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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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Postgraduate Virtual Open Events at Brighton

Start, progress or change your career with a postgraduate degree Explore your study opportunities, talk to our lecturers, researchers and students, and find out more about postgraduate study and research at Brighton at a virtual open event. Tune into subject talks, look around our facilities in a 360 tour, get the latest on scholarships and…

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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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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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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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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 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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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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