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Cover story: "Creating optically tunable protein bubbles..."

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Prof Mohan Edirisinghe

The January 2015 issue of Langmuir, the American Chemical Society Journal of Surfaces and Colloids, features the work from Professor Mohan Edirisinghe's Biomaterials Processing Group on its cover.

Prized naval architect Jeom Kee Paik joins UCL MechEng team

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Professor Jeom Kee Paik

Professor Jeom Kee Paik, whose research interests are safety studies and design of ships and offshore structures associated with extreme and accidental conditions, will work within the department’s renown Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME) section.

REF 2014: The impact behind the power

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At the end of last year, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HECFE) released figures confirming UCL’s status as a preeminent research powerhouse in the UK. UCL’s number one ranking, in terms of research power, in the REF 2014 research exercise, reflects work right across the spectrum from the arts to science and of course engineering.

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.

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