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College of Engineering Maths and Physical Sciences

17 August 2020

4 minutes to read

Quantifying drought risk through rainfall modelling and simulation

Dr Oliver Stoner and Dr Theo Economou have developed an advanced yet highly interpretable statistical data model for capturing the behaviour of high resolution rainfall time series.

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24 July 2020

6 minutes to read

Data Science for Climate Resilience in East Africa

TIST is a network of farmers who have to date planted over 19 million trees. The University of Exeter is working with TIST to quantify and understand TIST’s impacts at landscape scales and on multiple sustainable development goals.

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14 July 2020

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Pioneering a New Self-Propulsion Technique for Small Bowel Endoscopy

The Applied Dynamics and Control Laboratory in Exeter (ADCE) from the University of Exeter has collaborated with the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and the Shangxian Minimally Invasive Inc. to pioneer a novel self-propulsion technique for small-bowel capsule endoscopy. 

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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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18 June 2020

2 minutes to read

Weakest Link in Cyber Security

Professor Achim D. Brucker explains how we can keep our systems cyber secure while remote working.

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29 May 2020

2 minutes to read

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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20 May 2020

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Nano-medicine in cancer diagnosis

PhD candidate Pablo Martinez Pancorbo is a Metamaterials researcher looking at the use of nanoparticles in biomedical imaging and how it can be used to improve the diagnosis of cancer.

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10 December 2018

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Working with the Met Office

Exeter is home to a number of globally renowned climate and weather scientists due to the combined intellectual expertise of the Met Office and the University of Exeter. The national weather service and the University have developed a strong partnership, collaborating on climate and weather science since 2003, when the Met Office…

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12 April 2018

< 1 minute to read

Exoplanet 360°

A stunning video offering a virtual reality tour of six exoplanets, created by Dr Nathan Mayne in collaboration with Cornwall-based Engine House VFX, has received more than 1 million hits on YouTube.

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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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10 March 2018

2 minutes to read

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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22 November 2016

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Statistical climatology

Professor David B. Stephenson is Director of the Exeter Climate Systems (XCS) research centre, and based within the Mathematics department in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences. Since 1989, he has published more than 100 well-cited papers and a leading book on forecast verification. He has also developed successful partnerships…

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26 February 2016

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What are smarter water networks?

Smart water networks are a response to the increase in water consumption, increasing water scarcity and decreasing water quality.

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