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New Director for Natural Resources Institute at University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich has appointed Professor Andrew Westby to be Director of its Natural Resources Institute (NRI), a leading agricultural and development research organisation. He will take up his new post on May 1.

Date of release: Friday, February 19, 2010

Tunnel vision helps students improve racing car design

Students at the Leigh Technology Academy will have a distinct advantage when they race their electric cars in the national schools' Greenpower competitions, thanks to the University of Greenwich at Medway. Fourteen sixth-formers from the Dartford academy learned how to put models of their latest electric car designs to the test in the university's wind tunnel in a bid to improve the aerodynamics of their vehicles.

Date of release: Wednesday, February 10, 2010

University on a mission to cut carbon

A University of Greenwich at Medway chemist developing innovative ways of generating clean fuel to cut UK carbon emissions has been invited to join a national knowledge transfer partnership mission to Germany and Switzerland. Dr Bruce Alexander is using nanotechnology to create hydrogen for electricity using water, solar energy and tiny particles from a range of chemicals such as titanium dioxide, which is found in paints and toothpastes.

Date of release: Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Insects and Plants hold keys to sustainable fruit growing

A leading expert on the insect pests which damage fruit and other horticultural crops, Professor Jerry Cross, will be giving an Inaugural Professorial Lecture at the University of Greenwich at Medway on Thursday, February 11.

Date of release: Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Medway based Research Institute plays major role in parliamentary enquiry on global food security

The University of Greenwich's Natural Resources Institute (NRI), which is based in Medway, has played a major role in a parliamentary enquiry and report into global food security produced by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Agriculture and Food for Development.

Date of release: Wednesday, February 3, 2010

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