A fire engineering researcher from the School, Professor Luke Bisby, has appeared in a new BBC documentary about the race to save Notre Dame cathedral following a catastrophic fire in April 2019. A year after the world-famous landmark was partially destroyed by an inferno, the documentary follows efforts to save the building, which began with the firefighters’ battle on the night and continues with the painstaking reconstruction work of engineers, conservationists, scientists, architects, and others.
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.
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.
Academics from the School of Engineering are working on a new multidisciplinary project led by Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) to research and develop the next generation of hearing aids to help improve the lives of people with hearing impairment.