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Dr Joe Briscoe Queen Mary Researcher receives €2 million grant to develop more efficient solar technology
17 March 2021

Dr Joe Briscoe, from the School of Engineering and Materials Science, has been awarded funding from the European Research Council (ERC) to investigate new ways to improve the efficiency of solar technology.

River Chess ChessWatch: Observations on a Citizen Science approach to catchment management
10 March 2021

The project, led by Professor Kate Heppell from Queen Mary’s School of Geography, will enable stakeholders and researchers to collaborate using scientific evidence to help shape management plans for the chalk stream of the River Chess, which flows through Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire.

Fruit and Vegetables Study shows subsidies most effective way to encourage sustainable food choices
5 March 2021

The study, led by Dr Magda Osman from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, investigated the impact of different interventions on encouraging people to select low carbon emission menu options in a simulated lunchtime canteen environment.

Waves breaking Queen Mary researchers to help unlock the potential of marine wave energy
15 February 2021

Queen Mary University of London have launched a new research project aimed at overcoming current challenges with devices that capture wave energy and convert it into electricity.

Petrol ban will be a breath of fresh air
12 November 2020

Researchers from the Blizard Institute contributed to recent discussions on the 2030 ban on new petrol and diesel vehicles

image of a handbag Collaborating with SMEs to develop sustainable fashion
21 July 2020

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London’s School of Engineering and Materials Science are working with a multi-award winning accessories brand to drive forward sustainable innovation within the fashion industry.

A duck next to a river Tackling the environmental challenges of Covid-19
5 June 2020

Queen Mary University of London is one of five universities to receive funding from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to address and mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the environment and society.

Laura Kelly Scientists find genes to save ash trees from deadly beetle
25 May 2020

An international team of scientists have identified candidate resistance genes that could protect ash trees from the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a deadly pest that is expected to kill billions of trees worldwide.