Engineering Research News

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  • Fifth year School students Tze Liang Chee (Electrical and Mechanical Engineering) and Nikolay Momchev (Electronics and Electrical Engineering), have won the Telegraph STEM Awards 2019 Innovation Challenge category for their proposal for a robotic strawberry picking device.

    Nikolay Momchev (left) and Tze Liang Chee (right), fifth year students who won the Telegraph STEM Awards Innovation Challenge 2019 (Photo credit: Telegraph)
  • Institute of Energy Systems (IES) PhD student Gabriele Pisetta has won the College of Science and Engineering's heat to qualify for the final of the University's 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition. Gabriele's winning presentation showcased his work on morphing blades for tidal turbines. The 3MT competition requires doctoral researchers to compete to deliver the best research presentation in just 3 minutes (and one slide). 

    Gabriele Pisetta, Institute of Energy Systems (IES) PhD student, who will go forward to compete in the final of the University's 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition
  • Earlier this month, on Tuesday 9 April, the Royal Society of Chemistry Scotland and North of England Electrochemistry Symposium 2019, also known as the “Butler Meeting”, was hosted at the School. Over 80 delegates gathered for the one-day symposium, which presented an opportunity for PhD students and PDRAs from across Scotland and the North of England to meet their peers and showcase their research in any field related to fundamental and applied electrochemistry.

    Professor Kevin Sivula opens the Royal Society of Chemistry Scotland and North of England Electrochemistry Symposium 2019
  • A group of students from the School has become one of only 20 teams in the UK to reach the shortlist stage of the Royal Academy of Engineering Global Grand Challenges Summit (GGCS) 2019. GGCS is a challenge-led innovation, design and business development programme which invites student teams to propose innovations to address global challenges, ranging from world hunger and water shortages to equal access to technology.

    Royal Academy of Engineering Global Grand Challenges Summit
  • The School's Dr Katherine Dunn recently chaired the international research meeting Nucleic Acids in MEdicine (NAME) 2019 at Murchison House, exploring possibilities for collaboration between European academics and industry partners at the interface between engineering and life sciences.

    The Nucleic Acids in MEdicine (NAME) international research meeting takes place at the King's Buildings
  • On Tuesday 19 March, Richard Lochhead, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education & Science and MSP for Moray, visited the University’s HYPED team following their recent success in reaching the finals of the international SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition 2019.

    Richard Lochhead MSP (centre) with HYPED team members (L-R) Daniel Carbonell, Mac Versey, Maisie Edwards-Mowforth and Hamish Geddes

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