UofG Researchers share in 544M Euros ERC Advanced Grant Funding
Tue, 11 Apr 2023 11:46:08 BST
Two researchers from the College of Science & Engineering have won the backing of the European Research Council to support major new projects. Professor Daniele Faccio, of the School of Physics & Astronomy and Professor Roderick Murray-Smith, from the School of Computing Science, have been named today (Thursday 30 March 2023) as recipients of ERC Advanced Grants.
Royal Statistical Society Prize for UofG Researcher Dr Oliver Stoner
Tue, 11 Apr 2023 11:37:00 BST
The Royal Statistical Society chose to recognise Dr Stoner for his work on the modelling of flawed data, including methods for dealing with under-reporting and delayed reporting issues awarding him this year’s David Cox Research Prize.
UofG projects win pair of prizes at Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards
Tue, 11 Apr 2023 11:30:00 BST
Two innovative UofG-related projects have been honoured with prizes at the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards. The Powerful Partnership award was presented to the University of Glasgow’s Dr David Mahon and colleagues at the National Nuclear Laboratory for their pioneering research in the field of muography. The Multiparty Collaboration award went to the Industrial Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research in Digital Diagnostics, or iCAIRD.
RSE fellowships recognise professional achievements and societal contribution
Tue, 11 Apr 2023 11:24:00 BST
Eleven members of the University community have been made Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). From CoSE: Professor David Flynn, Professor of Cyber Physical Systems and Professor David Ireland, Head of School, School of Physics & Astronomy.
Glasgow's Innovation Accelerator moves forward with share of £100M project boost
Tue, 11 Apr 2023 11:16:00 BST
Six ambitious new projects linked to the University of Glasgow are set to share in a major new investment from the UK Government Department for Science, Innovation and Technology. The projects linked to UofG CoSE are: Next Generation Remote-Sensing Technologies, Pilot Accelerator for National Institute for Quantum Integration and Modular Chemical Robot Farms for Chemistry.
Biochemical synthesis discovery could unlock new drug development breakthrough
Tue, 11 Apr 2023 11:08:00 BST
A mystery about how a chemical compound found in nature could be synthesised in the lab may have been solved, scientists say – a breakthrough which could unlock new developments in medicine. Scientists from universities and research institutions in Scotland and Germany are behind the discovery, published in the journal Nature Chemistry. The paper shows for the first time how three proteins are key to the production of alkaloid compounds called crocagins.
Dr Ornela Dardha receives inaugural 'Science, she says!' award
Tue, 11 Apr 2023 10:53:00 BST
Dr Ornela Dardha, has been awarded the inaugural ‘Science, She Says!’ award by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI). The award recognises an outstanding young female scientist, not of Italian descent, who has remarkably contributed to the advancement of science and technology and has strong connections with the Italian scientific community. The award is given to candidates from five regions across the world, with Dr Dardha winning the Europe award.
Lifetime Achievement Award for UofG Gravitational wave physician Prof Sheila Rowan
Tue, 11 Apr 2023 10:43:00 BST
The Board has awarded the 1st Philip Leverhulme Lifetime Achievement Award to Prof. Sheila Rowan CBE FRS FRSE FInstP, Chair of Natural Philosophy at UofG & director of its Institute for Gravitational Research. Prof. Rowan won her original Philip Leverhulme Prize in 2005. Her research focuses on studies of optical materials for use in gravitational wave detectors.
Glasgow PhD students set to take their research to Parliament
Tue, 11 Apr 2023 10:34:00 BST
Three PhD students from the University of Glasgow have been selected to present their research at the STEM for Britain competition on Monday 6th March. Lanxin Xi and Mandal Parna, from the School of Mathematics & Statistics, and Thomas Gregory, from the School of Physics & Astronomy, will attend parliament to present posters outlining their research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges at the event.
New perspective on processes behind earth system change
Tue, 11 Apr 2023 10:18:00 BST
The incoming head of the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences has contributed a Perspective article to the latest edition of the journal Science. Professor Todd Ehlers, currently of the University of Tübingen, Germany, was invited to contribute the piece in response to research published in the same issue which discusses a new computer-model reconstruction of global topography over the last 100 million years.
UofG LENDS SUPPORT TO £2M CLOUD COMPUTING RESEARCH HUB
Tue, 11 Apr 2023 10:11:00 BST
Researchers from JWSE are lending their support to a new project which is setting out to drive advances in cloud computing. The initiative, known as Communications Hub for Empowering Distributed Cloud Computing Applications and Research, or CHEDDAR, has received £2m in funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) – part of UK Research and Innovation.
AI and Big Data roadmap could enable superconductor revolution
Tue, 28 Feb 2023 13:57:00 GMT
A new roadmap which lays out how AI & big data techniques could drive advances in superconductivity research and development is aiming to help to spark a tech revolution. An international team of leading researchers are behind the roadmap, which is the first of its kind for the field of superconductor research. Dr Mohammad Yazdani-Asrami (JWSE) led the production of the roadmap, which is published as an invited paper in the Institute of Physics’ journal, Superconductor Science and Technology.
Monkey mouths and hands could be key to future interactive enrichment systems
Tue, 28 Feb 2023 14:11:00 GMT
The research suggesting that monkeys may have their own preferences for the design of buttons, could inform the development of interactive enrichment activities for zoo animals in the future. It was presented at the International Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction in Warsaw and is a joint project by animal-computer interaction specialists Vilma Kankaanpää and Dr Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas (School of Computing Science).
Prizewinning students set to compete in 2nd Amazon Alexa Prize Taskbot challenge
Tue, 28 Feb 2023 14:32:00 GMT
The GRILL team, made up of students from the School of Computing Science, won first place in Amazon’s $500,000 (£405,000) international Alexa Prize TaskBot Challenge for their work in developing GRILLBot, a next-generation conversational assistant. Now, the team is one of 10 from universities around the world who will compete to build an even more advanced TaskBot. The GRILL team are the only team from the UK competing for the prize.
UofG secures £1.8M funding for advanced structure determination facility
Tue, 28 Feb 2023 14:42:00 GMT
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), part of UK Research and Innovation, has provided £1.8m in funding to support the University’s acquisition of an electron diffractometer. Determination of crystal structures – the precise identification and arrangements of atoms within molecules and materials – can help scientists understand how materials work and what they can be used for, information which can spur advances in a wide range of scientific disciplines.
UofG researchers to power wireless 'microbot' in the brain
Tue, 28 Feb 2023 14:51:00 GMT
Prof Hadi Heidari (JWSE) is leading the UK contribution to CROSSBRAIN, led by Tor Vergata Univ of Rome in Italy & funded by the European Innovation Council. The project is setting out to develop tiny injectable robots capable of predicting & mitigating epileptic seizures.Once implanted in the brain, they will be controlled by a small, wearable central control unit capable of monitoring electrical activity to detect the onset of a seizure and modulate its effect through targeted neurostimulation.
SSE and UofG to fund unique renewables research
Tue, 28 Feb 2023 15:06:00 GMT
SSE Energy Solutions is to fund the most detailed research ever conducted into the performance of renewable technologies in the business sector. The PhD research, which is being jointly funded by UofG and the Energy Technology Partnership (ETP), will analyse data from projects ranging from small businesses to large distribution operations. It is anticipated that the study, which will utilise state-of-the-art digital twin technology, will identify gaps in performance and route
Earth's atmosphere adds a quick pinch of salt to meteorites, scientists find
Tue, 28 Feb 2023 15:21:00 GMT
In a new paper published in the journal Meteoritics & Planetary Science, a University of Glasgow-led team of researchers examined two small pieces of Winchcombe for signs of terrestrial modifications.The results show that despite the rapid recovery of the meteorites, the fragments quickly developed several ‘terrestrial phases’ – salts and minerals which developed from the interaction of their surfaces with the damp environment in which they landed.
Dr Colin Torney (School of Computing Science) wins international prize
Tue, 28 Feb 2023 15:31:00 GMT
Dr Colin Torney, a senior lecturer in the School of Mathematics & Statistics, has been named as the winner in the category ‘Innovative Research and Application’ category for his ground-breaking work on ecological data. His research, which uses machine learning to investigate the movement and population dynamics of wildebeest herds in the Serengeti, will help inform decision-making around conserving and promoting wildlife in the face of human disturbance.
Dr Kaveh Delfanazari (JWSE) awarded RSE Personal Research Fellowship
Tue, 28 Feb 2023 15:40:27 GMT
The RSE announced that 46 exceptional research projects have been selected for awards at the RSE Research Awards Programme autumn 2022 call. Eleven researchers from across the University of Glasgow, have been successful in this funding round, which sees a total of £689,723.50 awarded to support research in all academic disciplines. Dr Kaveh Delfanazari (JWSE) was awarded an RSE Personal Research Fellowship (On-chip, ultralow power dissipation, low-noise, coherent microwave quantum sources).
Scientists open new window on the physics of glass formation
Tue, 24 Jan 2023 16:10:00 GMT
Research from an international team of scientists has cast new light on the physics of vitrification – the process by which glass forms. Their findings, which centre on analysis of a common feature of glasses called the boson peak, could help pave the way for new developments in materials science. The team’s paper, titled ‘Understanding the emergence of the boson peak in molecular glasses’, is published in Nature Communications.
UofG lends expertise to higher and further education carbon footprint report
Tue, 24 Jan 2023 16:04:00 GMT
Prof Jaime Toney (Centre for Sustainable Solutions & GES) and Dr Stewart Miller (UofG’s sustainability manager) played roles in the preparation of the Royal Anniversary Trust’s “Accelerating towards Net Zero” report. It is an ambitious roadmap for carbon reduction in the tertiary education sector. It also proposes a new standardised carbon reporting framework designed exclusively for the sector which will enable all HE & FE institutions to measure, report & manage carbon emissions.
Method to preserve entanglement could enable new Quantum Tech
Tue, 24 Jan 2023 16:00:00 GMT
In a new paper published in the journal Physical Review X Quantum, the researchers describe how they may have solved a key problem for quantum technologies by keeping particles entangled in previously impossible conditions. Their findings could help advance the development of new quantum-enhanced imaging and communications. The team’s paper, titled ‘Manipulation and certification of high-dimensional entanglement through a scattering medium’, is published in Physical Review X Quantum.
Saphire Fund Grants to enable collaboration with international partners
Tue, 24 Jan 2023 15:56:00 GMT
The SAPHIRE Fund is a grant scheme funded by the Scottish Government aimed at developing new, as well as enhancing existing international research partnerships between Scottish universities, research institutes and partners in Australia, India, Japan, Pakistan, South Korea, Singapore and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Dr Qammer Abbasi (JWSE) is one of the recipients (Project title: COST: COmmunity based SusTainable future healthcare).
Dr Jesko Köhnke (School of Chemistry) receives the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the UK.
Tue, 24 Jan 2023 15:52:00 GMT
Professor Köhnke’s award recognises his work in investigating how life performs the complex chemical reactions leading to the formation of natural products. He uses biochemistry and structural biology to study and exploit the biosynthesis of these valuable compounds, which could be used to make new molecules. Those molecules could create novel types of diagnostics, smart materials, and therapies, including materials to evade antibiotic resistance and treat cancer more effectively.
QUANTUM TECHNOLOGIES SUMMER SCHOOL LAUNCHED FOR UK EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS IN THE UK AND CANADA
Tue, 24 Jan 2023 15:45:00 GMT
The 10-day residential event, held at the University of Birmingham, will train 60 of the UK’s and Canada’s most promising early career quantum researchers. The aim is to create opportunities for increased mobility, giving students an international perspective and providing an enhanced talent pipeline for UK academia and industry.
Dr Christopher Berry winner of the Fowler Award (Royal Astronomical Society)
Tue, 24 Jan 2023 15:40:00 GMT
The Fowler Award, established in 2004 through the generosity of Mrs Rosemary Fowler, recognises early career scientists who have made outstanding contributions to their field in astronomy within a decade of completing their PhD. Dr Christopher Berry, gravitational-wave researcher from the University of Glasgow’s School of Physics & Astronomy, was named as the winner of the Fowler Award at a meeting of the Society.
Dr Ahmad Taha (JWSE) joins first UK-wide Young Academy
Tue, 24 Jan 2023 15:34:00 GMT
Two academics from the University of Glasgow are among the first members of the new UK Young Academy – a network of early career researchers and professionals established to help tackle local and global issues and promote meaningful change. Prof. Adams (School of Critical Studies) & Dr Ahmad Taha (JWSE) are part of the first cohort of 67 members, announced today by UK and Ireland National Academies.
Heat pump could reduce biogas carbon footprint by 36% research suggests
Wed, 11 Jan 2023 15:08:00 GMT
A University of Glasgow-led team of scientists have demonstrated that using air-source heat pumps to support anaerobic digestion could cut the carbon emitted during the production of biogas by more than a third. Their findings could help support ongoing efforts to decarbonise national electricity grids and enable remote communities to produce their own low-carbon power locally.
JWSE researchers lend support to calf pneumonia diagnosis project
Tue, 10 Jan 2023 11:36:00 GMT
Researchers from the JWSE are part of a new consortium (including representatives from the University of Surrey, University of Glasgow, Cardiff University, and Westpoint Farm Vets) which is developing the first commercial one-step rapid test for calf pneumonia. The project is funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
UofG joins £12M next-gen telecommunications research project
Tue, 10 Jan 2023 11:32:00 GMT
Researchers from JWSE are among the founding partners of a new £12m telecommunications project. Prof Muhammad Imran is leading the University’s contribution to the UK Government-funded Towards Ubiquitous 3D Open Resilient Network (TUDOR) initiative. TUDOR, led by a team based at the University of Surrey’s 5/6G Innovation Centre, is setting out to ensure that the future of the UK's telecommunication network is secure, caters to all of society, boosts the economy and is highly energy efficient.
Prof Quintin Cutts named Distinguished Member of the ACM
Tue, 10 Jan 2023 11:30:00 GMT
Professor Quintin Cutts of the School of Computing Science has been named as a Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The ACM is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting computing educators, researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field’s challenges.
UofG engineers join new nuclear research and development alliance
Tue, 10 Jan 2023 11:26:00 GMT
University of Glasgow colleagues led by Professor David Flynn from the James Watt School of Engineering have contributed their expertise to the ATLAS Alliance, who have been awarded a framework agreement from the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), the UK’s independent nuclear regulator. Over the next four years, the ATLAS Alliance, which is led by TÜV SÜD Nuclear Technologies, will work to address the requirements of the ONR Technical Support Framework Agreement.
UofG lends expertise to hydrogen economy roundtable
Tue, 10 Jan 2023 11:21:00 GMT
Prof David Flynn (JWSE) participated in a discussion on how Scotland and Germany could collaborate on a sustainable and scalable hydrogen economy at an event at the Scottish Government’s Glasgow offices on Thursday 1stDecember. The discussion centered around how Scotland could help support Germany’s energy demand and security requirements, and represented a mutual opportunity for both nations to address and grow their sustainable energy economies.
Nuclear Physics Prize awarded to Dr David Mahon, School of Physics & Astronomy
Tue, 10 Jan 2023 11:05:00 GMT
Dr David Mahon, of the School of Physics & Astronomy, officially received the National Nuclear Laboratory’s Chief Scientist’s Award & Medal at an event at the University’s Mazumdar-Shaw Advanced Research Centre on Thursday 17 November. Dr Mahon received the award in recognition of a paper he co-authored with NNL’s Craig Shearer, which was published in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A in 2019.
£2M Water quality project to protect river ecosystems
Tue, 10 Jan 2023 10:51:00 GMT
UofG researchers are lending their support to MOT4Rivers, a project led by University of Stirling to explore how pollution & climate change are impacting freshwater ecosystems. With £2 million funding from NERC, it will investigate how pollutants interact with rivers and ecosystems, and devise a system to monitor and measure pollution. The project also includes experts from the James Hutton Institute, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, University of Edinburgh & is supported by Scottish Water.
UofG research sheds new light on foodways in the first cities
Tue, 10 Jan 2023 10:41:00 GMT
The world’s first urban state societies developed in Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq, some 5500 years ago. No other artefact type is more symbolic of this development than the so-called Beveled Rim Bowl (BRB), the first mass produced ceramic bowl. BRB function and what food(s) these bowls contained has been the subject of debate for over a century. A paper published today (18 November 2022) in The Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports shows that BRBs contained a variety of foods.
Sea level rise to dramatically speed up erosion of rock coastlines by 2100
Thu, 24 Nov 2022 14:22:00 GMT
This is according to new research led by Imperial College London and supported by researchers from the University of Glasgow. The researchers modelled likely future cliff retreat rates of two rock coasts in the UK, based on forecasts of sea level rise for different greenhouse gas emissions and climate change scenarios. The study found that rock coasts, traditionally thought of as stable compared to sandy coasts and soft cliffs, are likely to retreat at a rate not seen for 3,000-5,000 years.
UofG researchers lend support to autonomous networks build-a-thon event
Thu, 24 Nov 2022 14:03:00 GMT
The competition was judged by Dr Stephen McQuistin, of the University of Glasgow’s School of Computing Science, and Mr. Rodel Urani from iClassed, Philippines. Álvaro Pendas Recondo and Jaime Fúster de la Fuente, engineer interns from Rakuten Mobile Inc. in Tokyo, took first place for their team, which they called ‘digital_twins’.
Winchcombe meteorite holds information about the origin of earth's oceans
Thu, 24 Nov 2022 13:42:00 GMT
A new study led by experts from the Natural History Museum and the University of Glasgow reports the orbital history and first laboratory analyses of the Winchcombe meteorite, which was recovered only hours after its spectacular fireball lit up the skies over the UK in February 2021.
New project set to develop diagnostics for Sub-Saharan Africa
Thu, 24 Nov 2022 13:25:00 GMT
The Digital Innovations and Diagnostics for Infectious Diseases in Africa project, or Didida, led by JWSE researchers, brings together 14 partners from eight countries: Kenya, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, and Italy. It is supported by €6m (£5.2m) in funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe programme and €2m (£1.75m) from the UK Research and Innovation fund.
UofG researchers contribute to new bioengineering consortium
Thu, 24 Nov 2022 13:19:00 GMT
Researchers from the James Watt School of Engineering are part of a consortium which has won €4.95M (£4.32M) in funding from the European Innovation Council to support a cutting-edge bioengineering project. The interdisciplinary consortium, named Supervised Morphogenesis in Gastruloids or SUMO, is one of 39 new projects sharing in €145M (£126.6M) from the EIC’s Pathfinder programme.
Cosmic ray imaging spinout set to share in £700K of new funding
Thu, 24 Nov 2022 13:14:00 GMT
Dr David Mahon, of Lynkeos and the University of Glasgow’s School of Physics & Astronomy, said: “We’re pleased to have won the backing of DASA and NDA for our muography technology, which has already proven its value for passive imaging in challenging environments with a number of commercial partners.
Science sleuths solve century-old mystery of Martian meteorite discovery
Thu, 24 Nov 2022 13:05:00 GMT
Researchers from the UK, the USA, Australia and Italy carried out the detective work, which is published in an early-view paper in the journal Astrobiology. The unravelling of the mystery began in 2019, when planetary scientist Dr Áine O’Brien, of the University of Glasgow’s School of Geographical & Earth Sciences, crushed a tiny sample of Lafayette and used sophisticated mass spectrometry to analyse its composition.
Startup sets out to offer affordable software engineering services
Thu, 24 Nov 2022 12:30:00 GMT
A new tech focused startup called Loopsio from UofG is setting out to offer affordable software engineering services to social enterprises, SMEs and other startups across Scotland. It builds on principles established by computing science and software engineering courses taught at the University, and research conducted by founder and Computing Science MSci graduate Omar Tufayl, investigating the technical and social gaps between academic teaching and industry requirements for software engineers.
New learning platform aims to boost geoscience for the UK and beyond
Thu, 24 Nov 2022 12:08:00 GMT
The Geosciences Advanced E-Learning Academy, or GAEA, provides postgraduate education providers and the wider research community with a virtual educational space supported by the UK’s NERC Facilities for geoscience. It was developed by researchers from the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC) in partnership with colleagues from the National Oceanography Centre, the British Geological Survey, Oxford University, Bristol University and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.
New ageing test could be gold standard for whisky producers
Thu, 24 Nov 2022 11:18:00 GMT
Dr Will Peveler, of the University of Glasgow’s School of Chemistry, is the paper’s lead author. Dr Peveler said: “Age is more than just a number when it comes to whisky – the complex chemical reactions which occur in each cask make it impossible to estimate whisky’s maturity of flavour simply based on how long it’s been ageing."
AI-driven 'thermal attach' system reveals passwords in seconds
Thu, 24 Nov 2022 11:02:00 GMT
Previous research by Dr Mohamed Khamis, who led the development of ThermoSecure, has already demonstrated that non-experts can successfully guess passwords simply by looking carefully at thermal images taken between 30 and 60 seconds after surfaces were touched. In a paper published in the journal ACM Transactions on Privacy and Security, Dr Khamis & team explain how they set out to harness machine learning to make the attack process more accurate.
Consortium welcomes decision on pioneering fusion power plant
Tue, 01 Nov 2022 16:03:00 GMT
Members of the Fusion Forward (Ardeer) consortium, which was formed by the University of Glasgow, North Ayrshire Council and NPL Group, are welcoming the UK Government’s decision to bring the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production, or STEP, to West Burton. The Fusion Forward (Ardeer) bid was one of five finalists in consideration to host STEP, and the only Scottish site remaining from an initial cohort of 15 applications from across the UK.
UofG researchers set sights on New Horizons
Tue, 01 Nov 2022 15:44:00 GMT
5 projects led by UofG engineers and computing scientists have received support from the New Horizons fund, administered by the EPSRC, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI): Prof David Flynn (JWSE), Dr Chong Li and Prof Martin Weides (JWSE), Dr Rair Macêdo and Prof Martin Lavery (JWSE), Dr Graham McDonald, Dr Jake Lever and Prof Iadh Ounis (School of Computing Science) and Prof Roy Vellaisamy (JWSE) and Prof Merlyne De Souza of the University of Sheffield.
UofG researchers contribute to European Research Council-funded GEO-AI Project
Tue, 01 Nov 2022 13:54:00 GMT
Professor Ana Basiri and PhD student Petrus Gerrits, of the School of Geographical & Earth Sciences, are leading Glasgow’s contribution to a project led by colleagues from Koç University in Turkey, which involves a network of collaborators from across Europe. Over the next 18 months, the researchers will collaborate to create new geospatial artificial intelligence-based land use and land cover models of Bulgaria and Turkey.
Next generation of hearing aids could read lips through masks
Tue, 01 Nov 2022 13:38:00 GMT
Dr Qammer Abbasi (JWSE) and Professor Muhammad Imran, head of the University of Glasgow’s Communications, Sensing and Imaging research group are co-authors of the paper titled ‘Pushing the Limits of Remote RF Sensing by Reading Lips Under the Face Mask’, published in Nature Communications. The research was supported by funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
Research visit to advance diagnosis of condition common in Sub-Saharan Africa
Tue, 30 Aug 2022 15:50:00 BST
Scottish scientists are teaming up with researchers from Zambia to find new ways to diagnose and treat a condition which affects millions in Sub-Saharan Africa. The visit is part of an ongoing £2.9m UKRI Medical Research Council-funded collaboration between researchers at the University of Glasgow, the University of Zambia, Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London.
UofG Engineers aim to get a grip on improved human-machine interfacing
Tue, 23 Aug 2022 12:10:00 BST
Professor Hadi Heidari (JWSE) is MAGNABLE’s principal investigator. He said: “MMG has a great deal of potential to produce the kind of high-resolution data that we’ll need in order to create highly capable neural interfaces which can be controlled by muscle movements, just like real limbs. The technology we’re developing could also be incorporated into arm bands or other wearable devices to enable realistic interactions with virtual and extended reality."
£1M investment is breath of fresh air for UofG nebuliser spinout
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 16:35:00 BST
The award will help the Acu-Flow team and their research partners advance the development of their nebuliser technology, which uses an innovative surface acoustic wave technique to deliver medicines into patients’ lungs. The grant is one of 17 projects funded by the Innovate UK Biomedical Catalyst programme, which provides funding for new healthcare products, technologies and processes.
UofG Researchers support 2nd phase of SP energy networks Net-Zero projects
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 16:40:00 BST
The projects were initially funded in March with £1.2m provided by network users and consumers under the Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF), an Ofgem programme managed in partnership with Innovate UK. A total of nine projects with novel approaches to heat, data and digitalisation were supported by the initiative. Now, following an initial trial phase, a further £1.6million from the SIF will allow three of those projects to progress, two of which are supported by Glasgow researchers.
Super eruptions are millions of years in the making - followed by rapid surge
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 16:46:00 BST
New research suggests that super-eruptions occur when huge accumulations of magma deep in the Earth’s crust, formed over millions of years, move rapidly to the surface, disrupting pre-existing rock. Researchers from the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC) and the University of Bristol led an international team of scientists to make the discovery using a model for crustal flow.
Next-gen heat pump could cut energy bills and carbon emissions
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 16:50:00 BST
Researchers from the UofG have developed a new type of heat pump, a flexible heat pump technology, which could help households save on their energy bills & contribute towards net-zero emissions goals. Heat pumps are a low-carbon alternative to gas boilers. They draw energy from external low temperature sources, most commonly outdoor air, in order to heat indoor spaces. When powered by renewable sources of power, they are significantly more environmentally friendly than conventional gas boilers.
UofG student satellite design set for launch after competition win
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 16:56:00 BST
A team of University of Glasgow students will see a satellite they designed sent into space after winning a £600,000 national competition. The GU Orbit team were announced as the winners of the LaunchUK Nanosat Design Competition at an awards event at Farnborough International Airshow on Friday 22nd July. The competition is run by the UK Space Agency and Department for Transport.
Chemical production breakthrough could make £9BN industry greener and cleaner
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 17:00:00 BST
In a new paper published today in the journal Cell Reports Physical Science, researchers from the University of Glasgow demonstrate a new method of creating anilines – chemicals commonly used in the manufacture of products including dyes, plastics and insulation, and pharmaceuticals like paracetamol.
Research project lends helping human hand to AI decisionmakers
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 17:04:00 BST
A new research project is setting out to help artificial intelligence systems make fairer choices by lending them a helping human hand. Researchers from the University of Glasgow and Fujitsu Ltd. have teamed up for the year-long collaboration, which is called ‘End-users fixing fairness issues’, or Effi.
UofG team wins Formula student competition
Mon, 08 Aug 2022 17:07:00 BST
A team of University of Glasgow students have taken first place in a major international competition to design, build and drive single-seater racing cars. The UGRacing team took first place at the finals of the Formula Student competition at the Silverstone race track this weekend, beating dozens of other teams from around the world for the top spot. They are only the third UK team to win first place in the competition's 25-year history.
Future robots could 'see' using new type of electronic skin
Wed, 13 Jul 2022 09:50:31 BST
A new form of flexible photodetector could provide future robots with an electronic skin capable of ‘seeing’ light beyond the range of human vision. A team of engineers from the University of Glasgow are behind the breakthrough development, which involves a newly-developed method of printing microscale semiconductors made from gallium arsenide onto a flexible plastic surface.
Green Electronics Project sets out to create compostable crop sensors
Tue, 28 Jun 2022 11:05:00 BST
Professor Ravinder Dahiya, of JWSE, is the project’s coordinator: “What we’re setting out to do with this project is to build hardware which is designed from the start to be disposable without creating problematic waste. In fact, the waste materials from our sensors will help to grow future crops of the plants they once monitored." It brings together some of the leading experts in the field of sensor and material development from Europe & the USA.
UofG Computing Science students scoop first place in TaskBot Challenge
Fri, 17 Jun 2022 15:24:00 BST
The GRILL team (grilllab.ai) from the School of Computing Science took first place in Amazon’s Alexa Prize TaskBot Challenge, beating out nine leading research teams worldwide. The team wins a cash prize of $500,000 (£414,000). PhD students Sophie Fischer, Carlos Gemmell, Iain Mackie, Paul Owoicho and Federico Rossetto made up the Alexa GRILL team.
Dr Sam Bayliss, JWSE, wins UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship Award
Fri, 17 Jun 2022 15:35:00 BST
Dr Sam Bayliss, of the James Watt School of Engineering, has received £1.8m to investigate how spin states in molecular systems can be harnessed for quantum sensing, and photonic materials and devices. Dr Bayliss’ research explores the optical and magnetic properties of molecules, with applications spanning quantum technologies, energy harvesting, and sensing.
E-skin that can feel pain could create new generation of touch-sensitive robots
Fri, 10 Jun 2022 15:36:00 BST
Professor Dahiya, of the University’s James Watt School of Engineering, said:“What we’ve been able to create through this process is an electronic skin capable of distributed learning at the hardware level, which doesn’t need to send messages back and forth to a central processor before taking action. Instead, it greatly accelerates the process of responding to touch by cutting down the amount of computation required."
Dr Rachel Montgomery wins National L'Oreal-UNESCO rising talent awards
Fri, 10 Jun 2022 15:53:00 BST
Dr Rachel Montgomery, an experimental nuclear physicist in the School of Physics & Astronomy received her award at a reception hosted in the House of Commons in London on Tuesday 24thMay. It includes a £15,000 Fellowship to support a 12-month period of research.The UK and Ireland Rising Talents Programme (national chapter of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science partnership) awards are presented to outstanding women postdoctoral scientists.
Prof Christine Davies awarded RSE/Lord Kelvin Medal
Fri, 20 May 2022 16:37:00 BST
Professor Christine Davies, Head of the Particle Physics Theory Group at the School of Physics & Astronomy, is awarded the RSE/Lord Kelvin Medal for her outstanding contribution to theoretical particle physics. Through her research, Professor Davies has developed techniques for accurate calculations in strong interaction physics that enable stringent tests of the Standard Model. Professor Davies has also extensively championed diversity, inclusion and public engagement.
UofG Researchers lend support to Martian meteorite study
Fri, 20 May 2022 16:34:00 BST
Researchers from the University of Glasgow have lent their support to cutting-edge new analysis of a Martin meteorite led by colleagues at Lund University in Sweden. Using neutron and x-ray tomography data collected at Intitut Laue Langevin, the researchers demonstrated that the meteorite had limited exposure to water, dramatically limiting the potential habitability of Mars at that specific time and place.
Nature-inspired self-sensing materials could lead to engineering breakthroughs
Tue, 10 May 2022 09:38:00 BST
The cellular forms of natural materials are the inspiration behind a new lightweight, 3D printed smart architected material developed by an international team of engineers. The team, led by engineers from the University of Glasgow, mixed a common form of industrial plastic with carbon nanotubes to create a material which is tougher, stronger and smarter than comparable conventional materials.
CoSE researcher wins ERC advanced grant
Thu, 05 May 2022 15:48:00 BST
Professor Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez, Chair of Biomedical Engineering, will lead a €2.5 million (£2.1m) project called ‘Engineered viscoelasticity in regenerative microenvironments’. Over the next five years, Professor Salmeron-Sanchez and his team will aim to engineer the next generation of viscoelastic materials, which could be used to regenerate damaged bones.
Imaging breakthrough could aid development of quantum microscopes
Thu, 05 May 2022 15:55:00 BST
A breakthrough in quantum imaging could lead to the development of advanced forms of microscopy for use in medical research and diagnostics. A team of physicists from the University of Glasgow and Heriot-Watt University have found a new way to create detailed microscopic images under conditions which would cause conventional optical microscopes to fail.
New observations of the sun could help develop better solar thermometer
Thu, 05 May 2022 15:59:00 BST
A sophisticated new observation of a cool zone on the surface of the sun could help scientists develop a new kind of solar thermometer. A team of astrophysicists led by researchers from the University of Glasgow are the first to use observations from the ALMA observatory in Chile to estimate the temperature of a solar prominence.
3D printed heat exchanger 'more efficient' than conventional designs
Thu, 05 May 2022 16:02:00 BST
A new type of lightweight, 3D printed heat exchanger with a maze-like design is more compact and efficient than its conventional counterparts, its developers say. A team led by engineers from the University of Glasgow have developed the system, which exploits the unique properties of microscale surfaces to create a high-performance heat exchanger.
New algorithm could be quantum leap in search for gravitational waves
Thu, 05 May 2022 16:08:00 BST
A new method of identifying gravitational wave signals using quantum computing could provide a valuable new tool for future astrophysicists. A team from the University of Glasgow’s School of Physics & Astronomy have developed a quantum algorithm to drastically cut down the time it takes to match gravitational wave signals against a vast databank of templates.
New method of developing diagnostic tests could help tackle future pandemics
Thu, 05 May 2022 16:13:00 BST
Software which helps speed up the process of creating new diagnostic tests could help combat future pandemics, its developers say. A team of bioengineers and chemists in Scotland and China have developed a system which suggests new reaction pathways to accelerate the design and development of new diagnostic assays.
£3M project aims to help computing take quantum leap
Thu, 05 May 2022 16:16:00 BST
A new project which aims to help take quantum computing from the lab to real-world applications has been backed by £3m in new funding. Researchers from the University of Glasgow are set to lead the Empowering Practical Interfacing of Quantum Computing (EPIQC) project, which is supported by funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), part of UKRI.
UofG researchers support low-carbon liquid fuels research
Thu, 05 May 2022 16:20:00 BST
Researchers from the University of Glasgow are lending their support to a new project which aims to help enable the future take-up and integration of hydrogen and alternative liquid fuels, to support the UK’s climate change ambitions and for a strategic roadmap for the country’s hydrogen economy.
£3.2M funding boost for UofG particle physics research
Thu, 05 May 2022 16:26:00 BST
Particle physicists from the University of Glasgow are sharing in £60m of new funding from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). They will receive £3.2m to help support their research at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva and the T2K and Hyper-K detectors in Japan.
UofG lends support to SP energy networks net zero projects
Thu, 05 May 2022 16:30:00 BST
Researchers from the University of Glasgow are lending their support to three new projects led by SP Energy Networks to to help tackle some of the UK’s biggest and most complex network challenges. The projects, which focus on novel approaches to heat, data and digitalisation, are among a total of nine of SP Energy Networks’ newly-funded initiatives, worth £1.2m, funded by network users and consumers under the Strategic Innovation Fund, an Ofgem programme managed in partnership with Innovate UK
Meteorite hunters urged to keep their eyes on the skies
Thu, 05 May 2022 16:46:00 BST
One year on from the first successful recovery of a meteorite to land on British soil in three decades, people across the country are being urged to keep their eyes on the skies. Dr Luke Daly of the University of Glasgow led the search party that tracked and retrieved the largest piece of the Winchcombe meteorite that landed in Gloucestershire in March last year.
UofG physicists set to lead international quantum network
Thu, 05 May 2022 16:50:00 BST
Physicists from the University of Glasgow have won a grant to establish an international network of researchers who will find new applications for an emerging field of quantum physics. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council has supplied a grant of £200,000 to support the newly established International Network on Acausal Quantum Technologies (INAQT) over the course of the next three years.
£10 Million research hub to boost Glasgow's transition to climate resilience
Thu, 05 May 2022 16:57:00 BST
The University of Glasgow-led programme, GALLANT, will help the city move towards climate resilience whilst tackling health, social and economic inequalities It will focus on capturing greenhouse gases in formerly derelict land, improve biodiversity, value riverbanks as community spaces, promote active travel and create energy solutions
UofG students shortlisted in satellite design competition
Thu, 05 May 2022 17:00:00 BST
A team of University of Glasgow students have been shortlisted for the UK Government’s Nanosat Design Competition, competing for a share of the £600,000 Challenge Fund. Students from the GU Orbit society are one of five from across the UK competing in the challenge, which tasks aspiring space scientists to design a small satellite for launch from the UK to help build solutions to climate change.
UofG Prof appointed engineering X safer end of engineered life champion
Thu, 05 May 2022 17:04:00 BST
Professor Ana Basiri has been appointed as one of the first Engineering X Safer End of Engineered Life (SEEL) Champions by the Royal Academy of Engineering. The Champions are a group of 20 researchers in 11 different countries working in a range of industries, sectors and disciplines who are leading projects to improve the way we dismantle and dispose of engineered products and structures.
Biodegradable microchips could help reduce electronic waste
Thu, 05 May 2022 17:07:57 BST
A new research project is setting out to find a solution to the growing problem of electronic waste by creating the world’s first controlled degradable integrated circuits. Researchers from the University of Glasgow’s James Watt School of Engineering have won a £1.5m grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for the project.
Microgravity experiments could help future space missions source oxygen
Tue, 10 May 2022 09:45:30 BST
New research on generating oxygen from water found on the surfaces of other planets could help support future long-term missions to the Moon and Mars. Researchers from the University of Glasgow and colleagues took a series of gruelling flights into microgravity to study how the different gravitational pull of other planets could affect the process of electrolysis.
New research uncovers ancient Martian meteorite's shocking history
Tue, 10 May 2022 12:49:00 BST
Planetary scientists from the University of Glasgow have lent their support to an important new study of a Martian meteorite. The research, led by Curtin University in Australia, has found the first physical evidence of high-intensity damage caused by asteroid impact in ancient Martian meteorites, which could help identify when conditions suitable for life may have existed on early Mars.
'Smart' 3D-printed braces could improve scoliosis treatment
Tue, 10 May 2022 09:48:45 BST
A new type of lightweight 3D-printed back brace capable of sensing how effectively it fits patients could lead to improved treatment for scoliosis, its developers say. Scoliosis, a common form of spine deformity, affects around three percent of the population, most often between the ages of 10 and 15. It can be corrected in younger people by a back brace, which is worn until the child stops growing.
Turing Network Development Award led by Professor Ana Basiri
Tue, 10 May 2022 12:54:27 BST
Professor Ana Basiri, a Professor of Geospatial Data Science and a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow, said: “I am delighted to become the University of Glasgow’s Turing Network Development Lead and facilitate the collaboration between the Turing and UofG. This award allows us to work together to do world-changing, impactful, and ethical research in data science and AI to tackle grand challenges and build a better future for all.”
North Ayrshire pupils back fusion power proposal
Tue, 10 May 2022 12:58:40 BST
Pupils from a North Ayrshire primary school are backing plans to bring a pioneering fusion energy plant to a former industrial site in Ardeer. Children from P6 at Ardeer Primary School have produced a series of drawings of how the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP) plant might look if the bid to bring it to their neighbourhood is successful.
UofG researchers lend support to major Martian meteorite study
Tue, 10 May 2022 13:06:02 BST
Researchers from the School of Geographical & Earth Sciences have contributed to a new study of a Martian meteorite which could provide insights into the reactions that led to the building blocks of life on early Earth.
SUERC contributes to new study dating earliest human remains in Eastern Africa
Tue, 10 May 2022 13:12:47 BST
The age of the oldest fossils in eastern Africa widely recognised as representing our species, Homo sapiens, has long been uncertain. Now, dating of a massive volcanic eruption in Ethiopia reveals they are much older than previously thought.
Turbocharged data analysis could prevent gravitational wave computing crunch
Tue, 10 May 2022 13:28:58 BST
A new method of analysing the complex data from massive astronomical events could help gravitational wave astronomers avoid a looming computational crunch. Researchers from the University of Glasgow have used machine learning to develop a new system for processing the data collected from detectors like the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO).
UofG wins £1.5M to develop novel approaches to sustainable mining
Tue, 10 May 2022 13:34:39 BST
Researchers from the University of Glasgow are leading a new project to develop new approaches to sustainable mining in the Philippines. The three-year PAMANA project, worth £1.5m, is co-funded by the UK Natural Environmental Research Council and the Philippines Department of Science and Technology.
Revolutionising imaging through an optical fibre the width of an human hair
Tue, 10 May 2022 13:38:03 BST
A new imaging technique, allowing 3D imaging at video rates through a fibre the width of a human hair, could transform imaging for a wide range of applications in industrial inspection and environmental monitoring. In the longer term the technique could be further developed for applications in medical imaging. The system was developed by an international team of scientists led by the University of Glasgow’s Optics Group.
'Origami' diagnostic test could help Hepatitis C treatment
Tue, 10 May 2022 13:41:44 BST
A new test for hepatitis C which uses origami-style folded paper to deliver fast, accurate and affordable diagnoses could help the global fight against the deadly virus. The test, developed by biomedical engineers and virologists from the University of Glasgow, delivers lateral-flow results similar to a COVID-19 home test in around 30 minutes.
Space dust analysis could solve mystery of the origins of Earth's water
Tue, 10 May 2022 13:45:42 BST
An international team of scientists may have solved a key mystery about the origins of the Earth’s water, after uncovering persuasive new evidence pointing to an unlikely culprit - the Sun. In a new paper published today in the journal Nature Astronomy, a team of researchers from the UK, Australia and America describe how new analysis of an ancient asteroid suggests that extraterrestrial dust grains carried water to Earth as the planet formed.
Professor Margaret Lucas appointed Regius Professor (JWSE)
Wed, 30 Jun 2021 16:20:02 BST
Professor Margaret Lucas FRSE has been appointed as Regius Chair of Civil Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Glasgow’s James Watt School of Engineering. The Regius Chair of Civil Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Glasgow was the first of its kind in the UK, founded in 1840 by Queen Victoria. The Regius Chair is reserved for outstanding academics of international repute. Each chair serves by royal appointment. Professor Lucas is the eleventh engineer to hold the post.
First detection of gravitational waves from black holes swallowing neutron stars
Wed, 30 Jun 2021 16:28:32 BST
For the first time, scientists have picked up the ripples in space-time caused by the death spiral of a neutron star and a black hole. University of Glasgow researchers played a key role in the international collaboration that made the detection possible. They contributed to the design of the detectors – the most sensitive scientific instruments ever built – and the advanced data analysis needed to provide an astrophysical interpretation of the signals.
Funding boost for UofG gravitational wave research
Wed, 30 Jun 2021 16:33:21 BST
Gravitational wave research at the University of Glasgow is set to benefit from a major funding boost from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). STFC has today (Tuesday 29 June) allocated £9.4million to UK universities and institutes for gravitational wave research, with hopes to continue the ground-breaking science. Gravitational wave research has been conducted at the University of Glasgow for more than 50 years.
Climate education project takes root in high school gardens
Wed, 30 Jun 2021 16:37:37 BST
A project which aims to plant the seeds of climate awareness and action through gardening is branching out across Glasgow high schools. Dr Cheryl McGeachan, of the University of Glasgow’s School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, played a leading role in establishing the International Green Academy and setting up the Green Technician programme.
At-risk species of freshwater fish reintroduced to Scotland's lochs
Wed, 30 Jun 2021 16:43:11 BST
An at-risk species of fish has established itself in lochs across Scotland with the help of conservation managers and by rapidly adapting to its new environment, resulting in changes to their DNA, their ecology, and body shape, according to a new study. The research – led by a team at the UofG – shows that the translocated fish have indeed established in their new loch homes.
New research brings age of 65M-year-old meteorite impact into sharper focus
Wed, 30 Jun 2021 16:47:50 BST
A team of geologists, led by researchers from the University of Glasgow, applied state-of-the-art dating techniques to samples of melted rock created during the fiery landing of a giant meteorite in Ukraine’s Kivorohad Oblast region.
Honeycomb plastics offer a peek into future of smart prosthetic design
Wed, 30 Jun 2021 16:52:21 BST
In a new paper published today in the journal Materials & Design, a University of Glasgow-led team of engineers describe how they have used 3D printing techniques to add new properties to a plastic known as polyether ether ketone, or PEEK. The team’s paper, titled ‘Energy absorption and self-sensing performance of 3D printed CF/PEEK cellular composites’, is published in Materials & Design. The research was supported by funding from the University of Glasgow and Khalifa University.
UofG lends support to step towards UK fusion energy
Wed, 30 Jun 2021 16:56:10 BST
The University of Glasgow is lending its support to a trio of bids to bring a prototype fusion energy plant to Scotland.The bids, organised by the University in affiliation with local authorities and landowners, are among 15 applications the UKAEA are considering as part of its plans to base the prototype of a new, commercially-viable fusion reactor in the UK.
Robot chemist offers insight into the origins of life
Wed, 30 Jun 2021 17:00:51 BST
A team of chemists from the University of Glasgow developed the robot, which uses a machine-learning algorithm to make decisions about which chemicals from a selection of 18 to combine in a reactor, and how to set conditions under which the reaction occurs. The robot is capable of running the experiments on its own, with minimal human supervision.
UofG cybersecurity projects win funding support
Wed, 30 Jun 2021 17:04:13 BST
University of Glasgow researchers have won a significant share of £3.6m in new funding which aims to tackle cybersecurity at the edge of the internet. A total of five of the 18 new projects supported by funding from the PETRAS National Centre for Excellence are headed up by researchers from the University’s School of Computing Science and James Watt School of Engineering. Each project will also benefit from the expertise of partners from the public and private sectors.
£1.1.M project aims to heat UK homes more sustainably
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 11:44:00 BST
A new project which aims to heat British houses more sustainably with a new generation of air source heat pump has won £1.1m in support from the UK Government. The project, titled ‘Flexible Air Source Heat pump for domestic heating decarbonisation’, or FASHION, brings together researchers from the Universities of Glasgow and Birmingham.
Online engagement event set to encourage girls into geoscience
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 11:54:38 BST
The Girls into Geoscience initiative, now in its seventh year of operation, aims to introduce young female students in the later stages of high school (S5 and S6 in Scotland, GCSE to A-Level in the rest of the UK and Transition Year to Leaving Certificate in Ireland) to study and pursue a career in the scientifically diverse field of geoscience.
UofG students for turn up the heat on conversational AI
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 11:57:37 BST
The computing science students are one of just ten teams chosen by Amazon from more than 125 entries across 15 countries to compete in the first Alexa Prize Taskbot Challenge. The team is part of the Glasgow Representation and Information Learning Lab (GRILL) and is starting work on an AI assistant to guide Amazon Alexa users through complex real-world tasks, focusing initially on cooking and home improvement.
Complex molecules could hold the secret to identifying alien life
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 12:02:55 BST
University of Glasgow researchers have developed a new method called Assembly Theory which can be used to quantify how assembled or complex a molecule is in the laboratory using techniques like mass spectrometry. The Glasgow team, led by Professor Lee Cronin, developed Assembly Theory in partnership with collaborators at NASA and Arizona State University. Together, they have shown that the system works with samples from all over the earth and extra-terrestrial samples.
New report highlights satellite observation as vital to tackling climate change
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 12:07:07 BST
Professor Marian Scott of the School of Mathematics and Statistics is one of the co-authors of a new briefing paper from the COP26 Universities Network.The University of Bristol-led briefing paper, titled ‘The role of space-based Earth observations in achieving climate security’, sets out the opportunities and areas for improvement with EO ahead of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, which will be hosted for the first time by the UK in Glasgow in November.
Prof Christopher Philo (GES) awarded Royal Geographical Society's Victoria Medal
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 12:13:05 BST
The Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographer(RGS-IBG) today honours top geographers. Professor Christopher Philo, UofG's Professor of Geography in the School of Geographical & Earth Sciences, has been awarded the Society's Victoria Medal, which recognises outstanding geographical scholarship, specifically for his promotion and contribution to research in health, social and cultural geographies.
'Bat-sense' tech generates images from sound
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 12:15:57 BST
At the heart of the technique is a sophisticated machine-learning algorithm which uses reflected echoes to generate images, similar to the way bats navigate and hunt using echolocation. Dr Alex Turpin and Dr Valentin Kapitany, of the University of Glasgow’s School of Computing Science and School of Physics and Astronomy, are the lead authors of the paper.
UofG experts contribute to climate change briefing paper
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 12:20:04 BST
Professor Nick Hanley and Professor Larissa Naylor are among the authors of Nature-based Solutions for Climate Change, People and Biodiversity, a briefing paper released by the COP26 Universities Network. The Network is a growing group of more than 50 UK-based universities and research institutes working together to help deliver an ambitious outcome at the UN Climate Summit in Glasgow and beyond.
Prof Gwyn Bellamy among new entrants to Learned Society of Wales’ Fellowship
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 12:26:57 BST
UofG's Professor Gwyn Bellamy MMath FLSW, Professor of Mathematics, University of Glasgow, is among the new entrants to the Learned Society of Wales’ Fellowship. He joins 44 other new Fellows, all of whom share a link with Wales, its universities or intellectual life and are drawn from all specialisms.
New research project aims to make indoor spaces safer during COVID-19
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 12:33:00 BST
A £1.35m research project is setting out to harness advanced fluid modelling techniques to make indoor spaces safer during COVID-19. Engineers from the University of Glasgow are leading the project, which brings together experts in fluid mechanics, modelling and computation from a total of five UK universities.
Researchers aim to reduce emissions of process which feeds 40% of the world
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 12:37:50 BST
Professor Justin Hargreaves, of the University of Glasgow’s School of Chemistry, is the project’s lead investigator with colleagues from University College London, the University of Southampton and the University of Oxford.The team will investigate the properties of potential new catalysts drawn from four groups of compounds: metal nitrides, hydrides, amides and alloys. Advanced computer modelling will allow the researchers to predict how new catalysts might work, with promising candidates picke
RSE announced 87 new Fellows (seven from the University of Glasgow)
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 12:42:32 BST
The Royal Society of Edinburgh (the RSE) - Scotland's National Academy - has announced 87 new Fellows, seven of whom are academics from the University of Glasgow. These new Fellows will join the RSE’s current roll of around 1,600 leading thinkers and practitioners from Scotland and beyond, whose work has a significant impact on our nation.
Prof Jaime Toney made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA)
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 12:49:31 BST
The director of the University of Glasgow’s Centre for Sustainable Solutions has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). Jaime L. Toney, Professor in Environmental and Climate Science at the School of Geographical & Earth Sciences, joins 30,000 other Fellows from around the world already working to make a positive impact on society.
Major Award for Gravitational Wave Researcher
Wed, 17 Mar 2021 15:16:00 GMT
Dr Christopher Berry, a lecturer in the School of Physics and Astronomy and a research professor at Northwestern University’s CIERA (Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics), has been named as this year’s recipient of a Young Scientist Prize from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP).
Study hightlights barriers faced by women and marginalised groups in supramolecular chemistry
Wed, 17 Mar 2021 15:24:56 GMT
A new study by the international network Women In Supramolecular Chemistry (WISC) has highlighted the equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) issues faced by women and marginalised groups working within that field.The study was led by Dr Jennifer Leigh and Dr Jennifer Hiscock of the University of Kent, alongside WISC’s wider team of international researchers, including Dr Emily Draper of the University of Glasgow.
Recyclable 'veggie' battery could power future devices
Thu, 01 Jul 2021 12:45:30 BST
A team of engineers led from UofG have developed the battery in a bid to make more sustainable lithium-ion batteries capable of storing and delivering power more efficiently (paper published in the Journal of Power Sources). The research was led by Dr Shanmugam Kumar from the University of Glasgow’s James Watt School of Engineering, alongside colleagues from Khalifa University of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, and Texas A&M University and Arizona State University in the USA.
UofG researchers aid in historic meteorite recovery
Wed, 17 Mar 2021 15:28:00 GMT
University of Glasgow researchers have played a key role in the first successful recovery of a meteorite on UK soil in nearly three decades. Dr Luke Daly, from the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, was part of the international collaboration which tracked the entry of a fireball over Britain on Sunday 28 February.
Newly-developed material could lead to lighter, safer car designs
Wed, 17 Feb 2021 16:52:00 GMT
In a new paper published in the journal Materials & Design, a team led by University of Glasgow engineers describe how they have developed a new plate-lattice cellular metamaterial capable of impressive resistance to impacts. Dr Shanmugam Kumar, Reader in Composites and Additive Manufacturing in the James Watt School of Engineering, led the research project.
Holography ‘Quantum leap’ could revolutionise imaging
Wed, 17 Feb 2021 17:01:34 GMT
A team of physicists from the University of Glasgow are the first in the world to find a way to use quantum-entangled photons to encode information in a hologram. The process behind their breakthrough is outlined in a paper published today (Thursday 4 February) in the journal Nature Physics. Dr Hugo Defienne, of the University of Glasgow’s School of Physics and Astronomy, is the paper’s lead author. The University of Glasgow’s Professor Daniele Faccio leads the group which made the breakthrough
UofG partners with Oxford Instruments nanoscience on quantum computing
Wed, 17 Feb 2021 17:10:09 GMT
The University of Glasgow, a pioneering institution at the leading edge of quantum technology development and home of the Quantum Circuits Group, has announced it is using Oxford Instruments’ next generation Cryofree® refrigerator, Proteox, as part of its research to accelerate the commercialisation of quantum computing in the UK.
New Year Honours for UofG Researchers
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 17:09:00 GMT
Professor Sheila Rowan, director of the University’s Institute for Gravitational Research, was named Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). Dr Beverly Bergman, Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University's Institute of Health and Wellbeing, was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to veterans in Scotland.
Royal Society Research Professorship for Leading UofG Physicist
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 17:05:00 GMT
A University of Glasgow academic has been announced as the recipient of one of the Royal Society’s premier research awards. Professor Miles Padgett, of the School of Physics and Astronomy, has been made a Royal Society Research Professor.
UofG Supports Major Quantum Technology Effort to Solve Universe's Mysteries
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 16:59:00 GMT
The University of Glasgow’s James Watt School of Engineering is providing key expertise for a new project which has won funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The Quantum-enhanced Interferometry for New Physics project, led by Cardiff University, is one of 7 UKRI-funded projects which aim to transform our understanding of the universe.
UofG researchers set out for New Horizons
Fri, 18 Dec 2020 10:31:48 GMT
Four projects from three Schools have received support from the £25.5m New Horizons fund, administered by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC). A total of 126 adventurous projects in the mathematical and physical sciences will benefit from the pilot funding from EPSRC, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
Inspiring schoolchildren to explore a future in science
Mon, 16 Nov 2020 16:06:00 GMT
Roving with Rosalind will be launched during National Astronomy Week (14-22 November). It's an educational project aiming to help teachers and children aged 7 to 14 to participate in science outreach activities. It is organised by two planetary science PhD students, Aine O'Brien (University of Glasgow) and Sara Motaghian (Natural History Museum).
University of Glasgow joins SCCS partnership in climate action
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:00:00 BST
Leading academics from the University of Glasgow have joined forces with SCCS, the UK’s largest grouping of carbon capture and storage (CCS) scientists, to strengthen climate action through targeted research.
3D MAGNETIC INTERACTIONS COULD LEAD TO NEW FORMS OF COMPUTING
Tue, 04 Jun 2019 16:50:00 BST
A new form of magnetic interaction which pushes a formerly two-dimensional phenomenon into the third dimension could open up a host of exciting new possibilities for data storage and advanced computing, scientists say.
Hunt for Gravitational Waves resumed
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 10:19:00 GMT
Astrophysicists set detectors to resume search for gravitational waves.
60th Anniversary of Computing at Glasgow
Thu, 29 Mar 2018 14:23:00 BST
Message from Professor Calder - TNE Director Appointments
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 14:26:00 GMT
Institution of Engineering and Technology Awards Success!
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:31:00 GMT
Alumnus Dr Anand Sengodan and the University have been awarded the IET Emerging Technology Design Award for their SIMCA algorithm. The SIMCA algorithm – developed with the guidance of Dr Paul Cockshott and Dr Paul Siebert - can be integrated into a system that locates landmines by processing ground penetrating radar data. It has already saved many human lives by producing a clear 3D reconstruction of landmines, making it easier to locate and disarm them.
Pint of Science 2014
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:12:00 GMT
Pint of Science is a non-profit organisation run by volunteers and was established by a community of postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers in 2012 with the aim of bringing cutting-edge science presentations to the public in an informal environment, i.e. the pub! The Pint of Science Festival will take place between Monday 19th - Wednesday 21st May 2014 in 11 universities across the UK and in Ireland, US, France and Switzerland internationally.
Lloyd’s Register Foundation Scholarships 2014/15
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:45:00 GMT
The Graduate School is pleased to announce that the LRF Scholarships are open for application for students to commence in September 2014. These prestigious scholarships which support high-achieving students studying a postgraduate taught Masters in the College of Science and Engineering are available for study on a wide range of postgraduate taught Masters courses.
The fate of the Franklin expedition
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 14:58:00 GMT
In 1845, Sir John Franklin led a Royal Navy expedition to find the Northwest Passage. The expedition disappeared and led to the biggest search and rescue mission in history. Now, a reappraisal of that theory is taking place as a result of research carried out by Keith Millar (Professor of Medical Psychology), Adrian Bowman (Professor of Statistics) and the archaeologist and author, William Battersby.