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RIS News

Congratulations to Pat Unwin who is to be awarded the Charles N. Reilley Award by SEAC


Pat Unwin has been selected by the Society of Electroanalytical Chemistry to receive the 2018 Charles N. Reilley Award. The Award recognizes outstanding research contributions in electroanalytical chemistry and will be presented at a special symposium at Pittcon in Orlando in February next year.

Pat will be the 35th winner of the Award and the first person from the UK to receive it. The Award is given in memory of the renowned US analytical chemist Charles N. Reilley and celebrates scientists whose work advances fundamental understanding in electroanalytical science over empiricism.

Pat's group has made spectacular advances in instrumental electrochemistry in the past few years, developing innovative electrochemical imaging probes to visualise interfacial dynamic processes of wide applicability, from electrocatalysts to living cells.

Mon 04 June 2018, 11:20 | Tags: research

Professor R.John Ellis to be presented with 2019 Centenary Award

Prof R.John EllisProfessor R.John Ellis, an Emeritus in the School of Life Sciences, has been honoured in the Biochemical Society's annual Awards. The awards recognise scientists for the excellence of their work and the impact it has had within the bioscience community and wider society.

Professor Ellis will be presented with the 2019 Centenary Award for his pioneering research on molecular chaperones and their role in protein folding.

Biochemical Society 2019 Award Winners

Mon 04 June 2018, 11:12 | Tags: research

£300,000 of funding available for impact from bioscience research

Thanks to £300,000 of funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) we are launching a number of internal funding opportunities.

Thu 15 March 2018, 16:16 | Tags: research

Shaping the ‘third wave’ of Industrial Strategy Challenge areas

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) is a new fund for Research and Development that was announced as part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy. It will likely amount to £4.7bn of funding during the period 2017-2018 to 2020-21, and will be managed by UKRI from April 2018.

Tue 06 March 2018, 09:20 | Tags: research

Dr Nikos Zygouras awarded EPSRC Early Career Fellowship

Many congratulations to Dr Nikos Zygouras, Associate Professor (Reader) in the Department of Statistics for obtaining a prestigious EPSRC Early Career Fellowship.

Mon 19 February 2018, 11:32 | Tags: research

Work complete on new WMG battery testing laboratory

We’ve finished our work to install an advanced new battery testing facility next to WMG’s Energy Innovation Centre (EIC).

Mon 12 February 2018, 15:38 | Tags: research

Dr Matthew Jenner awarded BBSRC Future Leader Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr Matthew Jenner, Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow in the Department of Chemistry, who has been awarded a BBSRC Future Leader Fellowship.

Fri 09 February 2018, 14:25 | Tags: research

PAIS researchers secure prestigious Leverhulme funding

Researchers from the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) have secured research funding from the prestigious Leverhulme Trust in the form of a Leverhulme Research Project Grant and a Major Research Fellowship.

Mon 15 January 2018, 09:02 | Tags: research

Professor Richard Lilford awarded CBE

Congratulations to Richard Lilford, Professor of Public Health, who has been awarded a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2018 New Year Honours list in recognition of his services to health research.

Thu 04 January 2018, 14:41 | Tags: research

Listen in: Opportunities and challenges in data science research

Catch up on two audio Q and A’s with members of the Alan Turing Institute for Data Science who on a recent visit to campus; delivered a Town Hall meeting, met with Turing Fellows and discussed the Turing’s current and future work with Warwick’s Data Science community.

Thu 04 January 2018, 11:24 | Tags: research

Open session with Professor Philip Nelson CEO of the EPSRC

The University of Warwick is to host an open session in the Oculus with Professor Philip Nelson CEO of the EPSRC on Wednesday 17 January 2018.

Thu 14 December 2017, 13:51 | Tags: research

Government launches new Industrial Strategy white paper

This week the Government launched the ‘Industrial Strategy: Building a Britain fit for the future’, setting out a long-term vision for how Britain can build on its economic strengths, address its productivity performance, embrace technological change, and boost the earning power of people across the UK.

Tue 28 November 2017, 13:14 | Tags: research

Develop your research skills with new online training

As part of the University’s commitment to the highest ethical standards of research, a new online training course in ‘research integrity’ is now available at

Fri 24 November 2017, 09:20 | Tags: research

Two minutes with: Kate Astbury

Hear from Dr Kate Astbury (School of Modern Languages and Cultures) as she discusses her research, collaboration on public engagement and impact activities, and how research affects teaching.

Wed 23 August 2017, 08:35 | Tags: research

Researchers awarded first round of Warwick impact funding

Researchers from across the university have recently been awarded the first round of Warwick impact funding.

Fri 18 August 2017, 14:00 | Tags: research

Celebrating research excellence at Warwick

As a research led university ranked in the top 10 in the UK we are constantly working to make our research stand out on the global stage by maximising the excellence, impact and contribution of each of our disciplines.

Fri 18 August 2017, 13:59 | Tags: research

Press Releases

Multilingualism is alive and well says, IANLS President and Warwick Professor, Ingrid De Smet – as is Latin!

As President of the International Association for Neo-Latin Studies (IANLS), Professor Ingrid De Smet, of the University of Warwick’s School of Modern Languages and Cultures and Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, hosted, with fellow members of the Executive Committee and local organisers the society’s XVIIth International Congress.

Wed 15 August 2018, 09:21 | Tags: Modern Languages

Leading Digital and innovation strategy expert appointed as University of Warwick’s first Director of Innovation

Digital and innovation strategy expert David Plumb has been appointed to the new role of Director of Innovation at the University of Warwick. He will take up the role in September.

Bacteria-fighting polymers created with light

Hundreds of polymers – which could kill drug-resistant superbugs in novel ways – can be produced and tested using light, using a method developed at the University of Warwick

Historic space weather could clarify what’s next

Historic space weather may help us understand what’s coming next, according to new research by the University of Warwick.

£100 million new funding for WMG’s work in the High Value Manufacturing Centre – will help create the technologies of tomorrow

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP has announced today (Friday 10th August 2018) that WMG, at the University of Warwick, has been awarded £100m in Government funding for WMG’s work in the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.

Foster mum achieves first class results from Warwick

A foster mum from Nuneaton has graduated from the University of Warwick’s Centre for Life Long Learning with a first class degree.

Urgent World Cup TV betting adverts now urgent problem for Advertising Standards Authority says new psychology research

Research by applied psychologists at the University of Warwick on urgent TV betting adverts during the recent football FIFA World Cup has led them to have significant concerns for punters, and a challenge for the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority. The researchers are calling on advertisers and the Advertising Standards Authority to work together with equal urgency on the issue of adverts with “significant time limitation“ particularly as the new Premier League football season is about to kick off.

Thu 09 August 2018, 13:42 | Tags: Business, Pscyhology

Ground-breaking economist honoured by University of Warwick

Twice in her life Deirdre McCloskey, professor emerita of economics, history, English, and communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has torn up the rule book – as a young economist challenging the fundamentals of the discipline, and in her 50s, changing her gender and beginning life as a woman. In recognition of her outstanding academic achievements in the fields of economic theory, economic history, philosophy, rhetoric, feminism, ethics, and law, Professor McCloskey has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Warwick.

Leading lawyer receives honorary doctorate from the University of Warwick

Trailblazing lawyer Dr Julie Maxton has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Warwick. Dr Maxton is Executive Director of the Royal Society, the UK’s oldest learned society, and is the first woman to hold that role.  She was made Honorary Doctor of Laws during Warwick’s summer degree ceremonies.

New digital hub for emerging and aspiring writers launched

The Sunday Times Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award, in association with theUniversity of Warwick, is extending its digital offer with high-profile authors and literary experts contributing to an engaging, accessible online hub for emerging and aspiring writers.

Anne Enright, Ian Rankin and Nick Hornby among authors to write articles, alongside ‘Top Tips’ and a monthly ‘How To’ series, written this year by AL Kennedy - author and an Associate Professor in the Warwick Writing Programme.

Fri 03 August 2018, 09:36 | Tags: University of Warwick, English, Warwick Writing Programme

Midlands based global doyens of darkness are LED into daylight

Midlands based Global darkroom specialists Paterson Photographic Ltd in Tipton have added daylight to darkness in their leading studio and theatre lighting thanks to LED technology support from WMG at the University of Warwick.

Thu 02 August 2018, 13:40 | Tags: WMG, Business, Business and Management, Business Members

Stephen Sackur, present of the BBC's HARDtalk, receives Honorary Doctorate

Few journalists have spoken with more of the world’s leading politicians, thinkers, scientists and artists than Stephen Sackur. In recognition of his journalistic career and his position as one of the world’s leading interviewers, Stephen has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Warwick.

Wed 01 August 2018, 17:23 | Tags: Honorary Graduates

Real-time foot-and-mouth strategy to better fight disease

Future outbreaks of foot-and-mouth (FMD) disease can be combatted quickly and efficiently from early on – when authorities have minimal information – thanks to a new real-time strategy, developed by researchers at the University of Warwick.

UK Government must provide road map for gas after Brexit, urges new report

March 2018’s ‘Beast from the East’ saw the UK's first gas deficit warning for 8 years. Extra supplies from mainland Europe and liquefied natural gas imports saw off the crisis. But will this be possible after Brexit? A new report from Warwick Business School’s Professor Michael Bradshaw explores the challenges and highlights the key issues that must be addressed in a post-Brexit UK Gas security strategy.

Tue 31 July 2018, 09:55 | Tags: supply chains, Warwick Business School, Brexit, research, Business, gas, energy

Transport Minister visits WMG to launch Call for Evidence on the Future of Mobility and announce 6 research projects on autonomous vehicles

Jesse Norman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department for Transport, is visiting WMG, at the University of Warwick, today Monday 30th July 2018 to launch the Government’s “Call for Evidence on the Future of Mobility”. He will announce six Innovate UK funded autonomous vehicle research projects.

Mon 30 July 2018, 10:48 | Tags: University of Warwick, WMG

NASA chief praises Warwick’s satellite programme

NASA’s principal advisor on technology and programmes has praised the University of Warwick’s satellite project WUSAT, calling it “remarkable work”.

"Grasp the opportunity if you can, at any time in your life.” New Warwick Honorary graduate Heidi Meyer is a passionate advocate of education

New University of Warwick Honorary Graduate Heidi Meyer hopes that her Honorary Doctorate of Laws, awarded on the final day of Summer 2018 graduation, will help her in her mission to encourage women of all ages to experience the joy of learning.

First ever study of serious case reviews of sudden unexpected infant deaths conducted

For the first time in England a study has been conducted of official investigations of unexpected infant deaths.

Neural link between depression and bad sleep identified

The neural link between depression and sleep problems has been identified for the first time in a new study by researchers at the University of Warwick (UK) and Fudan University (China).

Doreen Foster appointed new Director of Warwick Arts Centre

Doreen Foster has been announced as the next Director of Warwick Arts Centre. She is currently Deputy Director of the Black Cultural Archives and, before that, Chief Executive of the Bernie Grant Arts Centre in Tottenham.

Thu 26 July 2018, 09:39 | Tags: Warwick Arts Centre