The Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS) graduation success13 July 2018The Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS), the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science (ACCIS CDT), and the Industrial Doctorate Centre in Composites Manufacture (IDC) celebrate the success of their recent graduates.
Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS) success at ECCM1812 July 2018The 18th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM18) was held in Athens, Greece from 24 to 28 June 2018 and attracted a large presence of Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS) research students and staff, who presented both posters and oral presentations to academic and industrial researchers from around the world.
Top 50 Women in Engineering - Rachel De'Ath25 June 2018Rachael De’Ath, a senior teaching associate at the University of Bristol and a senior structural engineer at Arup Bristol, has been announced as a winner in ‘The Telegraph Top 50 Women in Engineering’ 2018.
Engineering images: competition winners25 April 2018Last year we asked staff, students and researchers in our faculty to share their digital images that represent different aspects of engineering. Keep an eye out for these works appearing on the walls of the faculty in the coming months.
South West Nuclear Hub/MAI student exchange18 April 2018Two students on the MSc Nuclear Science and Engineering programme undertook a week-long exchange at the Material Ageing Institute (MAI), EDF Lab Les Renardières, Paris in early 2018.
ACCIS CDT conference 201818 April 20187th Annual Conference of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science
Rolls-Royce links up to explore potential of very high energy storage technology5 April 2018A possible alternative to traditional batteries has moved a step closer following the announcement that Rolls-Royce has signed a collaboration agreement with Superdielectrics Ltd, in partnership with the Universities of Bristol and Surrey, to explore the potential of using polymers to create next generation high energy storage technology.
Reliable and sustainable micro-hydropower in Nepal13 February 2018Joe Butchers from the Electrical Energy Management Group travelled to Nepal for a 5 week study, funded by the Cabot Institute, looking at the technical, social and economic issues that lead to poor performance of hydropower plants. In rural areas of Nepal which are not covered by the national grid, local communities depend on micro-hydropower plants. These plants divert water from rivers and use it to power a generator. The resulting electricity can be used to power homes, businesses, schools and health centres. When problems occur, many people have no other source of electricity and their lives are badly affected.
Researcher Wins Best Paper at SDEMPED 201731 August 2017Dr Sam Williamson from the University of Bristol and a member of the Electrical Energy Management Group (EEMG) won best paper at the 11th IEEE International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electric Machines, Power Electronics and Drives (SDEMPED).
EEMG Researchers win 1st prize for their poster at the CPE Annual Conference31 July 2017The Pulse Quietening team within the Electrical Energy Management (EEM) research group won 1st prize for their poster entitled "Oscillation elimination in a 650V GaN FET bridge-leg converter using 6.7 GHz active gate driver" at the Centre for Power Electronics (CPE) Annual Conference which took place at the beginning of July.