A team of polymer scientists at WMG, University of Warwick, is working on a way of making batteries more recyclable, with the aim of closing the loop on battery manufacture.
We've been concentrating on COVID but, all the while, a medical timebomb has been ticking: antibiotics will stop working. Meet the international team working to train the next generation of researchers to find the next generation of antimicrobial drugs.
On the UN's International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we hear from young researchers at Warwick and ask them about their hopes for their research and the importance of equality in their chosen field.
We are all very familiar with ice – from scraping our windscreens and tackling slippery roads, to putting frozen peas on an injury and ice cubes in our drinks. But, even though ice is present in our everyday experiences, it turns out we don’t fully understand it.
Consider please, the supercapacitor. To the uninitiated it sounds almost like it should be featured in a comic or a piece of kit in a 1960s space adventure series. But these devices are not imaginary – they exist and may actually be the key to clean energy for future transport systems across the world.
Plastics are used everywhere in our life. They are made into everything from spoons to electronics covers, and countless other things in between. They are considered as one of the most fantastic inventions in human history. But what can we do now we are realising that plastics are not really that fantastic?
150 years ago, Russian chemist, Dmitrii Mendeleev, first presented his idea to organise all the known elements into a handy table according to their atomic number, electrons and properties. Periodic Law, as he called his system, transformed science.
What can women do for engineering and what can engineering do for the world? We ask some of our high profile women engineers.
Imagine a world where you are quite likely to die after having a tooth out. Sounds like dark ages, right? Well, according to leading researchers, this could be life in the near future because many of the antibiotic drugs we have now are going to stop working.
If you are under the impression that TB is a disease of the past – you are mistaken. Dr Elizabeth Fullam leads a multidisciplinary team of researchers in the Fullam Lab at the University of Warwick, studying the bacteria which cause tuberculosis (TB). Her group is carrying out urgent research into understanding the bacterium and finding new treatments for a disease which kills almost two million people worldwide every year. With antibiotic resistance on the rise, TB threatens to kill millions more.
It’s the UN’s International Day for Women and Girls in Science on February 11. We hear from four of Warwick’s young women research scientists, who share their hopes for their research and the future.