Faculty of Engineering

Bacteria-resistant Plastics Recognised at the Knowledge Exchange & Impact Awards


The 2018 Knowledge Exchange and Impact Awards saw more than 250 colleagues, industry and civic partners and friends attend the awards evening at the East Midlands Conference Centre, celebrating the impact of our research in Nottingham, the UK and across the world.

Bacteria-resistant plastics was amongst many of the inspiring and world-leading research projects recognised on the night. Discovered at the University, these plastics have been developed with a commercial partner for use in urinary catheters.

The device, awarded a CE mark in 2017, is being trialled in UK hospitals. It has the potential to reduce the burden of hospital-acquired infections, and could benefit many patients around the world. This is just the first of many potential commercial applications of the technology.

Pictured above is Professor Derek Irvine (Faculty of Engineering) along with his colleagues Professor Morgan Alexander, Emeritus Professor Martyn Davies and Professor Paul Williams (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences) recieving their award.

Other achievements within the faculty included Professor Barrie Hayes-Gill receiving the Vice-Chancellor’s award for Sustained Excellence in Knowledge Exchange, and recognition for the team behind remote keyhole surgery for jet engines and their work alongside Rolls-Royce.

Click here to read more about the Knowledge Exchange and Impact Awards and the people and projects awarded on the night.


Posted on Monday 14th January 2019

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