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Seminar: Review of Selected Inorganic Surface Water Quality Monitoring Practices

Submitted by Professor Ian Foster

A Review of Selected Inorganic Surface Water Quality Monitoring Practices — Do We Really Know What We’re Doing?

P1000768This seminar, hosted by the Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences, is presented by Professor Art Horowitz, formerly of the United States Geological Survey.  Art is a brilliant speaker and has a lifetime’s experience designing monitoring networks for the US government so the seminar promises to be both interesting and fun.

Date: Monday 18th July

Time: 1pm-3pm

Venue: NW101

If you have any questions about the event or to book a place please contact Ian Foster.

Seminar: Vehicle dynamics and safety research at Coventry University: Date change!

Submitted by Prof Stefan Kaczmarczyk

Please note that the date of this seminar has been changed to Monday 11th April.

Speaker: Mike Blundell, Professor of Vehicle Dynamics and Impact, Centre for Mobility and Transport, Coventry University.

Date: Monday 4th April 2016 New date Monday 11th April

Time: 13:30 – 14:30

Venue: NW101, Avenue Campus
Refreshments will be available before and after the presentation.

vehicle safetyProfessor Mike Blundell will talk about the research he has supervised at Coventry University covering the general areas of vehicle dynamics and safety.

For the full details please see the original post.

 

Seminar: Vehicle dynamics and safety research at Coventry University

Submitted by Prof Stefan Kaczmarczyk

Speaker: Mike Blundell, Professor of Vehicle Dynamics and Impact, Centre for Mobility and Transport, Coventry University.

Date: Monday 4th April 2016 New date Monday 11th April

Time: 13:30 – 14:30

Venue: NW101, Avenue Campus
Refreshments will be available before and after the presentation.

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Transfer seminar “Human behaviour modelling”

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.

CFP: School of Science & Technology Research Conference – 2nd March

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.

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Transfer Seminar – Sediment and Mitigation Actions for the River Rother

River_Rother_at_BodiamJennine 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

Engineering seminar:

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.

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Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 2015

The Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 2015 is now open and all postgraduate research students are encouraged to take part.

The survey is open until 14th May 2015.

Eligible research students can access the survey in two ways:
1) follow the unique link in the email invitation I have sent
2) log in with their student number as the username and the password ‘PRES2015’ at https://heasurveys.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/postgraduate-research-experience-survey-pres-2015-7

The survey will take only around 15 minutes to complete.

If you would like more information about PRES please contact me by email (david.watson@northampton.ac.uk) or by telephone (01604 892812). You can download previous PRES final reports from: http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/pres.

Call for papers: Travel and the country house: places, cultures and practices

Posted on behalf of Professor Jon Stobart

Keynote speakers include: Roey Sweet, University of Leicester, and Margot Finn, UCL

Travel has long played a vital role in shaping the country house, opening up horizons and exposing both house and owner to a variety of external influences. Travel impacted upon values, tastes, material culture and money, and helped to articulate the flow of ideas, information, goods and capital. The importance of the Grand Tour and Empire to the country house has long been recognised, but domestic tourism and travel for more mundane purposes – to visit family or friends, engage in political life or go to town – were also significant. In this conference, we wish to explore a wide range of travel experiences and consider how these impacted on the country house.

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Featured Researcher: Emmanuel Adukwu

Emm1In the first of our ‘featured researcher’ series, Dr Emmanuel Adukwu describes his experiences of being a doctoral researcher and his career highlights. Emmanuel is now working as a Lecturer at UWE in Bristol. 

My research

I recently completed my PhD in microbiology studying the physiological and genetic characteristics of community acquired infections (CAIs). This was a project funded by the Centre for Health and Wellbeing Research (CHWR) at the University of Northampton, with a grant from the Northamptonshire Primary Care Trust.

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CAIs became newsworthy within the last 20 years following many years combating Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI). CAIs are acquired outside the healthcare setting and have unique risk factors and different antibiotic resistance and genetic characteristics.

Key pathogens under investigation were community acquired MRSA, Clostridium difficile and antibiotic resistant enterococcus spp. Data on the effect of essential oils on planktonic cells and biofilms of Staphylococcus aureus were published in 2012.  Read the rest of this entry