News in 2011

  • ESMC 2012 2 December 2011 We are pleased to announce that Prof. Paul Weaver will be organising a mini-symposium at the ESMC 2012 Conference focused on the topic "Adaptive and Smart Structures", co-led by Stefano Vidoli of the University of Rome.
  • ESPRC "Developing Leaders" award for ACCIS research 2 November 2011 Congratulations to two ACCIS researchers who have been awarded funding to develop their research work via the ESPRC "Developing Leaders" award.
  • Welcome to new ACCIS students and staff 25 October 2011 We are pleased to welcome a number of new Research Assistants, Postgraduate students and overseas visitors to ACCIS since the Summer
  • Dr Katsu Goda wins Philip Leverhulme Prize 2011 20 October 2011 Dr. Katsuichiro Goda has been awarded funding from the Philip Leverhulme Prize 2011.
  • Chemistry and composites 17 October 2011 ACCIS research features in a new article in Chemistry World
  • Best student paper at ASME 2011 17 October 2011 ACCIS PhD Student, Xavier Lachenal, has won the best "student hardware paper" competition at the ASME 2011 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems.
  • Toshiba’s Telecommunications Research Laboratory appoints new Managing Director 10 October 2011 Toshiba’s Telecommunications Research Laboratory (TRL) in Bristol has announced the appointment of Professor Ian Craddock as Managing Director.
  • 2011-12 ACCIS news summary 30 September 2011 Michael Wisnom reports on news from the Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science over the past year.
  • ACCIS PhD student awarded best student paper at ASME 2011 21 September 2011 ACCIS PhD student awarded best student paper at ASME 2011 (21 Sept 2011)
  • ACCIS PhD student awarded best student paper at ASME 2011 3 September 2011 ACCIS PhD student awarded best student paper at ASME 2011
  • Business success for Engineering graduate 18 August 2011 Computer Science graduate Chris Strand has had a remarkable double success with his new company. For full details, see the main University website at: http://www.bris.ac.uk/news/2011/7869.html
  • ACCIS graduates 18 July 2011 Four ACCIS members graduated at the July 2011 degree congregation.
  • Open Day demonstrates the excitement of electrical and electronic engineering 24 June 2011 Open Day demonstrates the excitement and industrial relevance of electrical and electronic engineering
  • Peter Head Lecture on Climate Change 9 June 2011 The Bristol Dynamic Designs Lecture: 'Entering the Ecological Age – the Engineer's Role' (Peter Head CBE FREng FRSA, chaired by Professor Nick Lieven), Thursday 21st July (5.30pm-7.00pm) in the Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queen's Building. This ground breaking lecture will outline the challenges facing society in the context of climate change and a burgeoning world population, and will review what changes we can make to meet these challenges. Followed by a drinks reception. To book a place, please email: emma.wood@bristol.ac.uk. For details of the Dynamic Designs week, please see: www.bris.ac.uk/dynamic-designs
  • FIRA-TAROS 2012 28 May 2011 In August 2012, the Bristol Robotics Laboratory will host the Robot-Olympics, the FIRA RoboWorld Cup, founded in 1996.
  • Composites in The Engineer 23 May 2011 ACCIS research is featured in The Engineer online publication
  • Exciting HPC conference in Bristol 7 April 2011 There is still time to register for next week's Many-core and Reconfigurable Supercomputing Conference (MRSC), which this year is being held at the University of Bristol from April 11-13th. MRSC is Europe's largest conference focusing on the use of GPUs and FPGAs in High Performance Computing (HPC).
  • Futuretech: Tomorrow's Technology in Young People's Hands 6 April 2011 Over 200 students will find out first-hand what it's like to study in one of the UK's top universities and how they could be part of tomorrow's technology.
  • Inspired Engineering 31 March 2011 How do structures and materials in nature inspire and challenge artists and engineers? An event with Richard Trask and Lisa Scantlebury. 7 April 2011, 6 pm. Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1RL
  • Launch of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Communications 31 March 2011 The new University of Bristol Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Communications was officially launched on Wednesday 30 March 2011.
  • £6 million to develop a new generation of composites 28 March 2011 ACCIS and Imperial College London have been awarded £6 million funding by EPSRC to create a new generation of high performance composites.
  • £6 million to develop a new generation of composites 28 March 2011 Existing fibre-reinforced polymer composites are known for their high strength and stiffness, which are used in applications from sporting goods to aircraft, but if the material fails it can be catastrophic and happen with little warning. A collaborative research team have been awarded a grant to develop a new generation of high performance, fibre reinforced polymer composites to overcome this key limitation.
  • £6 million to develop a new generation of composites 28 March 2011 Existing fibre-reinforced polymer composites are known for their high strength and stiffness, which are used in applications from sporting goods to aircraft, but if the material fails it can be catastrophic and happen with little warning.
  • MVSE Comic Relief Auction Raises £2,766 22 March 2011 Thank you to everyone who came along to support the MVSE Comic Relief Auction on Wednesday 16 March 2011. The afternoon was a tremendous success and we managed to raise a whopping £2,766!
  • EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Composites 17 March 2011 ACCIS is pleased to announce the successful bid for a new £10m EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Composites, led by the University of Nottingham.
  • ACCIS student wins JEC Sampe Award 1 March 2011 Congratulations to Dirk Lukaszewicz who recently won the JEC Sampe Award in a student competition in Paris in March 2011.
  • £680k Funding for AIYP audiovisual wildlife experience 28 February 2011 ARKive In Your Pocket (AIYP - say APE!) will provide an enhanced immersive audiovisual experience for visitors to wildlife locations and ‘events’ using wireless networks.
  • Smartphones – the grip of death 24 February 2011 The growth in the demand of smartphones has highlighted the complexities of wireless communications through problems of reduced sensitivity when the user holds some devices. New research has been investigating this problem, along with developing new solutions to overcome the loss of connectivity.
  • ACCIS postgraduates complete their PhD studies 22 February 2011 Congratulations to all of the ACCIS postgraduates who have completed their PhD studies in the past year.
  • New: Robotics MSc 18 February 2011 MSc in Advanced Engineering Robotics
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