SES universities receive a boost to tackle major research and societal challenges

 

A Laser Focus on Diamond’s Dual Nature

A breakthrough has opened up remarkable possibilities in laser fabrication and its application to this most remarkable of materials

 

The Green Dream Team

How efficient labs could progress sustainability and excellence in research

 

Raising Tools and Talent

ISIS: Access the Atomic-scale

What is SES?

The Science and Engineering South Consortium brings together the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Southampton, King’s College London, Queen Mary University of London, University College London and Imperial College London, creating the most powerful hub of research-intensive universities in the UK. Our members invest in high quality science, essential for the sustained development of world-leading research that makes a positive difference to the UK economy, our wellbeing and to the world around us.

Knowledge Sharing

Whether we’re supporting researchers to effectively manage their data, providing opportunity to network or creating transparency in equipment sharing, SES is improving standards for you through the spread of knowledge.

Compute

SES institutions have access to regional, national and international supercomputing systems. In addition to the SES Tier-2 HPC systems, HPC-UK provides information on national HPC facilities, access and training.

Research Data

We’re focussed on supporting and furthering all aspects of the research data cycle, from data curation and management to transfer and storage. To find out more, visit our training and Research Data Transfer Zone pages.

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The Green Dream Team

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How efficient labs could progress sustainability and excellence in research An exciting new tool is currently being piloted across the UK in an endeavour to standardise best practice across research efficiency, sustainability and quality. The countless benefits and developments in scientific research are widely known and recognised by society, from better drugs to safer materials and faster technology. However, there’s a rarely reported on ‘dark side’ to science where the materials and energy cost to deliver excellent research, both financially and environmentally, are piling up.  With over 2/3 [1] of total university energy usage consumed by laboratory buildings, it’s no surprise that...

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Guest Post: ISIS – access the atomic-scale

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Beamtime and Batteries at a World-leading Neutron and Muon source Rebecca Shutt PhD researcher, Advanced Characterisation of Materials Centre for Doctoral Training, UCL and Imperial College London My first interaction with the UK neutron and muon source, ISIS, was to apply for beamtime in November last year (2018).  The experiment: to probe structural changes within battery electrodes whilst they are being cycled, i.e. to watch layers of graphene in disordered carbons “breathe” in response to in situ charging and discharging. I am at the very beginning of my PhD, so when I was granted beamtime my first reaction was to...

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SES Open: Harnessing FAIR Data

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Open Science is a contemporary and relevant theme across the UK research landscape. This year we're hosting a series of exciting events that directly engage with the practice of opening up science. From opening up the discussion on  representation of women and people of diverse backgrounds in research, to providing a forum for debate on the opportunities and struggles in mining or storing data, we invite scientists, staff, students, policymakers, scholars and stakeholders in science and education to join us. Harnessing FAIR Data focused on researchers who employ or are seeking to use data in their work. FAIR is a set...

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We're kicking of #ISISatomic today, revealing the capacities of the @isisneutronmuon and hearing from its researchers! twitter.com/RDscience/stat…

SES universities have received a boost to tackle major research and societal challenges as UKRI and industry invest over £800 million funding in new Centres for Doctoral Training. See some of the SES centre highlights here: buff.ly/2GKWaIQ

test Twitter Media - SES universities have received a boost to tackle major research and societal challenges as UKRI and industry invest over £800 million funding in new Centres for Doctoral Training. See some of the SES centre highlights here: https://t.co/ra642840BX https://t.co/FhPIO8U9Ot

Only 1 week to go until #ISISatomic with @isisneutronmuon. There are just a few spaces left if you'd like to find out about the facility and how to harness it for your own #research. Register here: ses.ac.uk/event/scisis/

Working in Chemical Engineering and/or Soft Matter Physics? Prof João Cabral joins us at #ISISatomic from @ImperialChemEng to talk about investigating soft matter with Microfluidics & Scattering methods @isisneutronmuon. To register, visit: buff.ly/2ScT5qq

test Twitter Media - Working in Chemical Engineering and/or Soft Matter Physics? Prof João Cabral joins us at #ISISatomic from @ImperialChemEng to talk about investigating soft matter with Microfluidics & Scattering methods @isisneutronmuon. To register, visit: https://t.co/HTZjBcUoya https://t.co/8f8zBagbfD

The SES website is currently experiencing issues with navigation and events pages. To register for 'ISIS: Access the atomic-scale', please use eventbrite.co.uk/e/isis-access-…. Thank you and we aim to have it sorted ASAP.

Welcome Dr Jacqui Cole from @Cambridge_Uni @DeptofPhysics to #ISISatomic. She'll be joining our Panel to answer questions as well as discussing molecular level #solar cell research on @isisneutronmuon. For the full programme/to register, visit: buff.ly/2HU4FCN

test Twitter Media - Welcome Dr Jacqui Cole from @Cambridge_Uni @DeptofPhysics to #ISISatomic. She'll be joining our Panel to answer questions as well as discussing molecular level #solar cell research on @isisneutronmuon. For the full programme/to register, visit: https://t.co/k4VFko7VFP https://t.co/idOu82UTA7

Join us and discover the hidden dynamics and structures of matter at #ISISatomic. Prof Langridge will be discussing the research opportunities abound at @isisneutronmuon & answering your questions. To register, visit: buff.ly/2ScT5qq. Places are limited.

test Twitter Media - Join us and discover the hidden dynamics and structures of matter at #ISISatomic. Prof Langridge will be discussing the research opportunities abound at @isisneutronmuon & answering your questions.  To register, visit: https://t.co/HTZjBcUoya. Places are limited. https://t.co/4xSqhuFBvQ

Curious about what @isisneutronmuon could do for your research? Well Dr Barlow from @kingsmedicine is coming along to chair #ISISatomic & talk about all those 'Long Nights in Didcot Doing Drugs and Stuff'. We bet you're more curious now! To register: buff.ly/2ScT5qq.

test Twitter Media - Curious about what @isisneutronmuon could do for your research? Well Dr Barlow from @kingsmedicine is coming along to chair #ISISatomic & talk about all those 'Long Nights in Didcot Doing Drugs and Stuff'. We bet you're more curious now! To register:  https://t.co/HTZjBcUoya. https://t.co/g53TPrRINy

Welcome @ae_phillips from @PhysicsatQM to speak at #ISISatomic next month. Dr Phillips is set to discuss the techniques available on @isisneutronmuon that have helped in understanding complex properties of #materials, such as thermal expansion of metals. buff.ly/2WwPjY3

test Twitter Media - Welcome @ae_phillips from @PhysicsatQM to speak at #ISISatomic next month. Dr Phillips is set to discuss the techniques available on @isisneutronmuon that have helped in understanding complex properties of #materials, such as thermal expansion of metals. https://t.co/0JpJvypvkb https://t.co/Io3D1Lnh9w

Worried about your diamonds? Researchers @DopOxford are helping to tackle gemstone counterfeiting & could play a pivotal role in next-generation supercomputing as they explore the possibilities of laser fabrication. Full article here: buff.ly/2sKKooN @OxEngineering

test Twitter Media - Worried about your diamonds? Researchers @DopOxford are helping to tackle gemstone counterfeiting & could play a pivotal role in next-generation supercomputing as they explore the possibilities of laser fabrication. Full article here: https://t.co/olLMpgllBG @OxEngineering https://t.co/teypLzvRMe
test Twitter Media - Worried about your diamonds? Researchers @DopOxford are helping to tackle gemstone counterfeiting & could play a pivotal role in next-generation supercomputing as they explore the possibilities of laser fabrication. Full article here: https://t.co/olLMpgllBG @OxEngineering https://t.co/teypLzvRMe
test Twitter Media - Worried about your diamonds? Researchers @DopOxford are helping to tackle gemstone counterfeiting & could play a pivotal role in next-generation supercomputing as they explore the possibilities of laser fabrication. Full article here: https://t.co/olLMpgllBG @OxEngineering https://t.co/teypLzvRMe

Calling all #crime, #security and #forensic Scientists... Doing materials research and interested in getting a closer look at the evidence? Come join us to see how @isisneutronmuon could help you reach the atomic-scale. ses.ac.uk/event/scisis/ #ISISatomic twitter.com/UCLCrimeScienc…

Are you a #materials researcher looking to to use @isisneutronmuon? Join us at #ISISatomic to access the atomic scale and hear from others who've harnessed this national facility. Register: ses.ac.uk/event/scisis/