News from 2023
Innovators for the future: two Loughborough researchers awarded UKRI Future Leader Fellowships
Two outstanding researchers at Loughborough University have been awarded funding from the latest round of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Future Leaders Fellows, to help tackle major global issues and to commercialise their innovations in the UK.
Loughborough University partners with Darktrace to deliver new AI and cyber security focused doctoral research posts
Darktrace, a global leader in cyber security AI, is partnering with Loughborough University to provide funding, resources and expertise for five new Doctoral Researcher posts at the university. This will focus on cross-disciplinary research in the intersection of artificial intelligence and cyber security, helping to ensure a future pipeline of talent in two vital areas for the UK’s tech and innovation economy.
Scientists explain unique formation of ancient algae that evolved photosynthesis and oxygenated our planet
Scientists have for the first time revealed how blue-green algae – visible as the slippery ‘green slime’ in stagnant water, riverbeds, and seashores – weaves itself into large web-like structures.
Loughborough expands AI and data science programme scholarships for underrepresented students thanks to new partnership with Visa and the Office for Students
The University is delighted to announce that Visa, a world leader in digital payments, has partnered with the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) to co-fund data science and artificial intelligence (AI) scholarships for underrepresented students in postgraduate conversion courses based at Loughborough and the University of Leeds.
UK’s AI ‘twin’ will use big data to show the way to net zero
A new research project will develop a digital ‘twin’ of the UK that harnesses artificial intelligence and big data to meet its net zero target. Funded by a £2.5 million research grant from UK Research and Innovation, the project will be putting artificial intelligence to use to reduce emissions from land use.
New project to help solve energy poverty for isolated communities in Africa through cooking fuel solution
A team at Loughborough University will lead on developing a battolyser – a combined battery/electrolyser - to produce a new source of clean, reliable, and sustainable energy storage for off-grid communities in Africa.
Scientists develop probe that could unlock the mysteries of a vital cellular messenger and pave the way for new drug discoveries
A ground-breaking study by Loughborough University and the University of Oxford has led to the development of a small molecule probe that could deepen our understanding of a crucial cellular messenger and lead to the development of new therapeutic drugs.
School of Science research and innovation recognised at Insider Made in the Midlands Awards
Companies with strong links to Loughborough University’s research and innovation portfolio have won top accolades at this year’s Insider Made in the Midlands Awards, with Millitec Food Systems, Intelligent Energy, Plastic Energy among those shortlisted.
Loughborough researchers making science accessible to all at the Cheltenham Science Festival
Cutting edge research from Loughborough University will be part of the 21st Cheltenham Science Festival from Tuesday 6 to Sunday 11 June featuring hundreds of events with some of the best scientists, thinkers, writers and creators.
Innovation and creativity celebrated at the Science Matters: Creating the Future doctoral research conference
Research students from across the School of Science took the opportunity to showcase their research at the School's annual doctoral research conference. The day-long event, titled Science Matters: Creating the Future, also featured presentations by two distinguished keynote speakers, Loughborough University's Professor Baihua Li, an expert in AI and machine learning, and Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff (University of Nottingham), a global leader in the field of green chemistry.
School of Science among the Loughborough University winners at this year's LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards
Loughborough University’s research and innovation activities enjoyed outstanding success at the LeicestershireLive Innovation Awards, receiving six awards including five of the 10 categories, as well as the overall Innovator of the Year – a closed category selected from all winners. School of Science staff were among those whose research was recognised.
Loughborough University spinout Figura Analytics closes seed investment round to take nanotech solution to the drinks industry
Loughborough University spinout Figura Analytics has successfully closed a seed funding round, led by a syndicate of angel investors, to bring its nanopore technology to the drinks market this year.
Dr Kinga Morsanyi becomes founding member of the UK-wide Young Academy
Loughborough University is delighted to announce that four academics are among the first members of the new UK Young Academy – a network of early career researchers and professionals established to help tackle local and global issues and promote meaningful change.