Engineering

Engineering at the University of Brighton

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Brighton researcher points way to a hydrogen-fuelled truck industry

Dr Penny Atkins has published an agenda-setting report looking at the role hydrogen engines can play to slash carbon emissions in the road freight sector. Dr Atkins is Principal Research Fellow at the University of Brighton’s world-leading Advanced Engineering Centre, and a leading researcher in the field of hydrogen engines. Dr Atkins’ report – Can…

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Grant to boost engineering industry sustainability

Professor Cyril Crua has received an Innovate UK grant of nearly £200,000 for a project that could slash the environmental impact of many industrial machining processes.

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Online enrolment is now open!

If you are starting here this September, you can now enrol online. It couldn’t be easier. Simply log into Student View with your university username and password. Check your emails for more info. Once you have enrolled online you can: + Log into My Brighton An hour after completing online enrolment you will be able…

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Starting your course in 2021?

We know you are going to have a brilliant time here. There’s a lot to think about before starting university so we’ve put together some information designed to enable you to get to know your subject better and help get your student life off to the best possible start. What’s coming up and key dates…

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A new wind turbine design developed remotely

Five students from electrical, mechanical and aeronautical engineering, have developed a new design for a radical vertical axis wind turbine, despite lockdown and two of them working remotely from across the world. The group developed a series of scaled prototypes and finally were able to test them in our wind-tunnel as well as outside in…

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Developing a machine that can print 3D, laser cut and CNC machine

Daniel Barker is in his third (final) year of his Mechanical Engineering BSc. We asked him about his final year project which he has recently completed, and his view of life as an engineering student at Brighton. I’ve just completed my final (third) year of the course, and I plan to pursue a career in…

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Living and studying in Brighton has exceeded anything I could have imagined

Congratulations to Bethany Croucher who was awarded the IMechE Best Student certificate at our school awards ceremony earlier this year. Bethany is in her 2nd year studying Automotive Engineering BEng(Hons) and we caught up with her to find out more about her award and life as an automotive engineering student at Brighton. What made you…

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Study points the way for new greener transport using local biomethane upcycling

Research by Brighton’s Advanced Engineering Centre and technology consultancy Ricardo could lead to greener vehicles powered by local ecosystem waste products. Published in the journal Energies, the collaborative study explores the use of upcycled methane in transport in south-east England, tapping into local waste sources of methane – such as farm silage, landfill and sewage plants…

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Brighton researchers take key roles in new Hydrogen Sussex initiative

The University of Brighton are part of a new project to put the Brighton area at the forefront of a hydrogen fuel revolution as part of a zero carbon economy. The involvement ties in with the university’s role as the south-east hub of Clean Growth UK, which brings together academic expertise and businesses to facilitate innovation…

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From prize-winning project to building a business

We caught up with Subu after graduating from Electronic and Computer Engineering BEng(Hons) with the IET Prize for 2020 to boot, and find out what she is taking from her studies and the award to help develop her business and her career. The prize is awarded to the student with an outstanding academic achievement on…

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