Pioneering wave technology device launched in Falmouth heads for the US

A cutting-edge wave energy converter device trialled in Falmouth is being deployed to its first commercial site.

New EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training officially launched

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing has been officially launched at the House of Lords.

GraphExeter defies the Achilles heel of wonder material graphene

A resilience to extreme conditions by the most transparent, lightweight and flexible material for conducting electricity could help revolutionise the electronic industry, according to a new study.

Wolfson Foundation donates £2m towards future of science at Exeter

Exeter has received a £2 million gift from The Wolfson Foundation to support the establishment of a new Living Systems Institute, which will pioneer a new approach to treating the world’s most serious diseases.

UK-first renewable heat network demonstration secures research funding

A low carbon heating project involving the University of Exeter has been awarded a Government research grant to carry out feasibility work to create a UK-first community-wide energy scheme.

Research pinpoints new technique for producing cheaper solar energy

Pioneering new research could pave the way for solar energy to be converted into household electricity more cheaply than ever before.

Global warming doubles risk of extreme La Niña event, research shows

The risk of extreme La Niña events in the Pacific Ocean could double due to global warming, new research has shown.

Public invited to assist international aid efforts by mapping remote locations

Exeter students call for help to compile and digitise detailed maps of uncharted areas of the world

Why Sustainable Mining is not an oxymoron

Inspiring words from a world-leader in responsible mining.

Mobile app holds key to success for Exeter students

A team of Exeter students have reached the final four of an international competition, designed to showcase technological innovation.

College secures £11,500 for student-led projects

Student reps have secured a large pot of money to fund two projects designed to improve the College-wide student experience.

Student scientists present research to Parliament

Budding scientists from the University of Exeter have showcased their innovative research at the Houses of Parliament, as part of a prestigious national event.

New game shuffles the pack of top female scientists

Do you know why Dorothy Hill or Rosalind Franklin are considered pioneers in their fields, or who left the greatest legacy -  Ada Lovelace or Marie Curie? The answers could be resolved in a new game, created by students at the University of Exeter.

Study seeks to understand variations in the rate of global warming

A new study has looked at slow-downs in the rate of global surface warming, despite ongoing increases in the emissions of greenhouse gases.

Students’ innovative home security system scoops global technology prize

Exeter students have stormed to victory in an international competition, with their innovative app that allows users to lock and unlock doors with their mobile phone.

Tackling concussion with Exeter Chiefs

Specialists from the University of Exeter are working with Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club on a project to model what happens to the brain of a player when they are concussed in order to improve safety and manage the impact of injuries following head trauma.

Exeter Engineering expert receives premier science award

Head of Engineering, Professor Stephen Eichhorn, has been bestowed with one of the most prestigious accolades in his field.

Physics research from Exeter to be showcased in Parliament

Exeter physicists are making their final preparations before showcasing their innovative research in a special event, held in the Houses of Parliament.

Professor Stephen Eichhorn elected divisional Chair of American Chemical Society

An Exeter Engineering expert has been elected as the new divisional Chair at the world’s largest scientific society.

Students make final preparations for 2015 International Mining Games

Mining students are making their final preparations before embarking to take part in a prestigious international competition.

Celebrating women in science during British Science Week 2015

Science-lovers from across Cornwall have been treated to a series of hands-on events and activities celebrating the spirit of invention, discovery, and scientific research.

Expedition studies Indian monsoon’s past to discover future impact of climate change

The quest to discover how future climate change will impact the formidable Indian monsoon phenomenon could find the answer rooted in the prehistoric past.

Penryn Campus postgraduates host successful student conference

Penryn Campus postgraduate students celebrated their research achievements at Exploring Research in Cornwall, an annual conference supported by the University of Exeter's Researcher Development programme.

Students lead gold rush at International Mining Games

Students from the Camborne School of Mines (CSM) are celebrating after leading a gold rush at an internationally-celebrated mining competition.

Research shows alternating antibiotics could make resistant bacteria beatable

Pioneering new research has unlocked a new technique to help combat the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, that cause debilitating and often life-threatening human illness.

University adds to its Athena SWAN awards in 2015

The University added an additional award to its Athena SWAN tally this year with a Bronze for the Biosciences department at Exeter.

£3 million research centre will target disease

A new research centre will bring together experts in a diverse range of fields to tackle some of the greatest health issues of our time – and the public are being invited to get involved.

Students explore Artificial Intelligence

Students have been given an invaluable insight into the world-leading advances being made in Artificial Intelligence, during a special course hosted by the University of Exeter.  

Mine’s a pint…. Of science

A festival which pulls science out of the lab and into the pub is coming to Exeter for the first time.

Artwork highlights recycling issues

A special exhibition featuring artwork created from found objects has gone on display at a recycling centre in Exeter.

Graphene holds key to unlocking creation of wearable electronic devices

Ground-breaking research has successfully created the world’s first truly electronic textile, using the wonder material Graphene.

Increased atmospheric carbon dioxide makes trees use water more efficiently

The increase in atmospheric CO2 concentration has allowed trees across Europe to use their available water resources more efficiently, new research has shown.

Study highlights ways to boost weather and climate predictions

Long range weather forecasts and climate change projections could be significantly boosted by advances in our understanding of the relationship between layers of the Earth’s atmosphere - the stratosphere and troposphere.

Chancellor takes tour of the Penryn Campus

University of Exeter Chancellor, Baroness Floella Benjamin, took an all-embracing tour to explore the wide array of world-class research and facilities on the Penryn Campus.

Study examines hiatus in lower-stratosphere cooling rates

A reduction in harmful human emissions that caused a depletion of the ozone layer has led to a hiatus in lower-stratosphere cooling, a new study has indicated.

 

University of Exeter scientists receive Epilepsy Research UK research grant

University of Exeter scientists have received grant worth almost £150,000 to fund their crucial research, which could revolutionise epilepsy is diagnosed.

Guardian ranking means Exeter now top 10 in all UK league tables

The University of Exeter has been ranked as one of the top 10 UK universities in the influential Guardian University Guide 2016.

Climate engineering may save coral reefs, study shows

Geoengineering of the climate may be the only way to save coral reefs from mass bleaching, according to new research.

Grant of £885,000 to fund important food crop research

A Physicist at the University of Exeter has received a substantial grant to help improve the sustainability of commercially valuable crops.

Female scientists take to their soapboxes at free public event

A host of Devon’s leading female scientists will be taking to their soapboxes this week to showcase their fascinating science to the general public at a free event in Exeter city centre.

Female scientists took to their soapboxes at city centre spectacle

A host of Devon’s leading female scientists took to their soapboxes at the weekend to showcase their fascinating science to the general public

Marine Renewable Energy conference comes to Penryn Campus

Some of the country’s foremost experts in marine renewable energy will gather in Cornwall to identify new ways in which to collaborate to develop wave and tidal energy in the South of England.

Giant comet-like tail discovered on small exoplanet

The prospect of finding ocean-bearing exoplanets has been boosted, thanks to a pioneering new study.

Breakthrough in graphene production could trigger revolution in artificial skin development

A pioneering new technique to produce high-quality, low cost graphene could pave the way for the development of the first truly flexible ‘electronic skin’, that could be used in robots.

Big Bang event creates an explosive atmosphere

This Year’s Big Bang South West Fair at the University of Exeter was a truly explosive event

Flies, sandflies and statistics

Summer workshop of national mathematicians' group will share innovative methods for collecting and analysing ecological data.

University of Exeter’s inaugural Technical Services conference is a great success

On the 13th July, technical staff from all over the University gathered for our first ever technical services conference. This was designed with a particular focus on staff development and offered short training sessions in everything from wellbeing to research sustainability.

UK-first renewable heat network demonstration wins DECC funding

The University of Exeter will take part in a project to create an energy system to suppl one of the country's largest district heating systems with low carbon heat directly from sunshine.

Butterflies heat up the field of solar research

The humble butterfly could hold the key to unlocking new techniques to make solar energy cheaper and more efficient, pioneering new research has shown.

Two top Exeter researchers secure distinguished science award

Two world-leading scientists from the University of Exeter have been honoured with a prestigious national science award.

 

Funding awarded to develop 85 year weather forecast

Researchers have been awarded a £1m grant to create a time series of predicted hourly weather from now until 2100, to better understand how building designs interact with different weather conditions.

Butterfly wings help break the status quo in gas sensing

The unique properties found in the stunning iridescent wings of a tropical blue butterfly could hold the key to developing new highly selective gas detection sensors.

Two University partnership schools open this week

Two new University partnership schools are opening in Devon this week. 

Urgent research needed on predicting future regional climate change, report demands

Crucial research into the changing spatial patterns of future climate patterns is urgently needed, a new review article has concluded.

World-leading engineer from the University of Exeter elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering

Professor David Butler, Director of the internationally-leading Centre for Water Systems, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Pioneering research develops new way to capture light – for the computers of tomorrow

Pioneering research by an international team of scientists, including from the University of Exeter, has developed techniques that will allow the first memory chip that can capture light.

CSM on hand to mark opening of Britain’s first new metal mine in 40 years

Representatives from Camborne School of Mines have helped celebrate the opening of Britain’s first new metal mine in more than 40 years.

Ocean circulation rethink solves climate conundrum

Researchers from the University of Exeter believe they have solved one of the biggest puzzles in climate science. 

Exeter professor Roy Sambles is new president of Institute of Physics

Professor Roy Sambles has today (Thursday, October 1) taken up his position as the new president of the Institute of Physics (IOP).

University of Exeter joins consortium in major research grant for Cornwall and the South West

Experts from the University of Exeter are part of a consortium that has been awarded funding for a £3m research project from Innovate UK and BBSRC.

Exeter Physicist wins prestigious early career researcher award

A leading physicist from the University of Exeter has received a national award for pioneering research contributions in the field of quantum physics.

Exeter celebrates the world’s first programmer and women in science

Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). 

Exeter projects part of £21 million ‘Engineering Grand Challenges’ research announcement

Three new research programmes, led by or featuring the University of Exeter, that aim to tackle some of the major challenges facing science and engineering have been announced.

Research reveals how global warming will impact Earth’s carbon cycle

New findings reveals how global warming will feedback on the carbon cycle and lead to increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

New Observatory opened at Exeter University Physics Department

The newly refurbished University of Exeter Observatory has been opened ready for student teaching.

National award recognises Exeter's continued commitment to equality

A prestigious national award scheme has recognised the University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Science’s dedication to gender equality.

Exeter scientists receive the latest NERC funding for strategic research

University of Exeter researchers are pleased to be among the recipients of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) highlight topics grants – one of the new ways in which NERC is funding strategic research.

Over 100 PhD studentships available for 2016 entry

The University of Exeter is looking to build on its success in the Times Higher Education world university rankings and Research Excellence Framework, by offering over 100 funded PhD studentships for 2016 entry.

World-leading researcher appointed first Director of University of Exeter Living Systems Institute

One of the world’s most pioneering and influential developmental geneticists has been appointed as the inaugural Director of the University of Exeter’s Living Systems Institute.

University of Exeter researcher wins prestigious UK award

An Exeter engineering expert received a prestigious national award for research into how we can sustainably and reliably address emerging challenges around water supplies.

How best to tackle dangerous climate change: Exeter’s ‘Global Conversation’ comes to New York

The pivotal issue of how best to address perilous global climate change will be discussed by world-leading experts, at a special event in New York.

Exeter lead pioneering research into elements crucial for low carbon technologies

The University of Exeter has received high-level funding for crucial research into accessing essential elements needed for a variety of environmental technologies.

Engineering and Technology at Exeter ranked in global 100

Engineering and Technology at the University of Exeter has been ranked as being amongst the very best in the world, according to the latest league tables.

Exeter student project to monitor space weather events

University of Exeter students are leading a project with the Met Office, British Geological Survey and Lancaster University to better understand space weather events and the prediction of their impacts.

Pioneering research boosts graphene revolution

Pioneering new research by the University of Exeter could pave the way for miniaturised optical circuits and increased internet speeds, by helping accelerate the ‘graphene revolution’.

Exeter academics recognised as rising stars of research by Leverhulme Awards

Two rising research stars at the University of Exeter have been recognised by each receiving a highly prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize.

University hosts regional festival of physics

The University of Exeter will host a South West physics festival this weekend as experts and academics come together to discuss planets, astronomy, wind, rain and light.

Mountain ranges evolve and respond to Earth’s climate, study shows

Ground-breaking new research has shown that erosion caused by glaciation during ice ages can, in the right circumstances, wear down mountains faster than plate tectonics can build them.

Exeter researcher wins science outreach competition

A University of Exeter scientist has won the ‘I’m a Scientist: Get me out of here’ competition, beating four other science enthusiasts to the prize.

New research exploits extraordinary properties of Graphene

Innovative new research has demonstrated how the extraordinary properties of graphene can be exploited to create artificial structures that can be used to control and manipulate electromagnetic radiation over a wide range of wavelengths.

Gemstone ring raffle to fund female mining student

A Faberge amethyst ring is to be raffled in London with the aim of raising £5,000 for a female to study at Camborne School of Mines (CSM) as part of a wider initiative to encourage more women into the mining profession.

Immediate and aggressive action needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, study says.

Greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced aggressively and immediately because there are significant constraints to large-scale deployment of negative emissions technologies in the future, new research has shown.

Christmas lecture unwraps the science behind light

Families from across the South West are invited to take part in an enlightening festive treat, at a special event hosted by the University of Exeter.

Volcanic event caused ice age during Jurassic Period, new research suggests

Pioneering new research has shed new light on the causes behind an ‘ice-age’ that took place on Earth around 170 million years ago.

Exeter professor named in mining top 100

A professor at Camborne School of Mines, based at the University of Exeter’s Penryn campus, has been named one of the world’s most inspiring women in mining.

Exeter students help Cornish leisure centre towards better energy efficiency

Students from the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus have been advising a Cornish leisure centre how to reduce its energy consumption and costs.

Mystery of missing exoplanet water solved

Astronomers from the University of Exeter have helped shed light on the atmospheres of a group of planets which orbit stars outside our solar system, known as exoplanets.

Exeter part of £10 million investment for new maths centres to tackle life-threatening diseases

Exeter will pioneer new methods for managing and treating chronic health conditions at a ground-breaking new maths-based research centre.

Family fun at University of Exeter and Institution of Mechanical Engineers Christmas lecture

An interactive family-friendly Christmas lecture explored the production of colour in nature and the new technology it has inspired.

Exeter academics make world’s best list

Six University of Exeter academics appear on a list of the world’s most influential scientific minds that is published this week.

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