Dr Harry van der Weijde has been awarded a prestigious Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The Fellowship will allow Dr van der Weijde, who is Chancellor’s Fellow at the School of Engineering, to spend time at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), working on research related to analysing risk in consumer-centric energy markets.
Fourth year chemical engineering student Neema Nabavian has been busy since the start of lockdown, working with a healthcare tech start-up on a project to improve cancer diagnosis using artificial intelligence (AI).
Red blood cells play a critical role in the human body, transporting oxygen to our cells. Anomalies in the way these cells flow through the body are associated with many serious diseases worldwide, and as such, are of great interest to researchers seeking to tackle some of society’s most significant healthcare challenges. Academics from the School of Engineering have co-authored a new paper in the Biophysical Journal which reports an unexpected discovery in the way these blood cells flow and arrange themselves under laboratory conditions, with important implications for future experimental research in this field.
In the next instalment of our Women in Engineering series, we spoke to Mary, Lottie, Katherine, Elena and Antigoni of Engineering for Change (E4C), a student society based in the School of Engineering which finds engineering solutions to diverse environmental and socio-economic challenges. Our interviewees were recently elected as project leaders, and provided us with insight into what their projects are currently working on and what they hope to achieve in the next year.