Category Archives: School of Science and Technology
Submitted by Professor Jeff Ollerton
On Thursday 17th March at 11:00 in NW205 there will be a guest lecture by Rowan Byrne, Senior Marine Environmental Scientist at the firm Mott MacDonald, entitled:
“Endangered Sea Turtles, Research, Biodiversity and Infrastructure Projects”.
This is a great opportunity to find out more about the kind of work these companies do and to ask questions about getting a career in conservation and environmental consultancy.
Photo credit: By P.Lindgren (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
You are invited to Lauren Samet’s transfer viva on Friday, 18th March at 9am (Moulton College, Main site, M11). The title is “The Efficacy of Herbal Nutraceuticals in Improving Captive Animal Welfare”.
All are welcome. If you are travelling from the University, email Lauren in advance so that she can book parking.
Submitted by Professor Jeff Ollerton
The programme for this Wednesday’s Annual Science and Technology Research Conference has just been announced:
|1300||Mu Mu||Computing||Towards immersive user experience: web-based media orchestration|
|1315||Ameer Al-Sadi||Computing||Management of Distributed Software-Defined Networks in Smart Cities|
|1330||Duncan McCollin||Ecology||Islands – natural laboratories for studying ecology|
|1345||Jeff Ollerton||Ecology||Extinctions of British pollinators and the role of large-scale agricultural changes|
|1400||Riyadh Abass||Engineering||Development of scheduling process for the M2M communications system in Smart Cities|
|1430||Joseph Maina||Wastes||Towards sustainable solid waste management in Kenya|
|1445||Lauren Samet||Moulton – Animal Welfare||The efficacy of herbal nutraceuticals in improving captive animal welfare.|
|1500||Douglas Mills||Engineering||Development of a hand held electrical device (the Procometer) to assess the protection afforded by an organic coating to a metal substrate in the field|
|1515||TianYang Lan||Engineering||Development of assessment method for conservation coatings applied to archaeological objects|
|1530||Oyin Olajubu||Computing||A textual language for requirement modelling|
|1600||Robin Crockett||Maths/Physical Geography||Patterns and trends in flows in the River Nene|
|1615||Zainab Al-Rubaye||Computing||The use of multivariable wireless sensor data to early detect lameness in sheep|
|1630||Melanie Limb||Human Geography||One in four|
|1645||Ian Livingstone||Physical Geography||Wind-blown sand in complex terrain: a case study from the Mojave Desert, California|
If you have not yet told firstname.lastname@example.org that you are attending, please do so for catering purposes. Thank you.
On Friday, 26th February at 1 pm Mohamed Redha Sidoumou will be presenting his Transfer Seminar on “Human behaviour modelling” in Room NW101. Please come along and see what his research is all about.
Submitted by Professor Jeff Ollerton for the attention of researchers in the School of Science and Technology
Last term you should have received an Outlook Calendar invitation to the School of Science & Technology Research Conference taking place on Wednesday 2nd March (13:00 to 17:00) in Newton Grand Hall. This is an opportunity for us to showcase the breadth and depth of research going on across all areas of the School, from both early career researchers and more senior academics.
Jennine Evans will be giving her PhD transfer presentation on Wednesday 3rd February 2016 in Newton 013 at 1 pm until at 2 pm. The Project is jointly funded by the South Downs National Park and the University of Northampton and supported by the Arun and Rother Rivers Trust. Read the rest of this entry
Submitted by Professor Stefan Kaczmarczyk
Title: The influence of probe fill factor during boiler tube inspection using electro-magnetic non-destructive testing
Speaker: Dr Jonhson Angelo, Federal University of ABC, Brazil/ Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Northampton
Date: Monday 23rd November 2015
Time: 13:00 – 14:00
Venue: NW101, Avenue Campus
The aim of this talk is to show the importance and influence of the probe fill factor during inspection of boiler tubes when using electromagnetic non-destructive testing techniques. This is demonstrated by the results of finite element (FE) modelling and simulation test.
“Academics seem to be obsessed with metrics of all kinds at the moment, and I’m certainly not immune to it as my recent post on the h-index demonstrated. So I was intrigued by a new (at least to me) browser plug-in that gives you instant altmetrics such as number of times mentioned on Twitter, Facebook or on news outlets, or cited in blogs, policy documents, Wikipedia, etc. …”
Read more about his experience with the Altmetric bookmarklet in Professor Jeff Ollerton’s blog.
The University of Northampton School of Science and Technology and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Lifts Group present the 5th Symposium on Lift and Escalator Technologies, which will be held at Highgate House, Northampton, from 23rd to 24th September 2015. This annual Symposium brings together experts from the field of vertical transportation, offering an opportunity for speakers to present peer reviewed papers on the subject of their research. Speakers include industry experts, academics and post graduate students.
To book your place please go to the registration page.
This year’s Lift & Escalator Symposium is immediately preceded by the 5th Symposium of Mechanics of Slender Structures.
On 21-22 September 2015, the University of Northampton is holding the 5th Symposium on Mechanics of Slender Structures. The Department of Engineering and Technology, University of Northampton, in collaboration with the Applied Mechanics Group of the Institute of Physics, is hosting the conference, which forms a continuation of a successful meeting series on the Mechanics of Slender Structures first held in Northampton in 2006, followed by Baltimore, USA, in 2008, San Sebastian, Spain in 2010 and in Harbin, China in 2013. See the conference website for more details and how to book.
Following the conference at 6pm on the 22nd September will be a public lecture “‘A career in lift engineering and other mishaps” by visiting fellow, Nick Mellor, in the Grand Hall, Newton Building, Avenue campus. Coffee & biscuits will be served on arrival at 5.30 pm and then following the lecture there will be an opportunity for networking and discussion over drinks & nibbles. For catering purposes, please advise Tina Ferris if you would like to attend the lecture (by Tuesday 15 September 2015).