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12 November 2020

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Working with QinetiQ

The University of Exeter is working with QinetiQ in an EPSRC funded Prosperity Partnership looking at new ways of controlling electromagnetic and acoustic radiation using metamaterials and other systems.

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6 November 2020

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Partnership in focus: Babcock International

Since 2017, The University of Exeter have been working closely in partnership with Babcock, a leading provider of critical, complex engineering services which support national defence, save lives and protect communities. Babcock recruit many graduates and work with University of Exeter research groups in areas such as AI, machine learning and clean…

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19 June 2020

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Leading a green revolution in defence and off-highway transport

Engineering experts from the University of Exeter have collaborated with Supacat (SC Group) to pioneer a hybrid electrical powered version of one of the world’s most popular off-road military vehicles.

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29 May 2020

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Modernised magnet characterisation techniques attracts new global markets for Hirst Magnetics

By recruiting a KTP associate and working with Exeter academics, Hirst gained the expertise in mathematics and theoretical magnetics they needed to develop a process for accurately converting their magnet characterisation measurements.

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28 April 2020

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Hirst Magnetics optimise manufacturing of magnets for electric vehicles

With support from Tevi, Hirst Magnetics have improved their data management systems, increasing business efficiency.

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11 April 2020

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Airport grass to gas: a clean energy revolution

With support from Tevi, Bennamann Ltd has conducted a research study into potential biomethane energy yields at Cornwall airport Newquay.

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4 June 2018

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Building the future of energy generation

Academics from the University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences have developed a clean energy solution for buildings that could revolutionise the construction industry.

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26 March 2018

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Developing recyclable wetsuits with Finisterre

There are more than 500,000 surfers in the United Kingdom who, on average, will replace their wetsuits once every two years. The result of this? The equivalent of more than thirty London double decker buses being discarded every year. Three hundred and eighty tonnes of non-biodegradable chemical-based waste, every single year. As…

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22 March 2018

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Digging deeper for vital copper deposits

Dr Ben Williamson, with colleagues from the Natural History Museum, has developed a new way to establish whether certain types of magmatic rocks are likely to host valuable copper deposits.

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22 March 2018

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Revolutionising the All Terrain Mobility Platform with SC Group

SC Group embarked on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with the University of Exeter to upgrade their ATMP vehicle to utilise the latest hybrid and electric technology.

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22 March 2018

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Bacteria produce diesel on demand

Bioscientists have worked with Shell to make bacteria produce diesel on demand.

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10 March 2018

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Reducing product design costs by 80 per cent with Centek

Engineers at the University of Exeter worked with Newton Abbot-based Centek Group to significantly reduce costs and development times for new products into the oil and gas sector. Centralizers are vitally important for safety in the oil and gas industry, retaining casings centrally within boreholes and preventing leaks at the surface. Centralizers…

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6 April 2017

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Improving accident investigation with 3D models

Camborne School of Mines (CSM) is celebrating 125 years of pioneering research in the fields of mining and mineral engineering. To celebrate the milestone the school, which is a centre for mining excellence and has pioneered the best in industry-led teaching, have organised a series of events including a distinctive Live Wall – an interactive…

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26 February 2016

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What is urban flood modelling?

Urban flood modelling is becoming more important as the population is increasingly urbanised. Flood modelling requires data on rainfall, land cover (whether the ground has roads, fields, buildings etc.), and soil type. Digital elevation data is needed to show where there are hills and where the water will flow. Remote sensing can…

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6 February 2015

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The advantages of a circular economy

Businesses are leading a transformation towards a system that moves away from the current ‘take-make-waste’ method to one where materials are reused instead. This approach, known as the circular economy encourages companies to think about how goods can be designed, produced and marketed with reuse in mind. The University of Exeter’s Business School has…

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10 December 2014

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Microbial production of fourth-generation biofuels

Bacteria modified to produce fuel on demand have been produced by University of Exeter researchers in collaboration with energy and petrochemicals group Shell. Academics led by Professor John Love have found a way to get the organisms to produce fuel nearly identical to diesel. This will help meet future fuel demands without the need to…

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12 November 2014

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Vibration engineering spin-out creates safer structures for industry

National sport stadia such as Premiership Football grounds and the London 2012 Velodrome plus chimneys in power stations, office buildings and bridges are just some of the structures that have been made better performing and more economically viable thanks to work with the University of Exeter’s Structures and Dynamic Group and their…

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15 October 2014

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What are metamaterials?

Lipstick, credit-card chips, carbon fibre and catalytic converters are used every day without a second thought about the complex science behind their creation. But these items could not exist without putting atoms together in new ways to make metamaterials – fascinating structures that could also unlock the possibilities of invisibility and quantum…

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3 October 2014

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Engineering a cardboard surfboard

Cardboard sounds like an unlikely material for building surfboards but Dr Arnaud Marmier is attempting to convince you that this humble and very widespread material is capable of extraordinary things. Unsurprisingly it has not been an entirely successful project though, as Arnaud explained: “I have surfed using these surfboards. Not all of them have…

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