EU Quantum Flagship Project UNIQORN advances the next generation of quantum communication systems 28 October 2018The multidisciplinary project UNIQORN, which kicks off this month, will develop quantum technology for the mass market. Quantum communication systems, mostly found in research laboratories, will be squeezed into small and reliable photonic integrated circuits. By carefully laying out each element along the development chain from fabrication to application, the Horizon 2020 project will not only reduce size and cost, but will also bring improvements in terms of robustness and reproducibility.
Off-Grid Microgrids Workshop in Belém, Brazil28 September 2018Dr Sam Williamson from the University of Bristol’s Electrical Energy Management Group recently attended the British Council funded Off-grid Microgrids for the Electrification of Remote Communities Workshop, in the northern Brazilian city of Belém on edge of Amazon rainforest. The workshop was organised by Cardiff University and Universidade Federal do Pará. 30 researchers from the UK and Brazil across disciplines from engineering to social science and policy attended, with the aims to develop new and stronger research links between the two countries.
Reliable and sustainable micro-hydropower in Nepal13 February 2018Joe Butchers from the Electrical Energy Management Group travelled to Nepal for a 5 week study, funded by the Cabot Institute, looking at the technical, social and economic issues that lead to poor performance of hydropower plants. In rural areas of Nepal which are not covered by the national grid, local communities depend on micro-hydropower plants. These plants divert water from rivers and use it to power a generator. The resulting electricity can be used to power homes, businesses, schools and health centres. When problems occur, many people have no other source of electricity and their lives are badly affected.
From Eng Maths to Start Up: The Miminal Story20 November 2017Three graduates from the Engineering Maths degree programme have recently embarked on a new business venture. The trio from the 2017 MEng cohort have spent the summer starting up a data science consultancy. Their mission: To help organisations fulfil their potential through data driven decisions.
Post Deadline Paper accepted at ECOC201720 September 2017The paper entitled ‘Field trial of Machine-Learning assisted and SDN-based Optical Network Planning’ is breaking new ground and is an amazing achievement for the whole Smart Internet Lab team.
Post Deadline Paper accepted at ECOC201719 September 2017The High Performance Network celebrates after having the paper ‘Field trial of Machine-Learning assisted and SDN-based Optical Network Planning’ accepted.
Researcher Wins Best Paper at SDEMPED 201731 August 2017Dr Sam Williamson from the University of Bristol and a member of the Electrical Energy Management Group (EEMG) won best paper at the 11th IEEE International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electric Machines, Power Electronics and Drives (SDEMPED).
EEMG Researchers win 1st prize for their poster at the CPE Annual Conference31 July 2017The Pulse Quietening team within the Electrical Energy Management (EEM) research group won 1st prize for their poster entitled "Oscillation elimination in a 650V GaN FET bridge-leg converter using 6.7 GHz active gate driver" at the Centre for Power Electronics (CPE) Annual Conference which took place at the beginning of July.