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September 2020

Professor Greg Slabaugh

Queen Mary appoints Director for new Digital Environment Research Institute

16 September 2020

Queen Mary University of London has announced the appointment of Professor Greg Slabaugh as the Director of the University's new Digital Environment Research Institute (DERI). Greg starts his role this month and will lead DERI, the first research institute created to support the delivery of Queen Mary's Strategy 2030. He joins ... [more]

August 2020

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Scientists develop new material for longer-lasting fuel cells

12 August 2020

New research, involving scientists at Queen Mary University of London, suggests that graphene could be used to make more durable hydrogen fuel cells for cars. In the study, published today in the journal Nanoscale, researchers produced graphene via a special, scalable technique and used it to develop hydrogen fuel cell ... [more]

July 2020

Elvis & Kresse Ltd rescue waste material and transform it into luxury fashion accessories © Elvis & Kresse (EAKO Ltd)

Collaborating with SMEs to develop sustainable fashion

16 July 2020

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London’s School of Engineering and Materials Science are working with a multi-award winning accessories brand to drive forward sustainable innovation within the fashion industry. Funded as part of a £1.2M R&D funding award from the Business of Fashion, Textiles ... [more]

June 2020

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Materials Research Institute researcher recognised in WES Top 50 Women in Engineering

23 June 2020

Dr Petra Ágota Szilágyi, an expert in Functional Materials here at Queen Mary University of London has been announced as a winner of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) Top 50 Women in Engineering: Sustainability awards. Now in its fifth year, the 2020 WE50 celebrates women who have ... [more]

May 2020

Professor Adrian Martineau

You can still sign up to study to identify highest risk factors for COVID-19

21 May 2020

Scientists are calling on the public to sign up to a new study which will help identify who is most at risk of contracting COVID-19 and why some people become more ill than others with the disease. The COVIDENCE UK study, led by Queen Mary University of London, opens today [... [more]

April 2020

Dr Karin Hing

Queen Mary secure new Knowledge Transfer Partnerships to support industry engagement

24 April 2020

Researchers from Queen Mary’s Materials Research Institute have been awarded two new Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) to support innovation and knowledge transfer with industry partners. The new KTPs, which represent funding of over £500,000, will support engineering projects aimed at developing new biomaterials for bone healthcare treatments, and novel woven ... [more]

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Visors made at home by dentists on 3D printers help protect against Covid-19

12 April 2020

Dentists from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, have used 3D printers to design a high-protection visor for NHS medics that is about to be produced in vast numbers for London’s Nightingale hospital. Professor Shakeel Shahdad, from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, ... [more]

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Coronavirus update (April 2020)

6 April 2020

The UK Government has announced that everyone must stay at home and only go outside for food, health reasons or work – if they are unable to do so from home. Queen Mary remains open, however there is now no face-to-face interaction. We are transitioning as much as we can of ... [more]

March 2020

Schematic of the microscopic interactions between active particles (green) and a passive tracer (blue)

Mathematicians develop new theory to explain real-world randomness

20 March 2020

Einstein’s theory of Brownian motion, which describes the random movement of particles in fluids, is widely used to model randomness throughout science. However, this revolutionary model only works when a fluid is static, or at equilibrium. In real-life environments, fluids often contain particles that move by themselves, such as ... [more]

January 2020

Deep-sea ecosystems are potentially at risk from deep-sea mining according to Queen Mary University of London research.

Scientists fear impact of deep-sea mining on microbial ecosystems

16 January 2020

Deep-sea ecosystems are potentially at risk from the impacts of deep-sea mining according to a new paper co-authored by an academic at Queen Mary University of London. The study, which analyses what is known about microbes in deep-sea environments, also shows that some of these habitats may be impacted more ... [more]

A drug resistant melanoma cell that has altered its cytoskeleton

Queen Mary research team identifies new route for tackling drug resistance in skin cancer cells

14 January 2020

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have found that melanoma cells fight anti-cancer drugs by changing their internal skeleton (cytoskeleton) – opening up a new therapeutic route for combating skin and other cancers that develop resistance to treatment. The team from Barts Cancer Institute found that melanoma cells stop responding ... [more]

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PhD Studentship Computational Chemistry at Queen Mary University of London

10 January 2020

A funded PhD student position (3.5 years) is available starting in Autumn 2020 at the Department of Chemistry, Queen Mary University related to the project "Computational Design of Metal-Carbonaceous Catalysts for the CO2 Transformation into Added-Value Chemicals". Deadline for application: 31st January 2020. Project Details The development of catalysts to convert carbon dioxide (... [more]