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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).

Grain refiner breakthrough for magnesium alloys

Grain refiner breakthrough for magnesium alloys

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

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.
Overseas Industrial Research Funding Success for Developing Advanced Vacuum Insulation Panels (VIPs)

Overseas Industrial Research Funding Success for Developing Advanced Vacuum Insulation Panels (VIPs)

Dr Harjit Singh of the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences and the Institute of Energy Futures has been awarded a prestigious research grant of the value of circa £162,000 to develop advanced vacuum insulation for domestic, industrial and commercial appliances.
Further funding brings the vision of full metal circulation a step closer

Further funding brings the vision of full metal circulation a step closer

BCAST Director Professor Zhongyun Fan has successfully applied for a further £10m of EPSRC funding to develop the Future Liquid Metal Engineering Hub (The Future LiME Hub). Funding for this £60m initiative will comprise £5m from participating universities and £45m from the public sector in addition to the EPSRC award.


Brunel enters landmark research partnership with Brazil

Brunel enters landmark research partnership with Brazil

Brunel University London and FAPESP, the State of Sao Paulo Research Foundation, have agreed a partnership agreement to promote cooperation in scientific and technological research between Brunel University London and the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
New models could accelerate the reduction of animal testing for chemical  safety assessment

New models could accelerate the reduction of animal testing for chemical safety assessment

New research has found a way to better predict the effects of chemicals on biological systems, that may one day reduce the need for animal testing.
Lack of asthma testing could risk the careers of young footballers

Lack of asthma testing could risk the careers of young footballers

Teenagers who play in elite youth football leagues could be jeopardising their health and sporting potential because they aren't getting tested for asthma early in their career, suggests Brunel University London exercise and respiratory physiologist, Dr Pascale Kippelen.

More to obesity than meets the eye, new vision for Brunel’s research into environment and health

More to obesity than meets the eye, new vision for Brunel’s research into environment and health

Dutch-Canadian toxicologist Professor Juliette Legler has joined the College of Health & Life Sciences at Brunel University London, as a Professor of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Juliette will also lead the Environment and Health research theme in the Institute of Environment, Health and Societies.
Facing the failures of the welfare state from within  – the need for real reform

Facing the failures of the welfare state from within – the need for real reform

As politicians and commentators increasingly focus on the failures of the welfare state, the academic author of a new book focuses on his own family’s experiences to find answers.

Royal College of Surgeons backs calls for increase in placebo surgery

Royal College of Surgeons backs calls for increase in placebo surgery

A working party looking into the inclusion of placebos in surgical trials has led to a recommendation for greater use of the controversial method by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Research Catalyst Fund Awards announced

Research Catalyst Fund Awards announced

Brunel Research Institutes operate a scheme for Research Institute members to fund activities that act as a catalyst to the advancement of their careers as researchers. The following schemes are open to all research-active Institute staff. 

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