2012

December 2012

Brunel engineering students to star in BBC programme with James May

A team of student engineers from Brunel University helped design and build an unmanned, engineless toy glider in an attempt to fly over 22 miles of sea for a TV special to be shown this Christmas.

Brunel hosts power engineering conference

Brunel Institute of Power Systems (BIPS) in the School of Engineering and Design hosted the 47th International Universities’ Power Engineering Conference (UPEC 2012) in London from 4-7 September. UPEC is a long established conference, which is very popular with young researchers, PhD students and engineers from the power industry. The conference allowed participants to exchange experiences and discuss the most up-to-date topics in power engineering and provided delegates with important insights into the newest projects, developments and research that are driving the move towards competitive, sustainable and secure energy throughout Europe. A total of 220 delegates were in attendance from 30 countries including the UK and 204 papers were presented.

A total of 220 delegates were in attendance from 30 countries.

Further information and event pictures available at: http://upec2012.com/

For further information contact: gareth.taylor@brunel.ac.uk

Brunel leads UK-China energy research collaboration

As reported in Brunel Leading Edge starting in March 2013, Brunel will lead a £690k multidisciplinary collaborative research project with institutions from both the UK and China.

PhD studentship: Modelling and Optimisation of large dynamic network

Applications are invited for a PhD research studentship in the field of data prediction and analysis in the School of Engineering and Design, Brunel University. The post is funded for 3 years in partnership with an industrial company. The aim of the project is to develop scalable optimisation algorithms that can handle the accumulated analysis of supply chain particularly capture the dynamics of the large network. The work scope will cover data analysis, network modelling and optimisation, software development for simulation and automation of scalable network modelling process. The scholarship is partially funded by industry and, as such, it will require regular deliverables to be completed under strict deadlines to industrial partner. The deliverables may include software developments, reports and presentations.

For more information visit here.

Augustine Nti-Manu nominated for award

Augustine Nti-Manu, studying Mathematics with Computer Science has been shortlisted for Best Placement Student award in the National Placement and Internship Awards 2013. 

November 2012

First year students in Computer Science get their own robots to take home

First year Computer Science students get their own robot to take home.

Brunel to drive £60 million National Research Centre for Structural Integrity

Brunel University has been awarded £15 million of funding from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) as part of a new £60 million initiative to establish a National Research Centre for Structural Integrity. The award represents the largest single award for research that Brunel has ever received.

Brunel welcomes £12 million award for energy efficiency research centre

The Government and key stakeholders are investing £12 million in a research centre to support energy efficiency in the food sector.

Professor Brody elected to Fellowship of the Institute of Physics

Congratulations to Professor Dorje Brody who has been elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (IOP).

MSc Building Services Engineering with Sustainable Energy graduate wins second prize at the CIBSE Young Engineers Awards 2012

Chris Marien, a Brunel MSc Building Services Engineering with Sustainable Energy graduate won second prize In the CIBSE Young Engineers Awards 2012 held at IMechE on Thursday 11 October 2012. Seven students were shortlisted for the Graduate of the Year Award and Chris Marien, who recently graduated at Brunel having completed the Distance Learning programme was runner up. Chris’ dissertation was supervised by Dr Peter Warren.   The shortlisted candidates gave a short presentation on ‘How will I help to engineer better communities’ in the IMechE main lecture room, with an audience of about 150 and in the presence of the current CIBSE President (David Fisk), and the ASHRAE President (Tom Watson) who were both on the judging panel.  Immediate CIBSE past President Andy Ford and President Elect George Adams were also present.

Chris Marien gave an excellent presentation to be awarded 2nd prize.

ECE has once again excelled in the NSS survey 2012

HEFCE has adopted a new programme-based strategy for presenting stats on the quality of taught provision in UK HEI's using Key Information Sets (KIS). What has characterised the ECE NSS performance in previous years is the consistency and upward trend of the annual NSS returns and this year has been no exception. The overall satisfaction rate of our EE students was 92% (94% on just the BEng EE programme) for an overall satisfaction mean score of 4.5 - This is compared to 90% and 4.4 respectively last year (2011) which were then record figures for us. Improvements were made across the board particularly in assessment and feedback but also in teaching quality and academic support. The core BEng programme we deliver in Electrical and Electronic Engineering was ranked 8th among its peers in the country, just level on overall satisfaction with Sheffield and Edinburgh, two top UK universities in the EE educational provision.

ECE is a unique  subject area in the university in a 5-year NSS cycle that has managed to maintain a consistently improving NSS performance with no fluctuations or stagnancy and this is what makes our NSS performance quite distinguishable and noteworthy. This comes as a remarkable reward to all the efforts ECE has been putting in to ensure the quality of its teaching and its students' learning experience, and truly a recompense to the collective departmental work in supporting students and promoting the taught provision business.

PhD Research Scholarship in Supply Chain Network Modelling and Optimisation is availbale. Deadline for applications 19 November 2012

Applications are invited for a PhD research studentship in the field of data prediction and analysis in the School of Engineering and Design, Brunel University. The post is funded for 3 years in partnership with an industrial company. The aim of the project is to develop scalable optimisation algorithms that can handle the accumulated analysis of supply chain. The work scope will cover data analysis, network modelling and optimisation, software development for simulation and automation of scalable network modelling process. The scholarship is partially funded by industry and, as such, it will require regular deliverables to be completed under strict deadlines to industrial partner. The deliverables may include software developments, reports and presentations.

For more information please visit the School of Engineering and Design Research Scholarships page.

PhD research scholarship Real Time sound recognition and visualisation is available. Deadline for applications 19 November 2012

Applications are invited for a PhD research studentship in the field of sound classification, recognition and visualisation in the School of Engineering and Design, Brunel University. The post is funded for 3 years in partnership with an industrial company. The aim of the project is to develop a real-time mobile-based sound recognition framework. The work scope will cover sound classification and recognition, software development for simulation, sound visualisation and automation of scalable automatically updated sound database. The scholarship is funded by industry and, as such, it will require regular deliverables to be completed under strict deadlines to industrial partner. The deliverables may include software developments, reports and presentations.

For more information please visit the School of Engineering and Design Research Scholarships page.

October 2012

Thomas Gerald Gray Charitable Trust Scholarship

The Thomas Gerald Gray Charitable Trust was established in memory of Thomas Gerald Gray, who died in 1988. During his working life in the field of engineering Thomas Gray was concerned by the lack of appreciation and status of engineering within society. The Charity was registered in 1997 with the objective “to advance public education, particularly concerning engineering and technology and the promotion of study and appreciation of engineering and technology”.

ECE is involved in hosting IEEE 8th International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting at Brunel University

ECE is involved in hosting IEEE 8th International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting at Brunel University.

Prof. John Cosmas as a general chair is hosting IEEE 8th International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting at Brunel University. The conference is hosted on 5th - 7th June 2013 with an optional "3D TV Now and Beyond" workshop on 4th June 2013. A team of ECE colleagues have volunteered to serve on the Technical Program Committee, namely: Prof. Abdul Sadka, Dr Thomas Owens, Dr Amar Aggoun and Dr Emmanuel Tsekleves. You can find further details from our Internet pages: http://www.ieee-bmsb.org/

New study warns of the dangers of airline food to allergy sufferers

Professor Julie Barnett, Professor in Health Research at the Department of Information Systems and Computing,  has led a study on the dangers of airline food for allergy sufferers.

Samsung Student Developer Challenge 2012

Samsung Student Developer Challenge - over £10,000 prize fund!

August 2012

Formula Student Competition 2012 – Brunel MSc Automotive and Motorsports course ranked third in the competition!

Congratulations to the 2012  MSc Automotive and Motorsports team performance at Formula Student this year.  The car came  3rd overall and was ranked top in the "cost" category in the Class 2 division of the competition.

See the rankings and tabled scores.

July 2012

Higgs Boson: Brunel University researchers respond to new particle discovery

Brunel University researchers involved in pioneering work at CERN have given their reaction to the discovery of a new particle consistent with the Higgs Boson.

June 2012

UNI Global Union Communicators Forum

Dr Panos Panagiotopoulos presents global survey findings at the UNI Global Union Communicators Forum in Nyon, Switzerland

ResCon'12 Prize Winners

The School is pleased to announce that this year’s ResCon 3 day event was a huge success with  130 oral presentations in parallel sessions, along with 70 poster presentations, across the 5 subject areas.  The School prize giving event for ResCon took place today and we are pleased to announce the winners.

Brunel student wins top prize at New Route PhD Conference

Saeed Sharif, a final-year NewRoutePHD student at Brunel's School of Engineering and Design, was awarded the prize for best presentation at the recent New Route Conference, held in London at the SOAS Brunei Gallery.

Brunel Aerospace students top UK university in BMFA Heavy Lift Challenge

On the 9-10th June 2012, Aerospace Engineering students from the Department of Mechanical Engineering competed in the British Model Flying Association (BMFA) 2012 Heavy Lift Challenge competition, gaining 1st place amongst UK universities and 2nd placed overall. The BMFA Heavy Lift Challenge is a competition open to students across Europe to design, manufacture and demonstrate the flying capabilities of a small remote controlled model aircraft, with the main aim to maximise aircraft payload to empty mass ratio. Overall the Brunel Team conducted three successful flights with zero, 2kg, and 4kg payloads, achieving a maximum payload to mass ratio of 1.82, the highest achieved at the competition over the weekend. The aircraft was designed and built to compete in the Heavy Lift Challenge as part of fulfilment of Level 5 MEng degree programmes with the students incorporating computer-aided design, structures, and aerodynamics/flight mechanics software packages and analysis tools within the design and build process. The team members would like to thank the department, Mr Kevin Robinson, and Mr Andrew Good, for their support during the competition.

To learn more about studying Aerospace Engineering at Brunel, please visit the Aerospace Engineering BEng and MEng course pages.

ResCon12 Programme is now available

ResCon12 Programme is now available for download.

To learn more about ResCon12 please visit the ResCon pages.

Great performance in Guardian university league table

Great performance for the School in 2013 Guardian university league table

Dr Laurence Brooks wins STAR award

Dr Laurence Brooks receives STAR award.

May 2012

ECE Seminar on "RFID" on June 11th, 2012, 13:00pm-14:00pm at Howell building room H313

ECE is pleased to invite you to a seminar on "Design and Verification of Baseband of 2.4GHz Active RFID" organized by the Electronic and Computer Engineering on Monday June 11th, 2012, 13:00pm-14:00pm @ room H313. All are welcome! Tea, Coffee, Juice and biscuit will be served.

ResCon'12 Poster Procedure is now available

The Poster Procedure is now available. To view the procedure please visit here.

Philanthropist's donation for winner of Human Centred Design Research Prize

A £2,000 donation from Brunel University graduate and philanthropist Peter Ilori has been awarded to the winner of the University's annual Human Centred Design Research Prize.

'Zero defects manufacturing' targeted by Brunel University researchers

Brunel University has been awarded £213,390 by the European Commission to pursue the goal of 'zero defects' in micro manufacturing.

April 2012

Brunel University Guest Lecture

Internet for All

Dr Mike Short, Vice President Public Affairs, Telefonica Europe and President of the IET

Followed by panel discussion with:

Dr Bob Briscoe (Chief Researcher in Network Infrastructure, BT Labs) Mr Richard Egan (Technical Manager, Thales Research & Technology) Professor Mark Handley (Professor of Networked systems, UCL) Professor Abdul H. Sadka (Head of Electronic & Computer Engineering, Brunel)

Monday 23rd April at 6:00pm

Location: Newton Room, Hamilton Centre
Brunel University

View event

 

March 2012

New Scholarships available for Master’s students

The School of Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics is pleased to announce 10 new Scholarships for MSc students.

Mechanical Engineering students receive bursaries from Crown Packaging UK plc

Three more Mechanical Engineering students receive bursaries from Crown Packaging UK plc.

MADE IN BRUNEL Software Innovation 2012

Market leading companies including Cisco, GlaxoSmithKline, Microsoft, Sky, Steria and Xerox will be judging students’ submissions for MADE IN BRUNEL Software Innovation 2012.

2011 undergraduate winners of the Thomas Gerald Gray Charitable Trust Scholarships

The 2011 undergraduate winners of the Thomas Gerald Gray Charitable Trust Scholarships.

Awards, Scholarships and Fellowships

Postgrad Solutions is offering 13 postgraduate study bursaries for 2012.

January 2012

Opening of the Brunel Motorsport Centre

The School of Engineering and Design launched its new, state-of-the-art Motorsport Centre this January, designed to provide our motorsport, automotive, and mechanical engineering students with some of the best university facilities in the UK.

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