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£1M worth of equipment available to businesses for the first time in Wales.

Bangor University’s CLARET project has recently taken delivery of a Time of Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer system or ToF-SIMS. This advanced system is the first of its kind in Wales and one of only a handful available for commercial use across the UK.  The highly technical equipment and experts who operate it are based at the University’s School of Electronic Engineering.

Publication date: 3 September 2014

£2M investment in Electronic Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory

New Laboratory Equipped with Agilent Instruments Supports Undergraduate teaching in Wales.

Agilent Technologies Inc. and Bangor University recently opened a new Agilent Branded laboratory equipped with Agilent instruments.  The lab, located in the School of Electronic Engineering at Bangor University, will support teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses in Electronic Engineering.

Publication date: 8 November 2012

30 Years of Mathematics Masterclasses

Bangor University’s Mathematics Master Classes are celebrating their 30th year.

Publication date: 12 March 2014

30 Years of Mathematics Master Classes

Bangor University’s Mathematics Masterclasses are celebrating their 30th year.  These are exciting hands-on and interactive sessions led by education and industry experts for keen and talented young people from across North West Wales. The unique sessions go beyond the school curriculum and bring maths, computer science and engineering to life in surprising topics such as art and sculpture, computer science, design, medicine and even cryptography - the art of protecting information by encrypting it an unreadable format, called cipher text.

Publication date: 17 March 2014

Academics elected as Fellows of the Learned Society of Wales.

Two Bangor University academics elected as Fellows of the Learned Society of Wales.

The Learned Society of Wales announced the results of its 2014 Election of new Fellows this week.  Of the forty three new Fellows, two were from Bangor University – Professor James Scourse from the School of Ocean Sciences and Professor Nigel John from the School of Computer Science. 

Publication date: 16 April 2014

Access All Areas at the 2015 Hidden Worlds exhibition

‘Hidden worlds’  the flagship event at Bangor University’s Science Festival, which runs 13-22 March 2015, is offering even more hands on activities and demonstrations in this the Festival’s fifth year.

Publication date: 11 March 2015

Anglesey’s Standing stones take a leap into the digital age

Anglesey’s standing stones are set to be the subject for an exciting new 3D visual information database thanks to a computer scientist at Bangor University.

Publication date: 19 February 2014

Annual Lecture- Implicit Modelling Comes of Age Brian Wyvill (University of Bath)

Despite great advances in computer graphics, it still takes many hours to build detailed computer models.  The manufacturing industry is entrenched in parametric models, and the triangle mesh still dominates, both as the subject of most modeling research, and as a medium for content creation for games and the movies. GPU hardware for processing and scanning hardware for capture, support the mesh modelling methodology over all else. 

Publication date: 3 October 2013

Annual Lecture School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Annual Lecture School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Tuesday 6th November

Publication date: 21 September 2012

Bangor Academics elected Fellows of the Learned Society of Wales

Seven Bangor University academics have been elected Fellows of the Learned Society of Wales.

Publication date: 20 April 2016

Bangor Academics elected Fellows of the Learned Society of Wales

Four Bangor University academics have been elected Fellows of the Learned Society of Wales.

Publication date: 23 April 2015

Bangor at the Ynys Môn National Eisteddfod

As the major provider of Welsh medium higher education, Bangor University is particularly active again in this year’s National Eisteddfod in Anglesey.

Full details and news about the University’s activities at the Eisteddfod is available on the University’s website at: www.bangor.ac.uk/eisteddfod

Publication date: 2 August 2017

Bangor Engineers win in Cambridge!

For the second year in succession, the Organic Electronics team has won the best poster prize at the InnoLAE conference held in Cambridge. This year the poster covered Dr Colin Watson’s work in our collaboration with SmartKem Ltd.  


Publication date: 8 February 2016

Bangor graduate designs power pack for third world countries

A Bangor University student who has spent the last six months working on designs for a power pack for Third World countries graduated from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 18 July 2014

Bangor’s elite athletes awarded Sports Scholarships

Every year, Bangor University supports students with sporting ability by offering a number of Sports Scholarships for students studying for a degree in any subject area.

Publication date: 10 December 2015

Bangor’s elite athletes awarded Sports Scholarships

Every year, Bangor University supports students with sporting ability by offering a number of Sports Scholarships for students studying for a degree in any subject area.

Publication date: 9 December 2016

Bangor’s elite athletes awarded Sports Scholarships

Every year, Bangor University supports students with sporting ability by offering a number of Sports Scholarships for students studying for a degree in any subject area. These Sports Scholarships are awarded to recognise and support sporting excellence and achievement. They are aimed at helping talented and high performance students to combine their academic study and sporting performance to assist them in achieving their full potential.

Publication date: 13 January 2015

Bangor student creates entertainment portal for train passengers

A Bangor University student recently won an award for Best Developer at Europe's first ever hackathon held on a train.

Jamie Woodruff, a BSc Computer Information Systems student took part in the HackTrain event along with his team Captivate. 

Publication date: 22 April 2015

Bangor two in Santander Entrepreneurship Competition

Bangor University is well represented in the penultimate round of the 2018 Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards taking place at Strathclyde University on 26th June.

Having been selected from undergraduate and graduate students competing at Bangor University recently, Tim Hunt and Joe Perkins are among 20 entrepreneurs to have made it through to the next round to pitch their ideas at the Regional Finals.

Publication date: 22 June 2018

Bangor University awards three ‘Women in Science’ scholarships

Bangor University has awarded its ‘Women in Science’ scholarships to three outstanding female students: Emily Louise Dunn, Emily O’Regan and Kathryn Howard. All three were undergraduate students at Bangor and graduated with First Class Honours in July 2016. The scholarships, which cover the full course fees, will enable the talented and enthusiastic students to continue their studies and are now enrolled in postgraduate research courses at Bangor.

Publication date: 3 January 2017

Bangor University hosts an international Audience

An international Conference brought top researchers in computer graphics to Wales for the first time recently as the Eurographics conference took place in Llandudno in April.

Organised by staff from the School of Computer Science at Bangor University, the delegates visited the University’s Pritchard Jones Hall for a Gala Dinner on the final evening.

Publication date: 18 May 2011

Bangor University maintains leadership position in Student Satisfaction

Bangor University again leads Welsh universities in the most recent measure of student satisfaction, and is among the top 10 of the UK’s best non-specialist universities, the traditional institutions who offer a broad range of subjects. 

Publication date: 12 August 2015

Bangor University opens the first nuclear research institute in Wales

The first nuclear research institute in Wales has opened at Bangor University.  The Nuclear Futures Institute has been established with funding from the Welsh Government’s Sêr Cymru programme, which is helping to attract world leading researchers to Wales, with funding also coming from the European Regional Development Fund and from the University.

Publication date: 16 November 2017

Bangor University rated Gold

Bangor University has been awarded the Gold standard in the UK Government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework, and is the only University in Wales to achieve this standard.

The framework assesses universities against a range of criteria and is part of the UK government’s plans for raising standards in higher education. It also gives students more information so that they can make the most informed decisions when deciding which university to attend.

Publication date: 22 June 2017

Bangor University Research Excellence Awards 2016

Bangor University is to highlight and celebrate the high standard of research at the University in a new Research Excellence Awards event to be held for the first time this December, and has just announced the Awards Shortlists.

The inaugural Awards will shine a spotlight on some of the University’s outstanding research teams and individuals.

The winners will be announced at an Awards dinner in Pontio on 5th December 2016.

Publication date: 26 October 2016

Bangor University’s Dr Yue shortlisted for prestigious Newton Prize

Dr Liyang Yue of Bangor University’s School of Electronic Engineering has been shortlisted for the 2017 Newton Prize for his project building a super-resolution metamaterial 3D printing system.

The Prize is an annual £1 million fund awarded for the best research or innovation that supports the economic development and social welfare of developing countries. Dr Yue is in with the chance of winning up to £200,000 from the Prize to be used to advance or develop the work further.

Publication date: 24 October 2017

Bangor University’s satisfied students

Bangor University continues to rise in popularity among its students. The University again retains its place at 14th in the UK and is second in Wales in a new university experience survey (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2016).

Publication date: 17 March 2016

Bangor University student bags “life changing” grant to develop his ed-tech idea

A Bangor University student has been announced as a winner of a national competition to come up with ideas for new digital tools and apps for learning.

Publication date: 14 July 2016

Bangor University Students Demonstrating Excellent Employability

The annual Employability Celebration evening was held recently to congratulate and showcase Bangor University students who have taken part in the Bangor Employability Award and demonstrated exceptional commitment to developing their employability through extra- and co-curricular activities whilst at University.

Publication date: 8 May 2015

Bangor University student shortlisted for national award

Bangor University’s Students’ Union Vice-President for Societies and Community Elect has been shortlisted for national award.

Publication date: 25 May 2016

Bangor University students look forward to the launch of their first App

Publication date: 15 March 2013

Bangor University students making the internet a safer place

A Bangor University student won the ‘Best Hack’ category at a hackathon at Southampton University recently.

Publication date: 2 April 2014

Bangor University welcomes opportunity to work with nuclear training providers

Bangor University has welcomed Horizon Nuclear Power’s recent announcement of a partnership with Tecnatom, a global nuclear training services provider, as it looks to grow the future operational workforce for its Wylfa Newydd nuclear new-build project on Anglesey, North Wales.

Publication date: 21 July 2017

BBC news report on virtual learning iPad app to help train future neurosurgeons

BBC News reports on a pioneering 'app' developed by Bangor University to help trainee surgeons hone their life saving skills on the operating table.

Publication date: 9 January 2013

Bending light

Dr Liyang Yue at School of Electronic Engineering is the lead author of a paper recently published in the scientific journal "Optics Letters” which reports on a new way to produce a curved light beam, and which has created some interest among scientists since its recent publication.  

Publication date: 21 March 2018

Blowing the whistle on blowing the whistle at the top of Snowdon

Before Hafod Eryri, the exciting new visitor centre, opened at the top of Wales’ highest peak, the Stationmaster would announce the departure of the train by blowing his whistle. This did not quite seem in keeping with the new 21century development so Snowdon Mountain Railway (SMR) turned to Bangor University for assistance.

The result has been the installation of a brand-new fully-automated announcement system for Hafod Eryri, which is now fully operational and has quickly become an essential for the day to day running of the summit terminus.

Publication date: 2 November 2010

Boost for Bangor University as new term gets underway

Welsh language provision at Bangor University has received a significant boost due to funding by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.

The university has appointed four lecturers through the Coleg’s Academic Staffing Scheme to work in Psychology, Law, Computer Science, Nursing and Health Care and Accountancy.

Publication date: 3 October 2013

Brain Cancer stem cells manipulated on a ‘lab on chip’ for first time

As the first stage has been achieved in a new European research collaboration to combat two of the most aggressive brain cancers (www.sumcastec.eu), academic and industry  participants are meeting at Bangor University this week (11-12 July) to discuss the next steps.

Publication date: 11 July 2018

Brilliant ideas from Bangor Students need your vote

Innovative Bangor University students need your votes to bring their ideas to fruition. As part of Jisc’s Summer of Student Innovation 2016, the student ideas competition seeks the best ideas for using technology that could improve the student experience in further or higher education.

Publication date: 26 May 2016

Bubble Challenge for Enterprise by Design

Enterprise by Design 2014 culminated recently with student teams pitching their ideas to a panel of judges and an invited audience. Dr Zigs Extraordinary Bubbles, a toy manufacturer based in north Wales set the challenge: design new packaging for their extraordinary toys.

Publication date: 2 May 2014

Cancer Exhibition at the National Eisteddfod Science & Technology Exhibition

As one of the main sponsors of the Eisteddfod Science & Technology Pavilion, Bangor University is taking a lead in getting children and adults involved in the show. The University  has a range of activities at the Exhibition through the week- covering everything from science for the youngest children, with the very popular Fflach Bangor show- to health themes,  including cancer research,  the food we eat and how to check for our ‘vital signs’ as well as revealing a little about how our brains work.

Publication date: 2 August 2013

Celebrating Excellence amongst first year students

Award-winning first year students have had their achievements recognized at a prize giving ceremony.

The annual Bangor University Entrance Scholarship Presentation evening saw prizes totalling £138,000 awarded to some of the University’s brightest first year students.

Publication date: 27 November 2014

Chris Coleman visits Bangor University to receive Honour

Chis Coleman, Wales’ national football team manager joins Bangor Business School graduating students to receive an Honorary Fellowship, marking Wales’ outstanding achievement at Euro 2016, when the national team reached the semi-finals in an historic and memorable campaign.

Publication date: 17 July 2017

Collaboration on Materials for Flexible Display Electronics Awarded ‘Outstanding’ by the Technology Strategy Board

SmartKem Ltd, a leading developer of high performance, organic semiconductor materials for flexible displays & electronics, and Bangor University are delighted to announce that a recent Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) has been awarded a grade of ‘Outstanding’ by the Technology Strategy Board.

Publication date: 10 March 2014

Computer science PhD work to be exhibited in Paris Art show.

An unusual event for Computer Science, PhD student Zainab Ali Aboodd from Iraq recently completed her PhD under the supervision of Dr Franck Vidal at Bangor University and her work on Evolutionary Art is going to be on display in an art gallery in Paris the work will be exhibited in an art gallery in Paris (Gallerie Louchard, http://www.galerielouchard.paris/). 

Publication date: 3 November 2017

Computer Science student performed ‘live hack’ at top London event

A Bangor University student and certified ethical hacker recently participated at a prestigious London event amid speakers such as Boris Johnson and Lord Alex Carlile. Jamie Woodruff, 21, from Rishton, Lancashire a second year student at the School of Computer Science performed a live hack on stage at the ‘Legislating for LulzSec’ event - a discussion on privacy, data & policy for the digital economy.

Publication date: 17 November 2014

Computers that can understand our emotions?

Having a computer that can read our emotions could lead to all sorts of new applications, including computer games where the player has to control their emotions while playing. Thomas Christy, a Computer Science PhD student at Bangor University is hoping to bring this reality a little nearer by developing a system that will enable computers to read and interpret our emotions and moods in real time.

Publication date: 19 January 2011

Computer Systems Engineer develops power pack for developing Countries

Graduating student Jonathan Hedge has spent the last six months working on designs for a power pack for developing countries, in collaboration with the charity International Health Partners and the company Mobile Power Solutions.

Publication date: 16 July 2014

Corrugated solar building material reveals potential

Research by Noel Bristow (PhD in electronic engineering) and Dr Jeff Kettle of Bangor University’s School of Electronic Engineering published in The Royal Society of Chemistry (Energy & Environmental Science, DOI:10.1039/C5EE02162F) suggests that applying organic photovoltaics (OPVs) onto three dimensional substrates (as opposed to flat), can provide substantial improvements to their efficiency and usefulness. 

Publication date: 26 October 2015

Creating a ‘computer-simulated’ virtual patient to train clinicians

In the future, should you need complicated surgery, the surgeon will be able to prepare and even practice for the procedure on a virtual simulation of your own body or body part that needs attention.

The technology is currently in development to create complete whole body ’simulations’ to train surgeons and other medical professional how to undertake various medical procedures, using ‘virtual’ dummies that appear to be there, and even ‘feel’ as though they’re there, by use of 3D computer graphics  haptic or ‘force feedback’ devices.

Leading the field in Wales in developing this technology is Bangor University’s Professor Nigel John, an expert in visualisation technology at the School of Computer Science.

Publication date: 29 August 2013

Determined student overcomes cancer to graduate

Inspirational Creative Technologies graduate Ronald Rodriguez Winter (Ronnie) has battled cancer to graduate from Bangor University with a First Class degree. To add to his achievements he has also been awarded the Jane Rudall Prize in recognition of his determination and effort in pursuing his studies.

Publication date: 17 July 2015

Developing new long-range micro backpacks for bees

A project to develop a new means of tracking bees in the landscape is progressing well according to scientists at Bangor University. 

An ecologist and a microsystems engineer are working together to develop micro-backpacks for bees that will enable the bees to be followed by small drones as they fly from plant to plant. 

This will enable scientists to learn more about where the bees collect nectar and what might be affecting their numbers.  

Publication date: 29 August 2017

Discover Science Saturday Club for Girls

DEVISING new electronic products or exploring plants - inside and out -  isn't how most teenage girls spend their Saturday mornings.

Publication date: 23 April 2013

Double whammy for Shammi!

An engineering student’s dream comes true this week as she graduates from Bangor University.

Publication date: 16 July 2018

Drapers’ Company Medal awarded to Bangor students

Bangor University students were presented with the Drapers’ Medals recently. The Drapers’ Company is one of the historic Livery Companies of the City of London, and now a philanthropic organization. The Drapers’ Company kindly donates two medals each year to be awarded to outstanding postgraduate students.

Publication date: 20 May 2014

Dream computer science degree for Kieran

Computer Science student, who has enjoyed every moment of his time at Bangor University, graduates this week. Kieran Bold, 21, from Rhos-on-Sea, has always had a passion for Computer Science, blogging about various games since the age of 15.

Publication date: 14 July 2016

Electronic Engineering degree for Ralph

Ralph Maclumbe from Zimbabwe graduated with a BEng Electronic Engineering, First Class degree from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 11 July 2014

Electronic Engineering Final Year Poster Presentation Winners

The winners of the Electronic Engineering Final year project poster prizes have been announced.

Publication date: 13 May 2013

Engineering at Bangor wins £500k for CLARET project

A unique new facility has opened at Bangor University.  The Centre, the first of its kind in Wales, will enable businesses to test a huge range of plastic electronics, space-related equipment and solar cells.

Publication date: 22 January 2014

Engineering student wins Sports Scholarship for the second year

Engineering student William Bryan wins Sports Scholarship for the second year running.

Publication date: 13 December 2016

Enterprising Students rewarded by Bangor University

Bangor University has awarded new Entrepreneurship Scholarships worth a total of £5,000 to its students to mark the end of the academic year.

Publication date: 31 July 2013

Entrepreneurial students selected for Santander Universities competition

Entrepreneurial students pitched their ideas against each other to be selected to represent Bangor University at the UK Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards.

Having presented their ideas or fledgling businesses to the judges and responded to some hard questioning, the successful Bangor University students will now be submitted for consideration for the final shortlist to win the UK Awards, which offer cash prizes of up to £15,000, mentoring and start-up support.

Publication date: 3 May 2016

EPSRC Grant Win

Professor Martin Taylor’s group in Electronic Engineering have recently won an EPSRC grant to investigate the fabrication of a new type of Charged Coupled Device, CCD.

Publication date: 5 November 2012

Ethical Internet hacker scoops £1,000 bounty

A Bangor University student recently scooped a £1,000 prize at a hackathon weekend in Russia. Jamie Woodruff, 21, a student at the School of Computer Science was invited to the Startup Weekend event in Moscow to do a live hack in front of around 1000 people. He was also a guest speaker at the event and gave a talk about cyber security. The Startup Weekend is a 56-hour hackathon where programmers, designers and entrepreneurs hacked up mind blowing websites, amazing apps, and incredible services in order to build fully functional businesses.

Publication date: 2 October 2014

Fancy building your own internet or even a robot?

Fancy some robot building? Some interesting free events for 11-19 year olds are being organised by Technocamps, so come along and get involved.

Publication date: 4 July 2013

Finding new ways to identify and treat the most challenging brain cancers

A large European research collaboration is bringing new technology to bear to combat two of the most aggressive brain cancers.

The research project combines the expertise of leading biologists and electronic engineers to develop innovative microtechnology devices that will ultimately be able to identify and treat Glioblastoma multiforme and Medulloblastoma cancer stem cells.

Publication date: 19 February 2018

First-class degree for Ji

Ji Wu from China graduated with a first-class BEng Electronic Engineering degree this week.

Publication date: 11 July 2014

Fourth Bangor Science Festival is on the horizon

Planning for the fourth annual Bangor Science Festival is well under way and the 2014 Festival is certainly shaping up.  The Science Festival will be held during National Science and Engineering Week from Friday 14th March and Sunday23rd March 2014.

Publication date: 28 January 2014

Fujitsu win contract to boost super computing in Wales

Global technology giant Fujitsu has today (March 22) been named as the successful bidder to partner with the Universities in Wales to create a unique £40 million world-class super computing network, a research and innovation institute and a skills academy.

The supporting infrastructure will stretch to the four corners of Wales and have a reach across the rest of the globe.

Publication date: 22 March 2011

Harnessing our Welsh sunshine

In Wales, we receive on average, 1,390 sunshine hours each year, which could potentially be converted to electricity. If we could capture and convert a small fraction of that, we would need no other source of generation to meet all our energy needs.

The technology to capture this energy is photovoltaics, which harnesses the sun’s rays and converts the energy into electricity which can then be used locally or fed into the national grid.

Publication date: 2 September 2013

Helping local organisations to fill the gaps

A new online job vacancy portal is enabling employers and voluntary organisations across north Wales and beyond, to fill vacancies and opportunities within their organisations. Bangor Prospects is promoting their vacancies to thousands of students and graduates who are currently looking for part-time or casual work; graduate level opportunities; paid placements, internships & voluntary opportunities.

Publication date: 6 October 2015

Hitachi-GE, Imperial and Bangor University developing UK and Welsh BWR expertise

Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd. (Hitachi-GE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Imperial College London and Bangor University, enhancing its commitment to support Welsh and British expertise.

Publication date: 31 October 2016

Hobby and career change leads to First Class Honours!

Creative Technologies graduate Spencer Rose from Denver, Colorado, United States, enrolled in university with the goal of becoming an airline pilot 9 years ago. He soon discovered that his day-in, day-out passion was working on video games - which had been a hobby for many years.  This week he will be graduating with a First Class Honours degree. 

Publication date: 14 July 2016

How computer visualisation can assist medics

If you’re about to undergo a medical procedure, it might be good to know that the person conducting the procedure has been able to prepare in advance or been trained using a life-like computer generated simulator, or even been able to prepare based on simulations of your own actual body.

Publication date: 10 January 2014

How trillions of tiny solar panels could power the internet of things

This article by Jeff Kettle ‎Lecturer in Electronic Engineering,  was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 9 November 2015

HPC Wales to lead European HPC network

High Performance Computing (HPC) Wales, with support from Bangor University, has been awarded a grant by the European Commission under the EU’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme to lead Europe’s Network of HPC Competency Centres for SMEs.

The unique Network will promote access to computational facilities, pool expertise and resources across Europe and share best practice in HPC industrial use, raising awareness of the benefits of HPC and contributing to the implementation of the European HPC Strategy.

Publication date: 12 May 2015

Hummit, the new app released by a Bangor University student

We’ve all had that tune in our heads that we can’t name.  Well, Joey Elliott, aged 22 from Oswestry,  has developed a mobile app to resolve that problem!  His app lets users find the names for those annoying tunes in their head such as the title of a catchy song heard on the radio and then later, you cannot remember. Joey created the idea after he found himself having this recurring problem and is hoping to help others in similar situations.

Publication date: 23 February 2018

Impact and Innovation at Bangor University

Bangor University has rewarded its finest and most innovative academics at the University’s second annual Impact & Innovation Awards.

These Awards recognise outstanding research and enterprise activities from across the institution, which have succeeded in benefiting the wider economy and society.

Publication date: 11 July 2014

Increasing Broadband capacity two thousand-fold - for the same price

Could you use a broadband service that is two thousand times faster, but costs you the same?  A revolutionary “future-proof” technology, first proposed by Bangor University, is the front-runner in satisfying future demand for dramatically increased internet speeds and capacity.

Publication date: 5 November 2012

International Year of Light Celebration Lecture

Publication date: 15 October 2015

IT Employability Expo

On Friday 31st May Software Alliance Wales, together with Technocamps and the Schools of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at Bangor University are organising an IT Employability EXPO at the University’s Neuadd Reichel, on Ffriddoedd Road, Bangor .

Publication date: 20 May 2013

IT Employability Expo 31st May 2013, Neuadd Reichel, Bangor

On Friday 31st May Software Alliance Wales, together with Technocamps and the Schools of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at Bangor University are organising an IT Employability EXPO at the University’s Neuadd Reichel, on Ffriddoedd Road, Bangor .

Publication date: 20 May 2013

Jamie Woodruff - My Life at Bangor

Watch the Video Profile of Jamie Woodruff as he talks to BangorTV about his experiences as a Computer Information Systems student at Bangor. He tells us more about his interest in Ethical Hacking and the support he's received from the Miles Dyslexia Centre.

Publication date: 27 February 2015

Keeping it in the family

Three members of a Kuwaiti family graduate with pride from Bangor University this week. Aqeel and Mohammad Hamoud and Duhar Al-Etabi from Kuwait came to study for a BEng in Electronic Engineering, had mixed emotions about their three years at Bangor coming to an end. 

Publication date: 17 July 2015

Launch of €1.8 million Network to develop the Solar Energy Sector in Ireland and Wales

A new €1.8 million initiative to help develop and sustain employment in the economically important Solar Energy (photovoltaic or PV) sector has just been launched by a consortium of Higher Education Institutes, from Wales and Ireland. The ‘Wales Ireland Network for Innovative Photovoltaic Technologies’ (WIN-IPT) is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Ireland Wales Programme 2007-13.

Publication date: 25 October 2012

Local school children learn to code thanks to Bangor University

Pupils from five Llŷn primary schools visited Bangor University recently as part of a collaboration between the University’s Widening Access Centre and Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s Pwllheli campus.

Publication date: 17 September 2015

Local School pupils get hands on at CodiSTEM

Publication date: 7 May 2015

Materials by Design approaches to inform graphene fabrication

The Laboratory for Matter Dynamics led by E.M. Campo has developed a promising approach to inform graphene fabrication. Under HPC Wales-Fujitsu and US- European Office of Aerospace Research and Development funding, the Campo group are combining experimental and theoretical synchrotron spectroscopies towards optimized graphene electronic devices. The new generation of devices will enable faster, smaller, and flexible electronics whose range of applications spans from smart textiles to hand-held devices.

Publication date: 7 March 2016

Mature Student gains a First Class Honours Degree and Award

Wendy Ann Evans, 43, from Bangor is graduating this week with a first class honours degree in Information Communications Technology.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

MEng students enjoy study trip of a lifetime to Brazil

Electronic Engineering students Sean Kiely and Paul Spencer recently spent nine weeks studying in Brazil. Sean writes about the experience:
"Brazil! I mean ... WOW! Four years ago when I was in college, if you told me I would be flying to the other side of the world to work on the most cutting edge research going, I would have told you, you had as much chance to become prime minister! But there I was on my BA flight (all expenses paid) to University of Sao Paulo in Sao Carlos."

Publication date: 9 January 2013

MEng students enjoy study trip of a lifetime to Brazil

Electronic Engineering students Sean Kiely and Paul Spencer spent nine weeks studying in Brazil.

Publication date: 29 January 2018

MEng students receive their bursary cheques

Professor Paul Spencer and Dr Iestyn Pierce present cheques to some of the MEng students.

Publication date: 22 April 2013

MEng Student working for QuinetiQ

"I recently started working for QinetiQ in Malvern as graduate Electronic Engineer in the Special Projects division. Currently I am involved with various projects utilising the Passive Millimetre Wave technology developed here at QinetiQ. 

Publication date: 30 January 2018

MEng Team Project Students give back to local community

Seven students graduating this year on the MEng Electronic Engineering and MEng Computer Systems Engineering have designed and built an electric train for the Llanberis Railway (Rheilffordd Llyn Padarn) as part of their degree studies. All MEng students take a substantial team project in their final year in partnership with an external company. This year’s partner company was Rheilffordd Llyn Padarn.

Publication date: 16 July 2014

Metamaterial: Perfect Absorber Seminar

Professor Vu Dinh Lam, Head of Metamaterial Group, Vice-Director of Institute of Materials Science (IMS), Vietnam Academy of Sciences and Technology (VAST), will be visiting the school of Electronic Engineering on Monday 22nd February, to deliver a seminar on metamaterial perfect absorber which will be held at 10.20 am in the library reading room on the second floor of the Dean Street Building.

Publication date: 19 February 2016

Ministerial prize-giving marks National HE Stem Programme success

During The Wales Celebration Event for the National HE STEM Programme event  held in Cardiff Bay recently, a Bangor University student received Second prize of the Wales HE STEM Cutting Edge Research Poster Competition.  Huw Waters, of Bangor University’s School of Electronic Engineering was congratulated by  Edwina Hart Hart AM, Minister for Business, Enterprise, Technology and Science for his poster explaining his research on ‘New polymers and oligomers for printing of next generation solar cells’.

Publication date: 26 June 2012

Minister visits Bangor University’s School of Electronic Engineering

The Welsh Government’s Minister for Skills & Science, Julie James AM, visited Bangor University’s School of Electronic Engineering on Thursday (16 Feb). During the visit, the Minister was taken on a tour of the school’s state-of-the-art laboratories and was given a demonstration of the work undertaken by Professor Jianming Tang and his Optical Communications Research Group (OCRG).

Publication date: 17 February 2017

Multidisciplinary innovation in Adventure Tourism at Bangor University: bringing wellness to North Wales

Enterprise by Design is back for its 7th annual competition for 2018, and the winning team has just been awarded a cheque for £2,500. The challenge brings students from the areas of Psychology, Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Business, Product Design, and Creative Studies and Media to work together in multidisciplinary teams. Their goal is to create a product or service for local businesses over an 8-week period.

Publication date: 23 March 2018

National bursaries for Bangor's engineering talent

Three students from Bangor University have received Engineering Horizons Bursaries from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The bursaries are awarded to students who are passionate about engineering and have taken up a place on an engineering or technology degree course which has been accredited by the IET.

Publication date: 21 February 2018

New long-range micro backpacks for bees could provide vital information

Harnessing the bee’s own electrical energy is the solution proposed by an exciting new project to create a lightweight and long range bee-tracking device.

Bee populations, our vital crop and fruit pollinators, are in serious decline; their survival faces challenges on several fronts, insecticides and varroa mites to name a few.

Publication date: 14 December 2015

Out and about this weekend?

This bank holiday weekend, how about going out and walking the countryside and taking photographs of prehistoric monuments? Around Wales there are some fantastic walks, and you will be able to see our past heritage as well. 

Publication date: 25 August 2016

Peter’s dream internship at Jaguar Land Rover

A Computer Systems Engineering student has spent his second summer on a prestigious sponsorship scheme at Jaguar Land Rover in Coventry.

Publication date: 2 October 2014

PhD next for talented Bala Engineer

A talented engineer graduated from Bangor University after four years of hard work this week.

Publication date: 20 July 2017

Philippe graduates with a First after an action packed three years

A student from Cameroon is celebrating graduating with a First Class degree in Electronic Engineering after what he describes as ‘years of hard work, sleepless night and perseverance’. 

Publication date: 14 July 2016

Prizewinning student lands Graduate Research Engineer job at Jaguar Land Rover

Inspired by the real world problems engineers face on a daily basis, a prizewinning student graduated from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 17 July 2015

Prof. Alan Shore and Ray Davies discuss Photonics with the BBC on the Science Cafe Programme

Professor Alan Shore and Ray Davies discuss Photonics with the BBC on the Science Cafe radio programme.

Publication date: 8 October 2012

Professor Nigel John receives prestigious Churchill Medallion

Professor Nigel John from Bangor University's School of Computer Science was presented with a Churchill medallion at a prestigious biennial award ceremony in London recently, after successfully completing his Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship.

Publication date: 25 June 2014

REF confirms growth in quality of research

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework results show that the School of Computer Science has improved the quality of its research outputs profile.

Publication date: 22 December 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014: Results Overview

Periodically the UK government sponsors a process, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) that grades the research activity in all UK Universities, the most recent results have now been released for REF 2014.

Publication date: 23 January 2015

Research from Bangor presented at the premier Data Visualization Conference

Professor Jonathan C. Roberts and Dr Panagiotis (Panos) Ritsos, from Computer Science, represented Bangor University at the IEEE Visualization (VIS2017) Conference, held in Phoenix, Arizona, USA this month.

Publication date: 3 November 2017

Robotics of the future, Schools Lego-Robot competition

Schools across the whole of Wales took part in a simultaneous “Robotics of the future” Lego challenge at Venue Cymru recently. Bangor University’s Technocamps team ran the north Wales heat of this exciting new competition. 

Publication date: 29 July 2013

Santander reward students’ bright ideas

Bangor University held the finals for the first stage of the Santander Entrepreneurship Awards recently.

On the day, five undergraduate and five postgraduate students presented their ideas to a panel of judges, which included the University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor John G. Hughes, with the hope of making it through to represent Bangor at the national Santander finals in July.

Publication date: 31 March 2014

Satisfied students place Bangor University among top UK universities

Bangor University’s students have again given the University a resounding testimonial in the annual National Student Satisfaction survey, placing the University eighth among the UK’s non-specialist universities in the UK and second among Welsh Universities.

The news follows hard on the heels of the University’s recent success in being awarded a Gold Standard in the UK Government’s new Teaching Excellence Framework, the only Welsh university to achieve this standard.

Publication date: 9 August 2017

School children create art inspired by Anglesey’s standing stones

An exhibition of Artwork inspired by Anglesey’s Standing Stones will be visiting Galeri in Caernarfon between 15 August and 5 September.

Publication date: 5 August 2014

School of Electronic Engineering ranked 2nd in the UK for Teaching Quality

Bangor University's School of Electronic Engineering has been ranked second in the UK for Teaching Quality by the 2016 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. 

Publication date: 12 October 2016

School of Music re-opens after £2M Refurbishment

Bangor University’s School of Music celebrated the opening of its refurbished facilities with a ceremony for staff and students. The ceremony celebrated the completion of the £2million renovation of the building, creating facilities befitting one of the 5 best music departments in the UK as voted by students in the 2016 National Student Survey. 

Publication date: 19 September 2016

Schools to host IET Present around the World competition for students with £250 first prize

The schools of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering will host an IET competition on the 19th March at 2pm in the Library Reading Room Dean Street.

Publication date: 19 January 2015

Scouting volunteer graduates

Owen Jones, 21, from Redditch, Worcestershire graduated with and MEng Electronic Engineering degree after an ‘amazing’ four years.


Publication date: 14 July 2016

Seeing the invisible: visible light superlens made from nanobeads

A paper in Science Advances (12 August) provides proof of a new concept, using new solid 3D superlenses to break through the scale of things previously visible through a microscope.

Illustrating the strength of the new superlens, the scientists describe seeing for the first time, the actual information on the surface of a Blue Ray DVD. That shiny surface is not as smooth as we think. Current microscopes cannot see the grooves containing the data- but now even the data itself is revealed

Publication date: 13 August 2016

Seminar: Soft Optical and Electronic Materials: Development of Conjugated Polymers and Supermolecular Machines

This seminar will be of interest to anyone working in photovoltaics, organic electronics, organic chemistry and supermolecular chemistry. Held by: Prof Masaki Horie, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan. On Friday 12th July, 1pm-2pm, Seminar Room 211, School of Electronic engineering, Dean street.

Publication date: 25 June 2013

Seminar: "State of play for analysing the nonlinear dymanics of experimental laser systems: Research at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia"

Deb Kane has been a frequent visitor to the School of Electronic Engineering over the past 15 years or so and we have engaged in fruitful research collaborations with Deb and her group in Sydney. The present visit is in relation to an existing research collaboration.

Publication date: 25 April 2013

Snowdonia walking ‘app’ launched

A Bangor graduate has recently developed his first mobile ‘app’ - Walking in Snowdonia

Publication date: 15 October 2012

Software Alliance Wales hosts Computer Science EXPO at Bangor University

Software Alliance Wales and Bangor University host a Computer Science EXPO on the afternoon of Thursday 3rd April. The event will take place on campus at Bangor University and will see up to 50 of Bangor’s brightest computer science undergraduates present their final year projects to local SMEs who may be looking to recruit IT graduates for their businesses.

Publication date: 3 April 2014

Spider silk: Mother Nature’s Bio-Superlens

Hot on the heels of a paper (Sci. Adv. 2 e1600901,2016) revealing that a team at Bangor University’s School of Electronic Engineering has used a nanobead-derived superlens to break the perceived resolution barrier, the same team has achieved another world first: using spider-silk as a superlens to increase the microscope’s potential.

Publication date: 19 August 2016

Stroke sufferer graduates with pride

A prize-winning gifted computer programmer graduated from Bangor University this week.

Publication date: 10 July 2014

Strong REF performance for Electronic Engineering

The Head of the School of Electronic Engineering has welcomes the results of the 2014 REF in which research from the School was one of 14 submissions made by Bangor University.

Publication date: 18 December 2014

Succeeding in Nuclear industry

A pair of students from North Wales attending Bangor University have recently taken huge strides forward in pursuing their ambitions to carve out future careers in the nuclear industry.

Publication date: 5 July 2016

Supercomputers used to model disaster scenarios

Undergraduate students from the School of Computer Science at Bangor University will be using supercomputers to run programmes that can predict how lethal disease might spread, or how people are likely to react in a disaster.

Publication date: 27 May 2014

Technocamps to encourage young people to follow in the footsteps of Bill Gates

An £6million project to encourage young people to follow in the footsteps of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and other successful technologists and entrepreneurs has been announced  today (2.2.11) by Deputy Minister for Science, Innovation and Skills, Lesley Griffiths AM.

Publication date: 2 February 2011

The Appliance of Science!

Bangor University’s Science Festival is back for its seventh year and welcomes everyone to explore and discuss science through talks hands-on activities exhibitions demonstrations - all free to attend.

Publication date: 16 February 2017

The Appliance of Science!

Bangor University’s Science Festival is back for its seventh year and welcomes everyone to explore and discuss science through talks hands-on activities exhibitions demonstrations - all free to attend.

Publication date: 7 March 2017

The latest developments in solar energy to be highlighted at Bangor University

Bangor University's School of Electronic Engineering will host to the Solar Energy Society’s PVSAT 13 (Photovoltaic Science, Application and Technology) conference this month (5-7 April), bringing together the brightest and best scientists in the field of solar for the most important conference on solar energy research in the UK.

Around 5% of our electricity is produced from solar energy in the UK, with a 25% increase in solar energy production in recent years and a constantly reducing production cost, solar is one of the cheapest forms of energy production so the future looks bright for solar. It remains a popular research area in the science and engineering sector of UK universities.

Publication date: 3 April 2017

Top marks for Nigerian student

Eta Uso from Nigeria emerged as Best Graduating Student by achieving the highest overall marks for all students who were taking the MSc Computing & Internet Systems programme at Bangor University’s School of Computer Science.

Publication date: 18 July 2014

Understanding our Oceans

Bangor University’s Schools of Ocean Sciences, Electronic Engineering and Computer Science in collaboration with company partner Tidal Lagoon Power are looking for a computer science student to help them build an autonomous vehicle that will answer questions that have bugged ecologists and fisheries scientists for years – how and where do fish swim? The new project being developed by SEACAMS, Bangor University and funded by KESS 2 aims to track small marine fish to understand where  fish swim in a way that has previously only been applied to large sharks. 

Publication date: 7 August 2017

Underwater-world software developed for launch of new Samsung Gear VR mobile device

Bangor University Lecturer Dr Llyr Ap Cenydd from the School of Computer Science has been working on a top secret project with Samsung and Oculus to develop an app called “Ocean Rift” that is expected to launch alongside  the new Samsung Gear VR mobile device.

Publication date: 30 October 2014

Virtual Learning iPad app to help train future neurosurgeons

A new mobile ‘app’, downloadable free of charge, will assist with the training of future neurosurgeons, and is just one of a stream of programmes being developed, adapting visual computing and three dimensional realities to provide cost-effective virtual learning for a range of medical procedures.

Publication date: 8 January 2013

Wales leads the way in the science of Light

An exciting new Pan-Wales project was launched at the Cardiff Millenium Centre recently.  The CAMPUS (CApability Matrix for Photonics Up Skilling) project, lead by the School of Electronic Engineering, is focussing on collaboration with Welsh companies.  The project aims to give local companies exclusive access to specialist research and development equipment, facilities and staff, in order to position Wales as a leader in the science of photonics.

Publication date: 24 August 2012

Web-Chats with Assembly Members

We are looking for students and apprentices to take part in a web-chat with Assembly Members about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Skills in Wales. We want to hear your views on whether you think enough is being done to encourage young people to enter Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths courses. We would also like to hear your views on whether these courses enable young people to develop the required skills for a career in these fields.

Publication date: 8 April 2014

We want to build tiny backpacks for bees – here’s why

This article by Paul Cross, Senior Lecturer in the Environment, at the School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography and Cristiano Palego, Senior Lecturer in Smart Sensors and Instrumentation at the School of Electronic Engineering, was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.  

Publication date: 3 December 2015

Windows 95 turns 20 – and new ways of interacting show up desktop's age

This article by Jonathan Roberts of the School of Computer Science was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article

 

The arrival of Microsoft Windows 95 on August 24 1995 brought about a desktop PC boom. With an easier and more intuitive graphical user interface than previous versions it appealed to more than just business, and Bill Gates’ stated aim of one PC per person per desk was set in motion. This was a time of 320Mb hard drives, 8Mb RAM and 15” inch CRT monitors. For most home users, the internet had only just arrived.

Publication date: 21 August 2015

World record semiconductor performance set to enable the internet of things

Flexible electronics for the internet of things are now a reality thanks to new technology created by North Wales company SmartKem Ltd, with the help of scientists at Bangor University

Scientists at the School of Electronic Engineering have been testing SmartKem’s semiconductor material truFLEX® and have demonstrated operating in electronic form at the frequencies required to make high-speed flexible electronics a reality.

Publication date: 6 May 2016

Zip World Triumph for Enterprising Students

Bangor University’s Enterprise by Design team are delighted to have pioneering company, Zip World as the commercial partner this year to provide the students with a meaningful challenge that actively seeks to contribute to the future success of the company.

Twelve multidisciplinary teams pitched for a stake in the £5,000 prize fund following ten weeks of working alongside postgraduate facilitators and academic specialists in a design-led process to tackle a real world design brief.

Publication date: 24 April 2017