University of Surrey

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The University of Surrey is a multidisciplinary higher education establishment based in Guildford, Surrey. A reputation for excellence in both teaching and research strong enterprise culture and an unrivaled record of graduate employment state-of-the-art facilities for both research, and teaching and learning modern, flexible taught programmes reflecting contemporary science and engineering and well-established links with industry, both nationally and internationally
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20 May 2020

Pretty as a Peacock: Gemstone for Next Generation of Smart Sensors

An international team of scientists has developed colour-changing, flexible photonic crystals that could be used to develop sensors that warn when an earthquake might strike next. The wearable, robust and low-cost sensors can respond sensitively to light, temperature, strain or other physical and chemical stimuli making them an extremely promising option for cost-effective smart visual sensing applications in a range of sectors including healthcare and food safety.
2 Jul 2019

Researchers clear runway for tin based perovskite solar cells

Researchers believe their tin based perovskite solar cell could clear the runway for solar panel technology to take off and help the UK reach its 2050 carbon neutral goal.
1 Apr 2019

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5 Sep 2018

Wearable to monitor lithium levels

People living with bipolar disorder and depression will soon be able to use a unique wearable sensor to safely monitor their lithium drug levels.
19 Mar 2018

Drug-producing bacteria possible with synthetic biology breakthrough

Bacteria could be programmed to efficiently produce drugs, thanks to breakthrough research into synthetic biology using engineering principles.
7 Mar 2018

Alternative to traditional batteries moves a step closer

Lithium-ion batteries could be under threat after the development of polymer materials that could challenge the dominance of these traditional batteries.
24 Jan 2018


Metasonics have developed several technologies using ultrasound that could be relevant to the consumer market.
11 Dec 2017

Cheap and safe electro-catalysts for fuel cells

Scientists from the University of Surrey have produced non-metal electro-catalysts for fuel cells that could pave the way for production of low-cost, environmentally friendly energy generation.
8 Nov 2017

Multi-racial facial recognition system provides more accurate results

A 3D morphing face model that has 'learned' from different racial faces and can better identify people in 2D pictures - even if a person's appearance is compromised by their pose, expression, lighting or poor image resolution.
28 Jul 2017

Be your own battery

Researchers are developing a revolutionary technology that will allow people to act as their own "power source" by wearing clothing such as "smart" shirts and shoes that harvest and store electricity.
11 Jan 2017

Electrifying news . . . nano-modified aerospace composites

New technology that could enhance both the electrical and thermal conductivity of conventional composite materials has been developed.
8 Dec 2016

Spray-printed crystals to move forward organic electronic applications

Has the time come to replace traditionally used silicon with printable organic semiconductor inks? Scientists believe so, especially for future electronics that need to be flexible, lightweight, wearable and low-cost.
8 Dec 2016

Soft contact lenses inspire alternative to battery power storage

Ground-breaking research has developed potentially transformational technology which could revolutionise the capabilities of appliances that have previously relied on battery power to work.
7 Dec 2016

Dielectric capacitor to beat batteries?

The term supercapacitor means the same as ultracapacitor. It is traditionally limited to electrostatic devices that are based on an electrochemical double layer much thinner and of wider area than the dielectric that is the basis of all other capacitors.
31 Oct 2016

Technique to improve carbon superlattices for quantum electronics

Researchers have found a technique to improve carbon superlattices for quantum electronic device applications.
18 May 2016

Silver could be the key to gold-standard flexible gadgets

Research has described how silver nanowires are proving to be the ideal material for flexible, touch-screen technologies while also exploring how the material can be manipulated to tune its performance for other applications.
29 Feb 2016

Research unveils graphene 'moth eyes' to power smart technology

New research has shown how graphene can be manipulated to create the most light-absorbent material for its weight, to date.
14 Jan 2016

Miniaturised optical devices enabled by carbon nano technology

Research demonstrates carbon nanotubes creating wafer-thin, flat structures that enable the miniaturisation of a range of optical devices.
9 Apr 2015

New energy harvesting for vehicles and devices: huge business

Energy harvesting is the creation of electricity from ambient energy. IDTechEx Show! covers it all in one place.
9 Feb 2015

Scaling up of graphene to power the internet of things

Next generation solar cells have the potential to power remote devices which will underpin the Internet of Things.