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Group News

Public Evening Lecture: Casting light on a greener future

Martyn Poliakoff

On Wednesday 25 April 2018 at his Public Evening Lecture, Sir Martyn discussed the role of photochemistry – the study of light’s effects on chemical reactions – in creating a greener and more sustainable society as essential resources deplete.

GDPR is coming this Friday

GDPR

GDPR comes into force on Friday 25 May. Here's what you need to know.

UKRI Strategic Prospectus published

lightbulb idea moment

UKRI has published its Strategic Prospectus outlining its goals and intentions. The publication marks the beginning of UKRI’s first strategy, which is expected to be ready by the end of 2018.

Government ‘lacks ambitious plan’ for R&D funding

welder

A report by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee says that the government’s commitment to reach 2.4% GDP for R&D ‘lacks [the] ambitious plan’ needed for the success it strives for.

Highlights from our journals: May 2018

northern tamarisk beetle larvae

Read the highlights from the May 2018 issues of our journals.

DOE develops hard drive recycling process

Plasma torch depositing recycled magnet material.

The US Department of Energy's Critical Materials Institute (CMI) has developed a new recycling process to turn discarded hard disk drive (HDD) magnets into new magnet material in a few steps, in an attempt to address both the economic and environmental issues associated with mining e-waste for valuable materials.

Commonwealth climate change tech receives £8m

climate change

As part of this week’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry has announced that £8m will be invested into technology focused on tackling climate change in the Commonwealth’s member states.

AGM 2018: nominations open

AGM 2018 nominations open

Nominations are now open and will close at midnight on Wednesday 30 May.

Team develops transparent solar technology

transparent solar cell

Transparent solar cells that can convert invisible light into renewable energy could supply 40% of US energy demand, a Michigan State University engineering team have reported.

Research England invests £67m into HE commercialisation

£67m into HE commercialisation

In a bid to drive commercialisation out of English universities, the newly formed Research England have announced that £67m will be invested in 14 collaborative projects between academic and industry partners.