Archive for August 2011

Companies invited to try out 3D printing technology in Bath

Companies from across the region are being invited to try out ground-breaking 3D printing technology in the BathVentures Innovation Centre.

KT Champion funding supports more research showcasing & collaboration

A number of academics from Psychology, Mechanical Engineering & Computer Science have been awarded funding to enable them to showcase their research to external clients.

Britain's Paralympians prepare their gold rush

Those hoping to win Paralympic medals for Great Britain next summer have spent two weeks at the University of Bath as part of the British Paralympic Association’s (BPA) ‘year to go’ preparation camp.

Hydrogen Fuel cell cars on show at Electrochem 2011

The University will host visitors from across the world in September when the international Electrochem 2011 conference takes place.

University implements CRIS as single source for research information

The University has decided to implement a Current Research Information System (CRIS) as the single source of information about our research. Following a thorough evaluation exercise, the University has selected PURE by Atira, which is already in use at a number of UK universities including fellow 1994 Group members.

Omnibus deep sea fishing trip

The Omnibus staff society has arranged for a fishing charter for 10 anglers going out of Poole on Saturday 3 September.

Death & funeral details of Brian Fellows

The funeral of Brian Fellows will take place at Haycombe Crematorium at 1.30pm on Monday 5 September.

Death of Chris Young

The University is very sad to announce the death of Chris Young from BUCS Department on 18 August.

Research shows how Christians can fall prey to consumerism

Research from the University of Bath shows how advertising can lead some Christians to feel they are justified in ignoring core beliefs.

Department for Health hosts training for study into primary school children's health

Researchers from the Department for Health hosted a training event on 10-12 August for internationally leading academics from Canada, Kenya, Portugal, and the United States. The training event was part of a large multi-national study encompassing data from 12 counties spanning five major regions of the world (Eurasia & Africa, Europe, Latin America, North America, and the Pacific).

Ron Humphreys' retirement party

Bath Ventures staff are organising a get-together to wish Ron well over a glass of wine and nibbles in the Wessex Restaurant on Thursday 22 September, 4-5.15pm.

Researchers looking for overweight people for breakfast study

A team from the Department for Health is looking for overweight people to take part in a study to determine how important breakfast is to our health.

Quality of Life research nominated for international Lily prize

Research published in the journal AIDS Care last year led by Professor Suzanne Skevington and colleagues, at the World Health Organisation Centre for the Study of Quality of Life, University of Bath, has been nominated by a global pharmaceutical company based in Hamburg for the prestigious Lily Quality of Life Prize. An international jury will announce its decision later this year.

University of Bath part of £16million injection into creative industries

The University of Bath is to play a key role in a new Creative Hub for the region.

NSS results show highest ever student satisfaction scores at Bath

The overall satisfaction level of our students is higher than ever before, according to the results of the 2011 National Student Survey (NSS). The annual survey published today (Wednesday, August 17) reveals that the overall satisfaction rate has increased to 91 per cent this year from 86 per cent in 2010.

Three Chemistry academics appointed Professors

Chris Frost, Tony James and Frank Marken, all from the Department of Chemistry, have been promoted to the post of Professor. With over 415 publications between them, their combined contribution to the field is substantial.

Bath alumnus lands job at rare earth mining project in South Africa

John Selby (BSc Industrial Chemistry graduate 1969) has been appointed by the Great Western Minerals Group as a Monazite Processing Expert. He will advise on the processing of additional monazite streams to be used as feedstock in the companies rare earth processing and separation facilities in and around Steenkampskraal, South Africa.

Welcome to new staff who joined the Uni in July

Find out who joined us at the University in July

Chemistry Professor is guest editor of special issue of top journal

Saiful Islam (Chemistry) and Professor Linda Nazar of the University of Waterloo, Canada, are the invited Guest Editors of a special themed issue on ‘Advanced materials for lithium batteries’ in a top Royal Society of Chemistry journal. The importance of clean energy storage has grown tremendously in the past decade and this themed issue of the RSC Journal of Materials Chemistry will highlight some of the recent state-of-the-art research on lithium battery materials by renowned international scientists and engineers.

Patients and carers asked to help develop new health technology

Our Department for Health has developed new interactive technology to help improve the lives of people with dementia, the elderly and disabled people.