Monthly Archives: February 2008

Robots in your blood? They’re not what you think…

Imagine a future where tiny robots can heal people from the inside. If this sounds like science fiction to you, then you are in good company with Professors Noel Sharkey and Tony Ryan from the University of Sheffield. While they agree that nanorobots are a possibility, they argue that they are probably not the kind […]

Posted on Thursday, February 7th, 2008 in News.

Honours for Polymer Centre chairman

Congratulations to Professor Tony Ryan, who has been awarded an OBE in the 2005/6 New Year’s Honours list for services to science. Tony’s research interests are in structure development during polymer processing, but he has applied the understandings he has developed in this field to a number of applications in polymer science, including nano-scale devices […]

Posted on Thursday, February 7th, 2008 in News.

Improving links with industry

The Polymer IRC, of which the Sheffield Polymer Centre is a part, has recently joined forces with the British Plastics Federation’s (BPF) Business Support Network. This further strengthens our links with industry, helping to develop communications between industry and active research groups in UK universities. Philip Law, BPF Public and Industrial Affairs Director said: “We […]

Posted on Thursday, February 7th, 2008 in News.

Polymer Centre staff take a lead role in marketing Micro- and Nanotechnology from Yorkshire & Humberside

Yorkshire Forward has announced a £5 million funding package for three University-based centres to help the region’s companies exploit the global Micro-and Nano- Technology (MNT) market. The Nanofactory, based at the University of Leeds, the York-JEOL Centre for Nanolithography and Analysis and the Micro- and Nanomoulding Centre, based at the University of Bradford (part of […]

Posted on Thursday, February 7th, 2008 in News.

Wonderland – Sheffield launch date confirmed

Wonderland is an investigation of how science, design and culture can be combined to help question, and perhaps reverse our addiction to the throw away society. Later this year, the exhibition is due to tour Sheffield and Belfast – with disappearing Dresses, new ways to purify water, and plastic bottles that become flowers. If you […]

Posted on Thursday, February 7th, 2008 in Event, News.