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February 2024

Comparison between in-situ X-ray synchrotron imaging and multi-physics modelling results of direct energy deposition additive manufacturing

New discoveries to minimise deterioration of materials through Directed Energy Deposition published in Nature Communications.

26 February 2024

Directed Energy Deposition is a manufacturing process in which materials are melted and fused onto surfaces and into desired shapes, in a layer-by-layer process. It is often used in repairs, such as in the repair of damaged jet turbine blades, and in the automotive, marine, aerospace and biomedical fields. However, … [more]

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Triple success with three SEMS student projects accepted for presentation at prestigious British Conference for Undergraduate Research

16 February 2024

Three SEMS undergraduate student research projects have been accepted for presentation at the prestigious UK-wide British Conference for Undergraduate Research, being hosted by the London School of Economics (LSE). The students who will be presenting at the conference are Barbaros Zeren and Yash Vaghela, both first year students supervised by … [more]

Hichem Taleb delivers a presentation as part of a two month internship at SEMS

New summer internships programme launched

14 February 2024

As part of a faculty-wide initiative to address systemic underrepresentation of UK BAME students at Postgraduate level, SEMS funded two BAME undergraduate student summer internships. The successful students took part in a variety of work, gaining a broad understanding of research skills and methods as well as academic and industry-based … [more]

Dr Wei Tan giving a talk at DTU

Dr Wei Tan presents latest research on Leading Edge Erosion of Wind Turbines at International Symposium

13 February 2024

Dr Wei Tan presented his research on 'Mechanics-guided material design for leading-edge erosion' during the 5th International Symposium at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Leading-edge erosion, caused by environmental factors such as rain, hail, and debris, poses a significant threat to the performance and reliability of wind turbine blades. … [more]

Yewande Akinola

International Day of Women and Girls in Science: Ten Engineers you should know

10 February 2024

1. Yewande Akinola “Engineering is about finding solutions that improve people’s lives” Yewande Akinola is Innovation Lead at Laing O’Rourke and a television presenter. Her work focusses on sustainable water supplies, finding solutions for water sanitation in under-developed countries. She founded Global Emit Project, mentoring … [more]

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School of Engineering and Materials Science celebrates league table success

8 February 2024

The School of Engineering and Materials Science is celebrating a number of achievements in university league tables for 2024, across a range of subjects. Key successes include ranking as: 4th in the UK for Materials Technology (Complete University Guide 2024). 1st in the UK for graduate prospects in Materials Technology (Complete University … [more]

MIT visitors and Ana Sobrido's team members involved in the Royal Society International Exchanges project enjoying a traditional pub meal.

Team from MIT visit SEMS for Royal Society International Exchange Project

2 February 2024

A team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), led by Prof Brushett, recently visited Queen Mary for a two week period as part of an exchange project funded by The Royal Society. Running from 2022, and finishing this year, the project seeks to improve upon one of the performance-determining components of … [more]

Professor Tadachika Nakayama visits SEMS

Leading researcher from Japan's Department of Science and Technology Innovation visits Queen Mary

2 February 2024

Professor Tadachika Nakayama from the Government of Japan's Department of Science and Technology Innovation visited Queen Mary University of London on 3rd February. During his visit, he introduced his pioneering work on nano-pulsed high-energy-assisted processing. In an exciting exchange of knowledge, the group discussed ceramics processing, pooling of ferroelectrics, … [more]

Students present their CubeSat projects

Aerospace students accepted onto European Space Agency workshop residency

1 February 2024

Almost half of the Aerospace MEng Project Group - three of seven - have been accepted into the European Space Agency's (ESA) CubeSat Concurrent Engineering Workshop. The four-day workshop takes place between 20th and 23rd February at the ESA Academy’s Training and Learning Facility in ESEC-Galaxia, Belgium, … [more]


January 2024

Prof Joe Briscoe and Ana Karen Zitter at Lightsource BP's London HQ

Professor Joe Briscoe gives talk at Lightsource BP on perovskite solar cells

31 January 2024

Professor Joe Briscoe was invited to give a talk at Lightsource BP - a global leader in solar development, management and operations - to give his perspective on the exciting and fast-moving area of perovskite solar cells. Prof Briscoe gave an overview of the fundamentals, potential advantages, applications and challenges … [more]

Navjot Sawhney in India

The aerospace alumnus proving that engineers can change the world

26 January 2024

Navjot Sawhney graduated from Queen Mary in 2013 with a MEng in Aerospace Engineering. Since leaving the university, he has founded The Washing Machine Project, a social enterprise dedicated to designing and distributing manual hand-cranked washing machines to displaced and low-income people around the world. After taking on a graduate role … [more]

The QMCUR Team at the inaugural event

Inaugural Event of the Queen Mary Centre for Undergraduate Research

25 January 2024

We are delighted to announce the successful hosting of the inaugural event of the Queen Mary Centre for Undergraduate Research (QMCUR) at Queen Mary University of London in the Octagon on January 24th. The event garnered attendance from both staff and students, who were thoroughly impressed by the insightful presentations … [more]

Dr Michael Thielke (QMUL) presented his work on sustainable electrodes for flow batteries.

Queen Mary Hosts Workshop on Redox Flow Batteries

25 January 2024

QMUL held a workshop on Redox Flow Batteries, a key player in the transition to a sustainable and net zero future for energy technologies. The event was hosted by Prof Ana Sobrido and her team. Dr Mauricio Murillo took the lead for the organisation of the space, talks, poster presentations … [more]

Sarah Bailey receives the Tata Varsity Pitch award

Design, Innovation and Creative Engineering student wins Tata pitch competition

25 January 2024

A company founded by a Queen Mary Design, Innovation and Creative Engineering student has won NACUE's Tata Varsity Pitch Competition – a prestigious award which aims to support innovative, competitive and socially beneficial ideas and inventions. Sarah Bailey’s start-up, Even, makes affordable period underwear for refugees. Designed … [more]

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Dr Rehan Shah invited as keynote speaker to the University of Kent

24 January 2024

Dr Rehan Shah was specially invited to deliver a reflective teaching workshop on inclusive teaching to academic colleagues from the Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Kent. This was the second event in a series of workshops organised by the Student Success Central Team at … [more]

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SEMS students' research paper accepted for presentation at undergraduate mathematics conference

23 January 2024

Two first year SEMS undergraduate students, Mr Barbaros Zeren and Mr Yash Vaghela, supervised by Dr Rehan Shah, have had their research project paper accepted for presentation at the Institute of Mathematics' (IMA) Tomorrow's Mathematicians Today (TMT) undergraduate mathematics conference, being hosted by the University of Greenwich. Their project, … [more]

Dr Chris from Operation Ouch!

Q&A with Professor Hazel Screen: From bones to organ-chips on Operation Ouch!

19 January 2024

Professor Hazel Screen of the School of Engineering and Materials Science recently took on a new challenge: explaining the fascinating world of organ-chip technology to the young audience of Operation Ouch! In this Q&A, we delve into Professor Screen's research, her experience on the show and why … [more]

Proud to be an Engineer

Engineers Celebrate Athena Swan Success

18 January 2024

Gender equality recognised by Athena Swan Bronze Award First recognised in 2010, the School has now had this award conferred for another five years until 2029, where the conditions were met "directly and fully". The Athena Swan Charter works across the globe to support and transform gender equality in Higher … [more]

People mingling at a Queen Mary event

Five research projects funded as part of Queen Mary partnership with Cornell University

11 January 2024

Five research projects that bring together academics from Queen Mary University of London and Cornell University will receive seed funding. Academics from both institutions were invited to work together to submit proposals in August 2023 through the Global Strategic Collaboration Awards. Today we have announced that five proposals will be funded … [more]

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The Scotsman newspaper publishes cautiously optimistic view by Dr Avital and the Hyperlink student team, in its article on Hyperloop technology

10 January 2024

Following the closure of the startup Hyperloop One in December 2023, The Scotsman newspaper looked at the future possibility of using Hyperloop technology to connect Edinburgh with London. While the University of Edinburgh’s team expressed optimism, other UK academics expressed pessimism, pointing to the high cost of the technology. … [more]

Dr Rehan Shah

Dr Rehan Shah awarded LMS grant for workshop on threshold concepts in undergraduate mathematics teaching

8 January 2024

Dr Rehan Shah has been awarded a Teaching and Learning in Higher Education grant by the London Mathematical Society (LMS) for organising a one-day workshop on identifying and recognising the implications of threshold concepts in the teaching of undergraduate mathematics. As part of this initiative, Dr Shah will organise an … [more]

Model of hypertensive pressure dependent VSMC foam cell formation

Hypertension's hidden hand: pressure-driven foam cell formation revealed as key driver of arterial disease, paving the way for new therapies

3 January 2024

A new study in Advanced Science unlocks the secrets of how high blood pressure (hypertension) fuels the progression of arterial disease. Led by Professor Thomas Iskratsch, Professor of Cardiovascular Mechanobiology & Bioengineering at Queen Mary University of London, the research team exposes a novel mechanism by which elevated pressure transforms … [more]