Engineering and the Environment


Inside tour of 21st century warship

22 April 2014

Ship science students got a unique insight into one of the Royal Navy's most impressive ships on a visit to BAE at Portsmouth. They looked around HMS Dragon, one of the latest type 45 destroyers. It is 155 metres long, displaces 7,500 tons and reaches a top speed of 30 knots.

Honours for Engineering projects

22 April 2014

The University of Southampton's achievements in the pioneering European Union collaboration ZeroWIN, encouraging industry to eliminate its waste products by maximising recycling, have been recognised with a bronze award in a contest organised by the website to encourage waste reduction, reuse and recycling.

Dr Liudi Jiang

Intelligent prosthetic liners could ease pain for lower limb amputees

15 April 2014

A new device could help to relieve the pain and discomfort experienced by thousands of amputees as a result of poorly fitting replacement lower limbs. Researchers are developing a prototype of the world’s first prosthetic ‘intelligent’ liner with integrated pressure sensors, which could be available to NHS patients in as little as three years.

Southampton engineering research creates revolutionary 3D sound for domestic TVs

3 April 2014

The results of acoustics research carried out during Dr Takashi Takeuchi’s PhD at the University of Southampton are now being employed in a stylish curved loudspeaker that can recreate the sound of film in 3D sound. The Soundbar S9 and S7 are now on the market for around £250-£300 and are affordable for ordinary TV viewers who appreciate their improved sound quality as well as cinema surround sound.

Understanding the physics of turbulent flows inside turbines of aero-engines

2 April 2014

Researchers from the University of Southampton are aiming to shed new light into the physics of turbulent flows inside the turbines of aero-engines.

New project to help millions of people living in deltas adapt to climate change

2 April 2014

Researchers from the University of Southampton are leading an international project to understand the effect of climate change on people living in deltas in South Asia and Africa, and how they respond.

£3 million to help students build a better future for the UK

28 March 2014

The University of Southampton has been awarded £3 million to train the engineers and scientists of tomorrow that are needed to develop the UK’s essential infrastructure.

ZeroWIN project shortlisted for National Recycling Award

27 March 2014

A research project involving Professor Ian Williams and his colleagues (Tony Curran, Francis Ongondo and Simon Kemp) from the Centre for Environmental Sciences has been shortlisted for a 2014 National Recycling Award. The group have been nominated in the Efficiency Initiative of the Year Category, for their work on the ZeroWIN project (, where they wrote the project’s vision and led the development and delivery of 10 demonstration projects.

First Sea Lord talks about naval aviation and his student days at Southampton

26 March 2014

Admiral Sir George Zambellas, First Sea Lord and Chief of the Naval Staff, the Royal Navy, spoke about the future of naval aviation at the 58th RJ Mitchell lecture at the University of Southampton, organised by the Solent Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society. He is an alumnus of the University and graduated with a degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics before serving as a naval pilot.

Malaysia Campus Celebrates First Anniversary

21 March 2014

It’s been one year since the University of Southampton Malaysia Campus celebrated its official opening and we’re reflecting on an amazing year of achievement. The Campus, at the EduCity@Iskandar in Johor represents a major strategic development for the University.