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Top honour for engineering’s ‘best of the best’

Published
Wednesday 22nd September, 2021
Categories
Science
Coronavirus

An academic who has led research into the way the virus responsible for COVID-19 spreads in buildings and enclosed spaces has been honoured by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Professor Cath Noakes head and shoulders

Speeding up development of health technologies

Published
Thursday 16th September, 2021
Categories
Health
Technology
Working with Business

A centre to support the development of health technology has been launched by the University in partnership with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

A researcher looks at a large screen showing how components in a device fit together

Showcasing digital expertise

Published
Wednesday 15th September, 2021
Categories
Technology
Working with Business

Researchers across the University are preparing to showcase their digital expertise as part of a packed programme for the largest tech event in the UK.

A person holds their hand up to the Leeds Digital Festival logo, whilst wearing a virtual reality headset

The 'hidden' science critical to economic success

Published
Wednesday 15th September, 2021
Categories
Science
Working with Business
Technology

Leading scientists say the UK risks being overtaken as a world leader in a key area of science and technology unless there is greater investment in research facilities and training.

Graphic which shows the air flow around a moving areoplane

How planets may be seeded with the chemicals necessary for life

Published
Wednesday 15th September, 2021
Categories
Science
Technology

Analysis of unique "fingerprints" in light emitted from material surrounding young stars has revealed “significant reservoirs” of large organic molecules necessary to form the basis of life.

Graphic of a dust and gas cloud around a forming planet