Engineering

Engineering at the University of Brighton

Still of water rocket launching

Challenge to design, build and fire a water rocket

To kick start a project to design and build a water rocket, our first-year engineering students took a trip to Wild Park to see some live test firing. With some final year students helping lecturers to lead the session, it was a great opportunity for the project students to see different water rocket designs in…

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Chris Stafford at the STEM poster exhibition

Brighton researcher puts Britain’s science future on parliamentary display

University early career researcher Chris Stafford has showcased his work to UK parliamentarians in the  STEM For Britain annual poster exhibition. Dr Stafford is a Research Fellow in the University of Brighton’s world-renowned Advanced Engineering Centre, and was among a group of rising young scientists chosen as finalists in the STEM For Britain competition. This asks entrants to…

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Smiling photo of Gerard Assoumou engineering student

Investigating a sustainable technology solution to help reduce global warming

Gerard Assoumou is part of one of the project teams working in the STEP lab. The project is the major team project, part of his final year Aeronautical Engineering MEng studies. Gerard tells us how he got involved in STEP lab and what the project he is working on is all about, as well as…

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Headshot of George engineering student

Engineering offers flexibility, innovation and fresh ideas

Second year mechanical engineering student George Diamantopoulos has recently joined the STEP lab. In his first post for the blog he tells us about engineering at Brighton and how he get involved with STEP lab. We’ll find out more about his project and what he enjoys about student life at Brighton next time. I chose…

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Close of engineering equipment in the STEP lab

Engineering students STEP into sustainable technology projects

Engineering students have created a supportive community to help each other to improve and build the skills they’ll need to be ready for their future engineering career. Welcome to STEP lab (Sustainable Technology and Engineering Projects). This exciting, collaborative, project-based way of working is open to all of our engineering students. Led by the students…

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Brighton researcher floating in zero gravity

Brighton research team go weightless in latest space research project

A University of Brighton team has carried out a set of experiments flying over France on parabolic flights that create weightless conditions similar to space. The weightless effect is achieved flying a series of steep upward and downward manoeuvres which can be compared to riding a rollercoaster with a total drop of 3km (10,000 feet)!…

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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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head shot of Daniel Barker

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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Cyril Crua

Brighton academics helping to explore how energy beneath us can be sourced

University of Brighton researchers have received funding from Innovate UK to test how next-generation drills can help source sustainable geothermal energy – which could one day replace fossil fuels. Working with GA Drilling, MTech-UK Associates and Advanced Analysis, £417,599 has been awarded to the project by The Sustainable Innovation Fund, with the university given £102,864…

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Dan Hick with bike

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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