- Solar cell development
- Heat-cool school outreach project educating children about climate change
- GCARE Hedge-date project educating on green infrastructure to tackle vehicle emissions
- CUSP is the Secretariat for the APPG on Limits to Growth, a group for UK parliamentarians to discuss the transition to a regenerative economy that supports people and planet.
- Trustworthy and responsible AI for politics, ethics, law and regulation
- AI for the benefit of society
- Smart homes can make people healthier and happier
- The NICE group focuses on the development of computational models and algorithms inspired from systems found in the natural world to solve practical problems in sectors such as health, security, energy and the environment
- Intellectual property (IP) officials in South Africa have made history in a landmark decision to award a patent that names an artificial intelligence (AI) as the inventor.
- A team of engineers and biologists have synthesised nanoparticles that mimic what chlorophyll does in nature – absorb light and convert it to usable energy with high efficiency to deliver better solar panels
- Researchers have successfully increased the lifespan and stability of solid- state lithium-ion batteries, creating a viable approach for future widespread usage
- Scientists have achieved record efficiency for ultra-thin solar panels
- Wearable devices could soon be entirely made of recycled waste materials – and powered by human movement, thanks to a new energy-harvesting device developed at the ATI
- New flexible and stretchy supercapacitors could boost the “battery” life for
the Internet of Things
- Surrey researchers are working with Space Power to revolutionise satellite power using laser beaming
- Researchers at the University of Surrey have identified key design rules for making curved X-ray detectors, bringing clearer and safer X-rays a step closer to reality
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)
- Review on Antimicrobial Resistance by Surrey graduate, Lord O’Neill of Gatley
- Surrey awarded €1.4 million to undertake cutting edge research into infectious disease and antimicrobial resistance -
- Green tea compound could help in the battle against superbugs.
Animal Health Innovation Network (AHIN)
- Awarded High Potential Opportunity by Dept of International Trade (DIT) promoting regional centre of excellence
- Animal Health and Space sandpit involving 40 people including stakeholders from government, academia and industry focussed on opportunities at the intersect of animal health and space and satellite technology.
- Our 2021 study published in the world-leading journal, Nature, revealed a completely new aspect of DNA biology that may be important in many diseases from tuberculosis to cancer
- A further study published in the Molecular Systems Biology journal in 2021 highlighted how TB can survive for decades within its human host by varying its diet. Findings which could help develop more effective TB drugs.
Biochemical Sciences with focus on blood coagulation
- Investigational AAV5 gene therapy for treatment of severe haemophilia A
- Further information about the group of researchers and their work.
Chronobiology and Sleep
- First to show the effectiveness of timed melatonin for the treatment of non-24 h sleep wake disorder suffered by totally blind people. This research led to the development of the first FDA-approved melatonin agonist for non-24 h sleep/wake disorder by Vanda Pharmaceuticals
- Collaborator of research demonstrating for the first time that the timing of meals can affect human peripheral clocks
- First to characterise the effect of sleep deprivation on the human plasma metabolome and show robust 24 h metabolite rhythms
- Effect of sleep deprivation on the human metabolome
Food, Consumer Behaviour and Health (FCBH)
- Processed food classification
- Innovative solutions for a resilient and sustainable local/regional food system
- Communities on Food Consumer Science COMFOCUS
- Systematic review of the relative proportion of foodborne disease caused by faults in food preparation or handling within the home
- -mHealth platform for Parkinson’s Disease Management.
Formulation and Healthcare Engineering
- Engineering a topical hypobaric patch: a needle-free solution for biopharmaceutical drug administration into the skin
- In-silico analysis of tissue specificity of dermal exposure deposition and absorption kinetics
- A novel nanoemulsion for Optimised Wound recovery - NOW: a topical antibiotic-free approach.
- Scientists identify drugs to target 'Achilles Heel' of chronic myeloid leukaemia cells -
- World's largest proteomics centre accelerates biomarker discoveries to improve people's lives
Health Tech Accelerator (HTA)
- A pioneering Internet of Things study that enables clinicians to remotely monitor the health of people with dementia living at home
- A partnership between local Care Home Networks in Surrey and the Sleep Research Centre at the University of Surrey for testing use of technology to monitor nocturnal disturbance and sleep, as well as environmental variables and their impact on sleep and health within a care home setting.
- Iodine concentration of milk-alternative drinks available in the UK in comparison with cows’ milk
- Availability of iodised table salt in the UK – is it likely to influence population iodine intake?
- Iodine concentration of organic and conventional milk: implications for iodine intake
- Iodine deficiency in pregnant women living in the South East of the UK: the influence of diet and nutritional supplements on iodine status
- Gestational changes in iodine status in a cohort study of pregnant women from the United Kingdom: season as an effect modifier
- Iodine intake and status of UK women of childbearing age recruited at the University of Surrey in the winter
- Effect of inadequate iodine status in UK pregnant women on cognitive outcomes in their children: results from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC).
- Rapid evidence briefing on the effectiveness of vaccination against long Covid
- Does Covid immunity wane and will vaccine booster jabs be needed?
- New network to boost understanding of immune system and ageing
- Research and innovation at the University of Surrey is making a difference in the fight against Covid-19.
Metabolic Medicine, Food and Macronutrients
- Surrey awarded prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its teaching and research in food and nutrition
- How Vitamin D research led to new government guidelines.
- NHS must urgently address inequalities that were made worse by Covid-19 pandemic
- Researchers discover a novel approach that could lead to the treatment of devasting brain tumours.
- Digital Health Research
- Care Research & Technology Centre
- Veterinary Pathology Centre
- vHive 2.0
- Successful brain tumour treatments which have been developed for animals could also be used to treat humans following trials
- Human health is tightly connected to the health of animals and the environment, for example that animal feed, human food, animal and human health, and environmental contamination are closely linked.
- Advancing children’s STEM abilities through spatial awareness
- University of Surrey to play vital role in meeting UK’s net-zero goals.
- $3 million grant awarded to University of Surrey for research into the nature of time and life itself
- AAG enzyme that helps repair DNA damage when our cells are under stress could lead to better treatments of cancer and other chronic diseases
- A pioneering Internet of Things study that enables clinicians to remotely monitor the health of people with dementia living at home -
- Partnership between local Care Home Networks in Surrey and the Sleep Research Centre at the University of Surrey for testing use of technology to monitor nocturnal disturbance and sleep, as well as environmental variables and their impact on sleep and health within a care home setting
- Quantum tunnelling in DNA is a quantum phenomenon in which a particle is able to access a classically forbidden region and can cause mutations. As mutations are a cause of cancer and genetic disease as well as being the driver of drug-resistance in cancer and infectious disease better understanding of tunnelling rates and likelihood could help prevent these mutations and in turn disease.
Statistical Multi-omics and Precision Health
- Genetic factors influencing adult obesity take effect in early childhood
- Genetics reveals the link between blood insulin and gender: one size doesn’t fit all.
Veterinary Epidemiology and Parasitology
- Newly established NTDhub, which aims to develop new solutions to the global challenges posed by neglected tropical diseases -
- The University of Surrey was awarded c£0.5 million by the UKRI to research why parasitic worms are extremely widespread in the Philippines and how they can be controlled and eliminated.
Veterinary Medicine – Equine Gut Health and Disease
- Exploration of the fecal microbiota and biomarker discovery in equine grass sickness -
- The Alborada well foal study.
- Pathpal: a post-mortem examination data input platform
- African Livestock Productivity and Health Advancement (ALPHA) Initiative
- IoLight: portable, pocket microscope for teaching, training and field use.
- Transfer of arsenic, manganese and iron from water to soil and rice plants: An evaluation of changes in dietary intake caused by washing and cooking rice with groundwater from the Bengal Delta, India
- Investigation of the uptake of molybdenum by plants from Argentinean groundwater – Environmental Science and Pollution Research.
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report highlights research by Professor Tim Jackson and Professor Angela Druckman of Surrey’s Centre for Environment and Sustainability
- Professor Sonnino contributes to independent report on strengthening science-policy interfaces for better food systems governance as member of the European Commission high-level expert group
- CES founder awarded highest honour by IChemE for leading thinking in industrial ecology and sustainability.
- Postgrowth thinking in the IPPC Report 2022
- Professor Tim Jackson at COP26
- BBC Panorama’s Crisis in Care: follow the money.
- Surrey research brings safer autonomous vehicles a step closer, winning the Outstanding Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference 2022 on Robotics and Automation
- CVSSP Director, Professor Adrian Hilton, was awarded the Institute of Engineering and Technology Achievement Medal for major and distinguished contribution to computer vision engineering
- CVSSP team beat 218 global competitors to win the Google Landmark Retrieval Challenge using advanced recognition technology developed for the iTravel (InnovateUK) project.
- Seeing Sustainability from Space: Using Earth Observation Data to Populate the UN Sustainable Development Goal Indicators.
- 5GIC Strategy Advisory Board publish 6G Wireless: A new strategic vision
- Royal Academy of Engineering awards 5G/6GIC inaugural Bhattacharyya Award for exemplary academia-industry partnership
- Surrey paves the way for secure multicast communications as part of UK-government-backed 5G VISTA programme.
- BEIS-funded Biomass Feedstock Innovation project and soilless cultivation rapid bioenergy feedstock production
- Innovation in sustainable biogas for clean cooking in Ghana and Uganda
- Technology enabled universal access to safe water (TECHNEAU).
Sustainable Water and Wastewater Processing
- Ongoing work with Arcadis for development and implementation of sonolysis for PFAS remediation and surrey.ac.uk/news/surrey-project-clean-chemicals-global-waters-receives-boost-royal-academy-engineering
- Most people carry remnants of a chemical pollutant – ultrasound technology can help clean it up
- Hair dye is toxic – could natural alternatives be made to work?.
- The challenges for electric vehicles -
- Economic benefits of technology adoption in developing nations
- Globalisation, strategic autonomy and economic resilience in times of crisis.
- Artificial Intelligence and the military
- Centre for Britain and Europe awarded the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence Award by the European Union (2020-2023)
- Rebuilding Surrey post pandemic.
- Digital Innovation in Latin America Governments
- Job quality and employee wellbeing in UK and EU
- Trust at UK Borders through Blockchain
- Gender equality in pay in medicine.
- Surrey has worked closely with the world-renowned National Physical Laboratory (NPL), a global centre of excellence in measurement and materials science, for many years, culminating in a strategic partnership in 2015. The metrology challenges posed by 5G/6G communications are one of the key areas of research being addressed by the Surrey-NPL partnership
- Surrey’s world-class centre of excellence in 5G/6G innovation has a range of membership categories to benefit those who wish to play a major role in governance, research direction and technical work for small businesses to enterprises, with ideas for innovative new technology
- People’s Postcode Lottery has awarded £1.25 million to the Space for Nature project, to increase understanding of the state of wildlife and habitats using the latest imaging and AI technology to map and catalogue large land areas
- Processed food classification.
- Pint of Science annual festival to engage the general public with academic research in an environment where the audience is comfortable to attend, engage and cultivate curiosity
- Cheltenham Science Festiva talks by academics In 2022, Professor Jim Al-Khalili and Professor Johnjoe McFadden will give key presentations for the Physics, Astronomy and the Universe theme
- The John Templeton Foundation have supported an extensive outreach element for The Life on The Edge: Quantum Thermodynamics, Quantum Biology and The Arrow Of Time.
- Digital creatives incubator, RocketDesk
- Fitzpatrick Referral Oncology and Soft Tissue Hospital, a purpose-built-state-of-the-art animal hospital which is the first of its kind in Europe. Its aims to change the way cancer is treated in companion animals
- Surrey Satellite Technology Limited, a purpose-built facility which includes cleanrooms, test facilities and laboratories.