A £10 million manufacturing research hub at Brunel that will address major, long-term challenges facing the UK’s manufacturing industries, and capture opportunities from emerging research has been announced by Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson.
The Manufacturing Hub in Future Liquid Metal Engineering is funded for the next seven years by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Led by Professor Zhongyun Fan it will have a programme of innovative research in the engineering and physical sciences, related to the challenges in commercialising early stage research.
Scientists at Brunel University London have designed a new hybrid roofing system which could halve energy bills in new homes.
Scientists know that most cancer cells use glucose to fuel their uncontrolled growth and now an international team of researchers has identified a protein which if switched off could stop the disease in its tracks.
Switching from “one size fits all” to a personalised approach based on free open source interior design software could dramatically slash the annual cost of adapting the homes of elderly patients on their discharge from hospital.
Brunel scientist Dr Catherine Meads has proved that listening to music before, during and after surgery reduces people’s pain, anxiety and need for painkillers – according to the most comprehensive review of available evidence so far, published today in The Lancet.
Brunel academic Dr Jesus Ojeda was part of a team led by Durham’s Dr Karen Johnson who have shown a new way of improving soil health, especially in previously developed brownfield sites.
To do so the amount of carbon in the soil, preferably in a stable form needs to be boosted. This research published in Nature Commmunications looked at whether manganese oxide, which is a naturally occurring mineral, can be used to turn carbon from its unstable to stable form in soil and therefore improve its health.
Project lead Professor Dmitry Eskin of the Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology explains: “The most common current method, argon rotary degassing, is energy intensive, involves rotating brittle parts and expensive argon gas.
“Having proved that ultrasound is cheaper, greener and just as efficient we wanted to look at achieving a continuous process that would allow us to apply degassing to much larger melt volumes and upstream from the casting mould.
Fifty chemicals the public is exposed to on a daily basis may trigger cancer when combined, according to new research.
Experts in aquatic toxicity at Brunel University London today hailed a significant development in ridding drinking water and waterways of oestrogenic hormones and pharmaceuticals that pass through conventional wastewater treatment plants.
She donated the very first piece of land to the National Trust but, like those famous 4.5 acres, Fanny Talbot had a wild side to her too.
Academics at Brunel University London have been awarded a £1 million national ESRC grant to look at how sporting and cultural activities can benefit people’s wellbeing.
The spotlight shone on green energy as Brunel’s engineers demonstrated their final year achievements to an audience of their peers.
People who post Facebook status updates about their romantic partner are more likely to have low self-esteem, while those who brag about diets, exercise, and accomplishments are typically narcissists, according to new research.