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  • Pathway to Removing Barriers

    Eight students cut their summer holiday short and joined the University early to complete a unique three week course teaching them all they need to know about physics before embarking on their degree in engineering.

    Categorised under: Women in Engineering and Student news

  • silkworm pulling silk

    Insight into how silkworms ‘pull’ fibre from their bodies could revolutionise how greener materials are manufactured

    Insight into how silkworms ‘pull’ fibre from their bodies could revolutionise how greener materials are manufactured.

    Researchers from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Material Science have shown that animals spin silk by pulling, rather than pushing, it out of their bodies. They suggest that if this process can be copied in an industrial setting, it could improve how synthetic materials are processed and offer more environmentally-friendly alternatives to the production of synthetic materials like nylon and polyester.  

    Categorised under: Research news and Faculty news

  •  Phosphorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy reveals three distinct regions of melanoma

    New imaging microscopy technique to detect cancer

    New imaging microscopy technique to detect cancer

    Breakthrough collaborative research carried out in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield has developed a new form of imaging microscopy that can be used to detect cancer in the human body.
     

    Categorised under: Research news

  • Prof Sheila MacNeil

    Pelvic Mesh Surgery - “good enough” is just not good enough

    As new cases come to light highlighting the traumatic complications from vaginal mesh surgery in the UK, Professor of Tissue Engineering Sheila MacNeil explains the need for better materials.

    Categorised under: Comment and Discussion

  • Young engineers from Sheffield take part in carbon-free challenge at The Diamond

    Taking time out of their summer holiday, young engineers and programmers aged eight to 18 took part in a carbon-free initiative called the Arcola Energy Hydrogen Hack in The Diamond Building last week.

    Categorised under: Public Engagement

  • First walking app of its kind launches to help adults be more physically active

    Public Health England (PHE) launches a new One You physical activity campaign today (24 August) to encourage people to build 10 minute brisk walks into their day with the free Active 10 app, developed in partnership with researchers from the Department of Computer Science at The University of Sheffield. 

    The Active 10 app is the first of its kind to measure how much brisk walking you are doing and highlights how many continuous chunks of ten minutes – know as Active 10s – are achieved each day.
     

    Categorised under: Research news and Faculty news

  • diamond building

    Engineering and innovation bring notable success to the University of Sheffield

     The University of Sheffield is celebrating the doubling of income for engineering research over the past four years, cementing its reputation as a leading centre for engineering and advanced manufacturing research and development.

    The University has the second highest research income in the UK for engineering - beating Cambridge University and only slightly behind Imperial College London.

    Categorised under: Research news and Faculty news

  • VC Keith Burnett with Saheela Mohammed

    Honour for outstanding Bioengineering student

     Saheela Mohammed, the recipient of the 2017 Chancellor’s Medal, was honoured with the award during her graduation ceremony this week (Tuesday 18 July 2017) in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the Faculty of Engineering, the University and the wider community of Sheffield.

    Categorised under: Student news

  • Dr Helen Sharman OBE

    University of Sheffield alumna and the first Briton to go into space, Dr Helen Sharman OBE, has today (20 July 2017) officially opened the Diamond - the University’s newest world-class teaching and research facility.

    Completed in 2015, the Diamond building and its facilities represent the University of Sheffield’s largest ever investment in learning and teaching.

    Categorised under: Women in Engineering and Faculty news

    This article is located in a different section of the University of Sheffield website.

  • silkworm cocoon

    Silkworm ‘micrococoons’ could be used in biotechnology and medicine

    Silkworm ‘micrococoons’ could be used in biotechnology and medicine

    Micrococoons like those spun by silkworms have been created by University of Sheffield and Cambridge researchers. The tiny capsules could help protect sensitive molecules that have potential health or nutritional benefits. The technology could also be used in pharmaceuticals to treat a wide range of severe and debilitating illnesses.

  • University of Sheffield to lead on UK wind power technology for the future

     University of Sheffield to lead on UK wind power technology for the future

    The University of Sheffield will lead a £7.6m research project to improve the country’s offshore wind power technologies, it was announced today. (Thursday 13 July 2017)

    Lord Prior, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, revealed the news as part of a £138m investment announcement into research partnerships to strengthen links between the UK’s research base, industry and business partners.

    Categorised under: Faculty news

  • Iain Todd group

    Workshop success for MAPP research hub

     A Partner Workshop held by The EPSRC Future Manufacturing Hub in Manufacture using Advanced Powder Processes (MAPP) has been hailed a resounding success by its industry and High Value Manufacturing Catapult partners.

    Categorised under: Faculty news

  • World’s longest running synchrotron light experiment reveals long-term behaviour of nuclear waste ma

    Researchers from the University of Sheffield, in partnership with the Diamond Light Source, are leading the way in understanding slow transformations in nuclear waste materials. Their experiment has just reached a major landmark – 1000 days – the longest running synchrotron light experiment in the world. 

    Categorised under: Research news

  • International Underwater Robotics

    Engineering students qualify for International Underwater Robotics Competition

    A group of engineering students from across the faculty have qualified for the finals of the International Underwater Robotics competition.

    Categorised under: Faculty news and Student news

  • UK Robotics Week

    To celebrate UK Robotics Week Sheffield Robotics and CATCH from the University of Sheffield are hosting open labs and talks on Monday 26th June.

    Categorised under: Public Engagement