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December 2020

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PhD student training programme

7 December 2020

Colleagues from the Materials Research Institute (MRI) will be delivering PhD student training between 7th and 11th December 2020 and we invite you to join this training. It's aimed at 1st and 2nd year PhD students, but is open to all who may benefit. This year our training will be focused ... [more]


November 2020

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Queen Mary Emergency Covid-19 Fund

26 November 2020

Amidst a second national lockdown in the UK we have launched the Queen Mary Emergency COVID-19 Fund so that the whole Queen Mary community can rally together and help our students through this crisis. Students have lost their part-time jobs and many are unable to travel to our campuses but ... [more]


October 2020

Dr Ana Jorge Sobrido

Dr Ana Jorge Sobrido awarded UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship

21 October 2020

Dr Ana Jorge Sobrido awarded UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship Congratulations to MRI's Dr Ana Jorge Sobrido from the School of Engineering and Materials Science who has been named as one of UK Research and Innovation's (UKRI) Future Leaders Fellows for her work to develop innovative energy storage systems. The £1.4m ... [more]

Professor Kostya Trachenko

MRI Scientists find upper limit for the speed of sound

12 October 2020

A research collaboration between Queen Mary University of London, the University of Cambridge and the Institute for High Pressure Physics in Troitsk has discovered the fastest possible speed of sound. The result- about 36 km per second - is around twice as fast as the speed of sound in diamond, the ... [more]

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Chromosol, a Queen Mary spinout company, announced as winner of Royal Society of Chemistry's Emerging Technologies Competition

8 October 2020

Chromosol was founded by Professor Bill Gillin, MRI's former director, and is one of Queen Mary's spinout companies. It has been announced as a winner of the Royal Society of Chemistry's Emerging Technologies Competition. The company won the 'Enabling Technologies' category, beating four other finalists to the prestigious award. As ... [more]

Postdoctoral opportunity in Physics of organic electronic materials

7 October 2020

There is an opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher in Physics of organic electronic materials – Characterization of conducting polymer aerogels for organic thermoelectric applications. This post is being sought by one of Christian Bech Nielsen's collaborators at the Institut Charles Sadron in Strasbourg and the details are at the folowing links: ... [more]


September 2020

Professor Kostya Trachenko

Prof Kostya Trachenko awarded prestigious CCP5 computational physics prize

24 September 2020

Our congratulations to MRI's Professor Kostya Trachenko for receiving the CCP5 computational physics prize this year. The CCP5 prize for 2020 goes to Kostya for outstanding contributions to modelling and theory of condensed matter phases including liquid state theory, radiation effects and DL_POLY development. CCP5 is the Collaborative Computational Project ... [more]

Professors James Busfield and Yang Hao

Royal Academy of Engineering Academy announces leading engineers as new Fellows

22 September 2020

Today the Royal Academy of Engineering announced the 2020 new Fellows. We are delighted to learn that Queen Mary has two new Fellows - Professor James Busfield and Professor Yang Hao. To quote their citations: Professor James Busfield has spent 25 years working with industrial partners to develop a wide range of ... [more]

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]