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March 2017

29 Mar 17SEMS delegation in China
On the 16th and 17th of March, a delegation from SEMS, composed of Helena Azevedo, Pankaj Vadgama, Nuria Gavara and Wei-qi Li, participated in the UK-China Knowledge Economy Education Partnership (KEEP) Regional and Provincial Partnerships for Excellence Higher Education Mission to Guangdong. The initiative is organised by the British Council ... [more]
27 Mar 17Research to heal fetal membranes receives funding from Great Ormond Street and Sparks Charity.
Dr Tina Chowdhury has been awarded a project grant by GOSH and Sparks charity (£148, 862). The project will develop a novel therapy to heal fetal membrane defects in the womb with Anna David (fetal medicine professor, UCL), Alvaro Mata (nanotechnology professor, SEMS), Jan Deprest (fetal surgeon/professor, Leuven), Dan Bader (biomechanics ... [more]
24 Mar 17Michal (right) with AlvaroPhD success for SEMS students Michal and Reshma
We are celebrating two SEMS students who have passed their PhD vivas in the last few weeks. Congratulations to Michal Lipka who successfully defended his thesis 'Design and fabrication of a novel device for 3D patterning of hydrogels'. Michal is part of The Mata group, his supervisor was Professor Alvaro ... [more]
15 Mar 17The Larkfleet Solar Steam prototypeMexican solar steam project wins funding
A revolutionary solar thermal technology is to be tested in Mexico, thanks to funding secured by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and industry partner Larkfleet Ltd. The funding, provided by Innovate UK, the Newton Fund and the National Science and Technology Council in Mexico (CONACYT) will allow an already ... [more]
10 Mar 17The MEng group and two of their supervisors with their demonstrationBest MEng Group Prize
In a very tight competition between the 17 MEng group projects this year, the group supervised by Yi Sui, Rafa Castrejón-Pita and Wen Wang working on "A microfluidic device to sort rigid and deformable particles in flows" won the award for the best Group Display at the ILF. The judges ... [more]
8 Mar 17Example of Indusrtial Engagement with 40 industrial visitors meeting our students at the recent Industrial Liaison ForumIOM3 Accreditation Panel reviews taught degree programmes in materials
The IOM3 has reviewed a wide range of taught undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the materials degree streams during a two day visit this week. The panel reported a very positive response to the educational experience enjoyed by our taught students. They highly commended our extensive use of Problem Based ... [more]
6 Mar 17Sriluxmi (on the left) and Raghad (on the right) being congratulated by Martyn BennettSriluxmi and Raghad win the best 3rd year Project Poster Prizes
Sriluxmi Srimurugananthan and Raghad Alturkistani won the best poster prizes for 3rd year project students at the recent Industrial Liaison Forum in SEMS. Only the best 50 posters are selected for the ILF competition from nearly 300 entries each year. Sriluxmi is working on photochromic thin films of vanadium dioxide with Russell ... [more]
2 Mar 17 Martyn Bennett preseting Sidsel with her prizeSidsel Madsen wins the Best MSc poster prize at the SEMS ILF
Sidsel Madsen won the competition amongst all the MSc students in SEMS for the best poster prize. Her project on graphene and polylactic acid polymer composites is supervised by Prof. Ton Peijs. She is photgraphed being congratulated by Martyn Bennett of ARTIS who sponsored the prize. [more]

February 2017

13 Feb 17Dr Hasan Shaheed and team win at the Engagement and Enterprise Awards
Congratulations to Dr Shaheed's team who have won the Proof of Concept award at the Engagement and Enterprise Awards.This award is for the proof of concept project which has achieved one or a number of milestones that could lead to a significant commercial or non-commercial enterprise in the future. ... [more]
3 Feb 17QMUL students at a Partner Institute in China.Study in China scholarships - Last chance to apply
The China Scholarship Council is providing generous scholarships to QMUL students who want to study in China. The opportunity could suit in particular students who graduate this June and who wish to pursue a Master’s degree in China or to undertake a year of Chinese language study after graduation. ... [more]
1 Feb 17Virtual Lab project wins prestigious higher education award
The Virtual Lab, a platform that allows students to learn lab skills in bioengineering and the life sciences, has won the Gold Award at the Life Sciences category. The Awards celebrate innovative higher education pedagogies which enhance learning and employability across the globe. The Virtual Lab uses the latest games ... [more]

January 2017

12 Jan 17Simulated image of the prototypeDr Hasan Shaheed shortlisted for the Engagement and Enterprise Awards 2016
Dr Shaheed has been selected as a finalist in the category of Proof of Concept at the Engagement and Enterprise Awards 2016. As a finalist he has been invited to the ceremony on Tuesday 7th February 2017, taking place in the Octagon, QMUL. Hasan was nominated alongside his co-applicant Mr Mo Thaha, ... [more]
10 Jan 17L-R: Adnan Salehin, Ayush Verma, Aniruddha Ray and Giorgi KarkashadzeQMUL students win European virtual reality tech clash
A group of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) students won a Europe-wide tech clash with their idea to create a virtual reality platform for education. They were successful at the Student Tech Clash, organised by the Reply network, which offered students the opportunity to try out virtual reality technology ... [more]

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