A Government announcement has unlocked the potential of the University’s new institute for high speed rail.
Robots that 3D-print asphalt into cracks in roads, before they become potholes, could radically change the way streets are repaired and increase quality of life for future citizens.
The University is pioneering a £4.2 million national infrastructure research project that will use tarmac 3D printing robots to repair potholes and cracks.
Professor Denise Bower, School of Civil Engineering, has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, for services to engineering.
The Rosalind Franklin Institute, which will bring about transformative changes in life science, has been officially launched, and the University of Leeds is a key partner.