
Mark Miodownik’s excellent week
Publication date: 22 September 2014
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
Publication date: 12 September 2014
- 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
Publication date: 10 September 2014
Event: Micro and Nano Flows Conference 2014
Publication date: 1 September 2014
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
Publication date: 27 August 2014
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.'
Publication date: 27 August 2014
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.