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.
The School’s Dr Timm Krüger is seeking to improve our understanding of ‘placental insufficiency’ through a new three-year project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), which will investigate the role of placental structure, blood flow and nutrient transport in pre-eclampsia and foetal growth restriction. Pre-term and stillbirths affect up to 10% of all deliveries, including in developed countries such as the UK.
Dr Parvez Alam from the School of Engineering is part of a team of international researchers who have documented a previously unknown behaviour in the mudskipper fish. The team travelled to Java where they observed the mudskipper hopping across water as well as climbing trees and scaling rock surfaces.
Delin Hu, a first-year PhD student in the School’s Agile Tomography Group at the Institute for Digital Communications (IDCOM) was recently awarded the 2019/20 Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Exchanges (PECRE) Award by the Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering (SRPe).