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Teams of bee-like drones are ready to 3D-print buildings

"The homes and cities of the future could be built with the help of autonomous robots," says Queen Mary's Dr Ketao Zhang.  Researchers have created a team of drones that can print 3D constructions while they are flying. These flying robots can coordinate and make … [more]

Lightning strikes within the ash cloud from Mount Rinjani 1995 eruption. Credit: Oliver Spalt CC BY-SA 3.0

Funding for project "Novel plasma reforming technology for tars reduction in BECCS" awarded by UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Queen Mary researchers in collaboration with the Chemical Engineering at University College London have won funding for a proof of concept project with the Hydrogen BECCS Innovation Programme, part of the Government’s Net Zero Innovation Portfolio (NZIP), which aims to provide funding to support innovation in hydrogen BECCS (… [more]

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International Women in Engineering Day

Celebrating women engineers and helping each other see our lives For years we have been celebrating the achievements of our engineers but today we wanted to do something different. We wanted to help others see who we are, help us reflect on our past and see our future self. Mia … [more]

Hyperlink students at the competition

Queen Mary's Hyperlink group wins the Low Power Award for the Electronic System and awarded second place for Propulsion System in an international student competition hosted by the University of Waterloo, Canada

Hyperlink is a London student group that is mostly based at the School of Engineering and Materials of Science, QMUL (https://www.hyperlinklondon.com/). The QMUL students - Katarzyna Lichy, Marcin Bielicki, Michal Makowka and Matthew Clisby attended the Canadian Hyperloop Competition that  took place  in Waterloo, Ontario 27-29 May 2022 , … [more]

Speaker presentations in medical healthcare

Congratulations to the 2022 Intercalated Graduates

Celebrating seven years of the Intercalated Research Symposium The Intercalated Symposium is an exciting scientific forum for medical students to present collaborative multi-disciplinary research in science, engineering and medicine. Around 60 participants joined the 2 sessions with presentations in machine learning, computational medicine, medical robotics, healthcare, nanotechnology, biomaterials and regenerative … [more]

SEMS Researchers Showcasing their work at a recent Industrial Liaison Forum

SEMS Academics Perform Exceptionally in REF 2021

The scores have been announced for REF2021. The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is a 7 year cycle used to measure research and determine funding in UK universities. The result for SEMS is excellent as not only have we come seventh overall in Engineering amongst all 89 universities who were being assessed in … [more]

MEng project presentation prize winners

MEng Group Project Presentation prize awarded at ILF April 2022

Our MEng students presented their Research & Design Team Projects at the Industrial Liaison Forum on 6th April 2022. Our MEng students conduct team projects in their 4th year in groups of about 5 students. Currently towards the end of their projects, they were able to present a mix of prototypes, samples … [more]

MSc prize-winner, Ivan Tánczos

MSc Extended Research Project poster prize winners at ILF April 2022

Our MSc students presented their Extended Research Projects at the Industrial Liaison Forum on 6th April 2022. Our MSc projects run from semester 1 through to August, so they are currently only about half-way through their projects. Nonetheless, they were able to give an excellent account of their work so far and … [more]

BEng poster prize winner, Ghala Alsaigh

BEng Research Project poster prize winners at ILF April 2022

Selected 3rd year BEng students presented posters on their research projects at the Industrial Liaison on 6th April 2022. We had over 50 external visitors at the event from industry as well as Alumni. The posters were displayed at the Final Year Student Project Showcase in the morning, where a fantastic selection … [more]

Dr Fenwick kicks off the Industrial Liaison Forum in The Octagon

SEMS Industrial Liaison Forum April 2022

Our bi-annual Industrial Liaison Forum was held in-person at Queen Mary University of London on 6th April 2022. We received over 50 external visitors from industry as well as Alumni. The day started with our final year student project showcase, where a fantastic selection of posters were presented by our BEng and … [more]

MEng group

Best MEng project in SEMS Industrial Liaison Forum 2022

Congratulations for the MEng group that has won the best project 2022. This is supervised by Dr Wei Tan and Dr Ana Belen Jorge Sobrido. A group of MEng  students (Moizz Ali, Aqil Ali, Jabril Abdinur, Rafi R. and M. Mebeha) attended an Industrial … [more]

QM Hyperlink Student Group

SEMS students working on Hyperloop project progress to the next stage of the 2022 European Hyperloop Week

Hyperlink is a Queen Mary based student team developing a fully operational Hyperloop Pod prototype and researching the business, social and safety aspects of making the novel transportation system a reality. For the past two seasons, Hyperlink has been competing in the European Hyperloop Week conference. In January, the team … [more]

Dame Ann Dowling is awarded an honorary doctorate

During the Graduation Ceremonies at Tobacco Dock Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE FRS FREng was awarded a DSc(Hon Caus). Dame Ann is one of the most distinguished engineers in the UK. She was first female Professor in Engineering at the University of Cambridge in 1993 and is now … [more]

The in person recipients line up for a photo at the annual award ceremony. More than half of the staff in the photo are from SEMS.

SEMS Staff Receive Many Awards at the Science and Engineering Faculty Awards Ceremony.

The Science and Engineering Faculty Celebration took place in the Octagon to a large assembled in person gathering and was broadcast simultaneously online to an even larger audience on the 27th January 2022. SEMS had a very large number of the awards with Andrew Spowage winning the Faculty Award for Internationalisation … [more]

Some of SEMS' staff preparing to enter the graduation ceremony on Monday evening.

450 SEMS Alumni Graduate at Tobacco Dock

It was with great relief that Queen Mary University of London was able to restart in person graduation ceremonies for the first time in more than two years at Tobacco Dock in Wapping. The first celebration for the School of Engineering and Materials Science (SEMS) students was on … [more]

Professor Bill Bonfield FRS FREng FMedSci, second Head of Materials showing some of the materials developed by Materials at Queen Mary, including HAPEX used in over 500,000 patients worldwide

Materials Celebrates 50 Years of Graduations

50 years of Materials graduates from the Mile End Campus in London and the first cohort from Queen Mary Engineering School (QMES) at our campus at Northwestern Polytechnic University in Xi’an China were celebrated on Friday 5th November. 120 people gathered in the Octagon with another 45 people on-line to … [more]

A graphical abstract for the paper content published on the cover of the issue.

New research published on Soft Matter by Chen Liu and Dr Ketao Zhang of Robotic Systems Group, in collaboration with Xi’an Jiaotong University (China), demonstrates a new type of variable stiffness artificial muscle.

The soft robot requires variable stiffness technology, which shall be simplified and compliant with the robotic motion. As inspired by the principle of biological muscle, this paper designed a light and fully flexible artificial muscle which can be manufactured by 3D printing technology. With a voltage on, the artificial muscle … [more]

SEMS Alumni in the News

Unfortunately listed as 'former U of Bath' student in the article.   https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-58083385

Structural power composites

Recent advance on the structural power composites

Dr. Tan's group has recently published a paper on "Journal of Energy Storage" regarding the recent development of structural power composites. These composites can simultaneously carry mechanical load and store electrical energy. The developed electrodes possess up to 63% of their theoretical capacitance, and their tensile strengths are … [more]

Staff at Royal London Dental Hospital wearing visors prepared by the team.

The Centre for Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary (ARQ) wins QMUL Engagement and Impact Award

A team of engineers and clinicians from EECS, SEMS and Royal London Dental Hospital won a QMUL Engagement and Impact Award. The team was awarded the Local Impact Award for their efforts to provide hospital staff with urgently needed personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 crisis. Under the leadership … [more]

Large Eddy Simulation of an H vertical axis wind turbine, produced by Dr Yan

Special Issue "Fluid Dynamics of Renewable Energy"

A special issue in the Journal Fluids has been commissioned on Fluid Dynamics of Renewable Energy and is edited by Dr Avital and Prof Ji. Accepted papers will be offered 50% discount. Further details are on https://www.mdpi.com/journal/fluids/special_issues/Fluid_Renewable_Energy [more]

Green car. Credit: EduardHarkonen/iStock.com

Queen Mary launches a new EPSRC research project to tackle safety concerns with zero emission vehicles

The newly-funded EPSRC New Investigator project, led by Dr Wei Tan from Queen Mary’s Mechanics of Composite Materials Group (MCM), will create an intelligent data-driven virtual testing tool to assess an emerging type of lightweight materials, known as synthetic cellular composites (CCs). Materials found in nature are … [more]

Daniel and Evangelos in full flow.

Industrial Liaison Forum #5 MEng Group Prize Winners Announced

The fifth Industrial Liaison Forum (ILF#5) took place online on 28 April 2021. ILF#5 was the 4th year MEng Group Project Showcase. All 10 groups were invited to present their projects this year. The event attended by many external visitors including several of our Industrial Advisory Board Members, potential new … [more]

Board member of UK Association for Computational Mechanics

Dr. Tan is elected as a board member of UK Association for Computational Mechanics

Dr. Tan is honoured to be elected as a board member of UK Association for Computational Mechanics. He will represent Queen Mary University London in the field of Computatinal Mechanics and interact with many colleagues in other UK univerisities. The goal is to promote the impact of QMUL research in … [more]

A remote-imaged Salvatore

Salvatore Auriemma Passes his PhD Viva

Salvatore Auriemma has passed his PhD viva on "Development of parametric CAD models for gradient-based aerodynamic shape optimisation" with minor corrections. Gradient-based methods are the most efficient approach for soptimisation with very many design variables and has become a standard in aerodynamic shape optimisation of e.g. aircraft wings and … [more]

Talk by Prof Kaspar Althoefer at the IET on 'Novel soft robotics approaches: Addressing the challenges in nuclear decommissioning'

Prof Kaspar Althoefer will present at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Professor Kaspar Althoefer will give a talk on Wednesday, 7th of October 2020, 2pm (UK time) at the IET in the framework of their Technical Webinars on "Novel soft robotics approaches: Addressing the challenges in nuclear decommissioning". Please join here: https://bit.ly/3nXV4fq [more]

James Busfield FREng

James Busfield elected to Royal Academy of Engineering

The Royal Academy of Engineering has announced the 50 new Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng) and 3 International Fellows. James Busfield, Professor of Materials, Director of Industrial Engagement in the School of Engineering and Material Science and Yang Hao (School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science) have been elected. … [more]

Best Reconfigurable Parallel Mechanism Paper award

Dr Ketao Zhang Honoured with Best Reconfigurable Parallel Mechanism Paper Award of Parallel2020

Dr Ketao Zhang's work on parallel robot mechanisms - that can change their structure and functionalities like "Transformers" - has been honoured with the Best Reconfigurable Parallel Mechanism Paper of The 4th International Conference on Fundamental Issues, Applications and Future Research Directions for Parallel Mechanisms / Manipulators / Machines. The conference was … [more]

Pan-African competition

Queen Mary researchers launch new competition on low-cost innovation for African scientists and entrepreneurs

Researchers from the School of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary University of London have launched a new competition in low-cost technologies that aims to identify and develop the next generation of young scientists, leaders, and entrepreneurs in Africa. This new competition, which is open to all countries in … [more]

Team AlgaX: Ahmad, Abdinasir, Lucas and Marcos (L-R).

SEMS Students Win Global Entrepreneurship Challenge - The Hult Prize 2020

The Hult Prize is the largest socio-entrepreneurship student competition in the world. The 2019 Hult Prize Challenge was announced by President Bill Clinton at the United Nations. This was an invitation to student teams around the world to develop innovations that can be scaled to improve the lives of millions whilst … [more]

Humaira Patel

SEMS student Humaira Patel was a runner up in the The McLaren Future Mobility Challenge

Humaira Patel, a second year mechanical engineering student, entered for The McLaren Future Mobility Challenge category of The Telegraph newspaper's STEM Awards 2020. Humaira applied her knowledge of materials engineering, gained from her Engineering Materials for Design module, to propose an idea for the automotive sector - using spider silks as … [more]

A protective visor using a 3D printed frame.

The Centre for Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary (ARQ) provides essential support for NHS staff during the COVID-19 crisis

Members of the Centre for Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary (ARQ) provide frames for visors urgently needed by frontline NHS staff at main London hospitals including the newly created Nightingale Hospital. In collaborations with clinicians from the Royal London Dental Hospital, Prof Shakeel Shahdad and Ahmed Din, ARQ have taken on … [more]

Ralph and his wife Valmai on a recent boat trip.

Dr Ralph Stevens

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Dr Ralph Stevens. Ralph arrived to Queen Mary in 1964 as a lecturer in The Department of Mechanical Engineering, from where he went on to help establish the Materials Department. Prof Bill Bonfield (former Head of Materials) notes that, “Ralph … [more]

Alberto Caenazzo

First PhD from the Centre for Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary (ARQ)

Alberto Caenazzo successfully defended his PhD studies on "Integrated Hydraulic Steering and Signal Transmission Technologies Applied to Novel MRI-Compatible Intravascular Catheters". Because of the coronavirus crisis, the viva was conducted entirely online. Despite that the viva was completed without a hitch, allowing Alberto to present his novel research in catheter … [more]

ILF 2020 in full swing

Another Hugely Successful ILF Completed

The School of Engineering and Materials Science hosted another successful Industrial Liaison Forum (ILF) on Wednesday 26th February 2020 which attracted 85 visitors during the day. The focus was on our Taught Programme Student Projects with more than 100 of our students having the opportunity to discuss their projects with each other, QMUL … [more]

Caumaghen Sannassy's winning poster

Caumaghen Sannassy wins the best MSc student Poster Award

Caumaghen Sannassy won the best MSc student prize at the 2020 Industrial Liaison Forum in SEMS for his poster called, "Investigation of Air Flows within Urban Landscapes using Open FOAM". His project is supervised by Dr Andrew Buchan. [more]

The MEng group being congratulated by Dr Adrian Briggs (on the right)

Robot Hand Team Wins Top Prize at ILF

A team of 4th year MEng students Jamie SENGUN, Ahmed DEIRI, Talha TAILOR, Kai PAGE & Mohammed KHAN who have been working on the "Soft 3D-printed Robotic Hand" project supervised by Dr Lorenzo Jamone & Dr Ketao Zhang won the best MEng group project prize at the Annual SEMS taught student Industrial … [more]

Prof Kaspar Althoefer giving his keynote presentation.

Althoefer gives a keynote on Soft Robots for Minimally Invasive Surgery and other Human-robot Interaction Applications at INRIA, France

Prof Kaspar Althoefer gave a keynote presentation on Soft Robots for Minimally Invasive Surgery and other Human-robot Interaction Applications at the Soft Robotics Days (JRS2019-Journées Robotique Souple), in Lille, France - https://jrs2019.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/3, organised by INRIA, the French national research institute for the … [more]

Prof Althoefer giving keynote at CEEC 2019.

Professor Kaspar Althoefer gives a keynote presentation at the annual Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Conference (CEEC)

Prof Kaspar Althoefer gave a keynote presentation on "Soft Robotics – at the intersection of physical interaction and perception" at the 11th Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Conference (CEEC) in Colchester on 20 September 2019, https://ceec.uk/ceec19/keynote-speakers-2/. Prof Althoefer reported on the most recent advancements in soft robotics and soft … [more]

Prof Althoefer giving invited talk at Sorbonne

Professor Althoefer gives an invited talk on "Inflatable, stiffness controllable robots" at Sorbonne

Professor Kaspar Althoefer gave an invited talk on "Inflatable, stiffness controllable robots: Applications in Human-Robot Interaction" at the Hand Dexterity Workshop, at the Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique (ISIR), Sorbonne Univerity, Paris (http://www.isir.upmc.fr/?lang=en). The event took place on 28 November 2019. Presentations by … [more]

Networking Session in Action

Industrial Liaison Forum is a Tremendous Success

The biannual Industrial Liaison Forum was held on Wednesday November 20th November in the Octagon. The event was well attended with over eighty industrialists from more than sixty organisations attending. The event was broken up into four parts, starting in the morning with the PhD research poster exhibition, followed by … [more]

Professor Wen Wang elected FREng

Professor Wen Wang elected FREng

Professor Wen Wang has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering today. This is as: Wen Wang is distinguished for his insightful achievements in cardiovascular bioengineering, specifically in biofluid mechanics related to the molecular lining of blood vessels and the transport of fluid and solutes across the … [more]

Robot octopus - featuring in Evening Standard article

QMUL Soft Robotics research features in the Evening Standard

The robot octopus, a recent creation by PhD student Jan Fras, was featured in in the Evening Standard. You can read the article here: https://www.standard.co.uk/tech/scientists-develop-robooctopus-that-mimics-real-sea-creature-a4192871.html Follow this link for a video showing the robot octopus in action: https://youtu.be/TgSD1RUoVsw [more]

Althoefer presenting at the IET 5th Annual Future of Medicine Conference

Kaspar Althoefer was invited to give a talk at IET conference on Soft Robotics for Keyhole Surgery

Professor Kaspar Althoefer gave an invited talk at The 5th Annual Future of Medicine Conference organised by the IET (https://events.theiet.org/the-5th-annual-future-of-medicine-conference/). His talk is now available at IET.TV: https://tv.theiet.org/?eventvideoid=13241. [more]

Prof Kaspar Althoefer presenting ARQ's soft robot hand.

Kaspar Althoefer interviewed by the BBC on soft robotics and AI

Professor Althoefer was interviewed by the BBC on 23 June 2019. The interview can be seen on BBC iPlayer, as part of BBC1's Sunday Morning Live Show - watch from 43:20: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00069jl/sunday-morning-live-series-10-episode-2 Professor Althoefer and PhD students from the Centre for Advanced … [more]

Professor Kaspar Althoefer

QMUL's nuclear robotics research features in The Economist

The National Centre for Nuclear Robotics (NCNR) has been featured in an article in The Economist, with a particular mention of Prof Kaspar Althoefer and his team at the Centre for Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary. Kaspar and his team are working on creating novel radiation-resilient tactile and force sensors for … [more]

Mexican government presents Queen Mary academic with prestigious award

Mexican government presents Queen Mary academic with prestigious award

Professor Teresa Alonso-Rasgado, Queen Mary’s Dean for Global Engagement in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, has been awarded the highest distinction possible for her academic excellence in Mexico. The Lazaro Cardenas Medal for academic excellence was presented to Professor Alonso-Rasgado by the Secretary of Education, Esteban Moctezuma Barragá… [more]


Prof Kaspar Althoefer gives keynote at RoboSoft 2019

Prof Kaspar Althoefer gives keynote presentation at the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft 2019) on "Fusing Perception with Structure in Soft Robotics" in Seoul, South Korea on 16 April 2019.

Technology to capture energy from sea waves awarded funding

Technology to capture energy from sea waves awarded funding

A team from Queen Mary has been awarded funding to develop technology to capture energy from waves at sea. Wave Energy Scotland (WES) will grant £461,345 to the team from the School of Engineering and Materials Science to develop an adaptive hierarchical model predictive control framework for wave energy converters (WECs). … [more]

100 reads on Researchgate for paper on gradient-enabled CAD systems

Our groundbreaking paper Algorithmic differentiation of the Open CASCADE Technology CAD kernel and its coupling with an adjoint CFD solver the first to differentiate a full CAD system and a breakthrough for gradient-based optimisation with CAD-based parametrisations has achieved 100 reads on researchgate. Jens. [more]

Rashna being congratulated by Dr Carolyn Small from Arconic, who is the Chair of the Materials Division Industrial Advisory Board.

3rd Year Project Poster Winners Announced

The Spring Industrial Liaison Forum played host to the 3rd year project student poster showcase. This year two winners were selected from the 300+ posters that were submitted. These were from Fatou CHANG for her poster on "Solar drier for agricultural food preservation in developing countries" who is supervised by Henri … [more]

The KYKLO team presenting their ideas at the ILF

Bike Design Team Wins Top Prize

A team of 4th year students: Arya LI, Bijoy DAS, Lydia DENTON & Yue MENG, who have been working on project to design a totally new road bike have won the top prize at the 2019 Industrial Liaison Forum. The students, supervised by Dr. Emiliano Bilotti and Dr. Han Zhang, presented their … [more]

P. Mohanmuraly and J-D Mueller

Successful PhD examination

Pavanakumar Mohanamuraly successfully defended his thesis on "Fast Adjoint-assisted Multilevel Multifidelity Method for Uncertainty Quantification of the Aleatoric Kind" His work uses Monte-Carlo methods to compute the effect of uncertainties due to manufacturing. Current methods work well for up to handful of uncertain parameters, but their computation cost increases dramatically … [more]

Nuclear Energy Agency Office

Participation with the OECD-Nuclear Energy Agency's Expert Group on Multi-physics Experimental Data, Benchmarks and Validation

Dr Andrew Buchan is a member of the OECD-NEA Expert Group on Multi-physics Experimental Data, Benchmarks and Validation (EGMPEBV). He attends the meetings in Paris where the aim is to guide member countries on certifying experimental data of nuclear facilities for use as benchmarks for validating next generation multi-physics codes. [more]

www.techrepublic.com - Soft Robotics

New video report on soft robotics for keyhole surgery

Breaking news on the EU robotics project STIFF-FLOP Research on soft robotics for keyhole surgery by Professor Althoefer, head of Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary (ARQ) is highlighted in the new TechRepublic video on '5 things to know about soft robotics': 1. It doesn't mean pillows. 2. Search and rescue. 3. Medicine. (STIFF-FLOP features … [more]

Professor Althoefer

Professor Kaspar Althoefer interviewed about robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery.

Professor Kaspar Althoefer was interviewed about his research on soft robotics for robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery. "We wanted to take our inspiration from biology – so octopus tentacles were our inspiration....making something that was made of soft materials, to achieve more dexterous behaviour but also to increase patient safety." The … [more]

QMUL team at EuroEAP

QMUL team at EuroEAP

Three current students (Hugh, Leihao and Michele) and two former students (Gabriele and Luigi) from QMUL met up at EuroEAP 2018 with Prof Federico Carpi (now at the University of Florence) and Prof James Busfield in Lyon. Luigi won the best presentation award this year which followed on from Michele winning … [more]

Dr Folashade Akinmolayan, Lecturer in Engineering Science & Education

Dr Folashade Akinmolayan awarded Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

Congratulations to Dr Folashade Akinmolayan who has been recognised as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. A Senior Fellowship is awarded to those who can demonstrate a sustained record of success in relation to effective leadership, organisation and management of aspects of teaching and learning. Folashade was especially … [more]

SEMS Academic (and Inventor) Adam Sutcliffe featured on Channel 4's 'Buy It Now'

SEMS Academic (and Inventor) Adam Sutcliffe featured on Channel 4's "Buy It Now"

SEMS Academic (and Inventor) Adam Sutcliffe was featured on Wednesday's episode of Buy It Now on Channel 4. The programme gives an opportunity to entrepreneurs, inventors and licence holders who have a product to sell, to pitch their product to a captive audience of potential customers and a panel of professional … [more]

Cybathlon team members

Queen Mary student team to build robotic wheelchair for Cybathlon 2020

A team of science and engineering students from Queen Mary University of London will design a robotic wheelchair with a plan to compete in Cybathlon 2020 - a global competition for people with disabilities. The team, which consists of students from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), the … [more]

Dr Guang Li wave energy converter control project wins funding from Wave Energy Scotland

Dr Guang Li’s wave energy converter control project proposal has been selected by Wave Energy Scotland as one of 3 projects that will receive funding to be developed further. The 3 successful projects were elected among 13 projects. The project aims to develop reliable and efficient control strategies to improve the wave … [more]

Institute of Mechanical Engineers confirms accreditation of SEMS programmes

Institute of Mechanical Engineers confirms accreditation of SEMS programmes

The Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has confirmed the accreditation details for our programmes following their re-accreditation visit to SEMS in November. Students completing an IMechE accredited degree are deemed to have met part or all of the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered or Incorporated Engineer and are … [more]

Students talking to an alumni visitor about career options after QMUL

SEMS Industrial Liaison Forum is a Great Success

The Spring SEMS Industrial Liaison Forum was a very popular event again this year. In the morning the annual taught student showcase took place in the Octagon which was followed in the afternoon by a wide range of alumni lead panel and networking sessions. There was also an Industrial Advisory … [more]

Winning team Phoenix during testing

Robots competed in penalty kicks during Design and Build Hack Week 2018

The Design and Build Hack Week 2018 was held successfully at Advanced Robotics at Queen Mary (ARQ) from 29th Jan to 2nd Feb. A total of 19 participants from London and Beijing took on the challenge of programming NAO Humanoid robots to take penalty kicks. This is the third year of the … [more]

Students teach robots football tricks in annual hack

Students teach robots football tricks in annual hack

Teams of students from Queen Mary University of London and Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) took part in a challenge to hack robots and teach them a range of football skills. The third Queen Mary-BUPT Design and Build Hack Week, which aims to unite students from both universities, … [more]

Professor Colin Bailey with Honorary Professor Wang Jinsong

Queen Mary cements Chinese partnership with a new Joint Research Institute

On 12 December, Queen Mary University of London hosted an awards ceremony with Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) to mark progress in establishing a Joint Research Institute (JRI) in the fields of Advanced Materials and Structures. Led by SEMS Professor Mike Reece, the JRI seeks to serve China’s “One Belt and … [more]

Soft robots for manipulation developed by Professor Kaspar Althoefer at ARQ

QMUL awarded £1m grant to establish robotics centre for tackling nuclear waste

The Centre for Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary (ARQ) has been awarded a £1m grant to help set-up a world-leading centre of excellence for nuclear robotics in the UK. ARQ is a cross-faculty multidisciplinary research centre, bringing Queen Mary robotics activities under one roof. ARQ's activities span across the School of … [more]

Dr Wei Ding

PhD success for Dr Wei Ding

Congratulations to Dr Wei Ding who passed his PhD viva on the 31st of October 2017. Wei worked with Professor Wen Wang and Dr Mario Orsi on molecular dynamic simulation of lipid bilayer membranes. He was jointly funded by QMUL and the China Scholarship Council. During his PhD study, Wei has … [more]

Professor Nicola M Pugno

Professor 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]

The Larkfleet Solar Steam prototype

Mexican 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]