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  • Two academics from our Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Professor Will Zimmerman and Pratik Desai, had their research project awarded highly commended at a recent international industry award ceremony.

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  • Record-breaking microscope developed using methods pioneered by Sheffield engineers

    A revolutionary microscope that has produced images in the highest resolution ever obtained has been developed by researchers using microscopic techniques pioneered by Professor John Rodenburg and Andrew Maiden in our Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

    It could be used to determine the atomic structure of materials that are normally damaged using existing methods

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  • Sheffield is one of leading universities uniting to strengthen UK aerospace sector

    It has been announced today (18th July) at the Farnborough Airshow that the University of Sheffield will be part of a national consortium to provide the global aerospace community with a centralised point of engagement to the UK’s top university aerospace research capabilities.

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  • Comment: Do drones deserve their dire reputation? Depends who is flying them

     Jonathan Aitken from our Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, discusses the use of drones in The Conversation.

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  • Leading Women in STEM: how patents protect our research

    Sheila MacNeil, Professor of Tissue Engineering in our Department of Materials Science and Engineering features in the Life Sciences Edition of FutureNorth, a pull out distributed with The Times.

    Sheila is featured as a leading woman in STEM in a case study focused on her work with HGF, intellectual property specialists. With their support, Sheila has filed patent applications worldwide to protect her technology.

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  • New £1.6m project will harness our digital manufacturing potential

    The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has awarded £11.4 million to seven projects which aim to create novel digital tools, techniques and processes that will support the translation of digital capabilities into the manufacturing sector.

    Professor Zi-Qiang Lang, from our Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering (ACSE), has been awarded a £1.6m grant to develop an innovative digital manufacturing methodology based on complex systems science in the manufacture of dynamic materials and structures.

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  • SunrIde (Sheffield University Nova Rocket Innovation Design Engineering) is the first student led rocket design team to represent the UK in the world’s largest international university competition, the Spaceport America Cup. A huge congratulations to the entire SunrIde team on their successful rocket launch out of a total of 140 teams across the world! They had an accurate altitude prediction of 99.83% (apogee of 10,017 ft), and were presented with the 'best accuracy prediction' award.

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  • Academics from our Department of Mechanical Engineering and Manchester Metropolitan University are researching padding – as currently permitted in the shoulder region of rugby apparel and breast padding for women players – on behalf of the sport’s global governing body, World Rugby, who are funding the project. The research will feed into a player-centred review of regulations by World Rugby, including how testing and specifications will be developed for kit into the future.

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  •  A new report demonstrating how drones can come to the rescue in natural disasters, help starving people in conflict and provide emergency medicine has been published today (7 June 2018) by one of the UK’s leading robotics experts, Professor Noel Sharkey, Emeritus Professor of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in our Department of Computer Science.

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  • FlashyScience is a suite of virtual experiments which allow school students to run science and engineering experiments online, repeating them as often as they like to maximise their learning potential.

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  • Urban flooding can now be managed much more effectively, thanks to a smart Artificial Intelligence based technology called CENTAUR™. This technology, developed by a consortium including researchers from our Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, was recently awarded the ‘Most Innovative New Technology of the Year’ at the 2018 Water Industry Awards, a prestigious event that celebrates and rewards outstanding achievement and innovation in the UK water industry.

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  • Our Department of Computer Science has partnered with Silicon Valley based experts, VoiceBase, the leading provider of AI-powered speech analytics, to launch the new Centre for Speech and Language Technology. It will bring together our researchers to pioneer the future of speech recognition and speech analytics.

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  • Sheffield researchers collaborate with Amazon on using AI to stop the spread of fake news

    Our researchers from the Department of Computer Science collaborated with Amazon researchers, using artificial intelligence to fact-check information online. This blog post, written by one of the research team at Amazon, discusses the project in detail and links to the large-scale fact extraction and verification dataset which the team have made publicly available. Other academics and industry researchers can use the dataset for their own research into how to stop the spread of false information online.

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  •  Technology that can predict hip fractures, computer models to help with effective treatment for heart disease patients and the development of virtual reality colonoscopies are just some of the innovative medical technologies being demonstrated at the annual Insigneo Showcase today (3 May 2018).

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  • Researchers from the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have developed an algorithm that, when paired with wearable sensors, provides more informative and effective monitoring of the way MS patients walk in real life. The improved monitoring of the way MS patients walk will help clinicians more easily assess the effectiveness of existing treatments and disease progression in MS patients.

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