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Fold to Glitter – researchers discover novel optical sensing technology

Press releases   •   Apr 15, 2020 13:44 BST

Scientists from Northumbria University have developed a new optical sensing technology which can light up areas of an object or material by creating microscopic wrinkles and folds within its surface.

Professor honoured for optical communications research

Professor honoured for optical communications research

Press releases   •   Nov 08, 2019 11:22 GMT

Zabih Ghassemlooy, Professor of Optical Communications at Northumbria University, has been elected a Fellow Member of The Optical Society (OSA) for his service in the advancement of optics in photonics.

Gatwick experience for engineering students

Gatwick experience for engineering students

Press releases   •   Feb 15, 2019 15:42 GMT

Fourteen engineering students from Northumbria University, Newcastle, have enjoyed a VIP behind-the-scenes visit to Gatwick Airport to learn how Britain’s second largest airport operates. The visit was arranged by Stewart Wingate, the Chief Executive Officer of Gatwick, who graduated from Northumbria in 1994 and continues to support his alma mater.

Low-carbon travel a step closer following international workshop

Low-carbon travel a step closer following international workshop

Press releases   •   Dec 06, 2018 15:55 GMT

New research collaborations have been established between UK and Russian Universities which could see a new generation of low-carbon engines developed – potentially reducing the environmental impact of air and automotive travel in the future.

EXPERT COMMENT: AI could help drones ride air currents like birds

EXPERT COMMENT: AI could help drones ride air currents like birds

Press releases   •   Sep 21, 2018 13:45 BST

Nick Martin, Senior Lecturer in Aerodynamics at Northumbria University, Newcastle, looks at how artificial intelligence could use lessons from nature to help drones ride air currents and stay in the air for longer.

Northumbria automotive designs set to electrify NE1 Newcastle Motor Show audience

Northumbria automotive designs set to electrify NE1 Newcastle Motor Show audience

Press releases   •   Jul 30, 2018 10:16 BST

Visitors to this year’s NE1 Newcastle Motor Show on the weekend of Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August will be given a glimpse into the future of automotive technology as Northumbria University unveils an electric racing car built by its students.

Pupils’ car designs on track following Northumbria visit

Pupils’ car designs on track following Northumbria visit

Press releases   •   Feb 19, 2018 11:56 GMT

Pupils from a North East school have visited Northumbria University to quiz aerodynamic experts ahead of a worldwide engineering competition.

Extra dimension creates stronger, safer concrete

Extra dimension creates stronger, safer concrete

Press releases   •   Feb 01, 2018 14:43 GMT

A new type of concrete, which could significantly lower the number of deaths during bomb blasts, earthquakes and other disasters, is being developed by an expert from Northumbria University, Newcastle.

Northumbria in pole position following F1 appointment

Northumbria in pole position following F1 appointment

Press releases   •   Jan 17, 2018 09:56 GMT

A former Williams Formula One aerodynamics expert has joined Northumbria University, Newcastle, to lead new research using its recently installed, state-of-the-art wind tunnel facilities.