Cardiff Catalysis Institute guides leading research

Posted on 4 May 2022 by Peter Rawlinson

With the state-of-the-art microscopy and surface science wing at the new Translational Research Hub (TRH) due to open imminently, two Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI) researchers and their co-authors in Canada have recently published a review on scanning electron microscopy (SEM), aiming to better inform end-users to achieve boundary-pushing research. The review forms part of a
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SPARKing Health and Care Research in Wales

Posted on 26 April 2022 by Peter Rawlinson

A cohort of talented academics from Cardiff University’s Social Science Research Park (SPARK) are among a list of Senior Research Leaders announced by Health and Care Research Wales. Three senior leaders from our SPARK research centres have been appointed by Health and Care Research Wales (HCRW) to play a vital role in leading and developing
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Institute for Compound Semiconductors supports business growth

Posted on 11 April 2022 by Peter Rawlinson

Cardiff University’s Institute for Compound Semiconductors (ICS) will move to a bespoke cleanroom this summer, working alongside business partners to help address a global shortage of semiconductor chips. As a founder partner of CSconnected, the world’s first Compound Semiconductor cluster, the ERDF-funded ICS will collaborate with companies to develop, characterise and test new CS devices.
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Companies pay the price for remaining in Russia

Posted on 5 April 2022 by Peter Rawlinson

In the early hours of Thursday, 24 February 2022, Russia began its invasion of Ukraine. Against this backdrop, many international businesses operating in the Russian market chose to cut ties and halt their operations for the foreseeable future. Dr Onur Kemal Tosun from Cardiff Business School and Professor Arman Eshraghi from the Centre for Innovation
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SPARKing Wales’ future innovation strategy

Posted on 21 March 2022 by Peter Rawlinson

The Learned Society of Wales (LSW) is convening a programme of activities to help inform and improve innovation policies and practices in Wales. The role of science parks in innovation strategies is being considered as part of this programme and coincides with the launch of sbarc|spark and the world’s first Social Science Research Park (SPARK)
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sbarc|spark opens new doors

Posted on 2 March 2022 by Heath Jeffries

A new flagship centre where ideas ignite invention has opened its doors. sbarc|spark – Cardiff’s #HomeofInnovation – brings together researchers, entrepreneurs, student start-ups and academic spinouts in a state-of-the-art building at the heart of Cardiff Innovation Campus. Featuring collaborative working spaces, a visualisation centre, auditorium and fabrication lab, the hub provides the seedbed in which
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Toshiba and Cardiff power electronic innovation

Posted on 28 February 2022 by Peter Rawlinson

Cardiff University has joined forces with Toshiba Europe Limited (TEUR) to develop ultra-fast gate drivers for the power electronics market. Power semiconductor devices made from silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) enable previously unobtainable switching speeds, but only work if extremely short switching transitions (e.g. below 10 nanoseconds) can be achieved – a process
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Sparking connectivity

Posted on 21 February 2022 by Peter Rawlinson

Cardiff’s new sbarc|spark hub will bring together researchers to connect across social science research disciplines to create new ways of working. Professor Sally Power, WISERD, recently published a paper examining calls for an ‘evidence ecosystem’ to address the disconnect between university-led education research, and education policy and practice. Here, she shares thoughts on what the
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Forge your innovation career with Welsh Crucible

Posted on 15 February 2022 by Peter Rawlinson

Researchers from academia and industry have until 18 February to sign up for Welsh Crucible – an award-winning programme designed to tackle major research challenges facing Wales. Aimed at talented early-to mid-career researchers with a minimum of three years’ postdoctoral research experience (or equivalent), the programme applies to experts from any discipline, including science, technology,
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