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A decision support system for Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA): The case of resilience assessment for countries’ electricity supply

26th February 2019 Oculus Building Room OC001 12.00 - 13.00hrs with lunch after the seminar. 
Please register for attendance and catering purposes.

Dr. Marco Cinelli is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow at the National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Cincinnati, USA (current location) and Institute of Computing Science at Poznan University of Technology, Poland. Future Resilient Systems (FRS) Programme of Singapore-ETH Centre in Singapore. Prior to this, he was an early career fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study and research assistant in the University of Warwick (UK). He also held, between May 2016 and February 2017, a visiting scientist position Between April 2017 and August 2018, he was a postdoctoral researcher at WMG Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing Group the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in Ispra (VA), Italy.

He received his Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Warwick (UK) in 2016.

Internal GCRF Catalyst and Accelerator Funding

A Global Challenges Research Fund is now available to support research that is of direct and primary benefit to developing countries.

The internal GCRF funding is available to support both early stage and established ODA research partnerships.

  • The Warwick GCRF Catalyst Fund provides grants of up to £20,000 to form partnerships and develop innovative new projects with countries or territories on the DAC list of ODA recipients
  • The Warwick GCRF Accelerator Fund provides grants of up to £50,000 to develop established projects and partnerships into new countries and/or to seed future GCRF applications.

NESSE's Early-career Leaders Day - Science for Sustainable Development

The Network of Early-Career Sustainable Scientists & Engineers (NESSE) has partnered with the Institute for Global Sustainable Development, Innovative Manufacturing Global Research Priority and Sustainable Cities Global Research Priority (University of Warwick, UK), to organise the 2nd Science for Sustainable Development: Early-career Leaders Day to be held on 19th September in Coventry, UK.

This day will bring together early-career scientists and professionals from different domains to share ideas about how they can contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The event will focus on the collaborative development of ideas through workgroups, offering an ideal environment to build connections with other young leaders.

The event will take place from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on the 19th September, at the Radcliffe Conference Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry. Thanks to support from the University of Warwick, there is no charge to attend the workshop. This event has limited vacancies. Participants will be selected according to personal statements included with in the registration. To apply for a place, please register now.

Synthesis of nanoparticlesby heterophase polymerization/Preparation and characterization of biocomposites

"Synthesis of nanoparticlesby heterophase polymerization/Preparation

and characterization of biocomposites"

Dr Martin Arellano Martinez, Universidad de Guadalajara

Thesynthesis of polymeric nanoparticles by different heterophase polymerization methods is presented. The effect of surfactant concentration, monomer feeding rate, monomer water solubility have been studied. The nanoparticles have characterized by quasielastic light scattering, transmission electron microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, and gel permeation chromatography. Some of the studied system are pH- and thermo- responsive which make them suitable as controlled drug releasing agents.

On the other hand, the mechanical properties of composites based on poly (lactic acid) is presented. The composites were prepared by injection molding using either natural fibers and/or nanoclays. Different fiber surface treatments were evaluated to improve the fiber-polymer compatibility. The results showed increases in the modulus as well as the impact resistance.


Date: Wednesday 18thJuly 2018

Time: 12.30 – 14.00

Location: IDL Board Room, IDL Building, University of Warwick

Registration required for catering purposes: register

Connected everything - Conference 2018

Conference 2018 - Manufacturing a brave new world.
26-27 June
This year we are focusing on collaboration between academics and industry as we address the question of how best to support the future of manufacturing in the UK.

Internships Summer 2018

Carbon fibre-reinforced composites dominate high performance applications in the motorsport and aerospace industries but have significant barriers to their application in high volume areas such as the automotive industry including cost and environmental impact. The aim of the work being undertaken by the Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing Group at WMG is to show that the use of recycled carbon fibres can reduce the environmental impact to a fraction of that of the virgin carbon fibres at costs similar to a conventional glass-fibre reinforced composite.

EPSRC Manufacturing the Future Theme Sandpit

The Manufacturing the Future theme is highlighting a future call for a Sandpit in New Industrial Systems. In response to future manufacturing challenges EPSRC is running a sandpit with a focus on New Industrial Systems to engender a radical change in the research undertaken in this field in the UK. We hope that this sandpit will enable UK researchers to identify and undertake research with the potential to have a transformative impact on our manufacturing industries. It is expected that up to £5 million of EPSCR funding will be made available to fund research projects arising from this sandpit.
Opening date: 05.01.2017
Closing date: 02.03.2017

Tue 03 Jan 2017, 11:31 | Tags: Innovation, sandpit, Funding, technology

Funding call from Royal Academy of Engineering

Greetings from the Royal Academy of EngineeringUnder the Newton Fund, the Royal Academy of Engineering is running the Industry Academia Partnership Programme which aims to build capability in engineering teaching, research and innovation in Partner Countries through supporting bilateral links between industry and academic organisations. The programme gives £50,000 toward salary, travel and subsistence costs for UK academic and industry partners to collaborate with their counterparts in;Colombia; Indonesia; Thailand and South Africa. The Requests for Proposals is now open with a deadline of19thDecember.

Under its remit as a delivery partner of the Newton Fund, the Academy has partnered with Department for Higher Education and Training to enhance engineering teaching, research and innovation capacity in South Africa through building bilateral industry-academia linkages. This programme also aims to foster greater ties between innovation stakeholders in both countries.

Thu 01 Dec 2016, 12:48 | Tags: GRPnews, Funding, Engineering, royal academy of engineering

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