£1.1 million will help develop products from super-material

New ways of making and using the wonder material graphene will be identified through pioneering work by engineers and scientists at the University of Exeter and Bath.

Health and medicine showcase hailed a success

A dynamic event highlighted the wide range of medical and health research involving the University of Exeter, the NHS and business partners.

Students vote in inaugural Fruni lectures

Hundreds of Exeter students have voted for the research they think everyone should know about in the first ever Fruni events at the University.

MP swaps white papers for white coat in science pairing scheme

Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw became a scientist for the day when he took part in experiments in University of Exeter laboratories.

Bio-inspired fibres change colour when stretched

A team of materials scientists at Harvard University and the University of Exeter has invented a new fibre which changes colour when stretched. Inspired by nature, the researchers identified and replicated the unique structural elements, which create the bright iridescent blue colour of a tropical plant’s fruit.

£5 million to expand knowledge on human health, life and space

Grants totalling more than £5 million will allow world-class researchers at the University of Exeter to push the boundaries of knowledge in ground-breaking five year projects.

University to work with Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Hospital Trust on sustainability

The Centre for Energy and the Environment (CEE) based at the University of Exeter has been awarded £25,000 by the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Hospital Trust to research the prioritisation of sustainability measures at the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E).

Breast cancer technique to be tested on human breast tissue for the first time

A technique that could take away the anxious wait by patients for breast cancer results by removing the need for a needle biopsy is to have its performance evaluated for the first time, on breast tissue and lymph nodes.

Exeter student strikes gold with physics display in Parliament

Claire Woollacott, 24, a PhD Postgraduate Research Student from the School of Physics at the University of Exeter, struck gold at a competition in the House of Commons yesterday for excellence in her physics research, walking away with a £3,000 prize.

Long predicted atomic collapse state observed in graphene

The first experimental observation of a phenomenon in quantum mechanics that was predicted nearly 70 years ago holds important implications for the future of graphene-based electronic devices.

Youngsters unravel science mysteries and much more in fun-packed week

Children from across the South West took part in hands-on events and activities with researchers from the University of Exeter in celebration of invention and discovery during National Science & Engineering Week.

Exeter receives share of £84 million boost to PhD training

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is this year investing £84.2 million in postgraduate training through its annual Doctoral Training Grants (DTGs).

Revolutionary new device joins world of smart electronics

Unique properties of graphene and graphExeter combine to create a new flexible, transparent, photosensitive device.

University of Exeter professor named Institute of Physics president-elect

Professor Roy Sambles is to be the new president-elect of the Institute of Physics (IOP). 

Hubble spots azure blue planet

True colour of exoplanet measured for the first time.

Butterfly wings inspire new technologies: from fabrics and cosmetics to sensors

A new study has revealed that the stunning iridescent wings of the tropical blue Morpho butterfly could expand the range of innovative technologies. 

Vice-Chancellor attends tenth UK-South Africa bilateral forum

Exeter’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Steve Smith joined a delegation to South Africa led by the Foreign Secretary, William Hague, which included Universities minister David Willetts.

Exeter students create E.coli camera for international competition

A team of students from the University of Exeter are making their final preparations before taking part in a prestigious international synthetic biology competition.

Exeter researcher recognised as rising star of research by Leverhulme Awards

University of Exeter astrophysicist Dr Stefan Kraus has been awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize for his work on star and planet formation. 

Funding boost to train tomorrow’s engineers and scientists

Funding boost to train tomorrow’s engineers and scientists