New £2m equipment will help physicists unlock the potential of next-generation 2D materials
Loughborough University has received a £2m Strategic Equipment Award from EPSRC to invest in a new state-of-art ‘thin film’ equipment – the first of its kind in the UK.
Ten small changes you can make today to prevent weight gain
Between the ages of 20 and 55, most adults gain between 0.5 and 1kg a year, which could see some people become overweight or obese over time.
Female participants needed for study exploring the effect of calorie restriction on bone and cardiovascular health
Females, aged 18-35, are asked to take part in a Loughborough University study looking at the effects of three days of caloric restriction on markers of bone and cardiovascular health.
Loughborough to lead project aimed at enabling independent AI systems to learn from each other
A new international project seeks to create advanced AI programmes that will enable machines to learn progressively over a lifetime and share those experiences with each other.
New study to develop smart textiles powered by body movement for remote health monitoring
The global population recently reached 7.8 billion, among which almost 15% suffer from disabilities mainly caused by ageing and chronic diseases.
Ultrasound at the nanometre scale reveals the nature of force
Researchers have developed a new method to measure force and atomic bonds at the nanoscale that reveals that the speed of sound depends on the structure it is travelling through.
New animation aims to help people with eating disorders safely navigate social media
Researchers from Loughborough University have teamed up with UK charity Beat to create an animated video that explores how social media affects people with an eating disorder.
Loughborough academic appointed as trustee of UK’s largest Bioscience society
Dr Martin R Lindley, a Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology, has been made a trustee of The Biochemical Society.
Expanding human-robot collaboration in manufacturing: PhD student trains AI to detect human intention
Machines and robots undoubtedly make life easier. They carry out jobs with precision and speed, and, unlike humans, they do not require breaks as they are never tired.
Record nominations for University research and enterprise in LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards
Loughborough University has a record 13 nominations across eight categories in the 2021 LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards, representing pioneering engineering research and dynamic start-ups which have been launched on LUSEP, the University’s science and enterprise park.
Missing piece in solar panel puzzle solved by Loughborough scientists – and it could lead to more efficient technology
Silicon-based solar modules dominate the current market. However, they are expensive and have a high carbon footprint.
Urgent planning on heat and health needed to face climate change trajectory
An international team of leading experts, including academics from Loughborough University, caution that projections of a hotter future require urgent planning and more investment in research to reduce the risks of heat-related disease and death.
New AI system predicts building energy rates in less than a second
At a time when the UK is trying to reach net zero by 2050, the timely, accurate calculation of energy efficiency is a vital component of the design process for new and refurbished buildings.
Ancient meteorite could reveal the origins of life on Earth
A 4.6-billion-year-old meteorite found lying in the imprint of a horseshoe is likely a remnant of cosmic debris left over from the birth of the solar system and could answer questions about how life began on Earth.
How stress affects the body – and how practice can help athletes react better under pressure
It isn’t easy being a professional athlete. Not only are the physical demands greater than most people could handle, athletes also face intense psychological pressure during competition.
NASA collaboration: Newly discovered planets could help scientists learn more about Earth’s ‘teenage’ years
Four newly discovered planets could help scientists learn more about how the Earth and our solar system developed during their ‘teenage’ years.
Bumble’s week off: employees suffering from burnout need more than an extra holiday
After a busy year involving a rise in customers, a stock market debut and all the pressures that come with a global pandemic, the dating app Bumble recently announced that all staff would be given a week off work.
Clear about crystallisation: Exchange project aims to increase survival rate of various diseases by improving knowledge of a pharmaceutical purification process
For the next two years, researchers from Loughborough and Tianjin Universities will make the 10,000+ mile round journey between the two institutes in a bid to increase our understanding of a key process used in the pharmaceutical industry to purify molecules.
Loughborough researchers to help develop next-generation drone technology for intelligent solar plant inspections
Loughborough University researchers are to help develop cutting edge drone robotics for autonomous, fast, ultra-high-resolution solar plant inspections as part of a new collaborative project funded by Innovate UK.
Sustainable energy expert appointed Chair of UN group dedicated to increasing solar energy uptake
An academic in Loughborough University’s School of Social Sciences and Humanities has been appointed to a United Nations role that will allow her to continue pushing for solar energy uptake.
Body positivi-tea: Barbie, social media, airbrushing and more discussed on the latest episode of Cuppa with a Scientist
The topic of ‘body positivity' never seems to leave headlines and recently there have been questions about whether the movement is as beneficial as it sounds.
School of Science to get several major grants for transformative research
Research within Loughborough University’s School of Science has received a funding boost through a ground-breaking new programme designed to support adventurous high-risk research.
Next gen battery takes step closer to eclipsing current technology
Scientists have taken a big step towards creating the next generation of rechargeable batteries which will eclipse current energy storage technology if successful.
Clean energy cooking in refugee camps should be prioritised on the humanitarian agenda, new briefing note argues
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 79.5 million people were forcibly displaced in the world at the end of 2019, and over the course of 2020, that number has soared beyond 80 million*.
Conversations, and how we end them
Conversation has been described as “the primordial site of human sociality”. We all have a lifetime’s experience to draw on if asked how it works, or when we reflect on the conversations we have participated in.
Participants needed for research exploring the impact of ‘Couch to 5k’ on markers of health and wellbeing
Participants are being sought for a new Loughborough University project exploring the health impacts of the ‘Couch to 5k’ programme.
Loughborough’s new £1m high-performance computer will transform research
A new £1.1m high-performance computer has been officially unveiled at Loughborough University.
Video Q&A: Curious about COVID-19? Expert panel answer questions on vaccines, wellbeing and more
Are you immune to COVID-19 if you’ve had the vaccine? Is there going to be a ‘third wave’? How accurate are lateral flow tests? Will the coronavirus ever fully disappear?
Loughborough University launches two new Bio-focused engineering master’s programmes
The University is recruiting students for its innovative Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology MSc programmes starting in October 2021.
New study shows how online endorsement could help address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy
A third of the UK adult population intend to use social media and personal messaging to encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, a new, large scale, multi-university study involving Loughborough researchers has found.
New AI tool, developed by Loughborough experts, 85% accurate for recognising and classifying wind turbine blade defects
Demand for wind power has grown, and with it the need to inspect turbine blades and identify defects that may impact operation efficiency.
Space race: Astronaut Chris Hadfield gives advice on life, spacesuits and leadership to Loughborough runner and engineering student Alex Haydock-Wilson
Astronaut Chris Hadfield has said that winning an Olympic Gold medal “won’t even be as good as you think” in a personal one-to-one chat with Loughborough athlete and student Alex Haydock-Wilson.
New portable gamma ray camera could help speed up cancer diagnosis
Scientists have designed a portable 3D imaging device which will improve the treatment and diagnosis of cancer.
Loughborough expert to lead international project that will investigate how AI can make digital cultural records more accessible to users
It’s no secret that emails have largely replaced letters, and PDFs and Word documents have taken the place of paper reports – and though it makes communication faster and more effective, the shift to digital concerns archivists.
COVID-19 has highlighted the need to tackle the ‘obesity time bomb’ – here are two simple steps we could take
The urgency of tackling the obesity time bomb has been brought to the fore by evidence of the link to an increased risk from COVID-19, says the UK Government’s Department of Health and Social Care₍₁₎.
Three ways behavioural psychology might help you lose weight
There’s no shortage of weight loss programmes out there to choose from, each of which claim to have the key to shedding pounds. One of the latest popular weight loss programmes out there is Noom, which claims that behavioural psychology is the key to helping people lose weight for good – including those who haven’t had success in the past.
Experts in Sport: Does stronger = faster?
Force, velocity, and power are all vital for success in jumping and sprinting, but how are these key components measured and monitored to improve athlete performance?
Loughborough best university in the world for sports-related subjects for fifth consecutive year
Loughborough has been named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects for the fifth year running by the global QS higher education league table.
‘Children who offend should be treated as children first and foremost’: new report provides evidence-base for Child First approach in youth justice systems
Responding to young people that come into contact with the Youth Justice System as ‘children’ and not ‘offenders’ can enhance lives, reduce offending, promote safer communities and lead to fewer victims, a new report states.
Dr Nacho Martin-Fabiani to present fourth lecture in Fellowship Inaugural Lecture series
On Friday 12 March, UKRI Future Leaders Fellow Dr Nacho Martin-Fabiani will present the next lecture of this year’s Fellowship Inaugural Lecture series.
‘The One with the Conversation Analyst': What Friends and Phoebe Buffay teach us about the way we talk
Conversation analyst Professor Elizabeth Stokoe has studied social interaction in a variety of contexts including healthcare settings, police interviews, hostage negotiations, and even first dates.
British people are really missing the pub – here’s why
The events of the past year have had a devastating impact on the hospitality sector in the UK. At the forefront of lockdown’s sacrifices for many is the closure of an institution that is a cornerstone of british culture – the pub.
Motorsport athletes put in pole position at Loughborough University
Leading athletes from across the world of motorsport have been put through their paces at Loughborough University – all in the name of gaining an advantage over their competitors, both on and off the track.
Loughborough University launches ‘Cuppa with a Scientist’ podcast
Loughborough University has officially launched ‘Cuppa with a Scientist’, a brand new podcast led by the PR team that aims to inspire the next generation of scientists.
Stem cell AI: Loughborough part of £3m ‘brain on a chip’ project that aims to revolutionise computing power
Loughborough University scientists have started work on a project that will see human brain stem cells used to power artificial intelligence (AI) devices and bring about a revolution in computing.
PhD student awarded grant to fund project looking at the significant loss of Black individuals in Chemistry after graduate level
Naomi Howard, a Physical Chemistry researcher at Loughborough, has been awarded a grant from the Royal Society of Chemistry’s (RSC) Inclusion and Diversity Fund to conduct an 18-month project to investigate why there is such a small number of Black individuals in the field of chemistry after undergraduate level.
Academics awarded £93k to develop novel board game that aims to improve children’s numeracy skills
Mathematics education research has repeatedly shown that children’s early counting abilities are an essential precursor to wider mathematical learning.
Teachers could be over or underestimating the effectiveness of education studies because of how they are presented
The way that some education studies are presented could give teachers unrealistic expectations about what they might be able to achieve in the classroom, according to new research.
Climate change: what would 4°C of global warming feel like?
Another year, another climate record broken.
FEATURE: Corals, wound infection detection, and theoretical physics...exploring how Loughborough academics are tackling major issues related to biofilms
Biofilms are central to our most important global challenges, from antimicrobial resistance and food safety to water security, and they have a significant economic, social, and environmental impact.
A dash of salt could revolutionise drug delivery and bio-analysis, experts suggest after developing new mechanism that can trap submicron particles in minutes
A spoonful of sugar may make the medicine go down, but a new Loughborough-led study suggests a dash of salt is key to progressing important medical areas such as drug delivery and biological sample analysis.
Creating the next generation of Li ion batteries - new research
A breakthrough in the design of lithium ion batteries could lead to the next generation of safer more reliable solid-state power cells.
Modelling shows sneezes and coughs are like “mini atomic bombs” and regularly exceed two metres
Keeping two metres apart might not be far enough to stop the spread of coronavirus from sneezes and coughs, according to a new study.
European Space Agency project will investigate how liquids behave in zero gravity
Understanding how liquids such as water, rocket fuel and blood behave in zero gravity is fundamental for improving conditions for astronauts and furthering space science research.
Using storybooks to help young children with maths – new review
Storybooks and tutoring could be important tools for improving young children’s maths skills, according to a new review.
Technology for screening fruit juice could provide rapid Covid screening
Loughborough University researchers are hoping a technology they developed to quickly screen liquids for microorganisms can be adapted to provide rapid testing for Covid-19.
Elsevier and US-UK Fulbright Commission announce Loughborough University academic as winner of Early Career Researcher Award
A Loughborough University academic in the Department of Geography and Environment has been named as one of the 2020 winners of the prestigious Early Career Researcher (ECR) UK Awards.
Loughborough academic behind novel film featuring 243 female mathematicians from around the world announced as Association for Women in Mathematics Fellow
A Loughborough University academic that put female mathematicians in the spotlight in a novel film has been announced as 2021 Fellow of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM).
Loughborough maths professor honoured with prestigious Suffrage Science Award
Mathematician and physicist Professor Sara Lombardo has been chosen to receive a prestigious award celebrating the achievements of women in STEM.
Loughborough research leads to potential Covid-19 diagnosis with a non-invasive breath test that provides almost instant results
Initial findings from a new study led by Loughborough University – published by The Lancet – have shown how Covid-19 can be detected via a non-invasive breath test, providing almost instant results.
New white paper published: Loughborough expert part of network working with journalists to improve the quality of US election coverage
The upcoming US Presidential election poses unprecedented challenges to journalists in the States and around the globe.
Buttock size matters: Researchers reveal a large gluteus maximus is key for sprint speed and performance after examining the anatomy of elite athletes
A Loughborough University study examining the muscle size of elite sprinters has revealed a large gluteus maximus (the muscle that forms the backside) is key to achieving top speeds on the track.
Retracing the first human steps out of Saudi Arabia: Scientists use footprints to recreate 120,000-year-old comfort break at prehistoric lake
Scientists have pieced together the movements of a small group of early humans as they journeyed out of Africa and into the Arabian Peninsula for the first time – more than 120,000 years ago.
Campus partner offers free remote lab service to schools and colleges
University campus partner RLC Lab - based in the Advanced Technology Innovation Centre - is offering remote online access to laboratory equipment to enable science teachers and their students to conduct experiments in real time.
The emotional stress caused by COVID-19 will lead to smaller babies being born, predicts Loughborough scientist
Being pregnant is a wonderful experience, but at the same it can be incredibly stressful – throw a global pandemic into the mix and those nine months may see an expecting mother go from happy and joyful, to fearful and concerned.
Government funding helps advanced ceramics take shape in the Midlands
Government funding provided through UK Research and Innovation’s flagship ‘Strength in Places Fund’ has helped unlock plans to put the Midlands on a unique footing as a global centre for advanced technical ceramics.
Is humanity doomed because we can’t plan for the long term? Three experts discuss
While the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are still unclear, it is certain that they are a profound shock to the systems underpinning contemporary life.
Lockdown and loot boxes: Experts issue vital advice for parents of young gamers about risks of in-game purchases in response to recent screen-time concerns
Researchers from Loughborough and Newcastle Universities and the national charity Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) have teamed up to help parents and carers understand why, and control how, their children buy in-game items such as loot boxes.
EXPEDITION EVEREST: Loughborough climate scientist and team that installed world’s highest weather station feature in new documentary - catch it this weekend!
This time last year, Loughborough University was celebrating as Dr Tom Matthews, a climate scientist in the Geography and Environment Department, and a team of renowned researchers successfully installed the two highest weather stations in the world on Mount Everest.
Academic experts come together to push forward innovation in clinical rehabilitation
COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of effective rehabilitation post serious illness or injury – saving lives is only one part of an overall care journey which necessarily needs good rehabilitation if a patient is to stand a chance of returning to their former selves.
New study further supports that age-related hearing loss in patients taking cognitive tests may result in misdiagnoses of dementia
The early and correct diagnosis of a cognitive impairment – such as dementia – is crucial as it allows interventions and treatments that may slow the progression of a patient's symptoms to be quickly put in place.
SURVEY: Destined for greatness? Do your genes give you a head start in sport?
Researchers from Loughborough University are investigating the role genetics play in sport – and they need your help.
Coronavirus scams: the science of how to spot and deal with nuisance callers
Most of us have experienced unwanted calls at home. This is in spite of efforts by regulators, including the Information Commissioner’s Office and Ofcom, whose most recent report shows that around half of the UK population still receive nuisance calls.
Loughborough Professor releases new book highlighting how to beat type 2 diabetes
Emeritus Professor Michael Gleeson, Chair in Exercise Biochemistry, has written Beating Type 2 Diabetes, a new book that tells people exactly what they need to do to both reduce the health complications of the condition and how to get rid of it - without the need for medication.
The future of free, portable energy: Wearable technology that powers your devices as you move
Small, flexible generators which convert movement into electricity could soon be the future of free and unlimited energy thanks to a breakthrough in energy harvesting technology.
AI technology developed at Loughborough University could reveal the next big names in football as it takes player performance analysis to a new dimension
Computer scientists at Loughborough University have developed novel artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that are set to transform the way football clubs analyse team and individual players’ performances on the pitch.
FEATURE: Pushing the boundaries of drone engineering to protect marine life from extinction
Commercial drone pilot Melissa Schiele has joined Loughborough University’s Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering – and she has big plans.
Loughborough University staff are using their skills and expertise to help with the fight against COVID-19
Staff, students and the wider Loughborough University community have been working hard to help protect and assist those fighting the coronavirus pandemic head-on.
Global warming now pushing heat into territory humans cannot tolerate
The explosive growth and success of human society over the past 10,000 years has been underpinned by a distinct range of climate conditions.
Survey launched in a bid to understand how coronavirus restrictions affect osteoarthritis risk in over 60s
Researchers at Loughborough University are investigating how changes in physical activity that are a result of the global health pandemic are related to osteoarthritis development and symptoms.
Stone Age climate change which led to a boom in Scandinavian population and resources could tell us more about the future of global warming
As global temperatures increased after the end of the last Ice Age, sea levels rose and the land bridge which tied together Denmark and Sweden disappeared, turning the region into a series of islands and shallow fjords that have characterised it ever since.
Economic recovery will come with high levels of unemployment: how should governments respond?
Two key factors distinguish the economic consequences of coronavirus from those of previous crises.
New study finds lakes have tripled the amount of carbon they bury in response to human disruption of global nutrient cycles
A new study led by Loughborough University has revealed that lake burial of organic carbon has increased three-fold over the last 100 years in response to human disruption of global nutrient cycles.
Loughborough University awarded OfS funding to develop AI and data science conversion courses
Loughborough University has been named as one of eighteen successful recipients of funding from the Office for Students (OfS) to launch conversion courses specialising in artificial intelligence (AI) and data science.
Coronavirus: How to sleep better during the lockdown
We are all facing restrictions in a bid to minimise the transmission rate and impact of COVID-19, but there is no denying that life in lockdown is hard.
COVID-19: Evidence-based advice for health workers having difficult conversations about end of life
A Loughborough University academic is providing guidance to clinicians who are likely to be having - and training people who will have – difficult conversations with patients suffering from COVID-19 or those closest to them.
Coronavirus is a once in a lifetime chance to reshape how we travel
The transport sector has been impacted as much as any by the coronavirus. This isn’t a normal period of disruption, which is usually caused by failures in supply such as road accidents or industrial action. In this case it is the lack of demand that is the problem.
Students present research to MPs in STEM for Britain finals
Three Loughborough students presented their research as part of the STEM for Britain finals in Westminster last month.
How health professionals need to discuss end of life situations – during coronavirus and beyond
The coronavirus pandemic has led to many difficult and urgent conversations taking place in hospitals. There will doubtless be many more. Over the last few days, I’ve been drawing together advice about discussing sensitive and distressing topics based on evidence from my own work and from work by other researchers who study real life examples of these kinds of exchanges.
PARENTS: Expert shares practical ideas for helping children and babies with their physical development at home
A Loughborough University academic has shared practical tips to help parents and guardians deliver physical development opportunities to children at home following the closure of nurseries and other childcare facilities.
Computer scientists develop novel artificial intelligence system that predicts air pollution levels
Imagine being scared to breathe the air around you.
LGBT women in construction say gender is a bigger career barrier than their sexuality
“I can hide that I’m gay, but I can't hide that I’m a woman.”
Curious Kids: Do grownups still grow?
Do grownups still grow? – question submitted by Emma, aged five, from the UK.
The science behind swimming: Loughborough to host expert panel
Loughborough University academic Dr David Fletcher will form part of a panel of international experts at this unique event looking at the art and science of swimming fast.
Universities lead project to deliver largest ever investment into HE technicians
A new project led by a consortium of eight Midlands-based universities and industry partners – including Loughborough University – is to shine a light on the expertise of their technical community by delivering a package of measures to support their career advancement and development.
Can you really outrun cancer?
When Dr Mhairi Morris’ nine-year-old daughter asked her across the breakfast table if it was possible to “catch cancer”, the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences academic laughed and joked “of course you can’t, it’s far too fast”.
Novel 3D model developed at Loughborough University provides new insight into how our body’s stem cells interact with breast cancer cells
A Loughborough University PhD student has provided new insight into how breast cancer cells interact with cells in our body by using a novel 3D model.
Four things the UK government must do to phase out petrol, diesel and hybrid cars by 2035
The UK government recently pledged to bring forward a ban on new diesel and petrol car sales from 2040, to 2035.
From labelling homosexuality a ‘mental disorder’ to challenging stereotypes – new book reveals psychology has done a 180 when it comes to LGBTIQ representation
Psychologists in the mid-20th century believed that sexuality could be ‘corrected’ through therapy.
New graphene amplifier has been able to unlock hidden frequencies in the electromagnetic spectrum
Researchers have created a unique device which will unlock the elusive terahertz wavelengths and make revolutionary new technologies possible.
Loughborough University continues to lead the way in cricket helmet safety
Researchers from Loughborough University’s Sports Technology Institute continue to play a leading role in ensuring the safety of cricketers whilst batting.
Researchers to teach robots how to differentiate between sandwich ingredients so they can make your favourite BLT
Loughborough University computer scientists have teamed up with a food production automation company for a project that looks to teach AI robots how to differentiate between food items so they can make sandwiches in real-world factory environments.
Are self-driving cars safe? Expert on how we will drive in the future
Cars are changing – fast. But are innovations such as autonomous and flying cars a bright new dawn, or just a wild pipe dream? And if they become the future’s way of getting from A to B, can we trust them to take us there safely? Here are five key questions answered by Loughborough University's Professor Andrew Morris, an expert in Human Factors in Transport Safety.
Video Q&A: We asked an expert panel your questions on the future of transport
What will our cars look like if they become fully autonomous? What’s the likelihood of vehicle-to-grid being successful? Will flying cars be safe? Or will they present new dangers?
Loughborough University to host Sustainable Hydrogen showcase
The University has partnered with Climate Change Solutions to host the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell showcase on 14 January 2020.
Virtual engine test simulator is transforming China's fledgling hydrogen car industry
Scientists have created a computer simulation program which allows car manufacturers in China to virtually test hydrogen fuel cell engines instead of building expensive prototypes.
Academics to help design electric vehicle specific to the Indian market in a bid to improve the country’s uptake of clean transport tech
Loughborough University academics have been awarded funding to help with the design and development of a four-wheeled electric vehicle for research, teaching and outreach in India.
Taking fish oil tablets for four weeks improves ‘night vision’ – new study
Fish oil supplements can significantly improve ‘night vision’, according to a new study.
SUSTAINABLE HOME: Experts share top tips for being more environmentally friendly this Christmas in new video series
FIVE Loughborough experts are sharing their tips and tricks for making your home more sustainable this Christmas as part of a new video series.
Loughborough London experts team up with Chelsea FC Academy to teach AI how to ‘think’ and make split-second decisions on the go
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 – such as driving on the road - much faster than humans.
Mobile phones can help cities be more energy efficient, study suggests
Mobile phone data could be used to make urban buildings more energy efficient, a new research paper has found.
Virgin Media owner announces plans for 1,200 on-street electric vehicle chargers – and Loughborough research will determine where they go
Liberty Global, the owner of Virgin Media, has unveiled plans to help revolutionise on-street electric vehicle (EV) charging – and Loughborough academics will play a crucial role in making the vision a reality.
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.
Rivers are changing all the time, and it affects their capacity to contain floods
The rainfall that has inundated the North of England is the latest in a long line of flood events that are becoming the country’s new normal.
Annual scientific lecture to coincide with planting of Newton apple tree descendant
A prestigious annual lecture hosted by the University will be commemorated with the planting of a direct descendant from Sir Isaac Newton’s apple tree.
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.
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 lecturer to give talk on climbing Mount Everest
Dr Tom Matthews, a Lecturer in Climate Science, will be giving his talk ‘Going to Extremes: Climbing Everest to measure the weather’ on Wednesday 27 November.
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.
Research to explore how the physical fitness of Ministry of Defence Police officers is affected by age and gender
Loughborough University and the Defence Police Federation are collaborating on new study to determine whether Ministry of Defence (MOD) officers will be able to meet the fitness standards expected by the force as they age.
Loughborough joins forces with Asia counterparts
Loughborough University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Korea Paralympic Committee Icheon Training Centre (KPC) as a commitment to developing research into Para sports science.
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.
Researchers to investigate increase of private tuition
Researchers at Loughborough University are encouraging parents and secondary school pupils to take part in a study to investigate the increase of private tuition.
How tiny creatures are reshaping the very rivers they live in
What shapes a river? People typically imagine large-scale processes such as storms and floods or human modifications like dams or fortified banks.
Research on President Trump’s greetings looks to provide new insight into how politicians construct their public personas
A Loughborough University academic has examined US President Donald Trump’s greetings as part of a study that aims to provide fresh insight into how politicians construct their public personas through every day social interaction.
School of Science receives Athena SWAN bronze award for gender equality
Loughborough University is pleased to announce that the School of Science has received the bronze Athena SWAN award.
Academic awarded £1.25m to design ‘living’ micro-machines that self-assemble in biological environments
More than £1.25m has been awarded to a Loughborough University theoretical physicist to design an unprecedented class of self-assembling and self-motile micro-machines.
UK Arctic Science Conference: Experts from all over the world visit Loughborough to discuss the icy region that is becoming a hot topic
From atmospheric physicists to anthropologists, to political scientists and ecologists, more than 110 researchers from different fields and parts of the world gathered at Loughborough University earlier this month to discuss Arctic matters.
Nature’s most beautiful performances could inspire the next generation of artificial intelligence
Scientists have discovered a possible driving force behind some of nature’s most beautiful displays paving the way for more complex and autonomous AI.
Research to explore how AI and voice technologies help people with disabilities live independently
A group of Loughborough University academics have been awarded funding to examine how AI-voice-based technologies, such as the Amazon Echo, help people with disabilities live independently and explore how they may shape the future of social care.
Eye-tracking tests may be key to predicting who will develop Alzheimer’s disease, study finds
NEW research has found that it may be possible to predict if people with mild memory and thinking impairments will go onto develop Alzheimer’s disease using eye-tracking technology.
Arctic science conference to take place at Loughborough University
Loughborough University will host a three day Arctic science conference next month to give scientists from around the world the opportunity to share information about their research.
You’re more likely to be deemed friendly and competent in a job interview if those asking the questions are happy with the light in the room, study finds
The more satisfied office workers are with the light in a room, the more likely they are to deem people they have just met as being warm and competent, a new Loughborough University study has found.
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.
New quantum phenomena helps to understand fundamental limits of graphene electronics
A team of researchers from the Universities of Loughborough, Nottingham and Manchester have discovered quantum phenomena that helps to understand the fundamental limits of graphene electronics.
Heatwave: think it’s hot in Europe? The human body is already close to thermal limits elsewhere
I am a scientist who researches climate hazards. This week I have published research on the potential for a catastrophic cyclone-heatwave combo in the global south.
‘Stark warning’: New research identifies deadly hidden weather hazard that has the potential to affect millions of people
NEW research, led by Loughborough University academics, has found that tropical cyclones followed by deadly heat is an emerging weather threat that could put millions of people at risk as global temperatures continue to rise.
Moon Landing: How Apollo 11 inspired Loughborough’s Soviet-born scientists
The Soviet Union had beaten America to every space exploration milestone during the 1950s and 60s but one great achievement eluded them.
Residential aimed at inspiring girls to study STEM subjects hailed a success
A total of 50 Year 10 girls arrived on campus last week for an inspiring residential focused on STEM subjects.
Drone expert to develop technology that can measure objects as small as 0.5cm through water in a bid to understand how climate change is impacting rivers
A Loughborough University academic is developing drone technology to measure the size of small, underwater sediments in a bid to understand how rivers are responding to environmental drivers such as climate change.
Loughborough expert helps construct new United Nations specifications that could lead to huge international investments in solar energy
A Loughborough University academic has helped construct new United Nations specifications that have the potential to boost solar energy investments across the globe if implemented.
Academic invited to present at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition
An academic from Loughborough University will be presenting at the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition next week (1-7 July).
Influential leaders attend TOXI-triage research showcase
International experts and influential stakeholders – including leaders in the NHS, police, military and ambulance service – attended the Loughborough University TOXI-triage research showcase at Altitude 360, London on 26 June.
Everest: I journeyed into the 'death zone' to install the world’s highest weather station
Perched at almost 8,500m on Everest, we paced back-and-forth, attempting to stave off frostbite as temperatures hovered close to -30°C and our drill batteries became too cold to work. Our ambition to install the highest automatic weather station in history looked destined for failure.
New website provides practical ideas to help ensure children are physically ready to start school
A team of Loughborough University academics have launched a new website that provides practical tips to help early year practitioners and parents feel confident in delivering physical development opportunities to children.
Loughborough University researcher joins team to install highest weather stations in the world on Mount Everest
A climate scientist from Loughborough University was part of the team that installed the two highest weather stations in the world on Mount Everest to enable communities to respond to climate risks.
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.
Video Q&A: We asked an expert your burning climate change questions
Every wondered where polar bears will live if all the ice melts? Or what is the most impactful policy parliament could pass to combat climate change? Or maybe you’ve thought ‘why is the UK so worried about what’s happening in the Arctic’?
Biomedicine academic recieves prestigious Academy of Medical Sciences research grant
Dr Owen Davies, Lecturer in Molecular and Regenerative Biomedicine within the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, has recently been awarded a £100,000 grant from the Academy of Medical Sciences Springboard.
Forensic examiners are in danger of missing evidence in low-light environments, according to new research
Forensic examiners are in danger of missing evidence in low-light environments if their vision has not fully adapted to the dark, a new study has found.
Mass casualty field trial demonstrates life-saving potential of new technologies
Four years ago academics, emergency responders and industry partners from across Europe came together with a common goal – to create new technologies and systems that would save lives during a chemical, biological, radioactive or nuclear (CBRN) incident.
Field trial will test new technologies for mass casualty incidents
A largescale field trial in Finland will test new technologies aimed at saving lives during mass casualty chemical, biological, radioactive or nuclear (CBRN) incidents.
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.
Sharpening a winning edge: GB wheelchair rugby team aims to increase its tournament winning chances
Britain’s wheelchair rugby squad will visit Loughborough University’s world-renowned sports science labs this month in preparation for the summer’s IWRF European Championships.
Everybody has to lie: Is honesty always the best policy?
Everyone thinks lying is bad – but is being honest always the right way to go?
Space scientist announced as special guest for the 2019 Claudia Parsons Memorial Lecture
Loughborough University is delighted to announce Dr Suzanne Imber will be speaking at this year’s Claudia Parsons Memorial Lecture.
Research aims to produce negative-emission fuels from industrial CO2
Scientists at Loughborough have created a new chemical process which converts industrial CO2 emissions into useable green fuels and chemicals.
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.
Environment Campaign: University launches new drive to promote game-changing environmental research and innovations
Loughborough University is celebrating the academics and projects which tackle some of the most challenging areas of climate change, ecology, sustainability, technology and renewable energy as part of a two-month initiative to highlight environmental research.
Research paves the way for faster more powerful and greener supercomputers
The next generation of supercomputers is a step closer after a team of physicists found a way to simplify the design of devices used in superconducting spintronics – a promising route to energy-efficient supercomputing.
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.
Institute of Advanced Studies invites Fields Medallist and algebraic geometry expert to Loughborough
The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) was delighted to welcome Professor Caucher Birkar to Loughborough University last week.
Loughborough students set to feature in independent films celebrating diversity in science
Four inspiring films featuring students from Loughborough University are being shown to celebrate diversity in science as part of British Science Week.
Leading expert on molecular imaging and medicinal chemistry joins Loughborough University
Matteo Zanda, a leading expert in molecular imaging, medicinal and biological chemistry, has joined Loughborough University as Professor of Biomolecular Imaging.
Loughborough physics student selected to attend prestigious Lindau Nobel event
PhD physics student Russell Rundle has earned an “amazing opportunity” and will travel to Germany this summer to meet Nobel Prize-winning scientists and discuss cosmology, laser physics and gravitational waves.
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).
Super Movers: Schoolchildren performed better in tests after exercise initiative from the Premier League and BBC
A study involving more than 1,000 schoolchildren has found a link between exercise and improved brain power.
Overweight men needed for study that looks at liver health and diabetes
Forty men are needed for study that is looking to identify whether tackling liver fat is the key to treating conditions linked to being overweight and obese such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Number one in the world for sports-related subjects for third year running
Loughborough has been named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects for the third year running by the global QS higher education league table.
Work underway on new building at Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park
A ground-breaking ceremony has taken place to officially start work on a new HQ for a leading software company which will generate £1.6m per year for front-line County Council services.
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.
Weddell Sea Expedition: Science programme complete
At the start of January 2019, Dr Jeff Evans, a Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography in the School of Social Sciences, boarded the 134m-long S. A. Agulhas II – one of the largest and most modern research ships anywhere in the world.
Weddell Sea Expedition: ice runways, coring, penguins and more…
At the start of January 2019, Dr Jeff Evans, a Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography in the School of Social Sciences, boarded the 134m-long S. A. Agulhas II – one of the largest and most modern research ships anywhere in the world.
Leading geopolitical expert who established polar regions parliamentary group to join Loughborough University
Dr Duncan Depledge, a leading authority on political geography, international relations, and security studies, will be joining Loughborough University in February.
Mathematician awarded £203k funding for research that looks to expand our knowledge of complex geometric shapes
A Loughborough University academic has been awarded funding to conduct research in an area of Mathematics that studies complicated and beautiful geometric shapes using algebraic tools.
Excessive body fat around the middle linked to smaller brain size
Carrying extra body fat around the middle could be linked to brain shrinkage, according to new a study by Loughborough University.
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.
Leading surgeon and inspiring students honoured at Loughborough University London graduation ceremonies
Loughborough University London celebrated its third graduation day yesterday (Wednesday 12 December), honouring the achievements of the class of 2018 and one of the country’s top surgeons.
Academics part of £11.2m project assessing the effectiveness of personalised breast cancer screening
Loughborough University academics are to conduct research as part of a large-scale international project investigating whether personalised breast cancer screening is a better screening option for women aged 40 to 70.
PhD student wins international science slam competition
A PhD student from Loughborough University was recently announced the overall winner of an international competition which took place in Germany.
Simple tips to curb overeating can help prevent weight gain at Christmas
A study by Loughborough University and the University of Birmingham has shown that regular weighing at home and simple tips to curb excess eating and drinking can prevent people from gaining weight at Christmas.
Life Science Sector Deal highlights Midlands’ strengths in health innovation
The Government’s new Life Sciences Sector Deal, published on Wednesday 5 December, highlights the significant role that the Midlands plays in the UK’s Life Sciences sector.
Reseach included in special issue of the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
A research paper looking at the military fitness test by a Loughborough academic has been included in a special issue of the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (JSAMS).
Can artificial intelligence improve accountancy, insurance and legal services?
A £20 million scheme to investigate how artificial intelligence and data science can transform UK services industries will be launched next month.
Can’t exercise? A hot bath may help improve inflammation and metabolism, study suggests
A study led by a Loughborough University PhD student has found hot-water immersion improved inflammation and blood sugar levels in people who are unable to exercise.
Could physics be the answer to understanding the destructive growth of toxic algae?
A team of physicists has taken the first step for better understanding the growth, movement and spread of toxic algae which kill large numbers of marine life around the globe.
Expert comment: Bitcoin is "10-years-old and still immature"
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the paper which led to the creation of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Professor Alistair Milne, Professor of Financial Economics, discusses the history of this form of electronic cash and shares his thoughts on its future.
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.
Online game aims to save lives by educating children on how to identify storm surges
A Loughborough academic hopes the online game they have developed will help save lives by teaching children how to identify early warnings of coastal flooding.
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.
Film celebrating female mathematicians from all over the globe to be showcased at popular London festival
A film created by a Loughborough University academic and her filmmaker sister that aims to shine a spotlight on female mathematicians is to be played at a popular London festival.
Female academic named as recipient of the Suffrage Science Award
An academic from Loughborough University has been announced as one of eleven scientists from across the UK to be awarded a Suffrage Science Award for Mathematics and Computing.
Exciting two-day event to celebrate Fruit Routes harvest
The annual Fruit Routes harvest event is returning to campus later this month and it promises two days of interesting discussion and activities.
New research group to focus on issues of sport integrity
Academics from Loughborough University are combining their expertise as part of a new research group that focuses on sport integrity.
Revolutionising the way emergency services across the world tackle life threatening incidents
Research led by Loughborough University seeks to set the new global ‘Gold Standard’ for how emergency services should tackle a chemical, biological, radioactive, or nuclear (CBRN) incident.
Westminster group visits Arctic research station
Arctic scientists welcomed a Parliamentary group to their Greenland research station to showcase work which investigates the environment’s impact on regional lakes.
Student awarded prestigious British Mass Spectrometry Society prize for work on fingerprint sampling device
A Loughborough University student has won a sought-after award for a research project that resulted in the development of a new device for investigating fingerprints in situ at crime scenes.
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.
Institute of Advanced Studies to co-host first workshop under ‘Geometry’ theme
Loughborough University’s Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS), in collaboration with the Centre for Geometry and Applications, is running a workshop on ‘Applied and Computational Geometry’ which will be the first event held under the theme of Geometry.
Arctic scientists welcome MPs and peers to Greenland research station
Arctic experts will host the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Polar Regions at a research station in Greenland later this month to demonstrate the latest in geographic and ecological science.
Psychologist helps develop app that aims to tackle fussy eating in children
A Loughborough University academic has helped develop a novel app for children that aims to get them eating more healthily and trying different vegetables.
New £1m solar research network will be led by Loughborough University
Loughborough University will lead a new national solar energy research network aimed at advancing expertise and knowledge of solar technology to boost the renewable energy industry.
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.
European mathematical conference to be held at Loughborough University
The 38th Dynamic Days Europe conference will be held at Loughborough University this year.
Academic awarded Visiting Professorship for outstanding research in racism analysis, migration and intersectionality
A Loughborough University academic, who has conducted pioneering research into racism in 1920s Germany, has recently been awarded an international Visiting Professorship.
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 academic elected President of the European Anthropological Association
Professor Noël Cameron, of the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, has been elected President of the European Anthropological Association (EAA).
Academic to evaluate impacts of horse assisted therapy
A Loughborough University academic is to assess how equine assisted activities and therapy (EAAT) impacts people living with and beyond cancer.
Loughborough students’ idea to help improve pharmaceutical productivity
Four Loughborough PhD students have come up with an innovative idea to reduce production line downtime and improve pharmaceutical productivity.
Videos created to help families identify care needs of loved ones with dementia
A series of videos depicting the worsening stages of dementia has been created to help families identify the care needs of loved ones.
President of the Royal Society and Nobel Prize winner to present lecture on migration in science
Nobel Prize-winning biologist Professor Venki Ramakrishnan will be at the University next week presenting a lecture on migration in science.
EXPERT COMMENT: How we’re using the largest ever recorded set of galactic data to study the stars
Astrophysicist Dr Phil Sutton explains the possibilities opened up by new data from the European Space Agency’s Gaia satellite.
Leading academic in Decision Sciences is appointed Honorary Visiting Professor
The School of Business and Economics has announced Professor Ravi Shankar, of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, has been appointed as the Honorary Visiting Professor in Decision Sciences.
University to welcome Visiting Fellows from India and America
Two academics are to travel thousands of miles to Loughborough after being awarded prestigious Visiting Fellowships.
Claudia Parsons Memorial Lecture 2018
This year’s Claudia Parsons Memorial Lecture introduced Loughborough to Dr Jessica Wade.
Researchers head for Arctic to install dust traps
Arctic researchers are due to spend two-weeks in Greenland installing equipment which will help them understand the impact of dust originating from high latitude, cold regions.
People of all ages to be inspired at STEM Community Day 2018
From budding astrophysicists and mathematicians, to those with wild imaginations and a thirst for trying new things, Loughborough University aims to inspire everyone at its annual STEM Community Day.
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.
How much do you know about sleep?
Sleep. It is something we all do but how much do you actually know about it?
Royal Society of Chemistry awards Loughborough University £2,000 to inspire school pupils
The Royal Society of Chemistry has granted the University £2,000 to support a science project designed to engage school students.
University to clone Newton’s Tree after receiving cuttings
Loughborough University is set to clone the tree that inspired Sir Isaac Newton’s theory of gravity after being gifted a selection of cuttings.
Anthropologists show how migrant communities physically grow taller when they leave hardship behind
A new study has shown that migrant populations moving to more affluent countries grow physically taller over relatively short periods of time.
Why are sports people so susceptible to eating disorders?
With Eating Disorder Awareness Week in full swing, Loughborough academic and international athlete Dr Carolyn Plateau has shared her thoughts on why athletes are more susceptible to eating disorders than the rest of the population, and what we can do to reduce and prevent them.
PhD student to present work in Parliament at STEM for BRITAIN 2018
A Loughborough University PhD student will present his research to MPs in Parliament, as part of the STEM for Britain 2018 Chemistry competition.
Loughborough academic presents lecture to King of Sweden
Professor of Physical Geography, John Anderson, met with the King of Sweden this week to talk about environmental issues.
Study aims to learn more about career-ending injuries suffered by fast bowlers
Loughborough sports scientists are working with the England and Wales Cricket Board to investigate the link between fast bowling and potentially career-ending back injuries.
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.
Why are females at a greater risk of knee injuries than men? Loughborough researchers are trying to find the answer
A difference in the distribution of muscle mass could well be the reason behind the greater risk of knee injuries in females according to the latest piece of research from Loughborough University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.
Seven-time Paralympic medallist to present public lecture that highlights the importance of engaging all people with disability in sport
Seven-time Paralympic medallist Dr Cheri Blauwet will present a lecture at the end of the month that looks to emphasise the importance of engaging all people with an impairment in sport and physical activity as a means of promoting population health.
Christmas has your number when it comes to slumber – why certain people struggle to sleep over the festive period
Prepare to be ‘found out’ if you have a hidden predisposition for insomnia – Christmas exposes all your sleep vulnerabilities.
Renowned space scientist receives Honorary Doctorate from Loughborough University
Space scientist and BBC Sky at Night presenter Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of the University “in recognition of her contributions to science”.
Christmas dinner of champions – what do elite athletes eat?
Christmas is a time for many to have a break from work, relax with the family and indulge in good food and drink. For elite athletes there are decisions to make. How much should I be training and what should I be eating and drinking?
Connected and autonomous vehicle project aims to steer the next generation of automated public transport
A £13.4 million initiative to create a driverless transport testing area based in the Royal Borough of Greenwich and nearby Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London is due to be up and running by spring 2019.
Forensic technology developed at Loughborough University will make it “impossible” for criminals to destroy fingerprint evidence
New forensic technology created by scientists at Loughborough University will make it “impossible” for criminals erase their fingerprints from crime scenes.
Pub Science – climate change, an uncertain future?
On Thursday 16 November, LU Arts will present the first of this year’s ‘Pub Science’ series, exploring the theme of climate change.
Unique study asks whether one extra hour’s sleep can help manage weight and reduce fatigue
A new study by sleep experts at Loughborough University is examining how sleep and weight management are related.
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 investment sees partner expand operations at Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park
Interface Polymers, based at the University’s Science and Enterprise Park (LUSEP) has secured a £2m investment round led by private capital investment group 24Haymarket to advance its unique Polarfin® copolymer additive technology.
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.
International climate change conference to be hosted by Loughborough University
An international climate change conference will bring experts to Loughborough to discuss the threats, solutions and technology associated with the growing environmental phenomenon.
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.
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.
Atomic-level microscopes will allow scientists to unlock the deeper mysteries of the natural world
Scientists are a step closer to creating powerful atomic-level imaging to “uncover the mysteries of nature” thanks to new research into exotic metamaterials.
Loughborough professor given International Paralympic Committee award
Loughborough’s Professor Vicky Tolfrey is to receive one of the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) top awards in recognition of her commitment to para athlete research.
Loughborough to host international psychology conference
Loughborough University’s Centre for Research in Communication and Culture will host the 10th biennial International Society of Critical Health Psychology (ISCHP) conference from 9 – 12 July 2017.
Technicians recognised with Papin Prizes
Loughborough University has been awarded two Papin Prizes, which recognise the skills, talent and experience of technicians in higher education, across the UK and Ireland.
Loughborough backs new initiative supporting research technicians
Loughborough University has joined forces with a group of UK universities and research institutions in backing a pledge to support technical staff.
Sir Nevill Mott lecture 2017
Professor Zahid Hasan of Princeton University and Berkeley National Laboratory will present the 2017 Sir Nevill Mott lecture on Thursday 25 May.
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.
University looking for participants for study assessing links between memory and soy product
Loughborough’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences are looking for participants to take part in a new study to assess the effectiveness of ‘tempe’ (a soy food product originating from Indonesia) in improving memory in older adults.
People with a normal BMI who carry weight around the middle at greatest risk of death
People with a normal BMI who carry their weight around the middle are at the highest risk of death from any cause compared to those who are overweight or obese but carry their weight elsewhere, Loughborough research has found.
Loughborough researcher wins national science outreach competition
Lewis Wright, Postgraduate Researcher at the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST) has won an online outreach competition for scientists, where school students are the judges.
New technique for slicing delicate biopsy samples inspired by industrial method for cutting tough manufacturing materials
A pioneering manufacturing technique developed to slice metal ‘like butter’ has been adapted by scientists at Loughborough University to improve the quality of biopsy and other biological tissue samples.31 March 2017
Loughborough Professor conferred as Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Jo Aldridge of Loughborough’s School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences has been conferred the award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, it was announced today.31 March 2017
Life after 5G: Communications experts from Loughborough University join EU science project to boost knowledge of nanotechnology
Communications experts at Loughborough University are looking beyond 5G and developing the longer-term future of wireless technology as part of a £600,000 European research project into electromagnetics and nanoelectronics.30 March 2017
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
3D printing with moon dust: PhD study successfully manufactures parts from lunar soil
The success of future lunar missions could rely on astronauts being able to 3D print essential components and tools from nothing but the sea of moon dust around them.29 March 2017
Farming from space: Satellite technology set to tackle China’s worrying irrigation issues
Scientists are set to use cutting edge space technology to tackle the severe water shortages affecting huge quantities of northern China’s agriculture and crop yields.20 March 2017
STEM Community Day 2017 celebrates British Science Week
Loughborough University is running STEM Community Day on 25 March to celebrate British Science Week 2017.17 March 2017
Loughborough named world’s best sporting university
Loughborough has been named the best sporting university in the world in the global QS higher education league table.7 March 2017
Woman(kind)ness, Strength and Resilience: A celebration of women worldwide 2017
Loughborough University is hosting a week-long programme of events to celebrate International Women’s Day 2017.7 March 2017
Engineers poised to develop extreme environment robotics as part of a new nationwide programme of AI and manufacturing research
Loughborough University will contribute to a new £11 million programme aimed at developing research into robotics and artificial intelligence.28 February 2017
Tesco goes greener and significantly cuts its energy bill thanks to study by Loughborough University
Academics at Loughborough University have helped Tesco reduce its carbon footprint and save on its energy bill by proposing alterations to the working practices of its store staff.20 February 2017
LUSEP company secures funding to advance its Micro-Patch™ solid dose microneedle system for a hormone Biologic
UK biotech company Nemaura Pharma has announced a commitment from private investors of up to £5m for the development of a hormone Biologic using its Micro-Patch™ solid dose delivery platform.8 February 2017
What academics learned from the “gloomy funk” experienced by world-class athletes debilitated by depression
Marcus Trescothick paved the way for many elite athletes in 2008 when he publicly opened up about the experiences of depression that cut short his international cricket career.17 January 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
Loughborough academic wins national “I’m a Scientist” competition
Dr Laura-Anne Furlong, a Vice-Chancellor’s Lecturer in Biomechanics at Loughborough's School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, has been voted a winner in the national “I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here!” competition.22 November 2016
The world’s largest-ever online ‘sleep census’ reveals a sleep-deprived planet
Bed manufacturer Sealy UK, together with Loughborough University’s Clinical Sleep Research Unit (CSRU), has conducted the world’s largest and most comprehensive online sleep study ever, revealing a sleep deprived planet, and a female UK ‘sleep debt’ of 10 days a year.18 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
Chief Scientist speaks to students about NASA’s mission to Mars
NASA Chief Scientist Dr Ellen Stofan visited Loughborough University London on Friday to talk about the administration’s 2030 Journey to Mars.31 October 2016
Advanced Technology Innovation Centre drives rapid growth
The latest development on Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park, the Advanced Technology Innovation Centre (ATIC), has achieved over 95% occupancy within a year of its launch. With strong demand for start-up space and more developed companies rapidly expanding, ATIC is already playing a vital role in driving local economic growth.6 October 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
Study reveals gap in the market for wearable technologies that monitor sedentary behaviour
Wearable technology to monitor the time you spend being sedentary could encourage changes in behaviour that helps improve health, research reveals.1 September 2016
Loughborough to be a key partner in new ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership
Loughborough University is part of a Midlands consortium to receive funding to train the next generation of world-leading social scientists.23 August 2016
Lab-on-a-Stick: miniaturised clinical testing for fast detection of antibiotic resistance
A portable power-free test for the rapid detection of bacterial resistance to antibiotics has been developed by academics at Loughborough University and the University of Reading.23 August 2016
New research sheds light on the real experience of calling the GP surgery
Pioneering research into GP receptionist interaction with the public over the telephone has revealed how patients have to ‘push’ for effective service.16 August 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
Intense exercise during school day can boost adolescent brain function, study shows
Sprint-based exercises introduced during the school day can sharpen pupil minds in the classroom, new research reveals.22 July 2016
Scientists trial fingerprint development method for Britain’s new polymer banknotes
New research into the most effective way of lifting fingerprints from polymer banknotes has been led by scientists at Loughborough University.13 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
Researchers on energy systems are invited to attend free training workshop in India
Loughborough University is inviting researchers to attend a two-week training workshop in India on the development of energy self-sufficient communities.20 May 2016
Preventing physical and mental decline in older people
Loughborough academics are developing a new digital tool that will enable risks to the physical and mental health of older people to be detected early, and targeted interventions put in place to prevent further decline.20 May 2016
Loughborough conducts new study for Race for Life participants
Loughborough University, in partnership with Cancer Research UK, has established STRIDE: Active Fundraising, a new nationwide study exploring the potential benefits to women taking part in the Race for Life.12 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
Reducing heart disease risk among kidney transplant patients
Researchers at Loughborough University, the University of Leicester and Leicester’s Hospitals are to develop exercise programmes for kidney transplant patients in an effort to reduce their risk of heart disease.28 April 2016
New study asks - how are you sleeping?
Loughborough University’s Clinical Sleep Research Unit and bed brand, Sealy, are conducting a comprehensive worldwide sleep study exploring the sleep habits of people across the globe.21 April 2016
Loughborough University invention could help prevent another Brussels style attack
As the world reels from the Brussels bombings, a device created at Loughborough University could provide the answer to safeguarding the travelling public.13 April 2016
Can a hot bath improve your health?
Scientists at Loughborough University have set out to uncover the health benefits of a hot bath.12 April 2016
Loughborough University selected to monitor natural driver behaviour in unique EU experiment
The real behaviour of Europe’s road users will be revealed for the first time as part of a naturalistic driving study involving Loughborough University.5 April 2016
Success at University Community Day
Over 1000 people enjoyed a day of fun filled activities at Loughborough University last weekend to celebrate British Science Week.18 March 2016
Workshop explores the challenges of recycling in today’s ‘throw-away’ society
Students from Leicester took a day out of their normal lessons last week to work with University academics in a day of workshops designed to consider the environmental and social challenges of electronic products in today’s ‘throw-away’ society.15 March 2016
Bus drivers’ health at risk due to sedentary behaviour, Loughborough research reveals
Bus drivers are typically sitting for more than 12 hours a day due to the demands of the job – three hours longer than office workers.10 March 2016
Study shows exercise DOES curb your hunger
Scientists at Loughborough University have found exercising is more effective than food restriction in helping limit daily calorie consumption.7 March 2016
Community day will celebrate British Science Week
Loughborough University is running a community day this month to celebrate British Science Week.3 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
2°C global warming target will mean much higher temperatures in many regions
Global temperature targets need to be renegotiated if significant regional climate impacts are to be avoided.26 January 2016
Health experts warn under-5s must be more active
Researchers at Loughborough University say more needs to be done to address the 91% of 2-4 year olds who are not active enough to be healthy.20 January 2016
Loughborough University to help develop new life changing haemophilia A therapy
Loughborough University is working with a team of international partners on a new €5.6 million project to develop a cell based haemophilia A therapy.15 January 2016