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  • Alumni of the year

    Alumni of the year

    Alaster Yoxall was one of a handful of Mech Eng alumni who were nominated for awards and was highly commended for the Alumni Volunteer of the Year award.

  • Ben Hughes Whitworth Scholarship

    Whitworth Scholarships Support Engineering Apprentices into Degrees.

    Whitworth Scholarships Support Engineering Apprentices into Degrees.

    Dr Ben Hughes from the Department of Mechanical Engineering has recently been elected President for 2015/16 for the Sir Joseph Whitworth Award scheme, an initiative under the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

  • Diamond

    Diamonds are forever

    Students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering are enjoying lectures in the University’s new £81m Diamond building after it opened its doors on 28 September.

  • Students building UAV

    U AV to be in it to win it!

    The IMechE’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Challenge asks undergraduate teams to design and build an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) before competing in a final ‘fly-off’, allowing them to work on cutting edge research, with real industrial applications.

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    UK prime minister announces major investment boost for UK’s largest dynamic test facility

    The UK prime minister, David Cameron, has announced a major investment boost which will see the UK poised to take a world lead in structural dynamics research.

  • Alchemy

    Research focus: Alchemy

    It sounds like something out of Fantasia, but Alchemy is a real life piece of research taking place here in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, also known by the name Rail Energy Knowledge Exchange on Emerging Materials

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    Ishani Naik: On becoming chartered

    Ishani Naik, did her Masters’ Degree with us and graduated with MSc (Research) in Aerodynamics and Aerostructures as an international student in 2014. She is currently working with Fluor, an EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) company as a piping stress engineer.

  • A year in industry

    Year in industry

    Richard Mills and Hugh Williams are both on their placement year in industry at Triumph Motorcycles in Hinckley. They have been working as design engineers and have written to us to let us know about their experience so far; from the application process to projects they have been getting stuck into.

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    Remembering Richard

    Richard Pover was an outstanding student, a loyal friend, loving son and big brother. He was 20 years old and in his third year of study on his undergraduate degree with us in Mechanical Engineering when he was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of testicular cancer.

  • Jess Batty - a year abroad

    A year abroad

    Jess Batty is a third year MEng Student on the Mechanical Engineering with a year in North America programme. Jess chose McGill University in Montreal, Canada for her year abroad and has written in to tell us all about her experience so far. We’re kind of jealous.

  • Klaxons 3D printed guitar

    MechEng on tour

    There’s not a lot that can’t be achieved with a 3D printer; parts for cars and planes, heart valves, camera lenses, pizza in space and now, on tour for the first time, custom made guitars.

  • 2014 graduation

    2014 graduation photos

    We know you've been dying to see them, so here they are! The photos from a fantastic and truly memorable graduation day.

    Congratualtions to all of our 2014 graduates, you did us proud!

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    Research Leads Towards New Standard Tests for Tennis Courts

    Tennis players can adapt their movement and playing style in response to subtle differences in court constructions, according to new research by members of the Human Interactions Group within the Department of Mechanical Engineering

  • Michael Ardron receiving the Sir William Siemens Medal

    Mechanical Engineering Student Awarded Medal for Engineering Excellence

    Mechanical Engineering student Michael Ardron has been awarded the prestigious Sir William Siemens Medal, which recognises engineering excellence and achievement during a student's first year at university.

  • Dynamics Research Group Receives Green Engineering Fellowship Award

    Professor Keith Worden of the Department of Mechanical Engineering’s Dynamics Research Group has been awarded a substantial research grant for a project which could lead to major savings for the aerospace and wind energy sectors.