Categories: engineering and environment
Honour for leading female engineer who designed The Shard
One of the UK’s leading structural engineers has been awarded an honorary degree from Northumbria University, Newcastle.
Global construction consultancy innovator honoured by Northumbria University
Chair of the International Centre for Connected Construction and former Chief Operating Officer of Turner & Townsend, Tom Harrison, has been awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Science from Northumbria University, Newcastle.
EXPERT COMMENT: Seoul Halloween crush: understanding the science of crowds could help prevent disasters – here’s how
Large crowds are inevitable, but could understanding the science of crowds help to prevent disasters? In an article written for The Conversation, Martyn Amos, Professor of Computer and Information Sciences at Northumbria University, discusses our understanding of crowds after the Seoul Halloween crush.
Research documents rich heritage of Afro-descendant women living in Ecuador
Celebrating and sharing the lived history of Afro-Ecuadorian women, passed down through generations via the spoken word, is the objective of a collaborative research project led by Northumbria University and Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador, alongside partners from the Mujeres de Asfalto collective, a Black feminist creative arts organisation.
Stories of strength – academic awarded prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize for research into Sahrawi women's resistance
The experiences of Sahrawi women peacefully protesting the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara will be recorded as part of a new project by a Northumbria University academic.
Architecture past, present, and future explored in double book publication
Two books – one exploring homes over the past 400 years, the other the future of cities – have been published by architecture academics from Northumbria University.
Professor Ruth Dalton’s new book, Living in Houses, is a personal history of English domestic architecture in which she explores nine of the homes she has lived in throughout her life. The properties range from a Leicestershire cott
Key question around limestone carbon capture to be answered by partnership project
A mystery surrounding the implications of planting trees in areas of limestone bedrock, which is key to helping Britain reach its net zero target, is likely to be solved by a team led by researchers at Northumbria University.
Better road safety is a step closer after professor joins Pan-European alliance
A renowned researcher at Northumbria University who is working on a €4m project to make our roads safer has been invited to become part of an important alliance aiming to futureproof industry.
New appointment makes professor a central figure in UK air quality research
He will increase collaboration and impact across and beyond the Strategic Priorities Fund (SPF) Clean Air Programme, which manages a £42.5m fund for research and innovation to develop practical solutions to today’s air quality challenges.
Government seal of approval for Northumbria cyber security degree
Northumbria University’s Cyber Security Master’s degrees have been recognised as among the best in the country after receiving full certification from the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of GCHQ.
Central Asia identified as a key region for human ancestors
The interior of Central Asia has been identified as a key route for some of the earliest hominin migrations across Asia in a new study published in PLOS ONE today (Friday 21 October).
Northumbria student architects celebrate success at RIBA awards
The North East branch of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) named Evelina Somoglou and Laura McClorey as the winners of this year’s Student Awards following a rigorous process judged by representatives from international firm Ryder Architecture and independent practice ALT Studios.
Northumbria student named one of the UK’s top 30 young engineers
A student of Northumbria University has been named one of the country’s top young engineering talents. Arturas ‘Arthur’ Matusevicius, who is studying on the University’s MSc in Electrical Power Engineering programme, is among only 30 winners of a 2022 BrightSparks Award.
Study reveals evidence of historic climate change leading to conflict in Yucatan, Mexico
Scientists have discovered that a lengthy drought led to the collapse and abandonment of the prehistoric Mexican city of Mayapan, demonstrating evidence of a connection between climate change and civil unrest among the ancient Maya.
Lockheed Martin and Northumbria University join forces to support the development of space skills, research and technology
£630,000 investment to enhance science, technology, research and skills in the North East of England
EXPERT COMMENT: Avian flu has jumped from chickens to wild birds and is spreading fast
In an article written for The Conversation, Vice Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow Dr Andrew Suggitt discusses how avian influenza has jumped from chickens and other domestic birds to wild birds and what is needed to tackle the spread.
Honorary degree for global leader in fight against climate change
One of the most important climate change influencers in the world has been awarded an honorary degree by Northumbria University, Newcastle.
Professor appointed group chair of world-leading engineering society
A major UK science and engineering institution has made a Northumbria University professor chair of its technical community group. Professor Ben Bin Xu, an expert in materials science from the University’s Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering, will lead the Materials Characterisation and Property Group of the prestigious Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3).
UK-wide net zero target takes a step forward with CO2 recycling project
Carbon dioxide and water could be recycled into renewable future fuels under a new system being developed by engineering experts at Northumbria University. Led by Dr Shahid Rasul, a senior lecturer in the University’s Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering, the team has successfully used an inexpensive copper-based catalyst to convert CO2 into both gas and liquid fuels.