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Read more at: Energy IRC Small Grants awarded

Energy IRC Small Grants awarded

The Energy IRC awarded the latest round of Small Grants funded by the Isaac Newton Trust/ Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG) and the NERC Discipline Hopping for Environmental Solutions initiative. The grants were awarded to interdisciplinary teams focussed on the theme of energy transitions to achieve net zero carbon by...


Read more at: Natural clean-up: bacteria can remove plastic pollution from lakes

Natural clean-up: bacteria can remove plastic pollution from lakes

A study of 29 European lakes has found that some naturally-occurring lake bacteria grow faster and more efficiently on the remains of plastic bags than on natural matter like leaves and twigs. The bacteria break down the carbon compounds in plastic to use as food for their growth. The scientists say that enriching waters...


Read more at: £200bn annual opportunity for energy sector to deliver energy savings

£200bn annual opportunity for energy sector to deliver energy savings

The UK’s legal commitment to zero emissions by 2050 requires substantial growth in renewable electricity generation, but rapidly expanding demand is still likely to exceed supply. As the government launches its Review of Electricity Market Arrangements (REMA) focusing on electricity supply, UK FIRES have published a new...


Read more at: Cambridge spin-out Nyobolt raises £50m to lead on sustainable energy storage

Cambridge spin-out Nyobolt raises £50m to lead on sustainable energy storage

Nyobolt, the pioneer of end-to-end fast-charging battery systems, announces £50 million funding which will enable the company to enter a stage of manufacturing at scale. Nyobolt, which spun out of the Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry in 2016 and was co-founded by Professor Dame Clare Grey DBE FRS and CEO Dr Sai...


Read more at: Professor Suchitra Sebastian to receive the Schmidt Science Polymaths Award

Professor Suchitra Sebastian to receive the Schmidt Science Polymaths Award

Cambridge physicist Professor Suchitra Sebastian to join group of ten recently tenured professors named to Polymath Program, awarded up to $2.5 million each for interdisciplinary research support. Professor Suchitra Sebastian from Cambridge’s Cavendish Laboratory has been awarded the Schmidt Science Polymaths award ...


Read more at: Professor Clare Grey appointed Dame Commander

Professor Clare Grey appointed Dame Commander

For the Queen’s Birthday Honours it was announced that Professor Clare Grey has been appointed as a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for services to science. The citation, that can be found with the announcement, reads: 'Her scientific breakthroughs underpin 25 years of global progress in...


Read more at: CSIC part of new research collaboration to drive safer, greener UK infrastructure

CSIC part of new research collaboration to drive safer, greener UK infrastructure

Researchers from Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) will join a £7.7 million collaborative project set up to drive new standards for safer, greener, more cost-effective UK infrastructure. Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the ROSEHIPS (Revolutionising...


Read more at: Enterprising Minds Powering a green revolution

Enterprising Minds Powering a green revolution

WHO? Engineer, founder and CEO of Cambridge GaN Devices , Dr Giorgia Longobardi , was a Royal Academy of Engineering Young Engineer of the Year in 2019 and has been the winner of numerous accolades including Business Weekly 's Woman Entrepreneur of the Year in 2021. WHAT? Based on Longobardi's original research, Cambridge...


Read more at: Dr Jenny Zhang recognised as 2022 Rising Talent Fellow

Dr Jenny Zhang recognised as 2022 Rising Talent Fellow

Dr Jenny Zhang has been awarded the 2022 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science UK & Ireland Rising Talent Award in the category of sustainable development. Zhang comments: “I’m absolutely over the moon to receive this award! It not only provides me with the means to accelerate my work on developing biohybrids for...


Read more at: Professor Grey awarded the ACS Disruptors and Innovators Prize

Professor Grey awarded the ACS Disruptors and Innovators Prize

Professor Clare Grey FRS has been awarded the ACS Central Science Disruptors and Innovators Prize. The award recognises those who advance central science through innovative research. “I’m honoured and excited to have won this award – a wonderful recognition of not just me, but also the students and postdocs who have worked...