Loughborough London academic to develop AI systems that can ‘think’ and respond to dynamic environments faster than any human being
A Loughborough University London academic is to develop ground-breaking algorithms that will equip AI systems with the ability to ‘think’ and respond to busy, ever-changing environments – like complex road junctions - much faster than human beings.
Experts examine how technology is being used to improve food manufacturing and outline the next steps for the industry
From using satellites to track asparagus crops, to measuring the lean meat percentage of pork using a high-tech camera, companies across the food manufacturing supply chain are embracing emerging technologies in new and interesting ways.
Four visions for the future of public transport
The way people get around is starting to change, and as a professor of transport strategy I do rather wonder if the modes of transport we use today will still be around by the turn of the next century.
Electric planes are here – but they won’t solve flying’s CO2 problem
The UK government plans to ban the sale of new conventional petrol and diesel cars by 2040. Clearly the plan is for all citizens to be driving electric or hybrid-electric cars, or – better still – riding bicycles.
Loughborough-led programme awards £1.3m to projects and innovators in a bid to accelerate the transition to clean cooking on a global scale
More than £1.3m has been awarded to six clean cooking innovators and 22 projects thanks to a Loughborough University-led research programme that looks to find innovative, clean and modern alternatives to biomass fuels, such as charcoal and wood.
Loughborough student wins competition with robot that plays chess
Mechanical Engineering student, Guy King, won the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Mechatronics Student of the Year competition at the weekend.
Academics part of £39m Ford project that looks to bring the next generation of electrified vehicles to the market faster
Loughborough University is working on a collaborative industry research project to develop digital engineering tools that will help bring the next generation of electrified commercial vehicles to the market much faster.
Future Transport Campaign: University launches new drive to promote game-changing research and innovations
Loughborough University is celebrating the academics and projects that look to revolutionise vehicles and the way we travel as part of a two-month initiative focussed on the future of transport.
The sound of the underground: Academic awarded £100,000 to develop technologies that can ‘hear’ the deterioration of buried infrastructures
A Loughborough University academic has been awarded £100,000 to develop new systems that can ‘hear’ when the ground under building, transport and energy networks is starting to deteriorate.
International research centre will investigate new road safety concerns as driverless cars become popular
A new £1.5m research centre will investigate the safety issues faced by pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and children as the growing number of driverless cars bring fresh challenges to the roads.
Lecturer awarded prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship
A lecturer in water engineering at Loughborough University has been awarded a fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering for his work into helping developing countries.
LU Motorsport achieve highest-ever ranking at this year’s Formula Student UK competition
Loughborough’s Formula Student team, LU Motorsport, secured fourth place at the Silverstone race circuit earlier this summer, setting a new record for the team.
Loughborough students head to Global Grand Challenges Summit competition finals
Two groups of students from Loughborough University will represent the UK in the finals of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Global Grand Challenges Summit student competition.
Major construction projects play a critical role in improving workers’ understanding of occupational health risks, study suggests
Major construction projects can play a critical role in improving workers’ understanding of health risks and championing ‘universally high standards’ across the industry, according to new research.
Return to the moon? 3D printing with moondust could be the key to future lunar living
The entire Apollo 11 mission to the moon took just eight days. If we ever want to build permanent bases on the moon, or perhaps even Mars or beyond, then future astronauts will have to spend many more days, months and maybe even years in space without a constant lifeline to Earth.
Loughborough University’s Department of Materials partner with world’s largest railway rolling-stock manufacturer
Senior executives from CRRC-Haitai in China visited Loughborough University’s Department of Materials earlier this month to establish a joint research programme focused on brake systems for high-speed trains.
Loughborough expert contributes to new paper launched at House of Lords that champions UK solar expertise
A Loughborough University expert has contributed to a new report that champions the role of solar in the UK energy system and the extensive expertise and innovation in UK companies and academia.
Loughborough student wins Telegraph STEM Award for technology that could revolutionise military communication
Final year Systems Engineering student, Nick Cawthra, won the Defence Technology category at this year’s Telegraph STEM Awards, which aims to highlight the importance of STEM students.
How a future with zero net emissions might look for Britain...
With the Government’s announcement that Britain will make zero net emission law by 2050, experts from a diverse assortment of academic backgrounds have given their views on how they think that might work.
World’s fastest jet-powered suit demonstration at Loughborough University Design Show
Loughborough student Sam Rogers will fly a £340,000 3D printed jet suit this week as part of Loughborough University’s annual Design Show.
Recycling: why you can't just throw anything in the collection bin
For many years the recycling collected from households in the UK and other Western countries has been exported. This strategy has enabled these countries to carry on without much thought about how consumers purchase goods and dispose of all the unwanted packaging and containers.
Solar experts and aerial inspection company awarded £345k to develop drone technologies that detect panel defects
Academics from Loughborough University are to work with aerial inspections and data analytics company, Above, as part of a £345k project that looks to benefit the wider solar industry.
Researchers to assess effectiveness of eco-friendly flood schemes
Loughborough University academics are to explore the economic and environmental benefits of natural flood defences as part of a £467,000 research project.
Experts secure £200,000 from the Department for Transport for research into greener travel
Loughborough University has been awarded £200,000 for two projects which aim to make the transport sector more environmentally friendly.
Winning outdoor classroom design for Leicestershire school is revealed
A group of Loughborough University students are set to see their ideas brought to life as their outdoor classroom design for a Leicestershire school has been selected to be developed by an architect.
Female engineering students celebrated at event marking 100 years of the Women’s Engineering Society
Last week, staff, students, alumni and friends of the University recently attended a celebration evening hosted by the University’s Women’s Engineering Society (WES).
£1.6m grant to improve building façade technologies for better energy efficiency
A project to create new technologies to improve the energy efficiency of buildings is set to get underway as a group of researchers from Loughborough University, the University of Nottingham and University of Exeter have been awarded a £1.65m grant from the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council).
Médecins Sans Frontières learns how to provide crucial water, hygiene and sanitation interventions in emergency situations
Loughborough University has been praised by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for the valuable training it provides that equips teams with skills to better assist communities in emergencies.
Easter eggs: hunting for a solution to excessive packaging
So which Easter tradition came first? The packaging or the egg? The answer is of course not that surprising (it’s the egg). The tradition of giving people eggs at spring time has roots in ancient pagan festivals and exists in the history of a range of religions.
Wealth from waste – three ways pollution can be turned into something useful
Solving environmental problems usually just means cleaning up the mess people have made. But scientists are increasingly interested in creating something valuable from pollution.
Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan highlights the importance of “homegrown innovation” during tour of campus engineering labs
MP Nicky Morgan has championed “homegrown innovation” during a tour of Loughborough University’s engineering labs where she was shown a new rail technology which aims to end points failure delays in Britain.
Former Nasa astronaut visits campus
Loughborough welcomed former Nasa astronaut Dr Sandra Magnus to campus last week for the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre Directors’ (UTC) Conference.
Universities Minister visits Loughborough as part of British Science Week
Chris Skidmore MP – Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation – visited Loughborough University on Friday 8 March.
This new railway switch could cut failure related cancellations by as much as 90 per cent
Engineers have brought a 180-year-old feature of Britain’s railways into the 21st century with a redesigned track switch that is expected to significantly reduce repair costs and delays.
Student wins prestigious engineering scholarship
A Loughborough University student has been awarded a prestigious scholarship which recognises talented engineers.
Loughborough University merges the arts and STEM to host week of exciting events
Loughborough University will be hosting a week of creative inter-disciplinary events involving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Members of the public invited to attend and be inspired by University’s annual STEM Day
Loughborough University will be once again holding its ever popular STEM Community Day – an event full of fun and inspiring activities linked to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Artists to collaborate with Loughborough University’s Department of Materials later this month
Three artists will complete residencies at Loughborough University later this month as part of a new project by Radar and the Department of Materials.
Life Fellowship awarded to Professor Jim Saker by the Institute of the Motor Industry
Loughborough's Professor Jim Saker, who is Director of the Centre for Automotive Management, has been elected as a Life Fellow of the Institute of the Motor Industry for his contribution to motor industry education.
New Year’s Honours for remarkable Loughborough alumni
Seven Loughborough University alumni have been recognised for their outstanding achievements and service in the 2019 Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.
Virtual reality, model-making and more…school children enjoy campus visit and develop designs for new learning space
Thirty primary school pupils visited the university last month as they are working with Loughborough Architecture students to design an outdoor classroom.
Ashortwalk from Loughborough: Dan Dicker to discuss his planet saving products in upcoming lecture
Loughborough alumni Dan Dicker, the Founder and Director of ashortwalk, will be leading a lecture next Tuesday (13 November).
Academics to help develop building materials that generate power as part of £36m government-funded project
Three Loughborough University academics have received research funding as part of a £36m project that looks to accelerate market adoption of new solar-powered building design.
Students to work with community to design outdoor classroom for Leicestershire school
Students from Loughborough University are to bring their learning to life by designing an outdoor classroom for a Leicestershire school.
Professor Rachel Thomson wins two inspirational awards
Loughborough University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor for Teaching, Professor Rachel Thomson, recently received two awards at this year’s East Midlands Women’s Awards (EMWA).
Academic says being awarded Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair is "career highlight"
A leading Loughborough University academic has been awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair.
Student bags renowned European design award for unbeatable noughts and crosses robot
A Loughborough University student has won a sought-after award for creating an intelligent robot that can play – and never lose – noughts and crosses.
Formula Student racing car to be on display at the Royal Automobile Club
Loughborough University’s 2018 Formula Student racing car will be exhibited at the Royal Automobile Club in London next week.
Exciting expert panel to lead discussion on food waste
Loughborough University is to welcome key policymakers, charities, business representatives and a Member of Parliament next month for an important discussion on food waste.
Loughborough University hosts successful Chapters Regional Conference
Loughborough University hosted the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Chapters Regional Conference 2018 at the West Park Teaching Hub earlier this month.
Life-saving chemical detection drone developed at Loughborough flies through first test stage
A new fleet of robots and drones designed to test for chemical agents, provide 3D mapping and identify casualties have been put through their paces by troops, police officers and scientists for the first time.
“How I became Loughborough’s first female Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering”
Loughborough’s Pro Vice-Chancellor for Teaching Professor Rachel Thomson is a woman of firsts.
Loughborough University to exhibit at Cenex-LCV
Loughborough University will be one of more than a hundred exhibitors at this year’s Cenex-LCV event.
Institute of Advanced Studies welcomes first visiting professor under its ‘Motion’ theme
The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) will welcome Professor Richard Murray next week as part of its ‘Motion’ theme.
Students bag third position in global construction competition
Four Loughborough University students have achieved global success after coming third in an international construction business challenge.
Year 10 Girls into STEM residential is hailed a success
More than 50 Year 10 girls arrived on campus last week for an exciting residential focused on STEM subjects.
Student awarded prestigious Ford scholarship
A student at Loughborough University has received one of ten worldwide engineering scholarships from Ford Motor Company Fund.
Penrose Engineering Residential inspires Year 11 female students
Earlier this month, Loughborough University hosted a residential event for Year 11 students that aimed to inspire them to peruse a career in engineering.
Loughborough Formula Student team unveil striking 2018 race car
A group of students at Loughborough University have revealed their new Formula Student racing car in preparation for the competition which starts later this month.
Students head to Canada for final of global construction competition
Four Loughborough University students are flying to Toronto in the hope of global success after reaching the final of an international construction business challenge.
Pioneering female engineer honoured through hall name
A new hall of residence on the Loughborough University campus is set to be named after Claudia Parsons, one of the UK’s first women engineers.
Leading experts on hydrodynamics join Loughborough University
Professor Qiuhua Liang and Professor Christopher Keylock are bringing their expertise on fluid dynamics to Loughborough University.
School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering PhD student is winner at L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards Ceremony
A Loughborough Doctoral Researcher was selected as one of the winners of the poster presentation competition at the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards Ceremony.
Loughborough University looks to inspire young minds this summer
Loughborough University’s School and College Liaison Team will be bringing back their ‘Inspiring Minds’ series of events this summer.
Loughborough student engineers announced as winners of competition
Four University students and one alumnus have been named winners of the Mentor30Engineers competition.
New research will help shape HS2
Three new research posts are up for grabs at Loughborough University as part of an exciting partnership with High Speed Two Ltd (HS2), the largest construction project in Europe.
Loughborough student named Undergraduate of the Year
A Loughborough student has been named Undergraduate of the Year for Innovation at the TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year competition.
Former test pilot takes to the air to mark 70 years since first solo flight
Ex-RAF test pilot Captain Desmond Penrose marked the 70th anniversary of his first solo flight at the weekend by getting behind the controls of a 1930s biplane.
Youngsters learn the basics of rocket science
Schoolchildren were given the chance to become rocket scientists for the day when members of the Loughborough University’s Space Society held a one-off aeronautics session.
Loughborough students put wheels in motion for international racing car competition
Engineering students from Loughborough University will be competing at Silverstone this summer for the 20th anniversary of the Formula Student competition.
Loughborough University students take part in national drone competition
A Loughborough University team of students will be taking part in an annual competition to design, build and operate an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).
Loughborough to receive doctoral training grant of more than £3m
Loughborough University is to receive a grant of more than £3m to fund doctoral training as part of the Government’s ongoing commitment to UK science.
Free training for HVAC professionals
BISPA, Loughborough University’s dedicated training centre supporting innovation in building information modelling (BIM) and pipework systems, is offering free CPD workshops in pipework awareness from Tuesday 6 February - Friday 9 February, as part of the BSEE Building Services forum.
Research Engineers needed to help shape High Speed 2
The University is looking to recruit four research engineers to work on an exciting new partnership with High Speed Two Ltd (HS2), the largest construction project in Europe.
Loughborough University buries time-capsule with De Lisle College
Loughborough University is delighted to have buried a time-capsule with students from De Lisle College.
Loughborough lecturer wins Women’s Engineering Society Award
Dr Will Whittow, a senior lecturer at Loughborough University’s School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, has been awarded the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) award ‘Men as Allies’.
Inspiring women at Loughborough: Guest speakers describe their paths through academia
An event aimed at inspiring women to succeed will focus in the careers of four Loughborough academics.
Major legacy donation invested into new architecture programme
Loughborough University has received a £2.5million legacy donation from Reginald W.J. Hewson, the largest bequest the University has ever received.
Industry placement student creates instrument with ice
Loughborough University student Leah Edwards recently completed her industrial placement with National Instruments as an Applications Engineer, during which she created a robotic musical instrument with wind chimes and dry ice.
Loughborough technician named Improver of the Year
Jonathan Cripps, Mechanical Technician at Loughborough University, has been named the Harland Roberts Engineer Improver of the Year 2017.
Design school graduates achieve success at the 2017 James Dyson Awards
Two graduates from Loughborough Design School have been named finalists in the UK James Dyson Awards.
Tackling modern slavery: New white paper addresses the construction industry’s biggest blight
With modern slavery built into the fabric of global construction, experts and academics have come together to tackle the catalogue of human rights issues which plague the industry.
Loughborough University: Proud partner of a £276 million national infrastructure improvement programme, launched today
Loughborough University is part of a multi-million infrastructure research programme which has been officially launched in London today.
Electric cars: Are people getting revved up over 'fake' news?
University partnership wins Knowledge Catalyst award
Loughborough University has worked in partnership with DJB Instruments (UK) since 2015, and the successful collaboration has been recognised by an EADT Business Award.
Former RAF test pilot speaks about the need for more female engineers in the UK
Dressed smartly for his interview, sitting and in the shadow of a decommissioned fighter jet in the atrium named after him, ex-RAF test pilot Captain Desmond Penrose is speaking passionately about the quality of the UK’s engineering industry.
Crossrail chairman awarded honorary degree by Loughborough University
Sir Terry Morgan, Chairman of Crossrail, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Technology (DTech).
Quantum technology summer school welcomes PhDs from the MoD
Ministry of Defence funded PhD students have visited Loughborough University for a week-long summer school aimed at developing their expertise of quantum technology.
Loughborough academic shines a light on women in construction
Jacqui Glass, Professor of Architecture and Sustainable Construction in the School of Civil and Building Engineering is calling for the construction industry to create a better working life for women working in construction.
Investigation into “institutional homophobia” within the UK construction industry will make minority voices heard
A study involving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees working in construction aims to explore the effects of “institutional homophobia” within the £100 billion British industry.
Aeronautical students to compete in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Challenge
A team of nine undergraduate Aeronautical Engineers from Loughborough University will design and build an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), also known as a drone, as part of the annual competition run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Civil Engineering students use their skills to help Scouts building project
Students from Loughborough University’s School of Civil and Building Engineering have helped Nanpantan Scouts produce a site survey as part of proposals for a new Scout building on Nanpantan Road.
Construction begins on Loughborough-based hub for aerospace engineering and technology
Work officially began yesterday (12th June) on the new multi-million pound National Centre in Combustion and Aerothermal Technology at Loughborough University.
World-first technology reduces harmful diesel emissions
An industry-first technology developed by Loughborough University has the potential to significantly cut nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions in diesel engines.
Loughborough success in national science photography competition
Three Loughborough University PhD students have picked up awards in the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Science Photography competition 2017.
PhD student presents at international forum on daylight research
Paul Kenny, a PhD student from Loughborough’s School of Civil and Building Engineering, presented his research on ‘The Spectral Microclimate of Indoor Spaces’ at the 4th VELUX Daylight Academic Forum in Berlin earlier this month.
James Dyson Award 2017 open for entries
The James Dyson Award 2017 is now open for entries and Loughborough design and engineering students are encouraged to apply.
Professor awarded IChemE medal for contribution to regenerative medicine
David Williams OBE FREng, Professor of Healthcare Engineering at Loughborough’s School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering has been awarded the 2016 IChemE Donald Medal for his substantial contribution to the rapidly growing regenerative medicine sector.
Game-changing 3D print innovations invented at Loughborough University feature at the heart of new manufacturing centre
An advanced 3D printing technique developed at Loughborough University which is capable of mass-producing up to 100,000 components a day will be at the heart of a new manufacturing centre, officially launched this week.30 March 2017
Loughborough University students awarded Engineering Horizons Bursaries
Three Loughborough University students have been awarded the Engineering Horizons Bursaries from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).10 March 2017
Loughborough part of partnership looking at driving forward powertrain research
Loughborough has been announced as one of six universities who will work with the Digital Engineering and Test Centre (DETC), a ‘spoke’ of the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), on a project to help drive forward powertrain research.6 March 2017
Scientists at Loughborough explore ways of reducing food waste
Loughborough University is part of a new £0.8 million research project examining how food manufacturing systems can be improved to reduce waste.6 January 2017
Longitudinal health and safety project is a first for UK construction
Researchers at Loughborough University are embarking on a unique project that will track and inform health and safety leadership, policies, and practices at Tideway.13 December 2016
New research hubs to strengthen the UK’s manufacturing base
Loughborough University is a partner in three £10 million research hubs designed to strengthen the UK’s manufacturing base.6 December 2016
Formula 1 engineer backs Loughborough student who beat cancer to land a career in racing’s top flight
Loughborough student James Allitt was given an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of one of the best Formula 1 engineering factories in the world21 November 2016
Loughborough academics shortlisted for national engineering and science competitions
Three Loughborough University academics are taking part in X Factor style competitions which aim to throw the spotlight on Science and Engineering.14 November 2016
Revolutionary switch design could significantly reduce rail service disruption caused by points failures
Loughborough University’s Control Systems Group has today announced that a consortium led by Ricardo Rail Ltd will develop the first installation of a radical new track switch product.27 October 2016
Senior industrial engineers join Loughborough’s teaching staff
Loughborough University’s engineering students will gain unique industry insights thanks to two new appointments supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) Visiting Professors scheme.30 September 2016
Loughborough University to exhibit at UK’s premier Low Carbon Vehicle industry event
Loughborough University will be exhibiting its Low Carbon Vehicle expertise at the country’s leading industry event next week.6 September 2016
Loughborough University research pinpoints most dangerous HGV designs
HGVs with high cabs have the most blind spots and pose the greatest risk to vulnerable road users, research by Loughborough University has found.29 July 2016
Student team win big in Unmanned Aircraft Systems challenge
A group of ten Aeronautical Engineering MEng students have won four out of ten awards at this year’s IMechE Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) challenge competition.14 July 2016
Loughborough student helps Team Sky with wheel aerodynamics
Aeronautical Engineering student Harley Matthews has helped pro cycling’s Team Sky understand the aerodynamic benefit of their range of race wheels.12 July 2016
Loughborough University engineers selected to safeguard and develop China’s sustainable agriculture
A £1 million project to boost sustainable agriculture in China is being led by aerospace engineers at Loughborough University.11 July 2016
Loughborough University teams make Engineering YES final
Two teams from Loughborough have secured a place in this year’s Engineering YES final, a national competition that encourages engineering enterprise.13 June 2016
Science without Borders students awarded internships at leading aerospace company
Loughborough University Science without Borders students have been awarded four of only eight internships available at one of the world’s leading aerospace companies.2 June 2016
Loughborough University helps find India’s engineers of the future
Aspiring engineers from across India have shown their skills to international experts at pair of competitions held in Chennai and Bangalore.27 May 2016
Loughborough University announces collaboration on intelligent and versatile wireless technology
Loughborough University engineers will develop unique wireless technology capable of measuring impacts to the body of both athletes and vulnerable patients.6 May 2016
Government investment of £30m needed in training to boost electric vehicle sales, report warns
Greater investment is needed in specialist electric and hybrid vehicle maintenance and repair training by 2020 or the UK economy could miss out on £51 billion a year.3 May 2016
BBC presenter and physicist talks bubbles, the ocean and women working in STEM
Dr Helen Czerski, physicist and oceanographer, is set to present a guest lecture on 11 May as part of Loughborough University’s Claudia Parsons lecture series.28 April 2016
University receives funding to help boost the UK space industry
Loughborough University has been announced as one of three East Midlands incubation hubs to receive funding from the UK Space Agency.23 March 2016
Loughborough University’s breakthrough railway technology on track for prototype development
Breakthrough railway technology masterminded by Loughborough University engineers has entered into the next stage of development with industry backing.8 March 2016
£3.8m investment to grow Loughborough’s research activity
Loughborough University will receive £3.8m investment in its postgraduate research training as part of major investment in science and engineering research announced today by Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson.1 March 2016
Student aims to solve global warming by riding his bike
Sports Technology student Joe Porter has received a £10,000 grant for his idea, PowerRide, which aims to stem global warming.16 February 2016
New technology could signal the end of laser attacks
A protective eye strip developed at Loughborough University to protect police from laser attacks has significantly reduced the use of lasers during riots in Northern Ireland where it is used.15 February 2016
Generating fuel for life – Loughborough shares renewable energy expertise with India
Loughborough University engineering experts are helping to improve lives in India by sharing essential knowledge of how to turn waste into clean energy.11 February 2016
New centre places Loughborough at heart of UK aerospace engineering and technology development
The Business Minister, Anna Soubry MP, has today announced £9.8 million of funding towards the establishment of a new facility that will position Loughborough University as a primary UK hub for aerospace engineering and technology.5 February 2016