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  • Fancy playing with building physics in a ROOM?

    If at any point in your life, you wondered why the room is dark, why the air is not fresh, or why the speech in an auditorium sounds muffled, the answers lie within building physics. In the mood to learn...

  • 11 Tips for Three Minute Thesis Contenders (and anyone giving a presentation really)

    Author: Jemma Rowlandson, winner of the 2016 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition is a fantastic idea, a great exercise in explaining your research quickly and to a non-specialist audience. It not only comes in...

  • ‘Sorry, but what is an engineer doing in supply chain..?’

    During the last 10 weeks at Patheon UK in Swindon, the above is probably the question I’ve been asked the most and equally struggled to answer, so hopefully as this blog progresses I’ll be able to answer, starting here. I’m...

  • Detecting plastic landmines in different environments

    Author: Carl Tholin-Chittenden, 2nd year PhD student in the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering and a member of the Engineering Tomography Lab (ETL). I am working with Electrical Capacitance Tomography (ECT) which is a sensing technique mainly used in...

  • Munich - First Impressions

    Hi, My name's Will Morgan and i'm one of the four Bath students studying at TUM for the upcoming semester as part of the Erasmus programme. As i'm the last one to write my blog, most of the basics have...

  • Taking to the skies with Human Powered Aircraft

    Author: Lewis Rawlinson, leader of our Bath University Man Powered AirCraft (BUMPAC) team. In February 2015 seven Aerospace Engineering students were tasked to design a Human Powered Aircraft from scratch. The BUMPAC team designed an innovative aircraft with rigid lift...

  • The problem of comfort in prosthetics

    Author: Oscar Rovira (2nd year Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering student). There are thousands of amputations per year in war-torn countries due to mines. The current process of multiple castings and weeks of testing for every individual prosthetic limb has...

  • A glimpse of Munich - Part 1: Arriving & lots of beer!

    CivilEngAbout Us Guten Morgen! Let us introduce ourselves. We are Antonio and Nicklas, two final year Civil Engineering students from Bath, currently starting our ERASMUS exchange at the Technische Universität München (TUM) in Munich. While we were originally planning on...

  • Algorithms to improve medical imaging

    Author: Ander Biguri, PhD student from our Engineering Tomography Lab. Having clear, non-blurred images is key for medical imaging, especially during radiation therapy. Knowing the exact location of a tumour helps to target treatment and protect healthy tissue. Motion artefacts...

  • Matthew - Wilkommen zum München!

    Hi, I am Matthew and I will be blogging here about my experiences whilst studying an Erasmus semester abroad at the Technical University of Munich (TuM) in Munich, Germany. First off a little about me. I have been studying the...