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June 2017

21 Jun 17Imagineers 2017 Degree Show
A group of 9 students from our undergraduate programmes in Materials & Design, Multimedia & Arts Technology and Design, Innovation & Creative Engineering are displaying their final project works at the Imagineers Degree Show and you are all invited! The show is being held in the Graduate Centre on the 30th and 1st of ... [more]
20 Jun 17David BarrettPhD student David Barrett wins 2016 Malcolm Ferguson-Smith Young Investigator award
Congratulations to our PhD student David Barrett, who has won the prestigious 2016 Malcolm Ferguson-Smith Young Investigator Award for his article published in the October 2016 issue of the Prenatal Diagnosis journal. The title of David's article is “Connexin 43 is overexpressed in human fetal membrane defects after fetoscopic surgery”. The Young Investigator ... [more]
12 Jun 17Clara at the conferencePhD student Clara L. Hedegaard wins best oral presentation at ECI conference
Congratulations to our PhD student Clara L. Hedegaard has won best oral presentation at the 2017 Biofabrication for Hierarchical in Vitro Tissue Models ECI Conference. The title of Clara’s talk was “A self-assembly based supramolecular bioink with hierarchical control as a new bioprinting tool”. The Engineering Conferences International (ECI) program ... [more]

May 2017

31 May 17Microcapsule flowing through a bifurcationPhD success for SEMS student Zhen
Congratulations to Zhen Wang who has recently passed his PhD viva, with a thesis entitled Motion of Deformable Capsules in Complex Flows. Zhen has published one paper in the Physical Review E and another in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics, and won a travel grant at the IUTAM2016 conference. Zhen ... [more]
24 May 17Chierol with her winning design, Elephant in the Room, in Library Square.SEMS student wins QMSU design competition
In October, QMSU set up a competition for students to design an object inspired by mental health. The winning design would be will be built and put in as a permanent fixture on Mile End campus. Chierol Lai, a Design, Innovation and Creative Engineering student, won the competition with her ... [more]
12 May 17Sam (left) with SussanPhD success for SEMS student Samantha
Many congratulations to Sam Arokiasamy who recently passed her PhD viva. Sam has been supported by an IoB PhD studentship to work on neutrophil transport in lymphatic micro-vessels with Dr Mathieu Voisin and Professor Sussan Nourshargh in WHRI and Professor Wen Wang in SEMS. [more]
9 May 17SEMS Alumnus Wei HeSEMS graduate granted a Chinese government award by the China Scholarship Council.
Wei He, who studied his PhD at SEMS, has been granted the 2016 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad by the China Scholarship Council. Wei He graduated in 2015 and was supervised by Dr Hasan Shaheed. This award started in 2003 and was founded by the Chinese government with the purpose ... [more]

April 2017

11 Apr 17Professor Nicola M PugnoProfessor Nicola Pugno wins the IOM3's Griffith Medal & Prize
Professor of Materials Science Nicola Pugno has won the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining's prestigious Griffith Medal. The award is given in recognition of distinguished work that has made or is making a notable contribution to any branch of materials science and is an incredible achievement. Nicola has innovated ... [more]
5 Apr 17SEMS student Felix Cox awarded RAEng Engineering Leadership Scholarship
Felix Cox, a second year Mechanical Engineering student, has been award an Engineering Leadership scholarship by the Royal Academy of Engineering. This an excellent achievement as the RAEng awards the scholarships to undergraduates they believe have the potential to become leaders in engineering and who are able to act as ... [more]

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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