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  • A current student and a recent graduate from our School have both 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 and recent graduate Anna Hart (MEng Electronics and Electrical Engineering, 2018) were both selected to receive the prestigious award from a field of candidates across the country.

    Graduate Anna Hart (left) and student Cheng Hao Lim (right) have both won BrightSparks awards
  • 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.

    Fire engulfs the roof of Notre-Dame Cathedral (April, 2019)
  • 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.

    Olivia Sweeney (MEng Chemical Engineering, 2017) works as Ethical Buyer for Aroma Chemicals at Lush
  • 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 Dr Antonios Giannopoulos is to take part in Google's prestigious Summer of Code mentoring programme
  • On Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 May, the Hewitt-Reese Spring School for Modelling Multiphase Flows took place in honour of two pioneering fluid dynamicists – the School’s Professor Jason Reese and Professor Geoff Hewitt of Imperial College London – who both passed away earlier this year.

    Attendees at the 1.5 day Hewitt-Reese Spring School for Modelling Multiphase Flows at the University of Strathclyde

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