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Aerospace & Defence
17th January 2023
Multi-layered ‘space skin’ can help future satellites and spacecraft harvest energy

A 'space skin' could help protect spacecraft and satellites from harsh solar radiation while also harvesting energy for future use in the craft's mission, according to a study from the University of Surrey and Airbus Defence and Space.

9th February 2022
Supercapacitors to boost IoT battery life

Smartwatches, fitness trackers and other Internet of Things devices could get a significant boost to their “battery” life thanks to new, environmentally friendly energy research from the University of Surrey’s Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) and the Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil.

18th February 2021
Energy-harvesting technology to make roads safer

An eco-friendly energy-harvesting smart sensor could help make roads safer by identifying potentially dangerous driver behaviour. Triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs) are an emerging technology that harvests the freely available mechanical energy from daily human activities. 

28th October 2020
The dawn of a new design philosophy for electronics

The University of Surrey has unveiled a device with unique functionality that could signal the dawn of a new design philosophy for electronics, including next-generation wearables and eco-disposable sensors.

22nd May 2020
Surrey reveals implantable, battery-free biosensor

Researchers from the University of Surrey have revealed their new biodegradable battery-free biosensor – paving the way for implanted nanotechnology that could help future sports professionals better monitor their movements to aid rapid improvements, or help caregivers remotely monitor people living with dementia.

16th April 2020
Scientists developing point of care COVID-19 test

A team of scientists from the University of Surrey, Lancaster University and Brunel University are developing an easy-to-use test that can inform people if they have COVID-19 in just half an hour.

23rd July 2019
Nanoprobes could be a leap forward for high resolution HMIs

Machine enhanced humans - or cyborgs as they are known in science fiction - could be one step closer to becoming a reality, thanks to new research from the University of Surrey and Harvard University. Researchers have conquered the monumental task of manufacturing scalable nanoprobe arrays small enough to record the inner workings of human cardiac cells and primary neurons.

23rd April 2018
The big data and digital economy conference at Surrey Business School

  The Surrey Business School at the University of Surrey hosted the first in a series of Academy of Management (AoM) Specialised Conferences entitled 'Big Data and Managing in a Digital Economy'.

5th December 2016
Research reveals alternative to battery power storage

A piece of joint research between the University of Surrey, Augmented Optics, and the University of Bristol, has developed what the project believes to be a potentially transformational technology which could revolutionise the capabilities of appliances that have previously relied on battery power.

25th November 2016
IoT will demand a step-change in search solutions

A recent article published in IEEE Intelligent Systems highlights the requirements the IoT will place on search engines and brings together the latest research being carried out in this field. 'On Searching the IoT: Requirements and Challenges' has been written by leading researchers working in the field of next-gen communications at the University of Surrey's Institute of Communication Systems (home of the 5G Innovation Centre) and Ohi...

Component Management
22nd November 2016
Spray printed crystals will speed applications for organic electronics

University of Surrey scientists reckon the time has come to replace traditionally used silicon with printable organic semiconductor inks. This technology, they say,  is ideal for applications that need to be flexible, lightweight, wearable and low-cost.

Events News
12th August 2016
University secures EU grant for SMART cities and aeronautical research

The University of Surrey has been awarded more than three-quarters of a million euros in research grants from the European Union since the UK’s electorate voted to leave the 28-country union on 23rd June. Despite concerns that EU research partners and funders have become reluctant to collaborate with UK universities following the Brexit vote, the University of Surrey is open for business and its researchers continue to secure EU fundin...

Tech Videos
13th June 2016
Professor Brian Cox meets Jim Al-Khalili, University of Surrey

In this instalment of the Jim Meets Series, Professor Jim Al-Khalili has been put in the hot seat. Hosted by Professor Brian Cox (BBC's Wonders of the Universe, Wonders of Life) the conversation established how Jim has become one of the world's foremost leading scientists.

Component Management
13th May 2016
The science of watching paint dry

Researchers from the University of Surrey, in collaboration with the Université Claude Bernard, Lyon, have used computer simulation and materials experiments to show how, when coatings with different sized particles - such as paints - dry, the coating spontaneously forms two layers. This mechanism can be used to control the properties at the top and bottom of coatings independently, which could help increase performance of coatings ac...

11th May 2016
Silver nanowire films enable flexible touch-screens

Researchers from the University of Surrey have described how silver nanowires are proving to be the ideal material for flexible, touch-screen technologies. Led by Professor Alan Dalton and in collaboration with M-SOLV, an Oxford-based touch-sensor manufacturer, the research also explores how the material can be manipulated to tune its performance for other applications.

4th April 2016
3D-printed ‘Sneezometer’ will help asthma patients breathe easy

Research from the University of Surrey has led to the development of the world’s first ‘sneezometer’, an airflow sensor or ‘spirometer’ that is sensitive enough to measure the speed of a sneeze. For use in diagnosing a variety of respiratory conditions, the sneezometer is twice as fast and more sensitive than any other available device.

2nd March 2016
The answer to the UK's quantum challenge is SIMPLE

A £3m grant announced by Universities and Science minister Jo Johnson has been awarded to the University of Surrey to provide the answer to the challenge of enabling solid state quantum technologies, leading to quantum computers.

Component Management
29th February 2016
Graphene to power next-gen smart technologies

New research published in Science Advances has shown how graphene can be manipulated to create the most light-absorbent material for its weight, to date. This nanometre-thin material will enable future applications such as 'smart wallpaper' that could generate electricity from waste light or heat, and power a host of applications within the growing IoT.

18th February 2016
The race to 5G

What is 5G? Is it just about the speed?

18th February 2016
Whitepaper explores rural ‘not-spots’ in the 5G era

The University of Surrey’s 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) has published a whitepaper describing the capacity and coverage challenge for wireless networks in the coming decades. Collaborating with partners from BT, Telefonica, Real Wireless and EE, 5GIC researchers identified a need for 5G to tackle the challenge of universal mobile coverage that delivers the required speed and capacity for a range of applications, in a range of geographical ar...

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