News from 2015
Lancaster engineer’s work on energy systems recognised with MBE
A Lancaster University Professorial Fellow has been recognised in the New Year’s Honours for his services to engineering.
Researchers fighting rapid global spread of Zika virus
The Zika virus, carried by Aedes mosquitos and previously a slow pandemic, is on the rise across the Americas – and its rapid spread is causing serious concern to health officials.
Wi-Fi signals can be exploited to detect attackers
Physical attacks on devices connected to the Internet can be detected by analysing Wi-Fi signals, computer scientists have discovered.
Lancaster Ebola expert helps the World Health Organisation
An expert in Ebola from Lancaster has hailed “a major step forward” in the diagnosis of the disease after working with the World Health Organisation.
Growth potential remains at risk on even the most remote coral reefs
Coral reefs in the Indian Ocean that were severely damaged by a global warming event 17 years ago have bounced back to optimum health and have the potential to keep pace with rising sea levels, but only if they escape the impacts of future warming events, researchers have found.
Lancaster students attend Paris during climate talks
Lancaster University students have visited Paris to take part in a high-level environmental business event held to coincide with global climate negotiations.
Conflict has little effect on malaria control
Conflict does not represent a substantial barrier to the goal of eliminating malaria from Africa according to researchers
Lancaster computer scientist awarded prestigious fellowship
Professor Plamen Angelov has been named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow.
Research reveals family court ‘recycles’ one in three young mums
At least 1 in 4 women will return to the family court, having previously lost a child through court order, and the chances of having a child removed increase to at least 1 in 3 for the youngest women who were teenagers at the birth of their first child.
Lancaster physicists work with Oxford on £5.2m QuEEN project
Lancaster is working with the University of Oxford on a £5.2m project which aims to design and develop the world’s most efficient thermoelectric material.