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.
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.
UK Aid funding to support 10.5 million more people with access to life changing Assistive Technology through three innovative investments
Today, on International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Loughborough University-backed Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub) is proud to announce three new innovative investments to reach an additional 10.5 million people as part of the UK Aid funded AT2030 programme.
Electrophone: the Victorian-era gadget that was a precursor to live-streaming
As the battle against COVID-19 continues to rage, the plight of Britain’s theatres, which have suffered catastrophic financial strain thanks to lockdown, continues to rumble through the arts world.
Twitter analysis shows Trump on course to win US election – but is bot activity skewing results?
In depth analysis of US public emotion on twitter has revealed that Trump looks set to win the Presidential Election – but the impact of bot activity cannot be ignored.
New £2.9m development centre will improve measurement and quality control for manufacturers
Three Midlands universities have been awarded £2.9m to create a new development centre aimed at helping manufacturers use and understand their data more efficiently.
International initiative aimed at reducing the use of biomass for cooking awards £826,000 to 14 new projects
More than £800,000 has been awarded to 14 innovative projects around the globe which aim to reduce the reliance of cooking with charcoal, wood and other biomass fuels.
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.
‘Are you for real?’: New webinar series to examine the significance of authenticity in the contemporary world
Authenticity has become a buzzword for our times. The travel industry is full of companies providing ‘authentic’ experiences, global brands fight to be seen as ‘authentic’ and social media platforms are awash with arguments about the authenticity of posts and even influencers.
Nearly half the world’s population still lacks access to modern energy cooking services – new report
Four billion people around the world still lack access to clean, efficient, convenient, safe, reliable, and affordable cooking energy, according to a new report.
Loughborough experts awarded UKRI funding to explore and enhance local-level responses to COVID-19
Leicester is the first city in Britain to be placed in a local lockdown and the situation highlights how different agencies – such as regional councils, police, and health authorities – need to coordinate their activities quickly and effectively in response to an emergency.
Student designs autonomous way-finding device for visually impaired people unable to home a guide dog
There are more than 253 million visually impaired people worldwide, yet only a small proportion use a guide dog to get around, the remaining majority rely on white canes.
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.
Preparing the UK’s motorways for self-driving vehicles: New £1m research project announced in partnership with Highways England
A new £1m project will see Loughborough University team up with Highways England to ensure the country’s motorways can accommodate connected and autonomous vehicles (self-driving) vehicles.
New research reveals smart homes can flatten peak demand
Incisive new research undertaken by Loughborough University in partnership with the Solar Trade Association (STA) and Advance Further Energy reveals significant positive impacts of smart energy technologies in the home, including carbon reductions, energy bill savings, and improved system resilience.
New study reveals water-filled windows could make a huge splash when it comes to saving energy and reducing global carbon emissions
Most everyone knows that heating and cooling buildings is not only expensive, but a massive issue due to the resulting carbon emissions.
MEET THE MAKER: Student’s spore trap design aims to save UK trees and inspire the next generation of citizen scientists
The United Nations General Assembly declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health – an opportunity to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can benefit the environment and other areas.
Musical fabric and walls you can play with: Meet the student who wants to use interactive textiles to mimic Japan’s zen atmosphere in your office
Imagine finishing a stressful meeting and nipping off to a quiet corner of the office to stroke the walls and press the table so the serene sounds of a Japanese zen garden play…
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.
Flood forecasting research underpins world-first solution as part of new UK resilience mapping platform
Loughborough University today announces that it has partnered with the Cabinet Office and Airbox Systems to provide surface water flood nowcasting for the new ResilienceDirect mapping platform – a world first for an emergency planning system.
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 spinout collaborates on rugby ball of the future
A spinout company founded by two Loughborough alumni has supported the launch of a new rugby ball which could be set to revolutionise the sport.
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.
Loughborough University to provide expertise as part of a £5.8m EPSRC research grant focusing on laser imaging of turbine engine combustion species
The National Centre for Combustion and Aerothermal Technology (NCCAT) at Loughborough University is part of a collaborative project that has recently been awarded £5.8million by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
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.
Computer scientists develop novel artificial intelligence system that predicts air pollution levels
Imagine being scared to breathe the air around you.
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”.
‘Natural’ flood management would be overwhelmed by Britain’s winter super-floods
As large swathes of the UK endure the worst floods in living memory, hearts and minds are rightly focused on protecting people and property.
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.
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.
Why is Tesla selling insurance and what does it mean for drivers?
In the past year, Elon Musk and Tesla have fascinated the world with new innovations like the Tesla Cybertruck. There is excitement about most new Tesla products, but one hugely important one has been largely overlooked.
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?
Exhibition to showcase artist collaboration with Loughborough University’s Department of Materials
Three artists will showcase work inspired by the research carried out during their residencies at the University as part of a project by Radar and the Department of Materials.
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.
Loughborough’s lifesaving road safety research given royal recognition at the Savoy
Loughborough academics were at The Savoy hotel in London to meet HRH Prince Michael of Kent and collect awards for their pioneering research into road safety.
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: "Let’s make energy waste at home as socially unacceptable as single-use plastic"
“We need to start thinking about energy the way we think about waste – just because we can’t see it doesn’t mean we should just throw it away carelessly.”
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.
Loughborough academics recognised as part of award-winning energy project
The SCENe (Sustainable Community Energy Networks) project won the Energy and Environment category at the Collaborate to Innovate Awards hosted by The Engineer.
New fellowship will put Loughborough at the forefront of future automation
A new £1.6m fellowship will explore the future of automation to help develop better drones, driverless cars and healthcare technology.
A FLYING VISIT: Alumni return to campus to discuss helicopter operations in the Royal Navy
A Royal Navy helicopter from the Commando Helicopter Force took to the sky above Loughborough University earlier this week as six naval officers returned to their old stomping ground to meet with current students.
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.
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.
United Nations launches new standards that could spur investment in solar energy, thanks to Loughborough academic and expert group
Solar energy investments across the globe could be set to soar thanks to the launch of new United Nations specifications a Loughborough University researcher helped construct.
World-leading scheme defined by Loughborough academics is launched in a bid to revolutionise lorry safety
A world-leading scheme to remove the most dangerous Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) from London’s streets has been launched today – and it was defined and developed by Loughborough researchers.
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.
Why Google’s latest launch is more about the brand than the tech
Google has launched its latest flagship phones, Pixel 4 and 4XL. Although the new models feature relatively marginal improvements to their predecessors, the launch was staged with much fanfare by Google, as if it represented a major breakthrough for the company and the smartphone market – despite most of the product specs being leaked before the event.
Heated suit simulates exercise benefits for people unable to take part in physical activity
Scientists are testing a heated suit which replicates some benefits of exercise without the need for physical activity.
Loughborough University London part of a new accessible technology hub launched to drive disability-led innovation
The UK’s most accessible technology hub to drive disability innovation and assistive technology was launched last week and is located within Here East.
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.
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.
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.
A digital detox does not improve wellbeing, say psychologists
A 24-hour period of abstinence from your smartphone induces cravings, but mood and anxiety remain stable, say psychologists.
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.
Five weird and wonderful ways nature is being harnessed to build a sustainable fashion industry
Chetna Prajapati, a lecturer in textiles, writes for The Conversation about five ways nature is being harnessed to build a sustainable fashion industry.
Postgraduate students reach final of international design competition
Ruoshi Zhuang and Shuangtai Hou, two postgraduate Design students will represent the UK in jumpthegap, an international design competition by Roca, a bathroom design company.
More than 90% of British teens do not meet all three recommended guidelines for sleep, physical activity and screen-time, study suggests
New research, led by Loughborough University, has revealed that the majority of British teenagers do not meet the recommended guidelines for sleep, physical activity and screen-time concurrently.
Fortnite World Cup and the rise of the esports industry
Kyle Giersdorf, or Bugha to give him his game name, is US$3m better off after winning the 2019 Fortnite world cup. The American teenager took home the largest-ever payout for a single player in an esports tournament. His win reflects the growing popularity of the game and the power of the esports market. British teenager Jaden Ashman shared US$2.25m with his teammate as the runners-up in the doubles competition.
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.
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.
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 academic discusses the future of driverless cars
Loughborough University recently took part in an expert discussion on the future of driverless cars.
Design students commended by industry experts at New Designers
Many final-year students and their projects have been highly praised by a selection of judges at last week’s New Designers Show.
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.
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.
New flood prediction technology will save lives and livelihoods across the world
Unique, real-time street level flood prediction technology developed at Loughborough University has been commercially launched to save lives and livelihoods worldwide.
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.
Student designs a belt for weightlifters which corrects posture to avoid back injury
As part of the University's annual Design Degree show, final year student, Olivia Chevallier has created Olympia, a belt for weightlifters that uses haptic feedback (vibrations) to alert users when their posture is incorrect.
Design student creates new product which aims to transform the lives of transgender people
A Loughborough University student has created a potentially life-changing product for the transgender community as part of his final-year project for the Design Degree Show.
Making waves: student designs find creative solutions to saving our oceans and seas
Three Loughborough University students have designed innovative products that look to tackle different dangers threatening our oceans and seas.
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.
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.
Loughborough University London founding partner in world’s first master’s in disability, design and innovation
A new course has been developed by the Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub) to encourage innovation in assistive technology and products.
Students to showcase innovative designs - including a jet suit - at the Design Degree Show 2019
More than 100 final-year students from Loughborough’s Design School will be showcasing their final University projects to members of the public later this month.
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.
Student helps solve scientific puzzle that could improve solar panel efficiency and increase their usage around the world
A Loughborough University PhD student has helped shed light on a solar panel puzzle that could lead to more efficient devices being developed.
Postgrad student will travel to the UN headquarters to promote her disaster resilience research
A Loughborough PhD student will travel to the UN headquarters in Switzerland to promote her work which uses social media to engage people in emergency risk communication.
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.
£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).
Elite wheelchair tennis athletes visit Loughborough University
Loughborough University’s Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport has welcomed some of Great Britain’s most talented wheelchair tennis stars to campus.
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.
Centre for SMART holds conference featuring industry-leading speakers
The Centre of Sustainable Manufacturing and Recycling Technologies (SMART) and Internet of Food Things (IoFT) Network Plus recently held an event at Loughborough University London to discuss how the food manufacturing industry can take advantage of opportunities brought forward by the advent of the fourth industrial revolution (industry 4.0).
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.
Loughborough student Keita Orelaja scores with his popular new app Skouted
Loughborough University student, Keita Orelaja, has co-founded a free app which connects promising footballers with elite level scouts.
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.
Loughborough University leads a UK aid programme to tackle climate change
Loughborough University and the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Programme (ESMAP) joined forces in leading a UK aid research project to find innovative, clean and modern alternatives to biomass fuels, such as charcoal and wood.
Loughborough project bid to grow local rehabilitation and medical technology sector receives Strength in Places Funding
A project bid to grow the local rehabilitation and medical technology sector, of which Loughborough University is a key partner, has received funding from the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Strength in Places Fund.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Students praised for “bringing fresh insight” to Wing Yip as part of unique collaborative module
Students from the Loughborough University School of Business and Economics (SBE) have been praised by the Managing Director of Wing Yip for their hard work on a unique module that saw them analyse real-life business strategies.
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.
Unsafe HGVs to be removed from London’s roads thanks to Loughborough University research into dangerous designs
The most unsafe HGVs will be removed from London's roads as part of a world-first scheme that was defined and tested by Loughborough University researchers.
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.
Students attend alumni-led visit at top London digital marketing agency
A group of Loughborough students recently visited the head offices of a top marketing agency in London to learn more about careers in digital marketing.
Academic to embark on scientific expedition that will study giant ice shelf and attempt to locate Shackleton’s lost ship
A Loughborough University academic is embarking on a 45-day scientific expedition that hopes to increase understanding of one of the largest ice shelves in Antarctica and locate Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated ship.
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.
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.
Design School launches student competition in partnership with Ford Motor Company Fund
Loughborough University’s Design School have launched a brand-new competition to students as part of an ongoing partnership with the Ford Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company.
Fulbright Scholar to present lecture as part of IAS lecture series
On Tuesday 4 December, Loughborough’s Institute of Advanced Studies will be hosting a free lecture event with Dr Enid Montague (De Paul) titled ‘Engineering the patient-provider experience’.
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.
Preparing Europe for a driverless future: Loughborough University leads project to smooth the transition to fully connected and autonomous transport
A £5.7m project will help European cities assess the future of driverless transport across the continent and plan in advance for the impact it will have on infrastructure and society.
Alumnus shares advice on being more sustainable at public lecture
Last week, an alumnus of Loughborough University and the managing director and founder of Ashortwalk, Dan Dicker, shared his journey about designing products from waste.
Students beat global competition and secure place on renowned accelerator programme with tech start-up
Loughborough students have beaten off competition from around the globe to take part in an acclaimed development programme with their tech idea that creates a new way to discover restaurants and find offers.
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).
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.
TOXI-Triage field trial success paves the way for new mass casualty technologies
A full scale field trial of ground breaking new technologies designed to improve the way emergency services triage casualties following a chemical, biological, radioactive, or nuclear (CBRN) incident has taken place.
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.
Memes may encourage adolescents to be fat and lazy, warn researchers
Loughborough academics have presented a report to MPs to warn that social media memes are encouraging obesity, apathy and lethargy in children.
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.
Renowned national and international organisations join the Collaborative Project
Loughborough University London is to collaborate with more than 30 respected national and international organisations for a project that challenges students to solve real business problems.
University is part of major initiative set to accelerate innovation in the Midlands
Loughborough is part of the UK’s largest collaboration between university technology transfer offices, launched today by Midlands Innovation to attract investment and management talent to the region.
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.
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.
Flix cinema is back with a new arts focus
Flix student-run cinema is back with a new regular day and a new direction.
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.
Transatlantic partnership will improve understanding of the role of digital storytelling in education
Representatives from the Smithsonian Institution – a network of 19 museums and research centres based across the United States – are to visit Loughborough University’s School of the Arts, English and Drama to formalise a partnership that looks to improve the understanding of the role of digital storytelling in education.
Major deal sealed with tech giant
Innovative plans to create hundreds of jobs, and generate £1.6million for front-line County Council services have been unveiled by the Secretary of State for Communities the Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, during a visit to the Midlands today (Thursday).
Loughborough secures new grant to develop self-learning machines
Loughborough’s expertise in artificial intelligence (AI) has been recognised with a new grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the US Air Force Research Laboratory.
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.
Running Line aims to increase number of people with visual impairments participating in sport
An innovative product developed by a Loughborough University academic aims to increase the number of people with visual impairments taking part in sport by letting children experience independent running from a young age.
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.
Success for Loughborough students at this year’s New Designers
Loughborough University students have scooped a range of sought-after awards at this year’s New Designers – an annual showcase for emerging talent across the design sector.
Student inspired to design traffic detection device for horse riders following accident
A Loughborough University student hopes the traffic detection device they have designed for horse riders will help reduce the number of accidents on the road.
IV stand designed for children aims to reduce anxiety and improve hospital experience
A fun, friendly ride-on IV stand designed by a Loughborough student looks to reduce children’s anxiety in hospital.
Design student creates inclusive games controller to aid rehabilitation after being inspired by sister’s story
A student from Loughborough Design School has created a unique games controller designed for both rehabilitation and entertainment purposes as part of his final year project.
Students to showcase innovative creations at New Designers
A traffic detection device for horse riders, a digital camera for people with visual impairments and a product that turns plastic waste into sanitation pipes…
Design Degree Show 2018 to showcase diverse and innovative projects
Students from the Loughborough Design School will present their final-year projects at the Design Degree Show 2018, which opens to the public on Thursday 14 June.
University is partner in new international project on gender equality
Loughborough University is to contribute to a new international project that aims to advance knowledge and sharing on gender equality.
Design students win international Toyota competition
Two students from Loughborough’s Design School have won the International Toyota Logistics Design competition.
Loughborough University academics win acclaimed award for technology that reduces harmful diesel emissions
A Loughborough University professor and a research associate that have developed revolutionary emission technology have had their hard work acknowledged in the Autocar Awards 2018.
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.
Design School students create inclusive sports products
Students from the Design School recently took part in a competition to develop assistive sports products and games for schoolchildren with disabilities.
Loughborough academic co-curates innovative architecture exhibition
A Loughborough academic has co-curated and contributed to an interactive exhibition on adaptive architecture that features a ‘breathing’ room and footage of a University building that transforms when it detects light.
University Designer invited to judge international Design Excellence Awards
Dr Mark Evans has been invited by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) to join the jury for the 2018 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA).
Alumnus bags deal with Firebox.com after success on Channel 4 show
Loughborough alumnus Simon Lyons has bagged a deal with online retailer Firebox.com after appearing on Channel 4 last night (Monday) with his innovative product Mobu: The World’s Most Versatile Cable Clip.
It’s not your fitness tracker that is wrong – it’s you
An international study has revealed that people, regardless of where they live and their age, poorly guess how physically active they actually are.
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 hosts Electronic Lifeguard Design Challenge
Loughborough University is hosting a design competition that hopes to improve water safety for both athletes and recreational swimmers.
Loughborough University London to help shape how drone technology is used in the capital
Loughborough University London is to help shape how drone technology is used in the city, it has been announced.
Getting the best out of your fitness tracker
Most fitness trackers provide valid and reliable measures of physical activity, for example, counting steps and activity minutes.
Loughborough academic listed as a finalist for the 2018 FDM Everywoman in Technology awards
Dr Will Whittow has been listed as a finalist for the 2018 FDM Everywoman in Technology awards.
Loughborough University’s plans for technology transfer
Loughborough and seven other universities in the Midlands are collaborating in technology transfer, it has been announced.
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.
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.
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.
Loughborough to play its part in the biggest sports-acceleration network in the world
HYPE Foundation, a global platform that connects and invests in sports innovation, has this week launched its “SPIN Lab”, a global acceleration program focusing on developing innovation in sports.
As the new academic year gets underway, the University has launched a brand new mobile app designed to help students keep up-to-date with news and information and the range of services available to them across campus.
University partner announces £9.5m world-class skills centre
MIRA Technology Park – the UK’s leading automotive Technology Park and Enterprise Zone – has announced the construction of the MIRA Technology Institute.
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.
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.
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.
Groundbreaking water meter app nominated for national awards
A new water meter app developed at Loughborough University has been shortlisted for two national awards.
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.
International collaboration for new construction publication
Dr Kirti Ruikar from the University’s School of Civil and Building Engineering has collaborated with academics from the UK, USA and Australia to produce a new book focusing on information technology (ICT) in the construction industry.
Using Twitter to understand emotional distress during and after large-scale disasters could lead to a more rapid and efficient response, a study has found
Scientists have analysed hundreds of thousands of tweets related to the 2012 superstorm Hurricane Sandy to measure the impact of large-scale disasters on people’s mental health.
Electric cars: Are people getting revved up over 'fake' news?
Using CGI to translate the physical language of ballet
The visual language of ballet is being translated by researchers from Loughborough University who are cataloguing every movement with the help of CGI and English National Ballet First Soloist, Junor Souza.
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.
Graduates sweep the awards at the annual New Designers show
Loughborough University graduates scooped four awards at this year’s New Designers exhibition – an annual contest which highlights excellence in design.
Transport technology from Loughborough University will shape the future of Britain’s railways as part of a £92 million innovation venture
Loughborough University will draw upon its award-winning transport systems research when it joins a £92 million academia and industry partnership aimed at developing the future of British railways.
Inventive finalists present work at the Design Degree Show 2017
Students from the Loughborough Design School will present their final-year projects at the Design Degree Show 2017, opening to the public on 16 June.
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 University Enterprise Awards 2017: Winners announced
The winners of Loughborough’s annual Enterprise Awards competition were announced at a ceremony last night.
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.
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
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
International product design collaboration recognised with iF Design Award
An innovative car charger designed as part of research undertaken at the Loughborough Design School has been awarded a world-renowned iF Design Award.23 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
Loughborough University London wins research award for development of healthcare Internet of Things platform
Loughborough University London has been awarded research funding from the UK-India Education Research Initiative (UKIERI) to build a secure Internet of Things (IoT) platform for use in healthcare.16 February 2017
New water meter app could save 20% on household bills and help tackle global water crisis
A new smartphone and tablet app which monitors home water usage is being created at Loughborough University as part of Europe-wide initiative motivated by global water shortages.6 February 2017
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
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
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 graduate wins national round of prestigious design competition
A new portable cooling device to improve vaccine transportation in developing countries has been announced as the UK winner of the 2016 James Dyson Award.8 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
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 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
Loughborough University students compete to create new technology for the visually impaired
Students from the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Embedded Intelligence (CDT-EI) participated in an annual Summer School challenge to create aids for the visually impaired earlier this month.18 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
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
LUSEP company receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise
CommAgility, the leading UK wireless technology company based on Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park, today received its second Queen's Award.12 July 2016
New mobile cooling device will ease vaccine transportation in developing countries
Vaccine transportation in developing countries could be drastically improved thanks to an innovative mobile cooling device designed at Loughborough University.8 July 2016
Intelligent bee hive makes beekeeping easy
A self-monitoring hive that takes the hard work out of beekeeping could help reinvigorate the country’s declining honey bee population.7 July 2016
Student’s solar powered livestock tag is first to remotely monitor flock welfare
An electronic tag that enables farmers to remotely manage livestock welfare via their smartphone could improve farming efficiency and reduce the number of deaths during birth.6 July 2016
Participants wanted for research into the effect of endurance running on bone health
Loughborough University is recruiting male and female participants to take part in study which explores the effect of endurance running on male bone health.30 June 2016
New collaborations and funding opportunities within Space sector
Having been awarded funds from the UK Space Agency to support local early-stage space sector companies, the iNet team in the Enterprise Office is keen to hear from academics whose work would be relevant to the UK Space Incubator.28 June 2016
Loughborough University issues invitation to tender for the development of failsafe railway track switch
Loughborough University engineers have issued an invitation to engage the rail industry to help with the development of a prototype track switch.16 June 2016
Loughborough University tackles food waste with app concept
A smartphone app concept devised by Loughborough University has the potential to prevent an estimated 1.5 million tonnes of food from being wasted each year in the UK.10 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
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
New £180m fund to accelerate energy research across the Midlands Engine
A major new fund designed to drive cutting-edge research, innovation and skills across the Midlands Engine has been officially launched with significant backing from Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne.27 April 2016
Unique head restraint and car seat system could reduce whiplash injuries
A reactive head restraint and car seat system designed to reduce whiplash in rear-end vehicle collisions has been unveiled by engineers at Loughborough University.26 April 2016
LUSEP company wins second Queen’s Award for Enterprise in three years
CommAgility, the leading UK wireless technology company based on Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park, announced today that it has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation, the UK’s most prestigious award for business success.21 April 2016
Revolutionary 3D printed fashion to be developed at Loughborough University
Personalised 3D printed fashion - manufactured within 24 hours - is the end goal of a new project led by Loughborough University that’s set to change the way we shop for clothes.18 April 2016
Graduate launches campaign to end wrap rage for good with handy new invention
Loughborough graduate and founder of Version 22, Simon Lyons, is set to launch his Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds needed to push his product, Nimble, into mass manufacture.18 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
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
Loughborough University awarded more than £750K to develop tomorrow’s low carbon vehicles
Three Loughborough University research projects have received a slice of a £38m Government funding grant to design low carbon vehicles of the future.24 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
Loughborough research helps guide new adidas clothing for children
Loughborough researchers have been working with leading sports brand adidas to help develop sports tops specifically for children that help keep them cool during exercise.14 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
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