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Northumbria University renewable energy expert to head up international event

Northumbria University renewable energy expert to head up international event

Press releases   •   Aug 21, 2020 09:05 BST

Professor Nicola Pearsall, Emerita Professor of Renewable Energy at Northumbria University and a world-leading expert on photovoltaics, has been announced as the general chair for this year’s European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (EU PVSEC).

Northumbria partners in €4.8m EU housing energy efficiency project

Northumbria partners in €4.8m EU housing energy efficiency project

Press releases   •   Jul 09, 2020 12:22 BST

​Northumbria University has been chosen to participate in a €4.8 million project to tackle the issue of renovating residential buildings in Europe to make them more energy efficient.

Molecule modification could improve reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel

Molecule modification could improve reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel

Press releases   •   Jan 28, 2020 14:15 GMT

The reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel could become safer and more efficient in future after Northumbria University researchers found a way to modify the structure of molecules to remove radioactive materials. The research is published in the influential Chemistry - A European Journal and is described by its editors as being of 'great significance'.

Smarter electric vehicles for cleaner greener cities

Smarter electric vehicles for cleaner greener cities

Press releases   •   Nov 07, 2019 12:48 GMT

With concerns about climate change and urban air pollution high on the agenda for cities around the world, most are now actively looking at ways to reduce their carbon emissions.

EXPERT COMMENT: Climate change: real estate worth billions could become obsolete – unless owners act now

EXPERT COMMENT: Climate change: real estate worth billions could become obsolete – unless owners act now

Press releases   •   Jul 04, 2019 12:12 BST

Kevin Muldoon-Smith, Lecturer in Real Estate Economics and Property Development, and Paul Michael Greenhalgh, Professor of Real Estate and Regeneration, both at Northumbria University, discuss real estate in relation to climate change.

Northumbria and Newcastle to train next generation of global change scientists

Northumbria and Newcastle to train next generation of global change scientists

Press releases   •   Oct 11, 2018 13:47 BST

A new multimillion pound centre to train scientists to transform our understanding of planet Earth has been announced between Northumbria University and Newcastle University.

Northumbria to help drive £2.25 million investment in energy research

Northumbria to help drive £2.25 million investment in energy research

Press releases   •   Nov 24, 2017 13:27 GMT

​Northumbria is one of three North East universities who will form a new research centre to improve energy technology at the atomic level.

 EXPERT COMMENT: Hydroelectric dams threaten Brazil's mysterious Pantanal - one of the world's great wetland

EXPERT COMMENT: Hydroelectric dams threaten Brazil's mysterious Pantanal - one of the world's great wetland

Press releases   •   Nov 07, 2017 12:58 GMT

Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography, Dr Bronwen Whitney, contributes to an article discussing Hydroelectric dams threatening Brazil’s mysterious Pantanal for The Conversation.