Research Impact: Solutions to Worldwide Problems
Brunel has stood by the words of its Royal Charter – to pursue “research and enterprise for the benefit of individual and society” – since the University’s birth in 1966.
Our reputation has been built on groundbreaking work in subjects ranging from engineering to education, science to IT, psychology to law, sociology to business. That reputation has steadily embraced new areas – the performing arts, journalism, environmental science, sport and health – and these too retain that same outward-looking philosophy.
Brunel’s research therefore continues both to increase our understanding of the world about us and also to produce truly life-saving solutions.
Excellence in Research
The University recognises and values its research staff and holds a European Commission HR Excellence in Research award for its commitment to supporting its researchers. Read our action plan and the two year review
Athena SWAN Bronze Award
Brunel University has achieved an Athena SWAN Bronze award for its efforts to promote the equal representation of women in science-related subjects.
Energy efficiency where it matters – revolutionising food retailing in the UK
Improving the energy efficiency of the UK’s food retail chain has been the focus of a team at Brunel led by Professor Savvas Tassou. Since 2001, they have been working to refine three core processes that between them have the capacity to revolutionise heating, refrigeration and food handling in retail stores. The three processes are: Combined Heat and Power (CHP), which is the simultaneous generation of electrical power and thermal... read more