Engineering and the Environment


Brighter future in prospect for patients who need knee implants

27 February 2015

Bioengineers at the University of Southampton are working with industry on an exciting new polymeric material that could transform knee implants.

IPCC sea-level rise scenarios not fit for purpose for high-risk coastal areas

26 February 2015

The sea-level rise scenarios of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) do not necessarily provide the right information for high-risk coastal decision-making and management, according to new research involving scientists from the University of Southampton.

Picture of Dr Roberto Armellin

Carrying out experiments on a distant comet. A Southampton Astronautics researcher’s role in the Rosetta project

13 February 2015

Lecturer in Astronautics Dr Roberto Armellin watched the TV coverage of the recent Rosetta mission to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko with special interest – he had been part of the project at the Politecnico di Milano before moving to Southampton.

The team of students

Engineering students get ready to drive an ambulance to Mongolia

9 February 2015

Four Engineering students from Southampton are joining forces for an epic journey to Mongolia. They are raising money to buy and refurbish a 4x4 offroad ambulance, kit it out for use and drive it 8,000 miles to the capital Ulaanbaatar. It will then be donated to a local hospital.

Students visiting St Mary's

Malaysia students go ‘Marching In’ with Southampton Football Club

6 February 2015

Students from the University of Southampton Malaysia Campus got to step inside the world of Premier League football players and fans during a tour of St Mary’s Stadium, home of Southampton Football Club – the Saints.

Octopus robot makes waves with ultra-fast propulsion

5 February 2015

Scientists have developed an octopus-like robot, which can zoom through water with ultra-fast propulsion and acceleration never before seen in man-made underwater vehicles.

Fish-eye view of the x-ray scanner

New imaging technology to design and build greener and safer aircraft

28 January 2015

Engineers at the University of Southampton are helping to develop new imaging technology to be used in the design, manufacture and maintenance for current and future generations of carbon composite aircraft.

Engineering student learns how Formula 1 aerodynamics can power the British America's Cup challenge

14 January 2015

Masters of Engineering (MEng) Mechanical Engineering student Bleddyn Môn has combined his studies at Southampton with top class yacht racing alongside Olympic gold medallist Sir Ben Ainslie.

Boldrewood Innovation Campus

University of Southampton awarded one million pounds to help address global marine and maritime challenges

13 January 2015

The Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute (SMMI) at the University of Southampton has been awarded over one million pounds to develop students who will help tackle global marine and maritime challenges.

Additional funding for Audiology students

7 January 2015

It has been confirmed that Audiology students starting at the University of Southampton in 2015 will receive over £5000 of additional funding to support their studies.