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December 2019

Best Talk (L-R) Christina Kousseff, Dr Christian Nielsen & Professor Alan Drew

Materials Research Institute Christmas Symposium 2019

17 December 2019

Our thanks and congratulations to our prize winning PhD Students at this year's MRI Christmas Symposium. This year's prizes were awarded by Professor Alan Drew, Director of the Materials Research Institute and MRI Leadership Team representatives Dr Flynn Castles and Dr Christian Nielsen. Last year's poster winner, Christina Kousseff won ... [more]


November 2019

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Materials Research Institute Christmas Symposium

6 November 2019

Materials Research Institute’s ever-popular Christmas Symposium will take place this year on Monday 16th December, 13:00-18:00, at the Arts One Lecture Theatre, followed by drinks and nibbles from 18:00 at the SCR bar. Prizes for Best Oral Presentation and Best Poster Presentation (£100 Amazon vouchers), and two runner up prizes (£50 Amazon ... [more]


October 2019

Dr Emiliano Bilotti

Croissant making inspires renewable energy solution

22 October 2019

The art of croissant making has inspired researchers from Queen Mary University of London to find a solution to a sustainable energy problem. Croissants are made by pressing and folding dough to create a layered pastry. The researchers applied this technique to a dielectric capacitor, which is a device that ... [more]

 Sir Peter Ratcliffe

Queen Mary alumnus Sir Peter Ratcliffe awarded Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine

9 October 2019

Sir Peter Ratcliffe, who qualified as a doctor in 1978 from one of Queen Mary’s founding institutions - St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School - has been jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability. Sir Peter began ... [more]


September 2019

Professor John O'Keefe

Biology Meets Physics Symposiumity

30 September 2019

Both the Institute of Bioengineering and Materials Research Institute were delighted by the turnout for the inaugural Biology Meets Physics Symposium at Queen Mary University of London. There was a great variety of talks that stretched from the birds to the bees - Peter Hore's analysis of migratory songbirds to ... [more]


July 2019

Dr Fuad Alhaj Omar and MRI's Dr Joe Briscoe

Queen Mary continues to support the rebuilding of higher education in Syria

31 July 2019

Queen Mary University of London has hosted a Syrian academic in exile, consolidating its support for academics at risk and the rebuilding of higher education in Syria. Queen Mary is among a number of British universities engaged in the Syria Programme launched by the Council for At Risk Academics (Cara) ... [more]

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Two postdoctoral positions in London on CO2 mineralization

23 July 2019

Position details Two postdoctoral positions are available at Queen Mary University of London to work on the computational and experimental characterization of the molecular-level processes controlling the crystal growth and nucleation of magnesium carbonate (MgCO3), specifically focusing on enhancing the direct CO2 conversion to anhydrous MgCO3 at mild conditions. The ... [more]


June 2019

Festival of Communities 2019

Experience Tower Hamlets at the 2019 Festival of Communities | People's Palace, Queen Mary Mile End Campus

11 June 2019

The annual Festival of Communities celebrates the culture and diversity of the extraordinary borough that is Tower Hamlets. Hosted by Queen Mary University of London and Tower Hamlets’ organisations, the festival is returning for its fourth year to showcase living and learning across the borough. The festival provides a weekend ... [more]


May 2019

Technology to capture energy from sea waves

Technology to capture energy from sea waves awarded funding

28 May 2019

A team from Queen Mary has been awarded funding to develop technology to capture energy from waves at sea. Wave Energy Scotland (WES) will grant £461,345 to the team from the School of Engineering and Materials Science to develop an adaptive hierarchical model predictive control framework for wave energy converters (WECs). ... [more]

The Knowledge Transfer Network

A Queen Mary research project has won a national Engineering Excellence Award at Innovate UK’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Best of the Best awards.

9 May 2019

A Queen Mary research project has won a national Engineering Excellence Award at Innovate UK’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Best of the Best awards. The award was presented at The Royal Society of Chemistry in London to LMK Thermosafe, which entered into a KTP with Queen Mary and KTP ... [more]

Dr Karin Hing's Synthetic bone graft Royal Mail stamp

Recognition for Dr Karin Hing's Synthetic bone graft research

2 May 2019

The pioneering work of Materials Research Institute researcher Karin Hing has been celebrated with a stamp as part of a new series launched by the Royal Mail. The six stamp set, launched today, marks innovations in British engineering from the last 50 years including the development of a synthetic bone graft ... [more]


April 2019

London Institute of Transport Technology

Newham College partners in with Queen Mary University London and London Institute of Transport Technology

15 April 2019

MRI's Professor James Busfield Newham College has led the partnership to form one of twelve Institutes of Technology, backed by £170 million of Government Funding, to help provide 'high-quality skills training'' to young people, particularly students looking to take up vocational courses. London Institute of Transport Technology (LITT) is one of ... [more]


March 2019

Milestones in Molecular Simulations

Thomas Young Centre Symposium - Milestones in Molecular Simulations

18 March 2019

We would like to announce the joint Thomas Young Centre, CCP9 and ICL, Chemistry symposium: Milestones in Molecular Simulations Date: Friday, 21 June 2019 Time: 09:00 - 16:30 Venue: Molecular Sciences Research Hub (MSRH), Lecture Theatre B10 Location: Imperial College London, White City Campus, 80 Wood Lane, W12 0BZ The meeting is a celebration of ... [more]

Dr Richard Henderson

2019 Drummond Lecture with Dr Richard Henderson

12 March 2019

You are invited to the annual Drummond Lecture with our speaker Dr Richard Henderson of LMB Cambridge. The lecture is entitled 'The increasing power of cryoEM for macromolecular structure determination'. Dr Henderson received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2017 for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules ... [more]


February 2019

Runner up - Miguel Rivera (supervised by MRI's Dr Rachel Crespo-Otero) receiving his prize

Thomas Young Centre (TYC) Student Day 2019

19 February 2019

The Thomas Young Centre's prestigious annual Student Day took place on Friday 15th February 2019. Shortlisted TYC PhD students present their amazing research through talks and posters and competed for 'Best Talk' and 'Best Poster' prizes. Twelve successful applicants were invited to present their research by way of a short talk ... [more]


January 2019

Bi-layer graphene

Properties of ‘wonder material’ graphene change in humid conditions

24 January 2019

Graphene exhibits very different properties in humid conditions, according to researchers from Queen Mary University of London. The ‘wonder material’, which is made from carbon and was discovered in 2004, is hailed for many of its extraordinary characteristics including being stronger than steel, more conductive than copper, light, flexible and transparent. ... [more]