July 2016

Report brings the work of Brunel Institutes into focus

The successes of Brunel's three Research Institutes and 15 central research themes are highlighted in their first annual report.

May 2016

Grain refiner breakthrough honoured

Scientists at Brunel University London who perfected the first ever grain refiner master alloy for magnesium-aluminium alloys have been honoured.


March 2016

Isambard Kingdom Research Scholarships launched

Applications opened on 1st March 2016 for three full PhD scholarships, available in October 2016, for outstanding Home/EU students to study in one of the three Research Institutes – Institute of Energy Futures; Institute of Environment, Health and Societies; and Institute of Materials and Manufacturing.

Design for Sustainable Manufacture team awarded an EPSRC grant for research project entitled Design Assistant for Semantic Comparison of Intellectual Property (DASCIP)

PI Dr Mark Atherton (Design Engineering), Co-I Dr Alessio Malizia (Computer Science) and Co-I Professor David Harrison (Theme Leader, DSM) from the Design for Sustainable Manufacture theme in the Institute of Materials and Manufacture have been awarded an EPSRC grant for a research project entitled “Design Assistant for Semantic Comparison of Intellectual Property (DASCIP)”.

Further funding brings the vision of full metal circulation a step closer

BCAST Director Professor Zhongyun Fan has successfully applied for a further £10m of EPSRC funding to develop the Future Liquid Metal Engineering Hub (The Future LiME Hub). Funding for this £60m initiative will comprise £5m from participating universities and £45m from the public sector in addition to the EPSRC award.

January 2016

Research Catalyst Fund Awards announced

Brunel Research Institutes operate a scheme for Research Institute members to fund activities that act as a catalyst to the advancement of their careers as researchers. The following schemes are open to all research-active Institute staff. 

Call for Papers

Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering (SCI-Indexed, IF 0.598)

Special Issue on

Future Digital Design and Manufacturing Technologies for Manufacturing Innovation: Embracing Industry 4.0 and Beyond

Guest Editors: Professor Sheng-Feng Qin and Professor Kai Cheng


July 2015

Brunel named as a Partner at Universal Expo Exhibition Milano 2015

The international EXPO exhibition, based in Milan (Italy) and started in May 2015, launched the 'Feeding Knowledge' project with the scope to gather and select the Best Sustainable Development Practices (BSDP) to be implemented in different sectors of the food feeding chain.

In the week, from 6 to 11 July 2015, some of the BSDP had been selected and presented at the EXPO conference centre. Among a total of 786 best development practices admitted to this exhibition, the project titled 'Designing Food Safety Through Maintenance Engineering' by Dr Sauro Riccetti, with Brunel University named as a partner had been selected for an oral presentation. 

August 2014

Brunel Research Races up 2014 Shanghai Rankings

Widely respected international university index, Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) compiled by theShanghai Jiao Tong University has Brunel in the global top ten per cent for engineering, materials science and computer science. The methodology used by the Shanghai Rankings is entirely academic and research oriented.

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