Professor Emma MacPherson was on Sky News International showcasing a new skin scanner which has the potential to transform the way skin cancer is detected and treated. Using pulses of light from the terahertz part of the light spectrum it will detect how far cancer that is not visible has spread under the skin. This will mean that surgical removal can be better planned, more effective and faster. This in turn will reduce patient waiting times and improve patient outcomes as well as reduce costs to the NHS.
We would like to wish Professor Steve DixonLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window a huge congratulations as he has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering during their AGM on 20 September 2022. Steve is a Professor and Director of the Centre for Industrial Ultrasonics.
Professor Steven Brown has commented in Chemistry World on the announcement of funding of more than £16 million from the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) for a state-of-the-art 1.2 GHz spectrometer, building on the two 1 GHz systems that are already in place in the UK, including at the UK High-Field Solid-State NMR Facility.
Find out more in Chemistry World.
Congratulations to Professor Sandra Chapman, who leads the Centre for Fusion Space and Astrophysics on receiving the 2022 Chapman Medal by the Royal Astronomical Society. Professor Chapman received this award for 'paradigm shifting' research into the physics of the solar wind and magnetosphere, our near-earth plasma environment.
Professor Sandra Chapman on BBC5 live radio
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