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  • Robertson’s ‘Time Machine’ gets a new lease of life 11 October 2019 Last night saw the official unveiling of the newly restored Robertson Clock, a notable timepiece that previously graced the Wills Memorial Building and controlled the chiming of Great George, the huge bell at the top of the tower, from its inauguration in 1925 to the 1960s. The ceremony took place in the Pugsley Lecture Theatre Foyer in the Faculty of Engineering’s Queen’s Building where the newly functioning clock takes pride of place (though it no longer controls Great George).
  • Civil Engineering PhD student Giulia Giani wins best poster at International Conference on Radar Meteorology 10 October 2019 Second year PhD student Giulia Giani in our Department of Civil Engineering won first prize for best poster presentation at the 39th International Conference on Radar Meteorology held in Nara, Japan, in September. The award is an exceptional achievement given that Giulia won the award at a meteorology conference without being a meteorologist herself.
  • Royal Academy of Engineering awards Senior Research Fellowships to two University of Bristol Engineers 10 October 2019 The Royal Academy of Engineering has recently awarded three new Senior Research Fellowships and we’re delighted that our engineers, Dr Mahmoud Mostafavi and Dr Dinesh Pamunuwa, have been selected for two of the fellowship positions.
  • New centre to train future leaders in cyber security 1 October 2019 The University of Bristol, in partnership with the University of Bath, has launched a new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Cyber Security, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
  • Civil congratulates Amy Menzel 30 September 2019 The Department of Civil Engineering congratulates Amy Menzel for winning the South West Women in Property Student Awards.
  • Bristol Composites Institute Director awarded prestigious Medal of Excellence in Composite Materials 27 September 2019 Bristol’s Michael Wisnom, Professor of Aerospace Structures and Director of Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS) has been awarded the prestigious 2019 Medal of Excellence in Composite Materials from the University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials, in recognition of his “significant contributions through leadership and scholarly endeavours to the international field of composite materials”.
  • Bristol Composites Institute success at ICCM22 26 September 2019 The 22nd International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM22) was held in Melbourne, Australia from 11 to 16 August 2019 and was attended by over 1,500 delegates.
  • ACCIS CDT student wins European Composites Student Competition 20 September 2019 Congratulations to Chris Hunt, a Bristol Composites Institute PhD student, who yesterday won First Place in the 34th SAMPE Students Seminar, which took place at the SAMPE Europe conference in Nantes, France.
  • Bristol Composites Institute team wins SAMPE UK EPSRC competition 13 September 2019 On 12 September 2019, a team of young engineers from Bristol Composites Institute entered and won the first composites design and make competition run by SAMPE UK in collaboration with the EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub.
  • QKD over 5GUK 11 September 2019 Demonstrating the ability of the University of Bristol's 5GUK Test Network to host a quantum key distribution (QKD) secured network.
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