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Easter Term Dinners 2024

Easter Term Dinners On 9th and 23rd May 2024 we were delighted to host our two Easter Term Dinners in the Senior Common Room Dining Room of Hatfield College, Durham. Each dinner saw both new and established Fellows, Members, and Visiting Fellows convening from across the scientific disciplines for an interdisciplinary-focused evening. We are grateful …

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DIRDI Dinners 2024

Epiphany Term As we approach the end of Epiphany Term, we are incredibly grateful to be able to share our two dinners we have hosted this term. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all those who attended, particularly those who travelled to Durham from around the country.  Our first event of the …

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Funding Award

Innovate UK Funds DIRDI Research on EM Metamaterials It is with great pleasure that we can announce that DIRDI has been successful in applying for the Innovate UK – Accelerated Knowledge Transfer (AKT) scheme. The AKT Scheme aims “to deliver a short, rapid and targeted intervention to accelerate the evaluation or development of an innovation …

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Research Highlight

Ultrasonic Agitation in electroplating This year, DIRDI has supported two projects looking into the effects of ultrasonic agitation on the industrial electroplating process. In Epiphany Term 2023, we supported six students in a Physics Team Project ‘Investigating the Effect of Ultrasonic Agitation and Electrolyte Stirring on the Quality of Nickel Electroplated Brass’, which called for …

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DIRDI Dinner 2023

Michaelmas 2023 Termly Dinner DIRDI’s first termly dinner of the 2023/2024 Academic Year was held on the 29th November 2023 and was enjoyed by a number of Fellows and Members. We are grateful to Professor Paula Chadwick, Professor Ann Maclarnon, Dr Amitabh Trehan, Professor Sana Salous, Professor Adekunle Adeyeye, Dr Jen Topping, Professor Daniel Maitre, …

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Inaugural Weekend Sees DIRDI Drone Competition off to Flying Start!

Durham students from across disciplines took part in DIRDI’s very own drone competition at the start of this year’s Easter Term. The weekend Drone competition, known as “EEOPS-D” (Exploring Entrepreneurial Opportunities using Drones), was the first in what will become an annual event for students. With the vital support of DIRDI Fellow and senior academic …

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