News and current vacancies

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Stunning image of storm waves crashing against lighthouse wins critical acclaim

A stunning photograph offering a bird’s eye view of waves crashing against the craggy rocks housing a remote lighthouse has received critical acclaim.

New ultrafast flexible and transparent memory devices could herald a new era of electronics

An innovative new technique to produce the quickest, smallest, highest-capacity memories for flexible and transparent applications could pave the way for a future golden age of electronics.

Flood experts create winning app to help prevent water disease outbreaks

A team of flood experts from the University of Exeter has claimed first prize in a national competition, for their pioneering online Water Disease Prevention System (WDPS).

Impact of wobbly bridges and sky-scrapers on human health to be tested in government-funded research centre

The impact of vibrations from very tall buildings and wobbly bridges and floors on people’s health and wellbeing is to be researched in a new £7.2 million government-funded national research facility.

University of Exeter strengthens ties with the Chinese University Hong Kong to address global energy challenges

University of Exeter strengthens ties with the Chinese University Hong Kong to address global energy challenges

Exeter Professor appointed to key role at South Devon UTC

Professor Butler, an expert in Water Engineering and Director of the internationally-leading Centre for Water Systems at the University of Exeter, is the new Chair of the Governing Body and Board of Directors at the college.

New research could trigger revolution in computer electronics manufacturing

A pioneering new technique to produce cutting-edge, versatile microchips could revolutionize the speed, efficiency and capability of the next generation of computers.

Engineering expert elected chair of Exeter RIBA branch

An engineering expert from the University of Exeter has spoken of her delight after been elected as Chair of the Exeter branch of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Ground-breaking production method could accelerate worldwide ‘graphene revolution’

Ground-breaking production method could accelerate worldwide ‘graphene revolution’

Science behind lightning strikes right note in festive family event hosted at the University of Exeter

Families from across the South West were given a dazzling flash of inspiration and entertainment during a special festive treat, organised jointly by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and the University of Exeter.

Exeter Professor appointed as environmental charity board trustee

Professor David Butler, Director of the internationally-leading Centre for Water Systems, has been appointed as a trustee of a vital South West environmental charity.

World experts converge in Exeter to tackle structural vibration as ‘global challenge’

Experts in vibration serviceability of civil engineering structures from across the globe met at the University of Exeter.

GraphExeter illuminates bright new future for flexible lighting devices, study shows

Researchers from the University of Exeter have pioneered an innovative new technique to make flexible screens more effective and efficient.

Stormlamp project to shine light on the impact of waves on lighthouses

Engineers have launched a new research project to examine the structural impact that waves have upon lighthouses.

Exeter engineering expert leads research to pioneer new type of gel for food and home care industries

A materials scientist from the University of Exeter has been awarded a substantial research grant to pioneer a new type of gel.

Engineering students showcase their wares to industry experts

Budding engineers at the University of Exeter showcased a range of innovative projects to industry experts at a special event.

Conversion courses to provide new opportunities for non-engineering graduates

MSc programmes in Civil, Structural and Water Engineering starting in September 2016.

Researchers win major grant to lead Indian water management project

Three engineering experts from Exeter have been awarded £334,000 to participate in an international partnership project enhancing the management of water resources in South Asia.

‘Intelligent’ robotic boat piloted by Exeter researchers makes maiden voyage

Researchers from the University of Exeter will be launching a boat with its own intelligence off the Scottish coast this week to test their pioneering software design that could revolutionise data collection at sea.

Exeter wins slice of £1.7 million to boost careers in Engineering

The University of Exeter has been awarded a slice of £1.7m Government funding to increase the supply of new engineers.

Water engineering students present research to industry specialists

Water engineering students from the University of Exeter are participating in a special event designed to highlight some of their world-changing research projects.

£1.5 million to train tomorrow’s scientists and engineers

The Government is investing £1.5 million in the University of Exeter, to train the next generation of innovators in physical science subjects.

Exeter experts receive €700,000 grant to study the future security of water, food and energy provision

Researchers from the University of Exeter are leading a pioneering international research project to deliver new guidance for governments to safeguard long-term provision of crucial natural resources.

Exeter Expert outlines global water engineering research success

New technology developed by University of Exeter academics to detect water leaks has helped more than seven million people, according to a water expert.

New research to protect cities now and in the future

New work by University of Exeter experts will enable better management of urban services affected by climate change-related hazards.

Exeter expert named in top 25 leaders in worldwide water industry

An engineering expert from the University of Exeter has been named among the top 25 industry leaders worldwide.

Flood expert helps create winning flood awareness app

A team featuring a flood expert from the University of Exeter’s Centre for Water Systems (CWS)  has claimed first prize for the creation of an app that will aid global flood management and help save lives

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