Tue Sep 11 11:10:00 BST 2018
Chris Priest on Digital Technology, saint or sinner?
Chris Priest from the University of Bristol delivered at talk at The University of Manchester on the pros and cons of our digital society. Digital technology contributes a substantial amount of hazardous waste that affects our environment but it is also helping us to transition to a low carbon society.
Mon Sep 10 18:03:00 BST 2018
Energy research beacon - film for industry partners and collaborators
As part of the research beacons communications and marketing campaign, this fast-paced film has been produced to highlight the depth and breadth of energy research carried out across The University of Manchester. Primarily targeted at an industry audience, the film showcases some of our areas of world-class expertise where we're working with partners and collaborators to help improve the planet and the lives of those who live on it through future-focused energy and environment R&D. A snapshot of our key facilities, which enable our researchers and collaborators to deliver their innovative research, also feature in the film. We want those who view this to want to be part of this too and get in touch with us - from innovative SMEs through to large, established multinationals.
Wed Apr 25 15:02:00 BST 2018
Embedded systems project race day
Second year project... which ends with our ROBOT RACE DAY! This project integrates two important aspects of modern electronics, namely computer engineering and software engineering. During the second year students work in a team to produce a robot design that will follow a white line, climb a ramp and stop at the end - in the fastest time possible. The challenge starts at the begining of Year 2 and builds up to the race day at the end of term. You will use a microcontroller development system and work in teams of four or five to create you robot.
Tue Mar 06 09:56:00 GMT 2018
How to make graphene
The sticky tape method that was used to first isolate graphene for at The University of Manchester is still used. However this cannot be done on an industrial scale. Other methods are used for large scale manufacturing such as chemical deposition, however research continues to be carried out to scale up new capabilities of producing larger quantities of graphene. In this video we explor the methods used to make graphene. The narrator is Sarah Haigh, a lecturer in Materials Characterisation. Her research focuses on the structure and properties of nanomaterials using high resolution transmission electron microscope (TEM) imaging and spectroscopic analysis.
Mon Jan 22 11:45:00 GMT 2018
Graphene: The development of graphene paint
A prototype graphene paint has been developed by The University of Manchester, by utilising the unique properties of graphene oxide. Scientists have developed paints and coatings using graphene oxide to create a perfect barrier. This revolutionary paint could potentially eliminate rust in our lifetime whereas coatings could be used to develop long-lasting food packaging. Graphene paint could also be used in the development of flexible electronics, and could have a huge impact on future technology. Visit http://www.graphene.manchester.ac.uk to find out more about Graphene
Mon Jan 22 11:39:00 GMT 2018
Graphene: Composite Materials
The uses of graphene composite materials have many promising commercial applications and it is possible we could see graphene having an impact on transport, aerospace and sporting goods in the future. Graphene's multi-functionality opens up completely new opportunities when using materials. Graphene's light and strong qualities means it has many possibilities, it could be used to design structures, components and can be used in ways never thought possible. Graphene is already being used in tennis rackets and the constant developments in graphene research means that its going to have limitless applications. Visit http://www.graphene.manchester.ac.uk to find out more about graphene
Mon Jan 22 11:34:00 GMT 2018
The developments in graphene have opened up many possibilities in the world of energy that were never before thought possible. With the creation of graphene supercapacitors, it is now possible to create an extremely powerful graphene battery that is both small and light. These batteries can recharge instantly, meaning that a mobile phone or even an electric car can be recharged within seconds. A graphene battery could help in the development of energy storage, like solar energy, electric cars and fuel cells, creating revolutionary technology. http://www.graphene.manchester.ac.uk/
Fri Jan 19 10:56:00 GMT 2018
Graphene: Membranes and their practical applications
Graphene membranes could be used to revolutionise many practical applications. One of these applications could be fuel cells and other hydrogen-based technologies like electric cars and air powered generators. As well as hydrogen fuel cells, graphene membranes can also be used in the development of water purification and even in pharmaceutical products. This is due to the thin membranes made by graphene oxide being impermeable to all gases and vapours, except for water, making it crucial in the development of water filtration. Graphene, in conjunction with other things, can help us to make much better membranes for many processes, from water treatments through to gas separations such as carbon dioxide removal. http://www.graphene.manchester.ac.uk/ Graphene: Energy http://youtu.be/DzLiaJsric4 Graphene: Composites http://youtu.be/LTa_ileMJxE Graphene: The Development Of Graphene Paint http://youtu.be/E_uZZrY3zLc
Fri Jan 19 10:53:00 GMT 2018
Graphene: Made in Manchester
Graphene is the world's thinnest material. The two dimensional material was first isolated by Professor Andre Geim and Professor Kostya Novoselov at The University of Manchester. Graphene is the thinnest material known and yet also one of the strongest. It conducts electricity as efficiently as copper and outperforms all other materials as a conductor of heat. Graphene is almost completely transparent, yet so dense that even the smallest atom helium cannot pass through it. The uses of graphene are limitless and because of its multi-functional properties, graphene can be used in thousands of different applications. Sporting goods, technology and motor vehicles are just a few of the applications that can be improved with graphene. The constant research being done everyday is quickly proving that graphene is truly the material of the future. Find out more about Graphene at http://www.graphene.manchester.ac.uk Twitter https://twitter.com/UoMGraphene Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UoMGraphene Google+ https://plus.google.com/+homeofgraphene
Mon Oct 30 13:00:00 GMT 2017
Start by watching this film that discusses air, air blast, SF6 and vacuum based switchgear technologies. The design of a circuit breaker is as complex mechanically as it is electrically so this film only covers the very basic issues associated with the design of practical switchgear devices.
Fri Oct 27 09:47:00 BST 2017
Section 1: Introduction and Basic Principles
In this section of the course we are therefore going to ensure we have a good understanding of a number of principles that underpin the way high voltage equipment is designed. You will continually see the relevance of what you cover this week as you progress through this course unit.
Thu Sep 07 17:22:00 BST 2017
A student's perspective - Environmental Sciences 3rd Year Field Course to Tenerife
This video was created by one of our students on the Tenerife field course. I think you will agree, they had a great time! Our Environmental Science, Geochemistry and Environmental and Resource Geology students all go to Tenerife as part of their final year of study in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Fri Jul 22 14:44:10 BST 2016
Lecture 5: Research Directions Seminar 15/7/2016
Lecture five of the Research Directions Seminar held of 15/7/2016 at the University of Manchester was delivered by Kostas Kontis of the University of Glasgow who's lecture was titled, "Measuring high-speed, Turbulent Aeronautical Flows."
Mon Mar 07 09:40:36 GMT 2016
Developing Online Learning Materials for Engineering Students with Professo
Head of School Professor Andrew Gibson explains how useful online video examples created using simple iPad apps are in supporting large class teaching in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
Thu May 07 15:55:27 BST 2015
Attendance Monitoring with QR Codes Phase II
This second video on using QR codes for Attendance monitoring carries on from the Phase 1 trial in November 2014. Phase II ran for Semester 2 in the School of MACE with the first year undergraduate course MACE10492. 347 students were enrolled on the course, the larges cohort in the School. The video taken in week 9 records how students used their QR codes to scan-in before each lecture which took place in Renold Building C16.
Wed Mar 11 12:06:07 GMT 2015
Aerospace Trade Event - School of MACE 18 February 2015
A short film looking at students on the Aerospace programme in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering taking part on the Trade Show held at University Place on the 18th February 2015, with Dr Bill Crowther and Dr Ben Parslew.
Mon Jul 01 11:17:10 BST 2013
Robert Ford tweets about research
Robert Ford, Politics Lecturer @robfordmancs - I tweet about my research interests, particularly immigration, public opinion and voting behaviour. I also blog regularly for a variety of outlet. I use social media to connect people debating these issues with my research, and work by my colleagues. I'll talk about a couple of examples of this, and lessons I've learned from two years of publicly arguing with people in 140 characters or less.
Mon Jul 01 11:13:47 BST 2013
Use of Twitter by Manchester Museum
Campbell Price, Curator of Egypt and Sudan, Manchester Museum. @EgyptMcr - Blogging Ancient Egypt is one of the most popular search topics on the internet; Campbell will discuss using social media to connect museum visitors ? both physical and virtual ? with Manchester?s incredible collection of 16,000+ objects from ancient Egypt and Sudan.