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University of Nottingham collaboration scoops Manufacturing Technology award

A multi-site collaboration between the University of Nottingham, Loughborough University and Coventry University is celebrating after winning the “Manufacturing Technology” category at this year’s Collaborate to Innovate (C2I) Awards.

University of Nottingham scoops double win at Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Awards 2023

Project leaders from the University of Nottingham have scooped a double win at a prestigious awards ceremony that celebrates collaboration between academia and businesses and highlights the positive impact of research on real-world challenges.

Nottingham human factors researcher does the double in 2023 award season

A researcher based at the University of Nottingham is part of a group that has won two prestigious awards for its work producing practical guidance on human factors in anaesthesia.

Nottingham academics win prestigious research and innovation awards

Two University of Nottingham researchers are celebrating national success after receiving awards from the Royal Society of Chemistry in recognition of their research achievements.

National industry award for Covid-19 air quality study

A study, which created the first ever guidance on how to design and operate non-domestic buildings to minimise the spread of airborne viruses, has beaten competition from across the country to scoop a prestigious award.

University of Nottingham takes the triple at The Engineer Awards

Researchers from the Faculty of Engineering are celebrating after scooping all three awards they were shortlisted for at this year’s Collaborate to Innovate (C2I) Awards.

Nottingham academic receives OBE in New Year Honours

A positioning and navigating expert at the University of Nottingham has been listed in the 2023 New Year Honours List.

Pioneering community energy scheme on the banks of the River Trent in Nottingham scoops national sustainability award

A pioneering community energy scheme in Nottingham, which enables residents to generate, store and use solar electricity, has been recognised for its innovation and eco-friendly credentials with a national award.

Birthday honours for pioneering female scientists

Two pioneering female scientists from the University of Nottingham are among those being honoured in the 2022 Birthday Honours List to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Windsor Castle MBE investiture for university technicians' ‘champion’

The University of Nottingham’s most senior technician has received her MBE from His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge.

First British academic wins international navigation award

A positioning and navigation expert at the University of Nottingham has become the first British academic to win a prestigious international award in the field.

Prestigious Fellowships recognise two Nottingham engineering researchers

Two eminent University of Nottingham academics have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng).

Double Fellowship win for leading computer scientist and power electronics engineer

Two researchers at the University of Nottingham have been elected as Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Hydrogen storage researcher wins top women in engineering accolade

A Nottingham expert exploring new materials to safely store hydrogen as a green fuel for vehicles is today named one of the Top 50 Women in Engineering for 2020 by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES).

Nottingham wastewater expert named one of UK’s top 50 women in engineering

A University of Nottingham researcher who is looking to solve some of the biggest global water challenges has won a Top 50 Women in Engineering: Sustainability Award for 2020.

Developers of the world’s first wireless foetal monitor win prestigious Academy Award

A team of engineers and healthcare experts, led by the University of Nottingham, have been awarded by the Royal Academy of Engineering for the development of the Monica Novii ™ Wireless Patch System — a wearable monitor that accurately and continuously monitors the baby’s heartbeat in labour.

The Engineer Collaborate to Innovate Awards 2019

University wins three out of seven categories in last night’s Engineer Awards
University of Nottingham wins three out of seven categories at this years 'The Engineer Collaborate to Innovate Awards’.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Andy Long awarded Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship

The University of Nottingham’s Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) Professor Andy Long has been awarded a prestigious Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Historic dinosaur display that brought Chinese fossils to Nottingham wins heritage award

A world-exclusive exhibition that brought Chinese dinosaurs to the city of Nottingham has won an ‘excellence in exhibitions’ award.

Our inspirational award winners

The discovery of new bacteria-resistant plastics to reduce the incidence of hospital acquired-infections, one of the UK’s most significant heritage regeneration projects, a one-in-a-million snail and keyhole surgery for jet engines were some of the research projects recognised at the University’s Knowledge Exchange and Impact Awards 2018.

Engineering team behind revolutionary copper mining technology wins prestigious Acedemy Award

A multidisciplinary team of engineers from the University of Nottingham and Teledyne e2v are to receive this year’s Colin Campbell Mitchell Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering for developing MicroHammer, a revolutionary process for extracting copper from its ore using microwave technology.

Nottingham sat nav expert named President of the Royal Institute of Navigation

Professor Terry Moore, Director of the Nottingham Geospatial Institute (NGI), has been named the new President of the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN).

Centre for Healthcare Technologies wins prestigious national award

The Centre for Healthcare Technologies (CHT), a joint venture between the University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, has been recognised with a prestigious national award in this year’s NHS England Healthcare Science Awards ceremony.

Professor Terry Moore honoured with prestigious Johannes Kepler Award

Professor Terry Moore, Director of the Nottingham Geospatial Institute, has been honoured for his outstanding contributions to satellite navigation

Nottingham Engineering Technicians shortlisted for the Papin Prize 2021

Three technicians from the Faculty of Engineering, Chris Valey, Paul Halford and David Marshall, have been shortlisted for the Papin Prize, the only award ceremony dedicated to celebrating technical excellence and innovation in higher education.
Chris Varley was shortlisted for Contribution to Infrastructure, Paul Halford for Contribution to Teaching, and David Marshall for The Professor Lord Bhattacharyya Lifetime Achievement Award having worked for over 40 years at the University of Nottingham.

Our Students

University of Nottingham’s "OPAD” group scoops prestigious national award

A cross-faculty group made up of students and staff at the University of Nottingham has received Advance HE’s Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE).

Nottingham architecture student wins national building conservation award

The winner of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings’ Philip Webb Award 2020 is a beautifully-executed proposal to reinvigorate a block of buildings in the centre of Nottingham.

TV architect George Clarke names Nottingham student winner in national Home of 2030 competition

A University of Nottingham architecture student has won a Government-backed competition to design new “homes fit for the future” with her imaginative and socially-responsible idea to bring nature back to the urban environment.

Nottingham student wins top RIBA award for architectural drawing

A University of Nottingham undergraduate has won a coveted prize in the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) President’s Medals 2020, the annual awards for the world’s best student architecture projects.

Passivhaus national award goes to Nottingham architecture student

An aspiring architect has won the 2020 UK Passivhaus Student Competition for her low-energy primary school designed during her studies at the University of Nottingham.

Architecture graduate wins prestigious RIBA President's Bronze Medal

Zheng Kangli, a 2016 graduate of Nottingham’s Department of Architecture and Built Environment (DABE), has won this year’s Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) President’s Bronze Medal for his innovative project entitled Castle in the Sky.

Nottingham's postgraduates named joint winners in national Passivhaus competition

Two University of Nottingham postgraduate students from the Department of Architecture and Built Environment (DABE) are enjoying a double celebration after emerging as joint winners in the prestigious UK Passivhaus Student Competition.

Nottingham doctoral student wins Best Clean Sky Award for his thesis on more electric aircraft

Dr Fei Gao, who just completed his doctorate at The University of Nottingham, has won the Best Clean Sky PhD Award for his thesis in applied sciences and engineering for aeronautics.