Research News

Current and recent research news and activities

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...

October 2015

NEXUS installs ToF-SIMS instrument!
The National EPSRC XPS Users' Service, located within the Mechanical and Systems Engineering School, has installed a Time of Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer (ToFSIMS) capable of identifying complex materials at engineered surfaces...

School research shortlisted for Impact Awards
Dr Sara Walker, Professor Tom Joyce and Dr Simon Smith were finalists at the Research Impact in SAgE 2015 event... The academics highlighted the impact of their research to a broad audience of academics, research users, industry and funders...

Unique shoulder simulator features on BBC News
A unique machine for testing artificial shoulder joints, designed by MSE academics and researchers, was featured on local BBC television last week...

September 2015

School welcomes new academic staff
We are delighted to welcome three new academic staff to the School: lecturers Dr Marina Ferreira-Duarte and Dr Piergiorgio Gentile, and senior lecturer Dr Sara Walker...

June 2015

Smartfusion wins two awards in two weeks!
On 4th June NewRail's SMARTFUSION project won the “Best Environmental Initiative” at the Newcastle University Annual Environment Awards...

April 2015

Singapore STEM partnership
As a result of work carried out by our students and staff in Singapore investigating the innovative use of 3D printers for small scale robotics and automation... NUIS has been nominated as a partner for STEM education...

February 2015

Prof Robinson is new ECTRI President
NewRail’s Director, Professor Mark Robinson, has been elected President of ECTRI, the European Conference of Transport Research Institutes...

January 2015

3D partnership wins orthotics funding
A partnership project including MSE academics Professor Kenny Dalgano and Dr Javier Munguia has won £77,000 funding to design and manufacture foot orthotics using 3D printing technology...

New academic staff for School
The School is pleased to welcome new academic Dr Richard Whalley, who joined the School at the start of 2015...

December 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014
In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, Newcastle University Mechanical Engineering research was highly rated, with almost all the work submitted being judged World-Leading or Internationally Excellent...

NewRail winners at "UIC Research and Innovation Awards"
NewRail were winners at the 2nd UIC Research & Innovation awards, presented at the General Assembly of the worldwide railway association in Paris...

Prof Chakraborty to receive Hind-Rattan 2015 prize
Professor Chakraborty is to be awarded a Hind-Rattan 2015 prize for outstanding contributions in his field of research...

SenseWell wins ACTION 2014 competition
MSE postgraduate student Sinziana Popescu was part of the winning team in the recent ACTION 2014 competition... The focus is on looking into business solutions for societal challenges, and Sinziana’s team SenseWell chose to look at the theme of ageing...

July 2014

Singapore student team in Xperiment 2014 exhibition
A group of our Singapore-based Stage 3 BEng Mechanical Design & Manufacturing Engineering students have been given an opportunity to present their work at the Singapore Science Festival... Our students are presenting their work related to novel quad copters and 3D printing machines...

May 2014

NewRail celebrates 10th birthday
NewRail celebrated its 10th birthday last month with a special showcase of the world-leading research being carried out by the team. Attended by the Vice-Chancellor Professor Chris Brink, SAgE PVC Professor Steve Homans, NewRail researchers and academic and industry partners, the event highlighted the global impact of Newcastle University's rail research...

March 2014

Solving the energy dilemma
Professor Tony Roskilly, director of the University’s Sir Joseph Swan Centre, explains why the North East is leading the way in energy research...

January 2014

Trading places
Professor Tom Joyce swapped the lab benches for the front benches of the House of Commons during his 'Week in Westminster' as part of a unique pairing scheme organised by the Royal Society...