News

October 2013

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

May 2013

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.

February 2013

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.

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

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.

November 2012

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.

June 2012

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.

March 2012

Mechanical Engineering students receive bursaries from Crown Packaging UK plc

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

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.

November 2011

Professor Hua Zhao’s election to SAE Fellowship

Professor Hua Zhao, Head of the Mechanical Engineering in the School of Engineering and Design, has been elected SAE fellow in October 2011. SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) International is a US based global association that serves more than 129,000 engineers and related technical experts from the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries.

Motorsport Engineering students impress at 'Girls in Science' conference

Staff and students from Brunel’s School of Engineering and Design made a great impression at the ‘Girls in Science: Engineering the Future’ conference in Bristol.

August 2011

A novel process to enable increased recycled content of materials

Developing a novel process to enable increased recycled content of materials...

Prestigious Worshipful prize awarded to research students

We offer congratulations to two Brunel research students who recently won the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers Award each worth £1000 and included an invitation to an award ceremony dinner...

August 2006

Prestigious international test flying Herman R Salmon award for Brunel lecturer

Dr Guy Gratton, Lecturer in Aeronautics, has won the prestigious "Herman R Salmon" award for his paper Towards the Tumble Resistant Microlight"...

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