News & Events

SEC flys at Farnborough Airshow

A crew of Aerospace and Astronautic students and academics took off to the Farnborough Airshow to promote our research capabilities, facilities and courses to the trade, schools and families. As well numerous fly-bys from fighter jets and commercial planes - there were four huge halls packed with stands from the cream of industry and educational ...

Posted in Aerospace and Aircraft Engineering News, SEC News

KU E-Racing – top ranked UK electric Formula Student team!

After plenty of late nights, the KU e-Racing team made it to Silverstone for the second year in a row to compete in IMechE’s Formula Student competition – and this year, they were also joined by the KU Green Racing Team in the Class-2 event. Just a few days after the Formula 1 drivers sped around ...

Posted in Mechanical and Automotive Engineering News, SEC News

New Integrated Research and Teaching Laboratory for biological and medical sciences

Kingston’s new Integrated Research and Teaching Laboratory for biological and medical sciences was officially opened by Professor Ken Reid earlier this month, when he cut a yellow ribbon made from biological hazard tape!  Ken and his wife Margery were guests of honour at the event hosted by Deputy Vice-Chancellor, David Mackintosh and Edith Sim, Dean ...

Posted in IhSHA Calendar, Interdisciplinary Hub for the Study of Health and Age-related conditions, Life Sciences News, Pharmacy and Chemistry News, Research News, SEC News

Two PhD projects vacancies in CFES (Closing date 22 August 2014).

The Centre for Fire and Explosion Studies (CFES) at Kingston University is currently inviting applicants for two PhD projects. The research posts/PhD projects are funded by the European Union Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITN) and are part of the multidisciplinary SafeLNG project that aims to investigate the complex physics underpinning the safe handling of Liquefied Natural Gas ...

Posted in Centre for Fire and Explosion Studies

SENPHRG Second Seminar – 2 July

This seminar is to be given by Prof Andrea Petroczi from the School of Life Sciences. Andrea is a core member of the SENPHRG and her research into ‘smart drugs’ has recently generated media interest. The title of her talk is: “From curiosity-driven research to impact: The story of the Athlete Learning Program about Health and Anti-Doping” Date: Wednesday ...

Posted in IhSHA Calendar, Sport, Exercise, Nutrition and Public Health Research Group

Professor Sergio Velastin to give keynote talk at IEEE Fusion 2014

Emeritus Professor Velastin is due to give a keynote talk at the 17th International Conference on Information Fusion  (IEEE Fusion 2014) on 8th July, which will be held in Salamanca, Spain. This event will provide a forum to discuss the latest research in Information Fusion its impacts for industry and institutions. - See more at:

Posted in Digital Imaging Research Centre (DIRC)

Ana Marques Gomes and Shereen Nabhani-Gebara represent the DDDPC at the 2014 UK National Smoking Cessation Conference

Ana Marques Gomes and Shereen Nabhani-Gebara (photo) attended and presented at the 2014 UK National Smoking Cessation Conference that was held in London, on the 12th and 13th of June 2014. They contributed an oral presentations entitled “Community pharmacists' perceptions of e-cigarettes”; co-authored by Zohra Yasmin, Gianpiero Calabrese and Reem Kayyali. The  presentation explored the ...

Posted in Drug Discovery, Delivery and Patient Care

New ‘Energy Initiative’ to launch at Kingston

An exciting new Energy initiative in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing will pull together a wide range of disciplines and research, and develop new teaching and learning opportunities for staff and students. The Energy initiative will be formally launched on 4 August by MP for Kingston and Surbiton and Secretary of State for Energy ...

Posted in Civil Engineering and Construction News, Geography, Geology and Environment News, SEC News

DCRG Success at IhSHA Conference

Three students from the DCRG won top prizes for their presentations at the recent IhSHA conference.  Amanda Dandagama and Katrina Viloria (pictured) were awarded first prize by the University Vice Chancellor, Professor Julius Weinberg for their talk on 3D matrix models relevant to both cancer and diabetes, and Olga Eleftheriadou won second prize for her ...

Posted in Diabetes Research Group

Skydiving for Diabetes UK and a new world record

Fadel Lhaf, a PhD student in the DCRG, took part in a Skydiving World Record on 14th June to raise money for the charity Diabetes UK.  Along with over 300 other people across the UK, Fadel jumped from 10,000 feet to set a new world record for number of tandem skydives in 24 hours. 

Posted in Diabetes Research Group