2013

December 2013

Congratulations to Professor Zidong Wang who has been named an IEEE Fellow.


Zidong Wang, Professor of Dynamical Systems and Computing from the Department of Information Systems and Computing at Brunel University of the UK, has been named an IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized for contributions to networked control and complex networks.

Scholarships available: Women in Engineering Programme

The Women in Engineering programme at Brunel University aims to support female graduates attain their full potential in the engineering profession.  The programme includes scholarships for forty selected female postgraduate students, who qualify for Home or EU fee status, starting their full-time studies in September 2014 on a range of taught-courses.

20 Industrial Master’s Studentships for the MSc in Structural Integrity

20 Home/EU scholarships are available for the MSc in Structural Integrity, Value - £17,000 covering the full tuition fees plus £15,000 of an additional living allowance, see following link for terms and conditions.

Benson Group Announces Butterkist Design Competition Winner!

Congratulations go to Kyle Dawney, a Product Design Engineering student from Brunel University, who wins one week of work experience in the Benson Group Design Studio, a £250 cash prize, and a visit to Butterkist’s Pontefract head office, which will include a tour of the famous popcorn factory.

JET Fusion Energy Trip

On 26th November Thales worked in conjunction with the ElectroniCo society to decide the Brunel winner for the Arduino competition. Students from Brunel were put into groups and given an Arduino. Each group then had two weeks to create an innovative device prototype. At the judging session the ideas presented ranged all the way from security to transport. The winning tea was "Rocking Ard" with their device that gets live data from the TfL about travel disruptions and gives regular updates. The winner from Brunel will now go head-to-head with the winners from five other UK universities.

Brunel Engineering Team Win International Aerospace Award

Dr Mark Jabbal – Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering, together with a team of Brunel aerospace graduates, have been awarded a Royal Aeronautical Society Young Persons' Achievement Commendation. This award is given to a person or team for exceptional achievement or contribution in aerospace and was presented at the Society's Headquarters in Central London on 22 November 2013.

November 2013

Multimedia graduate launches myBrunel iPhone app

Robert Hunt, a recent graduate in BA Multimedia, Technology and Design, has launched the free myBrunel app for iPhone, specifically designed to assist students on campus.

Prof Terry Young named as Top NHS innovator

Professor Terry Young has been recognised as one of Health’s top innovators in 2013

October 2013

NTU ranks us 8th in the UK for Computer Science

The National Taiwan University Ranking places Brunel 8th in the UK for Computer Science, 111th in the world.

Brunel Aerospace fly first student-built Microlight Aircraft

On the 1st of October 2013, the first Brunel University, student-built microlight aircraft, took to the skies from a small airfield in north London and flew a series of test manoeuvres as part of a flight test programme to obtain a permit to fly

ECE contributes to 2013 Nobel Physics Prize

In July 2012 at a seminar at CERN, two experiments ATLAS and CMS confirmed the discovery of the Higgs Boson. In October the 2013 Nobel prize in Physics was awarded to Peter Higgs and Francois Englert for their prediction of the existence of this particle in the early 1960’s. At Brunel this was the affirmation of work which stretches back to 1995 for the team of Physicists and Engineers in ECE: Dr Jo Cole, Professor Peter Hobson, Professor Akram Khan, Dr Paul Kyberd, Dr Dawn Leslie, Dr Raul Lopes, Dr Roger Powell, Dr Ivan Reid, Mr Chris Selby, Dr Liliana Teodorescu and a string of PhD students and Post Doctoral researchers.

Twelfth International Symposium on Intelligent Data Analysis


Brunel University to host the Twelfth International Symposium on Intelligent Data Analysis (IDA 2013)

September 2013

The 27th International British HCI Conference

The 27th International British Human Computer Interaction Conference was held at Brunel between 9  and 13 September, hosted by the School of Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics in conjunction with the British Computer Society.

PhD Research Scholarship in Supply Chain Network Modelling and Optimisation

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

Launch of the Research Council UK National Centre for Sustainable Energy Use in Food Chains to be launched on 5 September

On September the 5th we are launching our new National Centre for Sustainable Energy Use in Food Chains here at Brunel and would be delighted if you can join us to celebrate what is a significant development for the University and the Food and Drink Industry.

August 2013

Girls Allowed!

On 7th March 2013, Brunel played host to around 50 GCSE and A-level students, who attended an event called "Girls Allowed - Why women should study Physics".

Conference proceedings online

The proceedings of the 5th annual international workshop on Top Quark Physics which took place in Winchester has just been published.

July 2013

ECE hosts Particle Physics Summer School

This week ECE is playing host to a summer school which is part of the Science and Society programme funded by the Goldsmiths’ company.

8th IEEE Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting symposium

The 8th IEEE Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting symposium was held at Brunel University on June 4th – 7th 2013.

ECE success stories at New Designers

Brunel Digital Society is proud to announce another successful exhibition by Brunel Digital graduating students at the national student exhibition, New Designers,  for Part 2 held again at the Business Design Centre in Islington, last week in London, July 3rd to 6th

ECE Engineering student has won Student Employment Services (SES) Intern of the year 2012 award.

ECE Engineering student, Robert Kellett has won Student Employment Services (SES) Intern of the year 2012 award.

ResCon'13 Prizewinners

We are pleased to announce this year’s ResCon student prize winners.

Brunel scientists to tell story of Higgs Boson at Royal Society Exhibition

The story behind the discovery of the Higgs Boson, which is thought to explain why fundamental particles have mass, is being told by a team from Brunel University, London, at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition this week.

The School wins two of the VC Prizes for Doctoral Research

The School is pleased to report that two of the VC Prizes for Doctoral Research this year will be awarded to Mark Dowson from Design and Tao Wu from AMEE.

June 2013

The Student Led Teaching Awards

Congratulations to our winners in The Student Led Teaching Awards

MAFELAP 2013


The fourteenth conference on the Mathematics of Finite Elements and Applications MAFELAP 2013  will be held at Brunel University from 11 - 14 June, 2013 with an early evening 10 June Welcome Lecture by J Tinsley Oden.

May 2013

Capgemini to sponsor MSc in Business Systems Integration

The Department of Information Systems and Computing has secured its first ever sponsorships from Capgemini UK plc for students studying for an MSc in Business Systems Integration (with SAP Technology).

Opening of the Peter Turner Control Lab 22 May 2013

To commemorate the immense contribution of Dr Peter Turner to teaching and research, ECE is naming the control teaching laboratory, TB005 mezzanine, after him.

Building Services Design for Energy Efficient Buildings

A book title ‘Building Services Design for Energy Efficient Buildings’ has been published by Routledge in April 2013 authored by Paul Tymcow, Savvas Tassou, Maria Kolokotroni and Hussam Jouhara of the School of Engineering and Design.

AMEE student in Euspen Challenge 2013 finals!

 Mr Worapong Sawangsri, research student in AMEE, has been selected to join the Euspen Challenge finals in Copenhagen July 2nd.

Product Design student reaches final of national design competition

A first year Product Design student has been named as one of five finalists in a competition to find innovative solutions to everyday problems faced by people with disabilities and long-term conditions.

April 2013

2013 Master's Scholarships

For 2013/14 we are pleased to be able to offer 5 awards, which will comprise of a £2000 payment or equivalent reduction in tuition fees for a postgraduate taught course in the school.

Brunel MSc Advanced Manufacturing Systems graduate currently studying an EngD at Brunel awarded the AMTRI Scholarship

Mitchell Howard, a Brunel MSc Advanced Manufacturing Systems graduate currently studying an EngD at Brunel was awarded the AMTRI Scholarship.

New multi-school MSc programme launching soon! MSc in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (with Professional Development)

New MSc launching in September 2013: MSc in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (with Professional Development). This is a multi-school programme with input from the Institute for the Environment, the School of Engineering and Design and the Brunel Business School. There are also international academic and industrial partners.

Undergraduate destinations: Dyson vacuums up 2012 Brunel talent

An unprecedented total of ten, or 10% of 2012 Brunel design graduates have joined Dyson since graduating in June 2012.

Human Centred Design Institute PhD Prize 2013

The Human Centred Design Institute at Brunel is pleased to announce that it will be holding a one-day ‘Pecha Kucha’ event for postgraduate researchers on Tuesday 2nd July 2013.

March 2013

BE: Brunel Engineers showcase 2013

BRUNEL ENGINEERS is a joint initiative between the departments of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering including Motorsport Engineering, Aerospace and Aviation Engineering.

Employability initiative runner up: Brunel University

The mix of design and engineering in the School of Enginnering and Design has led to establishing a specialist taught lighting module, increasing the number of year-long industry placements, and enabling students to graduate with a professional lighting diploma alongside their degree.

February 2013

Maths student wins Gold for Brunel!

Congratulations to sprinter André Wright, a 21-year-old mathematics student, who won a gold medal at the British Universities Colleges and Sport indoor athletics championships at the EIS Sheffield at the weekend.

EPSRC grant to improve manufacturing competitiveness in the UK by using the latest ICT developments

Dr Sharon Baurley from Brunel Design heads one of the six EPSRC research projects that will help improve manufacturing competitiveness in the UK by using the latest ICT developments. Prototyping Open Innovation Models for ICT- enabled Manufacturing in Food and Packaging is Led by Dr Sharon Baurley, Brunel University with the University of Nottingham. Grant value £1.8 million.

School Research wins CIBSE Building Performance Award

Research originated in the School has resulted on a product which was entered for a CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2013  in the category of  Passive (energy related) Product of the Year and won the award.

ResCon13 registration is now open

ResCon13 registration page now open.  All School research students should now register their names to present a poster or oral presentation asap. 

In Memoriam: Peter Turner

We are very sad to announce the death of Peter Turner, Lecturer in Electronic and Computer Engineering. Peter had worked at Brunel since 1989 and was Director of Undergraduate Studies and Placement Tutor.

January 2013

Third place in the 2012 Formula Student Competition

Brunel MSc Automotive and Motorsport Engineering 2011/12 cohort achieved 3rd place in Class 2 division of the Formula Student competition in 2012

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