Engineering

Engineering at the University of Brighton

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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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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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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Dr Nicolas Miche working on the rig in his front garden

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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Multi-million dollar backing for clean energy breakthrough

A Brighton’s scientist’s research into storing clean, renewable energy has received a multi-million-dollar boost. Professor Rob Morgan, Professor of Thermal Propulsion Systems at the University of Brighton’s Advanced Engineering Centre in Moulsecoomb, has been collaborating for the past 12 years on the concept of turning air into liquid to stockpile energy, closely working with UK-based…

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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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How engineering is helping Joshua take his business forward

Final year Aeronautical Engineering BEng(Hons) student Joshua Gere tells us why he chose Brighton and how he is taking forward his business idea with his company DroneAvion.com The open day definitely made me choose Brighton. I went to a few different ones then came here. It was more than a regular open day, the lecturers…

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