IMPaCT Student Raising Money for Cancer Research

Rosa a current IMPaCT CDT student at the University of Leicester is raising money for Cancer Research with her fellow colleagues at TWI. Rosa will be running the 10K Race for Life in Cambridge on the 8th July. If you would like to support Rosa with this please see the link below with information [...]

By | 2018-06-13T11:19:43+00:00 June 13th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Retirement of Professor Graham McCartney

At the beginning of January the IMPaCT Centre for Doctoral Training bid farewell to Professor Graham McCartney, who has decided to retire. Graham is retiring from a long career as a Professor of Materials Processing at the University of Nottingham. We would like to thank Graham for all of his hard work since the [...]

By | 2018-04-16T08:19:12+00:00 January 1st, 2018|News|0 Comments

IMPaCT PhD Student successfully beat 3,100 mile hiking challenge across the USA

Two amateur hikers have completed a gruelling walk across the United States, raising money for charity and recording their travels on their way. University of Leicester IMPaCT Engineering PhD student Joel Strickland and Geography graduate Joe Boot are celebrating their success at beating the 3,100 mile Continental Divide Trail, travelling through five states, twenty-five national forests [...]

By | 2018-03-08T15:46:35+00:00 October 25th, 2017|News|0 Comments

SCIENCE CASE STUDY: Wear-Resistant Anti-Bacterial Titanium Surfaces

External fracture fixation is a common orthopaedic procedure that is used increasingly in a variety of trauma settings. Titanium self-drilling/self-tapping Schanz pins offer a one-step insertion where pre-drilling is not required because the self-drilling tip acts like a new, sharp drill bit. However, pin track infection is a common complication in external fixation systems with [...]

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USER CASE STUDY: Paul Withey (Rolls Royce PLC)  “In order to remain competitive in the aerospace engine market, investment into both cutting-edge research and new engineering talent is needed. The Innovative metals processing CDT provides Rolls Royce with the opportunity to streamline investment for maximum return. This research is a promising project with the potential [...]

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Superalloy Springs

I graduated in 2011 with a 2.1 BSc in Physics from Loughborough University. I had always had an interest in materials science and wanted to move into an academic career. I joined the CDT in 2014 and was particularly drawn to the taught component of the first year. Having been very interested in materials science, [...]

By | 2018-03-08T15:46:35+00:00 March 28th, 2017|case study|0 Comments

IMPaCT Students Showcasing work at the East Midlands Materials Society (EMMS)

From left to right: Adam, Andrew, Huan and Leandro   Students from the Centre for Doctoral Training in Innovative Metal Processing (IMPaCT) at the University of Leicester’s Engineering department have been showcasing their work as the local East Midlands Materials Society (EMMS) to an audience from multiple universities on the 15th March 2017. [...]

By | 2018-03-08T15:46:35+00:00 March 16th, 2017|News|0 Comments

The first IMPaCT student symposium for the 2016/2017 academic year.The symposium topic was Materials Science in Chocolate

On Monday 31st October, the University of Birmingham hosted the first IMPaCT symposium for the 2016/2017 academic year.The symposium topic was Materials Science in Chocolate. The aim of holding this symposium was to introduce the new CDT students to applications of materials science outside of our own specialised fields while strengthening basic materials theory through [...]

By | 2018-03-08T15:46:35+00:00 November 1st, 2016|News|0 Comments

New partnership to train the engineers and scientists of tomorrow

University of Leicester leads Centre including researchers from universities of Birmingham, Nottingham and 14 industrial and international partners Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 22 November 2013 The University of Leicester is to lead a new consortium of academic and industrial partners that aims to train tomorrow’s engineers and scientists. Leicester is the [...]

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