Students - Can you explain your vision for a more energy efficient future in 2 minutes?
Can you create an engaging video doing just that?
Upload your video to Youtube with the title Energy GRP Challenge 2018: [your name] by the 15th January explaining how you see the future of energy systems and you could be in with a chance to win £100.
Your topic could cover anything from heating and cooling of buildings to electric vehicles, technology, energy policy, social attitudes or any number of other aspects of the energy industry.
The International Automotive Research Centre at WMG houses a unique battery research facility. Here researchers not only design batteries, but can manufacture multiple cells in their battery chemistry scale-up line and test them. In the small but bomb-proof Battery Abuse Centre, these cells undergo trial by fire, penetration, overcharging – often with dramatic results. Mel Loveridge is working on adding a further capability to the facility, battery forensics.
Mel’s background is in biochemistry and materials science. She began her research career as a materials scientist before moving into the field of electrochemistry. Her interest is in the materials that are used to create anodes and cathodes, particularly how they are manufactured and how they degrade.
Under her project FAB (Forensic Analysis of Batteries) Mel and her team can take existing batteries – for example, the infamous Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and subject them to numerous tests including X-ray Tomography, Electron Microscopy and Diamond Light Source Ptychography to diagnose why and how they fail. These results can then be fed back into the manufacturing process to improve the quality of batteries and make them safer. Mel has been working on other interesting avenues in battery diagnostics including in-situ sensors that can not only detect the temperature fluctuations inside a battery, but also pinpoint differences in temperature in different areas of the cell...
FOOD GRP SHOWCASE EVENT ON 12TH DECEMBER CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER
Dr Martine Barons presenting at Household Food Security Research Forum, Monash University, 7th December
Dr Martine Barons - Director of the Applied Statistics & Risk Unit Department of Statistics, University of Warwick and Visiting Educator, Monash Warwick Alliance will be giving a presentation entitled “Using Bayesian Modelling to develop an evidence based Food Security Decision Support System for Victoria.” at a Household Food Security Research Forum on 7th December entitled “Raising the profile of food insecurity in Australia: Using evidence based decision support systems and the voices of food insecurity”
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
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.
The Faculty of Medicine will receive £20,000 of Research Development Funding for development awards. The purpose of this fund is to help researchers to pump-prime bids for external funding. So if you need help for example in hosting a workshop to disseminate results or funding a feasibility study, this is great opportunity in getting some extra funding. Details of how to apply and the assessment process is all provided on the following webpage https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/med/staffintranet/dopss/rss/funding_opps/rdf. The deadline for applications which need to be signed off by your head of Division is 30th November 2017. For queries concerning applications, please contact: Hema Mistry (Hema.Mistry@warwick.ac.uk or ext. 51183) or Roulla Philippou (R.Philippou@warwick.ac.uk or ext. 50854).
The monthly newsletter from the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network - improving health and creating wealth.
Tuesday 18th July; 11:30am
Ramphal Lecture Theatre, University of Warwick
In 1959 Richard Feynman gave a remarkably prescient and now-famous talk titled "There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom" in which he spoke of the possibilities afforded by extreme miniaturization. In that talk he discussed a "great future" in which "we can arrange the atoms the way we want." Thirty years later, in 1989, we had the good fortune to achieve that milestone. Feynman's "great future" was ushered in with the discovery of ways to manipulate individual atoms using a scanning tunneling microscope. My dual goals in this presentation are to relate a story of discovery -- how we learned to manipulate atoms – and to share with you some sense of the excitement, humor and joy we found in the journey.
All welcome, no registration necessary.
Thursday July 27th, University of Warwick
This symposium aims at bringing together leading international and UK experts in an unformal and stimulating environment to present recent advances in the field and encourage interdisciplinary discussion and collaborations. Early career researchers will be given the unique opportunity to showcase their research and to directly interact with international experts.
The Sustainable Cities GRP is proud to be supporting the latest Warwick Engineering Society conference 'Colony - The Future of Living Spaces'
With the Earth having a limited number of resources and the human population growing faster than ever, what will become of the Earth in the next 100 years or so?
Where and how will humans live? Join the Engineering Society on 8th November 2017 in the Oculus to find out all the interesting ideas and projects that scientists are currently working on as we take you on an exhilarating journey starting underground, towards the surface, and beyond the clouds!
Open Call for Applications for Funding from Warwick Creative Exchange & Coventry University
Warwick Creative Exchange and Coventry University are together offering four £2,000 awards to projects bringing together Warwick and Coventry academics with cultural organisations in Coventry to develop public engagement activities with impact which invite the general public to participate and respond.
The Awards are partially linked to Coventry City Council’s work with the Arts Council of England Great Places scheme, Place, Heritage and Diversity in a Modern UK City, administered through the Coventry City of Culture Trust. Great Places seeks to enable cultural and community groups to work more closely together and to place heritage at the heart of communities.
Supported by the University’s Connecting Cultures GRP and Coventry University, and building on the work done by initiatives including the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value, the City of Culture partnership, and Coventry City Council’s Cultural strategy, these awards invite applications for either complete small-scale work or groundwork for larger projects.
• The project team must include at least one academic from each university.
• It must use your academic research and work with an organisation in the Coventry area, or have a clear demonstrable link with Coventry.
• We are particularly keen to see proposals involving communities traditionally under-represented whether because of ethnicity, disability, or socio-economic status.
• Organisations could be arts, community, health, cultural – we take a very wide view on this.
• The proposed activity must be complete by 31 July 2018.
• You must provide an indication of how to evaluate and/or measure your work
Recipients be will be chosen through a two-stage process:
• Submit a single page of A4 outlining your proposal in brief
• Attend a workshop with your partner organisation to discuss your proposal
All proposals and any queries should be sent to Flo Swann, email@example.com by 08 December 2017. Receipt will be acknowledged.
The workshop date will be set once we have closed applications so we can consult on suitable dates and times.
Picture credits: 'Nuff respect - graffiti/street behind the Tile Hill Library in Jardine Crescent, Tile Hill, Coventry
Blockchain Technology and the Future of Banking
Limited supply and speculative buying will likely prevent bitcoin reaching the masses. However, will the blockchain technology behind it upend the world of finance?
In an interview with World Finance, Professor Tim Watson, Director of the WMG Cyber Security Centre at the University of Warwick, described how some firms are so determined to lead the blockchain revolution, they haven’t stopped to consider how to use it. Read the full article in World Finance.
The Cyber Security GRP invites applications from internal early career candidates interested broadly in Cyber Security. These Early Career Fellowships are designed to facilitate greater knowledge exchange and interdisciplinary collaboration in the area of Cyber Security and are offered by the Warwick Global Research Priorities in Cyber Security.
Applications which are broadly aligned with Cyber Security and are collaborative and international in scope will be favoured.
Global Research Priorities (GRP) in International Development
Annual Photography Competition
The GRP International Development photography competition is open to any University of Warwick student or staff member. We are looking for photographic images that address the annual research theme: ‘Poverty, Inequality and International Development ’
Professor Franklyn Lisk (Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, University of Warwick) participated at the annual conference of the Afro-European Medical Research Network (AEMRN) at the United Nations, Geneva on 7-8 December 2017. AEMRN is a Swiss-based global Diaspora health professional organisation that is accredited to the WHO and UN ECOSOC.
The theme of the conference, which brought together European and US-based Diaspora health professionals engaged in health sector development projects in Africa as well as representatives of the WHO and UNAIDS, was 'Universal Health Coverage...Leaving no one behind' (programme of the conference). Here is the PPT of his presentation entitled 'Demystifying Universal Health Coverage: Concepts, goals and impact outcomes'.