Engineering and the Environment


Increase in reported flooding a result of higher exposure

20 August 2014

A rise in the number of reported floods in the UK over the past 129 years can mainly be explained by increased exposure, resulting from urban expansion and population growth, according to new research by the University of Southampton.

Students make a difference in a West African village

18 August 2014

Civil Engineering students, along with volunteers from the University of Southampton have returned after another working visit to the West African village of Bambouti.

Air traffic growth set to outpace carbon reduction efforts

8 August 2014

Ticket prices must rise by at least 1.4 per cent a year for emission levels to fall.
Study calls for international agreement enforced by a global regulator

Southampton researchers amongst the world’s ‘most influential scientific minds’

5 August 2014

A number of cutting-edge researchers from the University of Southampton have been named amongst the world’s most frequently cited, according to a new publication from Thomson Reuters.

Showcasing research into ultrasonic waves at the Royal Society

5 August 2014

University of Southampton engineers joined forces with colleagues at the University of Bristol to showcase some of their most exciting research into ultrasonic waves at the week-long Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition in London.

Professor Terry Langdon establishes new links with a leading Chinese university

31 July 2014

Terry Langdon, Professor of Materials Science at the University of Southampton, has been appointed a guest professor at Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT).

Postgraduate degree in UAV design brings opportunities for flight training

31 July 2014

Graduate engineers taking the University of Southampton’s MSc programme on the design of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) also have the opportunity to study for a pilot’s licence from autumn 2014.

New insights into biomedical engineering at Southampton for school students

31 July 2014

Biomedical engineers at the University of Southampton gave a group of teenagers new insights into cutting edge research in the specialism in a residential programme, sponsored by the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) and organised by The Smallpeice Trust.

Alex Dickinson

Royal Academy awards Research Fellowship to Southampton Biomedical Engineer

30 July 2014

Dr Alex Dickinson, a University of Southampton early career academic whose research aims to develop more comfortable and durable prosthetic limbs for amputees, has been awarded a prestigious Research Fellowship by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng).

Adventurers take on monster pedalo challenge

30 July 2014

Four adventurers are preparing to take on a monster challenge - in a pedalo shaped like the Loch Ness monster.