Engineering

Engineering at the University of Brighton

Sky’s the limit for Pratik

The sky’s the limit for student Pratik Meghani after he was invited to present his final year Aeronautical Engineering project at a conference in the Czech Republic. Pratik, who will graduate this summer, will give a talk at the Research and Education in Aircraft Design Conference in Brno, Czech Republic, in November. His project is…

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Tim Gardhouse at the plant

World first – storing energy in liquid air

The world’s first grid-scale liquid air energy storage (LAES) plant has opened using technology components developed in partnership with the University of Brighton.

Dr Wang and David Fitzsimons, Director of the European Remanufacturing Council

University links with China to prolong the life of goods

New ways to extend the life of resource-hungry products were discussed at a Sino-UK summit, co-organised by the University of Brighton. The event, the first of its kind aimed at fostering cooperation in remanufacturing between the UK and China, was attended by representatives of the UK’s innovation agency ‘Innovate UK’, the British Embassy in China,…

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Celebrating International Women's Day 2018

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2018

To mark International Women’s Day in 2018 we are celebrating the achievements of just some of the academics working here at Brighton. Our Women of Impact web feature demonstrates how our academic staff are achieving great things, working on the complex challenges facing society, educating and inspiring the next generation and making an impact in…

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New engine approach has cut fuel by up to 30 per cent

Scientists have unveiled new engine technology that will significantly increase fuel efficiency and reduce harmful emissions for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs). Researchers at the University of Brighton and industry partners Ricardo have demonstrated that by storing and injecting liquid air into split-cycle engines, fuel consumption is reduced by up to 30 per cent while NOx…

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Bear in the air

Scientists here at Brighton carried a cuddly colleague with them as they boarded an aircraft for zero-gravity flights. ‘Captain Bright One’, our University’s teddy bear mascot, flew with researchers as the pilot took the plane on an upward trajectory and then reduced thrust and pushed the stick to achieve weightlessness. The researchers used the European…

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Prestigious Fellowship for Morgan

Professor Morgan Heikal was today named as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering alongside a glittering list that includes some of the world’s leading innovators and business people. The Royal Academy of Engineering is the UK’s national academy for engineering, bringing together the most successful and talented engineers to advance and promote excellence…

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Support for female researchers in STEMM

As part of International Women in Engineering Day 2017, Dr Mary Geary, research fellow in the School of Environment and Technology, shares her experience of a career in STEMM research and the support she received from the University of Brighton on returning to STEMM research after a career break. Find out more here.

Rising star collects award

Dr Frank Browne, School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics PhD graduate, was presented with the Institute of Physics (IOP) Nuclear Physics Group Early Career Award 2016 at the recent IOP conference in Birmingham. Dr Browne gave a talk about his winning research on ‘The lifetimes of the first excited 2+ states in neutron-rich Zr-104, 106’. Soon…

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Rising star wins national award

A rising star in the field of nuclear physics has won a national award – and a job at the world’s top nuclear research centre. University of Brighton PhD graduate Dr Frank Browne has received the ‘Nuclear Physics Early Career Award’ from the Institute of Physics (IOP). And soon after graduating from the university last…

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