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  • Institute for Energy Systems (IES) spin-out company REOptimize Systems has won a Shell Springboard Award for its work to address the problem of reduced energy production in ageing wind turbines.

    REOptimize Systems  has developed a software platform that applies machine learning techniques to wind turbine control settings
  • On Tuesday 19 March, Richard Lochhead, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education & Science and MSP for Moray, visited the University’s HYPED team following their recent success in reaching the finals of the international SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition 2019.

    Richard Lochhead MSP (centre) with HYPED team members (L-R) Daniel Carbonell, Mac Versey, Maisie Edwards-Mowforth and Hamish Geddes
  • Staff and students from the School were recognised in two categories at the University’s Sustainability Awards 2018 during a ceremony on 28 March 2019. Institute of Energy Systems PhD student Zihao Li won Silver in the Student Residence category, while the Chemical Engineering Teaching Lab took Bronze in the Labs category.

    Sustainability Award recipients: (from left to right) IES PhD student Zihao Li wins Silver in the Student Residence category; Dr Rupert Myers, Mr Gordon Paterson and Dr Enzo Mangano of the Chemical Engineering Teaching Lab take Bronze in the Labs category
  • On Monday 4 March, over 100 guests gathered for a special public panel discussion to explore emerging engineering technologies and their future role in society. Organised jointly with the Royal Academy of Engineering, this was the final event in the School’s year-long series of celebrations marking 150 years since the University was granted the UK’s first Regius Chair of Engineering.

    L-R: Professor Mark Miodownik (UCL) chairs a panel discussion with Brian Gerardot (Heriot-Watt University), Colin McInnes (University of Glasgow) and Susan Rosser (University of Edinburgh)
  • The School is partnering with Babock International to develop a £2.4 million engineering research facility which promises to speed the development of materials and structures used in tidal energy, transport and other industries.

    FASTBLADE test facility

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