Engineering and the Environment


Southampton Ship Science student is a winner of the UKNEST prestigious national maritime contest

20 October 2014

MEng Ship Science/Naval Architecture student Alex Holt will be spending next summer at one of the UK’s leading shipbuilders. He is one of the winners of a prestigious national contest, after submitting an essay on the impact of naval defence on the environment at the end of his first year. He has been awarded a bursary, mentoring by an industry professional and a vacation placement at either BAE Systems or BMT on the south coast.

Environmental Science graduate leads Woodland Management Session

17 October 2014

Environmental Science graduate Charlotte Warwick recently ran a Woodland Management Session for our first year students in local ancient woodland reserve, along with Environmental Science lecturers Dr Malcolm Hudson and Dr Pete Shaw.

Research on improving cardiac pacemakers wins award for Southampton graduate engineer

14 October 2014

MEng Acoustical Engineering graduate Harriet Lea-Banks has been honoured by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for her paper on cardiac pacemakers.

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Southampton researchers share £1.4m funding to protect soils and safeguard global food security

13 October 2014

Researchers from the University of Southampton are part of a project that has received £1.4 million in new funding to explore how plants manipulate soils to extract more water and nutrients, it has been announced today (Monday October 13).

World-first experiment on a controlled sub-seabed CO2 leak demonstrates minimal environmental impact and rapid recovery

2 October 2014

This week in Nature Climate Change an international team of scientists have published results of the first ever sub-sea carbon dioxide impact, detection and monitoring experiment relevant to Carbon dioxide Capture and Storage (CCS) in sub-seabed storage reservoirs. This innovative study was designed to understand how marine life on the seabed and in the water above might react to a real-life leakage, as well as determine methods for detection and monitoring of a small-scale carbon dioxide (CO2) leak event. The research found that, for a leak of this scale, the environmental damage was limited; restricted to a small area and with a quick recovery of both the chemistry and biology

Space debris expert warns of increasing CubeSat collision risk

30 September 2014

The increasing number of small ‘CubeSat’ satellites being launched combined with a relaxed attitude to debris mitigation could lead to hazards for all space users unless preventative measures are taken, warns a leading space debris expert from the University of Southampton.

International prizes for postgraduate researchers in space science and engineering

16 September 2014

Two Engineering PhD students at the University of Southampton have been honoured by the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC).

Social enterprise summer school gives Southampton students experience of a lifetime

12 September 2014

Students from across the University of Southampton have had the experience of a lifetime this summer when they got the opportunity to take part in the University’s first social enterprise summer camp in India.

Next generation of researchers to benefit from cutting-edge tech investment

10 September 2014

The training and research of postgraduate students at the University of Southampton is set to benefit from new high-performance computer equipment, following a successful bid worth almost £400k.

Southampton launches the UK’s first integrated Master’s Audiology course

9 September 2014

The University of Southampton is launching a new integrated Master’s programme in Audiology – the first of its kind in the UK.