An undergraduate student, PhD student and recent graduate from our School have each won an Electronics Weekly BrightSparks Award, in recognition of their place among the brightest young electronics engineers in the UK today. Fourth year Electronics and Electrical Engineering student Cheng Hao Lim, recent graduate Anna Hart (MEng Electronics and Electrical Engineering, 2018), and PhD student Kyle Walker were selected to receive the prestigious award from a field of candidates across the country.
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.
School alumna Olivia Sweeney (MEng Chemical Engineering, 2017) has been named among the 'Top 100 Most Influential Women in Engineering' in the UK and Europe by Inclusive Boards in association with the Financial Times. Olivia's listing recognises her work towards a more sustainable cosmetics industry in her role as Ethical Buyer for Aroma Chemicals at Lush, alongside her work inspiring the younger generation about the possibilities of careers in engineering.
Civil Engineering alumnus Kal Turnbull has recently attracted media attention for his idea to improve the quality of online conversations. Kal is co-founder and CEO of online platform ChangeAView.com, a startup which aims to promote thoughtful debate on online platforms. The company started with an idea which came to Kal when he was a 17-year-old teenager living in the Highlands. Feeling that he might “grown up in a bit of a small-town bubble”, Kal started a new group on the online discussion form Reddit, called Change My View.
Software developed by the School’s Dr Antonis Giannopoulos and Northumbria University’s Dr Craig Warren has been selected by Google to take part in its prestigious Summer of Code mentoring programme. Google’s international scheme connects talented student coders with software development companies offering paid opportunities over the summer holidays.
The School's Professor Timothy Drysdale has been recognised for his pioneering work using remote laboratories in engineering teaching at the National Instruments' annual international conference, NI Week (20-23 May 2019) in Austin, Texas.