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November 2021

Professor Bill Bonfield FRS FREng FMedSci, second Head of Materials showing some of the materials developed by Materials at Queen Mary, including HAPEX used in over 500,000 patients worldwide

Materials Celebrates 50 Years of Graduations

15 November 2021

50 years of Materials graduates from the Mile End Campus in London and the first cohort from Queen Mary Engineering School (QMES) at our campus at Northwestern Polytechnic University in Xi'an China were celebrated on Friday 5th November. 120 people gathered in the Octagon with another 45 people on-line to celebrate. We had ... [more]

September 2021

Queen Mary Chemical Engineering students Jamila and Phoebe with colleagues in the Waternet labs, Amsterdam

New study involving Chemical Engineering students could help produce high-quality drinking water at lower cost

21 September 2021

Extensive purification is required to produce reliable and tasty drinking water. Purification consists of a series of processes, and water softening is an important step in water treatment. Currently, most water softening processes use a specific type of softening reactor, known as liquid–solid fluidised (LSF) bed reactors. It is ... [more]

Sir Colin Humphreys

Prof Sir Colin Humphreys awarded prestigious Queen's Medal by the Royal Society

1 September 2021

Sir Colin Humphreys, Professor of Materials Science, has been awarded the Queen's Medal of the Royal Society. Each year three medals are awarded for the most important contributions to the advancement of "Natural Knowledge" in the physical and biological sciences and for distinguished contributions in the applied sciences. Professor Humphreys ... [more]

July 2021

Droplets with tail-like filaments. Credit: Emily Lin.

Scientists create rechargeable swimming microrobots using oil and water

21 July 2021

A new study, published in Nature Physics, has shown that it is possible to create tiny, self-powered swimming robots from three simple ingredients. By combining oil drops with water containing a detergent-like substance, the scientists found they could produce artificial swimmers that are able to swim independently and even harvest ... [more]

The onshore wave energy converters in operation at Gibraltar wave energy station. Credit: Eco Wave Power.

Queen Mary researchers win grant to establish the first onshore wave energy converters to power Thailand's remote islands

15 July 2021

Queen Mary researchers win grant to establish the first onshore wave energy converters to power Thailand's remote islands. Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have been awarded around £300,000 from Innovate UK to develop the first microgrids powered by onshore wave energy converters (WECs). The new project "Sea Wave Energy ... [more]

June 2021

Dr Wei Tan

Queen Mary launches new research project to tackle safety concerns with zero emission vehicles

9 June 2021

Queen Mary University of London researchers have been awarded funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to develop new, lightweight and low-cost materials for the manufacture of safer zero emission vehicles. The project, led by researchers from Queen Mary's Mechanics of Composite Materials Group (MCM), will create an ... [more]

Professor Alan Drew

Delivering the Battery Revolution

5 June 2021

Queen Mary, in collaboration with the National Battery Research Institute and the British Council, are running a pre-COP26 climate challenge workshop on 'Delivering Battery Revolution: Reducing The Drivers of Climate Change in Indonesia'. This virtual workshop, due to be held on 12-14 July 2021, will explain the causes and the role ... [more]

May 2021

Innovation space at Queen Mary Enterprise

Queen Mary opens new life science business incubation space in Whitechapel

24 May 2021

Queen Mary University of London has announced the official opening of Queen Mary Enterprise (QME), a new innovation space in the heart of Whitechapel in east London. Designed by international architects NBBJ, the same team behind the Queen Mary BioEnterprises Innovation Centre (QMB), and located within QMB, the new space ... [more]

April 2021

Delivering Battery Revolution

Delivering Battery Revolution: Reducing The Drivers of Climate Change in Indonesia

22 April 2021

The National Battery Research Institute (NBRI) in Indonesia and Queen Mary University London (QMUL), in collaboration with the British Council, invite you to participate in a Climate Challenge Workshop on "Delivering Battery Revolution: Reducing The Drivers of Climate Change in Indonesia" to be held 12-14th July 2021. This workshop, funded ... [more]

Graphene under various contacts

What we know – and don't know – about the mechanical and thermal properties of graphene

21 April 2021

In a featured article published in Applied Physics Reviews, Prof. David Dunstan from the School of Physics and Astronomy, Prof. Sir Colin Humphreys, Dr. Dimitrios Papageorgiou and Dr. Yiwei Sun from the School of Engineering and Materials Science, review what we know and don't know about the mechanical and thermal ... [more]

March 2021

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New Community Connections Grant Scheme

18 March 2021

New Community Connections Grant Scheme - open now! Would you like to run an activity to connect with your neighbours, local residents in your street or estate, or with community organisations? Apply for up to £500 as part of the Queen Mary Community Connections grant scheme. For more details and to ... [more]

Schematic of device with output from bending

New high-performance and durable textile-based wearable energy harvesters

5 March 2021

New research published by Qinrong He from Dr Joe Briscoe's group, in collaboration with Dr Han Zhang, demonstrates piezoelectric energy harvesters produced on e-textiles that can harvest energy from body movement to power portable electronic devices and sensors. The research, published in the journal Nano Energy, makes use of piezoelectric ... [more]

February 2021

Dr Andrew Buchan

Does Covid-killing UV tech work?

15 February 2021

The MRI's Dr Andrew Buchan & Dr Eldad Avital showed in a recent study that existing UV technology could be used to combat Covid-19. Dr Eldad Avital and colleagues showed that upper room UV germicidal irradiation (UVGI) could deactivate Sars-CoV-2 particles in poorly ventilated rooms. Scientists are also exploring the use ... [more]

January 2021

European Research Council

MRI's Dr Joe Briscoe receives prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant

4 January 2021

Dr Joe Briscoe, a Senior Lecturer in Functional Materials and member of the MRI at Queen Mary, has been awarded a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) as part of the 'excellent science' pillar of the EU's current Research and Innovation programme, Horizon 2020. Dr Briscoe is one of ... [more]