2014 News Archive

First human trials show non-invasive diagnosis of bone diseases possible
New research carried out within the Central Laser Facility (CLF) at the Research Complex at Harwell in collaboration with UCL and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) in Stanmore could lead to the early diagnosis of debilitating conditions such as ‘brittle bone’ and osteoporosis. 12 December 2014
Research Complex in BBSRC bioscience training partnerships
The Research Complex is a key partner in three new Doctoral Training Partnerships, funded by a £125M award announced by the BBSRC. 10 October 2014
Professor Ian Robinson awarded the Gregori Aminoff Prize 2015
Professor Ian Robinson has been awarded the 2015 Aminoff Prize in recognition of his "pioneering contributions in the field of X-ray diffraction…. in the forefront when it comes to utilising the opportunities provided by increasingly advanced synchrotron light sources and free-electron lasers in the study of the electronic and structural properties of solids” The Gregori Aminoff Prize of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is intended to reward a documented, individual contribution in the field of crystallography, including areas concerned with the dynamics of the formation and determination of crystal structures. The prize may be awarded either to an individual Swedish or foreign researcher, or to a joint research group of no more than three persons. 15 September 2014
Spinout company wins prestigious engineering award
CLF spinout Cobalt Light Systems has won the UK's premier engineering prize, the MacRobert Award. It has been recognised for pioneering identification of the chemical composition of liquids sealed in non-metallic containers without opening them. 16 July 2014
Spinout company nominated for prestigious engineering award
CLF spinout Cobalt Light Systems is one of three candidates shortlisted for the UK's premier engineering prize, the MacRobert Award, alongside Rolls Royce and QineticQ-owned Optasense. It has been recognised for pioneering a means of identifying the chemical composition of liquids sealed within non-metallic containers without opening them. 06 May 2014
RCaH workshop explores the frontiers of biological imaging
The Harwell Oxford campus hosts a unique combination of world-leading facilities to image biological organisms at all scales, from whole animals to cells and even individual molecules. 04 April 2014
Manchester Imaging research honoured by the Queen
President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, accepted the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education from Her Majesty at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on the morning of Thursday 27 February 2014. Professor Rothwell was accompanied at the Palace by University Chancellor, Tom Bloxham, Vice-President and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Professor Colin Bailey, Professor of Materials Imaging, Peter Lee, Professor of Nuclear Materials, Paul Mummery, and Professor of Materials Science Phil Withers. 04 April 2014