Tech news tagged ‘EPSRC’

Bath’s automotive powertrain centre gets funding boost

Bath University’s Powertrain & Vehicle Research Centre (PVRC), based in its Department of Mechanical Engineering, has received three grants totalling £650,000 from Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board).

These are for the university to work with partners in the automotive industry to improve engine efficiency and emissions…

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Southampton celebrates its Regius Professor in Computer Science

The University of Southampton is highlighting its research into autonomous systems and artificial intelligence.

A special event in London today at the Royal Academy of Engineering showcases its work and marks the inaugural lecture of Professor Nick Jennings who has been awarded a Regius Professorship in Computer Science.

Examples from…

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EPSRC funds cyber-security for UK’s industrial control systems

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is funding research on cyber-security, and how to protect the UK’s industrial control systems, such as manufacturing plants, power stations, the electricity grid, and the rail network.

The Research Institute in Trustworthy Industrial Control Systems (RITICS) is based at Imperial…

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Bristol gets cutting edge imaging and spectroscopy system

The University of Bristol will receive a high resolution imaging and spectroscopy system – the first of its kind in the UK, claims the university – courtesy of a £1.87m grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

The NanoESCA is an Ultra High Vacuum (UHV) Photo Electron Emission…

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ARCHER Cay XC30 petascale supercomputer upgrade is one step closer

The UK’s ARCHER Cay XC30 petascale supercomputer is one step closer to a big upgrade, says EPSRC, following a consultation exercise with users.

Situated at the University of Edinburgh’s Advanced Computing Facility at Easter Bush, it was officially “open for science” in March of this year, but is…

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EPSRC funds building energy consumption research

New research projects involved with energy consumption in non-domestic buildings have been launched by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) (on behalf of the Research Councils UK Energy Programme).

Six UK universities are to share £4m of government money: Imperial College, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford, Southampton and Strathclyde…

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Improving bandwidth of optical fibre networks

Aston University’s Professor Andrew Ellis – of the Aston Institute for Photonic Technologies- is leading the Petabit Energy Aware Capacity Enhancement (PEACE) project to improve bandwidth and reduce energy consumption on major optical fibre networks, highlights the university…

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EPSRC, Royal Academy of Engineering announce RISE Leaders

Who are the UK’s most inspirational scientists and engineers? The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering, has announced ten “RISE Leaders” for 2014.

The idea is to celebrate their “achievements as innovators in engineering and physical sciences research”. Their contribution…

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