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Engineering at the University of Brighton

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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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Dr Yan Wang

University of Brighton changemaker on 2020 inspirational women list

Dr Yan Wang has been chosen as one of the year’s 30 most inspiring women in manufacturing by KTN/The Manufacturer magazine for work on sustainable processes. 17 December 2020 The 30 women on the list are being announced over six days (five per day) via Twitter, LinkedIn and The Manufacturer website. Yan Wang will be…

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Dr Oyuna Rybdylova

Brighton researcher awarded prestigious Future Leaders Fellowship

University of Brighton mathematician Dr Oyuna Rybdylova has received a ‘life-changing’ UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) grant of £1.1m to further her work by being awarded a Future Leaders Fellowship. Dr Rybdylova is one of 101 recipients to benefit from UKRI’s flagship scheme, which has invested a total of £109m in the fellows and is…

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Brighton engineer tipped as future innovator at major awards

Dan Hicks, a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate of the University of Brighton and OSET Bikes, has been shortlisted for an award for his work on OSET’s electric trial bikes. Dan has been announced as a ‘Future Innovator’ finalist at the 2020 KTP Best of the Best Awards, with a judging panel recognising ‘the enormous…

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Dr Steven Begg working on the rig within the Advanced Engineering Building

The South East believes universities should focus on training of nurses, doctors, and other professionals as part of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic

A major new study has found that the public – both nationally and in the south east – think universities will help the UK bounce back after the pandemic. 86% of those that responded in the South East say it is important that universities should prioritise nursing, medicine, and engineering over all other subjects –…

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University of Brighton student’s clearing solution gets further boost

Shuvechchha Ghimire has beaten competition to be chosen as the university’s representative in the Santander Universities Emerging Entrepreneurs programme and become one of 83 start-ups taking part this year. Shuvechchha, who’s better known as ‘Subu’ to her friends and studies Electronic and Computer Engineering BEng(Hons), has created a technological innovation (UNITEC) to avoid the use…

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University responds to PPE emergency

University of Brighton researchers have responded to an emergency plea to evaluate the efficiency of PPE needed by frontline NHS staff. Close to 70,000 fluid-resistant surgical masks were supplied in the Manchester area but had not been certified due to constraints in the supply chain. Manchester City Council asked researchers within the University of Brighton’s…

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Building confidence, skills and a business at Brighton

Electronic and Computer Engineering student Shuvechchha is already putting her business ideas into action and plans to continue building on them after graduation. We caught up with her to find out about her studies and her business. I came to an open day at Brighton and liked that engineering here is really hands-on. We do…

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Simon Brewster and Professor Rob Morgan

FPT Industrial buys Brighton’s super-clean engine technology

FPT Industrial, brand of CNH Industrial dedicated to the design, production and sale of powertrains for on and off-road vehicles, marine and power generation applications, has purchased Dolphin N2 and its revolutionary recuperated split-cycle engine – developed by scientists and engineers at the University of Brighton and Ricardo. The engine is being hailed as extremely…

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