Research News

Current and recent research news and activities

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...

November 2013

New EPSRC CDT in Additive Manufacture and 3D Printing

The School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering is to collaborate in a new EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Additive Manufacture and 3D Printing. The new Centre will train seventy researchers in the multidisciplinary field of additive manufacturing and provide them with industry-facing skills to become future leaders in additive manufacturing...

October 2013

Major exhibition showcases 3D printing of orthotics
Newcastle University is part of a major new exhibition exploring how 3D printing is revolutionising medicine and industry. Using the new 3D printing technology, the University team together with industry leader Peacocks Medical Group are 'printing' tailor-made medical devices that meet the specific needs of each individual patient...

September 2013

School showcases research at World Tribology Congress
The World Tribology Congress is taking place this week in Turin and researchers from the School are showcasing their work at it. Professor Tom Joyce, Dr Susan Scholes and Ms Emma Kennard are presenting their research into failed artificial joints at the Congress...

August 2013

Prof Nilanjan Chakraborty joins EPSRC Peer Review College
Professor Nilanjan Chakraborty has recently been invited by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council to join the Peer-Review College, which helps EPSRC in the review of grant proposals and panel decisions...

ICED13 paper award for Dr Qureshi
A paper presented by Dr Ahmed Qureshi at the ICED 13 (International Conference on Engineering Design) has been given the ICED 13 Reviewers’ Favourite award...

School supports 1st Mexican Additive Manufacturing Forum
Members of staff from the School have contributed to the 1st Mexican Additive Manufacturing Forum, held at the Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico in July...

Former student is IMechE Most Promising Engineer
Sebastian Dimmock, who graduated in 2006 with a First Class MEng degree in Mechanical and Design Engineering, has been presented with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers’ Most Promising Engineer award...

July 2013

Another undergraduate journal publication success
A third year undergraduate project on the fundamental understanding of natural convection of inelastic power-law fluids under Professor Nilanjan Chakraborty has recently led to a journal publication in the Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics...

NewRail success at Next Generation Rail Conference
NewRail had a good showing at the RRUKA Next Generation Rail: Inspiring the Future of Rail Professionals conference...

£4.2 million investment for XPS laboratory
Building on the University’s £3million National X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) service – including the unique Argon-cluster Thetaprobe – the Government has today announced a further investment of £4.2 million...

Teaching and research collaboration with Kasetsart University
On Wednesday 26th June, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Newcastle University and Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand...

May 2013

3rd year undergraduate project leads to journal publication
A third year undergraduate project on fundamental understanding on entropy generation in turbulent premixed flames using Direct Numerical Simulations data under Professor Nilanjan Chakraborty has recently led to a journal publication...

Prof Chakraborty leads UK Consortium on Turbulent Reacting Flows
Professor Nilanjan Chakraborty has been successful in an EPSRC research grant application for the establishment of the UK Consortium on Turbulent Reacting Flows (UKCTRF)...

Dipal wins prize in Sustainability poster competition
Postgraduate research student Dipal Patel has won a prize in a NIReS (Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability) poster competition on the theme of “Sustainability”...

February 2013

New centre to revolutionise medical technology
The Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Medical Devices will bring together academics, clinicians and industrialists from across the North of England in a bid to maintain the UK’s leading role in the medical technologies industry and improve the quality of lives of patients...

January 2013

SecureMetro reducing the impact of a terrorist attack
Newcastle University issued a press release which has been picked up by the media worldwide and focused well deserved attention on the EU funded SecureMetro project and its coordinator from NewRail, Conor O'Neill...

How the kilogram has put on weight
Professor Peter Cumpson and Research Associate Dr Naoko Sano have had their research featured in the national press, including the Telegraph and the Times, and also in various international publications including in Australia, the USA, Germany and Italy...

December 2012

Pizzicato energy source
An article in the Telegraph has highlighted Dr Michele Pozzi's research into generating electricity from the body's rhythms...

Sophia's pigs featured on BBC's Countryfile
The University’s pig locomotion research project to improve the health and welfare of pigs on farms across the UK has been featured in the BBC’s Countryfile programme...

November 2012

Newcastle University experts advise Government on medical implants
The expertise and advice of Newcastle University academics could result in new, tougher laws on the regulation of medical implants...

October 2012

Newcastle University is Siemens "Preferred Partner"
Dr John Appleby attended Siemens' university engagement event in London on Monday 15th October, held at the company’s new sustainability showcase building, the Crystal...

September 2012

EUROMECH keynote seminar
Dr Barry Gallacher gave a keynote seminar at the EUROMECH "time dependent systems" conference which took place earlier this month...

Major EPSRC award for Acoustic Sensors research
Dr Barry Gallacher and colleagues have been awarded a major EPSRC grant to carry out research into acoustic sensors in conjunction with the Medical School...

June 2012

DRS donates Class 37 loco to NewRail
A partnering agreement between Direct Rail Services and NewRail has led to NewRail being donated a Class 37 loco as part of its rail research work...

Sophia and friend take a break
PhD student Sophia Stavrakakis takes time out with one of the pigs being studied as part of a pig locomotion research project to improve the health and welfare of pigs on farms across the UK... 

VAIOS shoulder model presented to School
Edward Draper, Innovations Manager for JRI Orthopaedics Ltd, has presented the School with a display model of the innovative VAIOS shoulder joint which the company developed in collaboration with Emeritus Professor Garth Johnson’s MSE research team...