First year mechanical engineering student Khadijah Mellah is the subject of a TV documentary this Saturday after riding the Magnolia Cup winner at Goodwood. Read about her amazing achievement in this Guardian article.
University of Brighton experts have helped develop a solar-powered car.
Built by students from Ardingly College and Ifield Community College in West Sussex, the vehicle has been shipped to Australia where it is taking part in a 3,000 kilometer outback challenge. Read More
Our Brighton Racing Motors team placed in the top 20 of an international contest at Silverstone to mark the culmination of a year spent designing and building a racing car.
The team, made up of engineering undergraduate students participated in the IMechE Formula Student competition at the world-renowned race circuit.
After progressing through five days of ‘scrutineering’ and testing, Brighton Racing Motors were selected to take part in the prestigious Endurance race – a first for the University.
Around 140 teams from around the world signed up to enter the race, only 81 made it to Silverstone with a completed car, and just 25 made it to the final event.
Brighton Racing Motors were ranked 18thin the Endurance race and 57thin the competition overall. Read More
A racing car built by engineering students and destined to race at Silverstone this summer has been unveiled on the site of the University of Brighton’s soon to open new car and bike parking facility at its Moulsecoomb campus.
The car has been designed and built from scratch by Brighton Racing Motors, a team of undergraduate students from the University’s School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics and will compete in this year’s Formula Student event at Silverstone, the home of British motor racing. Read More
In part two of our film series documenting Brighton Racing Motors team journey to Silverstone for the Formula Student competition, we asked our team of final year engineering students – why do you do this?
Watch the video to find out what motivates them as they construct the car
Members of our Formula Student team, Brighton Racing Motors, have turned their hands to fashion by collaborating with Brighton alumnus Gresham Blake.
The students will wear bespoke shirts made by Blake’s company when they race the car they have designed and built at Silverstone circuit as part of the Formula Student competition from July 17 to 21.
Ground breaking new engine technology, based on world-leading research at the University of Brighton, is opening the way to production of the worlds’ first near zero-emission heavy internal combustion engine.
The CryoPower Cool Combustion process enables recovery of otherwise wasted exhaust heat which is then cooled via the injection of a small amount of liquid nitrogen. The liquid nitrogen acts as both a coolant and an additional source of energy, reducing emissions and improving fuel efficiency.
Engineering students from the University of Brighton have been learning valuable skills at the European Space Agency Academy’s Training and Learning Facilities in Belgium.
The five students, who are studying either Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering masters degrees, spent four days at ESEC-Galaxia in Redu, Belgium, in preparation to test their cutting-edge technology in zero-gravity in Bordeaux, France in the Autumn.
During their time in Belgium, the students – whose project team name is PHP Cubed – have gained insights from industry experts and taken part in space-based activities including walking on the surface of the ‘moon’ via a virtual reality headset. Read More
Students across our engineering division were inspired by a visit from McLaren Automotive’s Senior Powertrain Design Engineer, Harley Gasson, today.
Harley, Automotive Engineering MSc alumnus, made a pit stop in Cockcroft to share his experience of life in the fast lane at McLaren with students. They also had time to chat to him afterwards and find out more about what it’s like to work at such a high profile engineering organisation.
Our Formula Student team, Brighton Racing Motors, were there to hear first-hand about the world of motor racing as their project heads towards it’s next key deadline, finalising the design of their racing car.
Come along to the IMechE Young Members Sussex and Surrey Committee’ event here at the University of Brighton on Thursday 17 January at 6.30pm.
The technical lecture from 3M Advanced Materials discusses light-weighting using glass bubbles within polymer components.
Sounds intriguing? Find out more about the talk and book your free tickets here