ESMC 20122 December 2011We 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.
Best student paper at ASME 201117 October 2011ACCIS 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.
Business success for Engineering graduate18 August 2011Computer 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 graduates18 July 2011Four ACCIS members graduated at the July 2011 degree congregation.
Peter Head Lecture on Climate Change9 June 2011The 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. For details of the Dynamic Designs week, please see: www.bris.ac.uk/dynamic-designs
FIRA-TAROS 201228 May 2011In August 2012, the Bristol Robotics Laboratory will host the Robot-Olympics, the FIRA RoboWorld Cup, founded in 1996.
Exciting HPC conference in Bristol7 April 2011There 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).
Inspired Engineering31 March 2011How 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
£6 million to develop a new generation of composites28 March 2011Existing 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 composites28 March 2011Existing 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 £2,76622 March 2011Thank 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!
Smartphones – the grip of death24 February 2011The 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.