Archive for January 2013

Researchers uncover new understanding of brain’s early spatial development

Researchers in the Department of Psychology have uncovered a new understanding of how the brain develops its sense of space by working with blind people.

Vacancies for Associate Dean and Heads of Department (Faculty of Engineering & Design)

Expressions of interest are invited for the following vacancies in the Leadership and Management Team of the Faculty of Engineering and Design.

Vacancies for Associate Deans and Heads of Department (Faculty of Science)

Expressions of interest are invited for the following vacancies in the Leadership and Management Team of the Faculty of Science:

Bath PhD student wins new investigator award at international conference

Martin Rowland, from our Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, won the Pat Burnell New Investigator Award at the international Drug Delivery to the Lungs conference (DDL 23) in Edinburgh last month.

Bath Science Café: The Mary Rose - conserving a wreck with nanoscience

The next Science Café on Monday 14 January will look at the conservation of the Mary Rose, the flagship of the navy of Henry VIII.

Andy Hibbert to head up GB team for the World University Summer Games

Andy Hibbert, a teaching fellow in the University’s Department of Education, has been appointed as Chef de Mission for the Great Britain Team taking part in this year’s World University Summer Games (WUGS).

£1.1 million will help develop products from super-material graphene

Researchers from our Centre for Graphene Science have received a grant of more than £1.1 million from a total £21 million pot awarded by the Government to develop new ways of manufacturing the wonder material graphene.

Professor Roy Jones talks on Radio 4’s Inside Health programme tonight

Professor Roy Jones speaks to Dr Mark Porter on Radio 4’s Inside Health programme tonight about dementia screening of patients in acute hospitals.
The broadcast is at 9pm on Tuesday 8th January, and again at 3.30pm on Wednesday 9th January.

We launch new ‘About’ web pages

As part of continuing improvements to our website, Web Services have launched a whole new ‘About’ section.

Glasses begin to reveal their high pressure secrets

Researchers from our Department of Physics have developed a new method of studying how glasses behave at high pressures.

New national specialist mental health centre to be launched

A unique new specialist centre for anxiety and related problems is to be launched through a partnership between the University of Bath and Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Trust (AWP).

Mathematician awarded Career Acceleration Fellowship for liquid crystal research

Dr Apala Majumdar from our Department of Mathematical Sciences has been awarded a five-year EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellowship to fund her research programme on "The Mathematics of Liquid Crystals - Analysis, Computation and Applications".

Dr Michael Forsyth gives architecture talk in Turkey

Dr Forsyth, architect and director of studies at our Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering, gave a series of lectures on European opera houses in Turkey last month.

Public invited to take part in University study into weight loss

Researchers from the University of Bath are looking for male volunteers to take part in a study to examine changes that take place in our health when we diet for just three days.

£600k EPSRC Fellowship for Professor Simon Wood

Professor Simon Wood from the University's Department of Mathematical Sciences has been awarded a prestigious EPSRC Fellowship worth £600k.