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  • The Scottish Microelectronics Centre (SMC), a research facility based within the School of Engineering, is helping technology companies to manufacture critical parts for use in intensive care units during the Covid-19 pandemic. The research facility is currently supporting two companies – Druck and Pyreos – to meet the demand for specialist sensors used in ICUs (intensive care units) and the wider community.

    Cleanroom facilities at the Scottish Microelectronics Centre
  • The Chemical Engineering Teaching Lab has been awarded the 2020 Silver Sustainability Award by the University’s Department for Social Responsibility & Sustainability. The award recognises the team’s effort in reducing the lab’s carbon footprint, sharing good practices, improving waste management and moving towards more sustainable and less energy-intensive approaches.

  • There are around 12 million people in the UK living with hearing loss – around one in six of us. According to the charity Action in Hearing Loss, only 40% of people who could benefit from hearing aids have them, and most people who have the devices don't use them often enough.

  • School technician Kevin Tierney received a long service award from University Principal Professor Peter Mathieson at a ceremony in the Playfair Library in late 2019. Kevin has worked for the University for 25 years, and is currently based within the Electrical & Electronic Engineering Technician Team.

    Kevin Tierney receives Long Service Award from University of Edinburgh Principal, Professor Peter Mathieson

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