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Report brings the work of Brunel Institutes into focus

Report brings the work of Brunel Institutes into focus

The successes of Brunel's three Research Institutes and 15 central research themes are highlighted in their first annual report.
Drone boats health check Europe’s lakes and rivers

Drone boats health check Europe’s lakes and rivers

Smart aquatic drones are being developed to safeguard major water sources in a multi-million effort to revolutionise assessing and improving Europe’s water quality.

Autonomous robotic boats will combine artificial intelligence, cloud computing and €7.5m European funding to monitor drinking water reservoirs.

Boredom keeps sex workers on the streets

Boredom keeps sex workers on the streets

Boredom, bad housing and poor support are among the reasons that stop women making a transition out of sex work, a new study reveals.



Masque of Augurs brought to life at its historic home

Masque of Augurs brought to life at its historic home

The historically important performance piece The Masque of Augurs was brought back to its original setting at Whitehall's palatial Banqueting House as part of a groundbreaking heritage project.

Tobacco control cost-saving study dubbed ‘outstanding’

Tobacco control cost-saving study dubbed ‘outstanding’

The €2 million Brunel-led EQUIPT project has pocketed an Outstanding European Health Research Award from the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention.

It will offer health providers and policy makers across Europe tailor-made figures on how much they can save from investing in tobacco control such as stop smoking schemes.

Practice less, play like a pro

Practice less, play like a pro

A novel study shows the best way to hone your sporting technique is not just to watch films of pro players, but watch films that spotlight key actions.


Dr Sullivan to take up residency in the Hub at Wellcome Collection

Dr Sullivan to take up residency in the Hub at Wellcome Collection

Dr Mary Pat Sullivan, a member of the Ageing Studies Theme in the Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, is among 60 collaborators who have been invited to take up the 2016-2018 residency in The Hub at Wellcome Collection, a flagship space and resource for interdisciplinary projects exploring health and wellbeing.

Grain refiner breakthrough honoured

Grain refiner breakthrough honoured

Scientists at Brunel University London who perfected the first ever grain refiner master alloy for magnesium-aluminium alloys have been honoured.


 
Simple test predicts childhood cancer relapse

Simple test predicts childhood cancer relapse

A cheap simple test could accurately predict the recurrence of a childhood cancer.

 


Britain’s debt - how much is too much?

Britain’s debt - how much is too much?

With increasing unease about rising debt levels in the UK, Brunel’s Professor of Accounting Robin Jarvis highlights the scale of the challenge for a population facing intolerable social hardship.

Meeting the demand of emerging market economies

Meeting the demand of emerging market economies

Professor Amir Sharif says global supply chains need to be prepared to meet a growing demand for tailored products and services in emerging market economies.
Study to examine nuclear test veterans for genetic damage

Study to examine nuclear test veterans for genetic damage

A three-year £450,000 cytogenetic study by Brunel University London’s Dr Rhona Anderson will carry out chromosomal analysis of cells from nuclear test veterans and their children.

Researchers will look for any cytogenetic alterations to ascertain if there are any differences between nuclear veteran and control family groups.

Shaping the Future: Casting research ramps up to industrial scale

Shaping the Future: Casting research ramps up to industrial scale

Innovative technologies to make automotive components lighter and completely recyclable will be tested under industry conditions as Brunel University London opens its on campus car component research facility – the Advanced Metal Casting Centre (AMCC).

Isambard Kingdom Research Scholarships launched

Isambard Kingdom Research Scholarships launched

Applications opened on 1st March 2016 for three full PhD scholarships, available in October 2016, for outstanding Home/EU students to study in one of the three Research Institutes – Institute of Energy Futures; Institute of Environment, Health and Societies; and Institute of Materials and Manufacturing.
Brunel University MoU with the UK Intellectual Property Office helps boost economy growth

Brunel University MoU with the UK Intellectual Property Office helps boost economy growth

Brunel University signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Economic Research and Evidence (ERE) team at the UK Intellectual Property Office in November 2015 for the development and analysis of data.
New Drug Development at Sichuan University in China using Brunel Technology

New Drug Development at Sichuan University in China using Brunel Technology

Professor Ian Sutherland has been awarded a Guest Professorship at Sichuan University in the State Key Laboratory of Biotherapy and Cancer Center in West China Hospital & Medical School in Chengdu.
Royal Academy of Engineering Grant for Engine Research

Royal Academy of Engineering Grant for Engine Research

Dr Apostolos Pesiridis from the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering and one of the academics in the Centre for Advanced Powertrains and Fuels (CAPF) has been awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Distinguished Visiting Fellowship grant.
Design for Sustainable Manufacture team awarded an EPSRC grant for research project entitled Design Assistant for Semantic Comparison of Intellectual Property (DASCIP)

Design for Sustainable Manufacture team awarded an EPSRC grant for research project entitled Design Assistant for Semantic Comparison of Intellectual Property (DASCIP)

PI Dr Mark Atherton (Design Engineering), Co-I Dr Alessio Malizia (Computer Science) and Co-I Professor David Harrison (Theme Leader, DSM) from the Design for Sustainable Manufacture theme in the Institute of Materials and Manufacture have been awarded an EPSRC grant for a research project entitled “Design Assistant for Semantic Comparison of Intellectual Property (DASCIP)”.
Inside the mind of a piano

Inside the mind of a piano

Since developing her second ‘Inside-Out Piano’ with an Athena Swan Award in 2014, Sarah Nicolls (Senior Lecturer in Music, CBASS) has created a new one woman show, written an album and performed some of the oldest ‘inside piano’ music.

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