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Theresa May

General election: ABPI urges new government to be ‘decisive’

Added: 18 Apr 2017

Following Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to call a general election for 8 June, the Associat…

Food manufacturer Moy Park fined £200k for engineer laceration

Added: 17 Apr 2017

Food manufacturer Moy Park has been fined £200,000 following an incident in which an engineer suffe…

Fracking shale gas

Fracking ‘not compatible’ with 'preference' for renewable energy, study finds

Added: 11 Apr 2017

Research conducted by Cardiff University suggests fracking is ‘not compatible’ with public preferen…

Duke of York opens manufacturing research centre at Sheffield University

Added: 10 Apr 2017

The Duke of York has today (10 April) opened a collaborative manufacturing research facility at the…

Manchester breakthrough turns seawater into drinking water

Added: 3 Apr 2017

Researchers at the University of Manchester have created a graphene-oxide membrane designed to turn…

EU/UK flags

Article 50: Chemical bodies call for ‘certainty’ as Brexit negotiations begin

Added: 29 Mar 2017

Cefic and the Chemical Industry Association have called for pragmatism ahead of Brexit negotiations…

Apprentices

Think tank warns Apprenticeship Levy benefits may be overestimated

Added: 27 Mar 2017

The new Apprenticeship Levy introduced in April will have less impact in regions of high unemployme…

Robot

Automata and Russell Finex among robotics programme winners

Added: 24 Mar 2017

Four British companies are among 25 winners set to receive free robotics consultancy via a scheme s…

Houses of Parliament

Chemical engineers grill Commons committee in Westminster

Added: 20 Mar 2017

Last week chemical engineers took to Westminster to grill the House of Commons Science & Technology…

concrete

EPSRC invests £4.7m in self-healing materials

Added: 20 Mar 2017

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has invested £4.7 million in the dev…

NEPIC launches search for successor to chief executive Stan Higgins

Added: 15 Mar 2017

The search is on for candidates for one of the top jobs in the UK chemicals and pharmaceuticals ind…

Bioo Scientific has launched state-of the-art, full service analytical food testing

Cawood Scientific purchased by private equity firm Inflexion

Added: 15 Mar 2017

The UK’s largest independent provider of analytical testing for land-based industries, Cawood Scien…

gas

Cambridge scientists produce clean hydrogen from biomass

Added: 13 Mar 2017

Scientists at the University of Cambridge claim to have developed a method that uses nanoparticles …

Researcher

Innovation grant will boost development of oral Zika vaccine

Added: 8 Mar 2017

Thermo-stabilisation company Stabilitech has been awarded an innovation award to help it develop th…

Research

Trust invites summer bursary applications

Added: 8 Mar 2017

Non-animal research charity the Dr Hadwen Trust has announced the launch of its 2017 summer study o…

AkzoNobel scoops work placement employer award

Added: 6 Mar 2017

Specialty chemicals and paints producer AkzoNobel has won the Industrial Cadets Employer of the Yea…

EPSRC invests £4.6m in nuclear robot development

Added: 28 Feb 2017

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has invested £4.6 million in the dev…

Sound wave materials

‘Invisibility cloak’ material bends and shapes sound

Added: 27 Feb 2017

Scientists at the universities of Bristol and Sussex have created a metamaterial that bends, shapes…

Graduates

Engineering graduate shortfall hits 20,000 per year

Added: 20 Feb 2017

A report by EngineeringUK suggests the demand for graduates far outstrips supply, meaning there is …

Clean machines

Mechanical engineering leads record UK manufacturing demand

Added: 20 Feb 2017

Demand for UK-manufactured goods reached a two-year high in the last quarter to February 2017, says…