School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering

Research News

Research News

Here you will find the latest news stories about our research activities.

May 2017

'Ask the Expert' event in Newcastle 
Professor Kenny Dalgarno to host MeDe Innovation event on Bioprinting and Biofabrication

Inaugural Northern Retrieval Registry Conference 
Professor Tom Joyce and orthopaedic colleagues from several north-east universities have organised an international conference which takes place at the Baltic on Wednesday 3rd May 2017.

March 2017

British Council UK-Gulf Institutional Links award 
Professor Nilanjan Chakraborty of the School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering has recently been awarded the 2016 UK–Gulf Institutional Links grant by the British Council.

January 2017

PhD student wins MeDe award 
Congratulations to Mechanical Engineering PhD student Kathryn Chamberlain who was awarded the prize for best poster presentation at the MeDe (Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Medical Devices) bioengineering conference at Bradford University.

John Vickerman appointed Visiting Professor 
We are delighted to confirm that Professor John Vickerman has been appointed as a Visiting Professor in the School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering.

International awards for Prof Reeks 
The School is pleased to report that our Emeritus Professor Mike Reeks received two significant international awards in 2016.

December 2016

Springer best paper prize for MSE staff 
Drs Huo and Chen receive Springer 2016 B. John Davies Best Paper Prize.

October 2016

International Student Conference a great success 
The First International Conference for Students on Applied Engineering (ICSAE 2016) was held at the Great North Museum in Newcastle from 20 to 21 October 2016 and has been deemed a great success.

September 2016

Brussels Week MEP pairing for Prof Tom Joyce
Professor Tom Joyce has accepted an invitation to spend a few days with a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) as part of the EU’s “Brussels Week” scheme to pair MEPs with scientists. Tom will be paired with MEP Eva Kaili.

MSE academics join EPSRC Associate Peer Review College
MSE academics Dr Richard Whalley and Dr Philip Hyde have been invited to become members of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s Associate Peer Review College.

UK Rail Research & Innovation Network
Thanks to recognised research strength in rail vehicle rolling stock, we are pleased to report that Newcastle University has been accepted into the UK Rail Research & Innovation Network (UKRRIN).

July 2016

MSE academic wins Biomaterials award
Dr Piergiorgio Gentile was one of the award winners at this year’s UK Society of Biomaterials (UKSB) conference which took place on 30th June and 1st July 2016. Piergiorgio was the winner of the Larry Hench Young Investigator award for 2016. 

June 2016

Dr Walker joins EPSRC Peer Review College
Dr Sara Walker has been invited to become a member of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s Peer Review College. 

May 2016

New smart energy centre announced
A new centre that will allow experts to test the entire energy system in real time has been announced today in Newcastle.

April 2016

SWAN researcher pairing with MEP
Dr Andrew Smallbone, senior researcher with the Sir Joseph Swan Centre for Energy Research, reflects on his experience of a scheme which pairs a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) with a scientist with the aim of fostering understanding between European politicians and the science community.

Former postgrad researcher featured in New Scientist
Stephen Bowles, a former MSE research student with our MEMS group who graduated with a PhD in 2014, is featured in New Scientist in an article about Factory 2050, a project which aims to rethink the manufacturing process.

February 2016

MSE lecturer comments on UK energy plans
Professor Ian Arbon, formerly Visiting Professor with the School who currently lectures on our MSc programmes in Renewable Energy, is quoted in today’s Guardian in an article entitled 'From liquid air to supercapacitors, energy storage is finally poised for a breakthrough'.

January 2016

Professor Joyce on hip transplants 
Professor Tom Joyce has been quoted in a Daily Telegraph article about incorrectly manufactured hip transplants, where patients have been given implants made the wrong size.

RailNewcastle Conference results in multiple publications 
Four special issues of scientific journals with 29 rail-related papers, including 10 written by School staff, have been published as a result of the RailNewcastle Conference 2015 held in the School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering.