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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Join us for our summer open days

Get to know us at our summer online open days – from wherever you happen to be. We’re here to help and there will be loads to see and do. All of our events are taking place online at the moment – making it easier for you to get a sense of what it will…

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Living and studying in Brighton has exceeded anything I could have imagined

Congratulations to Bethany Croucher who was awarded the IMechE Best Student certificate at our school awards ceremony earlier this year. Bethany is in her 2nd year studying Automotive Engineering BEng(Hons) and we caught up with her to find out more about her award and life as an automotive engineering student at Brighton. What made you…

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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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From prize-winning project to building a business

We caught up with Subu after graduating from Electronic and Computing BEng(Hons) with the IET Prize for 2020 to boot, and find out what she is taking from her studies and the award to help develop her business and her career. The prize is awarded to the student with an outstanding academic achievement on an…

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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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