Archive for December 23, 2015

Distinguished physicist takes national role

Allan Boardman is the latest academic to take on an influential national role after being courted by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).  Professor Boardman is Chair of Applied Physics in the School of Computing, Science and Engineering has an international reputation for his work on surface plasmons and guided wave optics, especially […]


CHIME at the EFG London Jazz Festival

On Friday 20 November 2015 the SURF Centre attended the inception event of the Cultural Heritage and Improvised Music in Europe (CHIME) project at the EFG London Jazz Festival. The event, held at the Southbank Centre in London, provided partners with an opportunity to come together to talk about their work, to share ideas, and […]


Realising the city: drawing out the potential of urban ethnography

Dr Jessica Symons (University of Salford and a member of UPRISE) and Dr Camilla Lewis (University of Manchester) are collaborating on the development of a new edited collection Realising the city, scheduled for publication in March 2016 by Manchester University Press. (Photo credit: Mark Treacher)


Manchester Science Festival

The SURF Centre was represented at this year’s Manchester Science Festival at the University of Salford Mediacity campus. The aim was to demonstrate the value of social science. The message was that social science helps make the connections between different disciplines and develops replicable methods in the process. Like physicists or engineers, we work with […]


Santander Travel Award granted for innovative foot research

A Santander Travel Award has been granted to Dr Kris Hollands and Prof Chris Nester to collaborate with Dr. Leah Bent: (University of Guelph, Canada: https://www.uoguelph.ca/hhns/People/LBent.html) on a project investigating the role of sensation from the soles of the feet, and the effects of sensory stimulating insoles, on controlling balance and walking. Walking safely requires the ability to […]


Prof.Ghasem Nasr to deliver presentation at Aerosol & Dispensing Forum

Prof Ghasem Nasr will be attending the Aerosol & Dispensing Forum conference in Paris on 3rd and 4th February 2016 where he will deliver a presentation focused on: Innovation Ecosystem “The Evolution of Salvalco Eco-Vale”. The talk will cover innovation and definition, innovation ecosystem and framework within the aerosol industry, developing innovation strategy and process […]


New Home insulation technology wins national competition

The University has won a national award of £50,000 for a project which will help save energy and insulate homes. Working with Arcada University, Finland, academics from the School of the Built Environment (SoBE) scooped the winning concept in a competition run by BRE, the world-leading building science centre. The challenge was to develop a […]


Salford Scientists prove they can create largest saturated hydrocarbon molecule

Scientific tests at the University have proven that graphene can be converted into a massive insultating hydrocarbon molecule by reaction with hydrogen at elevated temperatures and pressures. The research was led by Dr John Proctor from the Materials and Physics Research Group at Salford and published in ACS Nano in collaboration with the Graphene Research Group at Manchester University […]


New research project on restorative justice being developed at Salford

Professor  Chris Birkbeck, Sociology, University of Salford, explains: “I was recently interviewed by the Restorative Forum about a new research project on restorative justice that we are developing at Salford. In the interview, we discuss the challenges to achieving reconciliation between victims and offenders. Most research on restorative justice looks at its philosophy, method or outcomes […]


A message from the Pro Vice-Chancellor Research & Enterprise: New Research Centres are up and running

I am very pleased to advise colleagues that the University’s nine re-launched Research Centres are now fully up and running. Based within Schools, Research Centres are built around the University’s areas of research strength, capacity and excellence, and are the driving force for supporting academics and research colleagues to undertake high-quality research and generate income. […]