The Scottish Microelectronics Centre (SMC) at the Institute for Integrated Micro and Nano Systems (IMNS) has become the first in the UK to install the Heidelberg Nano NanoFrazor Explore nanolithography tool. The tool will allow researchers and industrial clients to perform rapid prototyping at the nano-metric scale in real-time.
Professor Peter Grant, the School’s Emeritus Professor and former Regius Chair of Engineering, has shed new light on the historical development of the measurement of electrical resistance in a journal article published in the Proceedings of the IEEE journal. Professor Grant's article explores the role of his predecessor, Professor Fleeming Jenkin, who was the first Regius Chair of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, in helping to standardise the definition of electrical resistance.
The School’s Professor Harald Haas is leading the University’s involvement in INITIATE, an EPSRC-funded project which has just opened a call for collaboration from third party projects to explore the future capabilities of the internet. INITIATE brings together the UK’s expertise in network research and innovation along with operational, state-of the-art facilities at five leading networking labs in the Universities of Bristol, Lancaster, Edinburgh and King’s College London as well as at Digital Catapult, London.
A team of engineering students and recent graduates have won the University’s Business Ideas Competition for Engineering Students and Graduates with their idea to improve public transport using a ‘big data’ analytics platform. The Business Ideas Competition is run annually by the University’s commercialisation service, Edinburgh Innovations, and invites student to pitch their business ideas and win up to £1,000 to launch them.
Energy networks need to co-operate more across electricity, gas, and heat according to the “Getting to Net Zero: the role of energy networks” report published on 26 November 2019. The Getting to Net Zero working group is a short-term working group convened by Energy at Edinburgh (University of Edinburgh), the Scottish Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Association, and the Centre for Energy Policy (Strathclyde University), with members drawn from the energy networks sector. The School's Professor Gareth Harrison sits on the expert group, whose membership is drawn from across the energy supply sector and academia in Scotland.