Dr Adam Stokes and Dr Philip Hands from the School of Engineering have each won a Principal’s Innovation Award, a new prize given by the University’s commercialisation service Edinburgh Innovations to help researchers unlock new funding streams for unusual and ground breaking ideas.
Dr Harry van der Weijde has been awarded a prestigious Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. The Fellowship will allow Dr van der Weijde, who is Chancellor’s Fellow at the School of Engineering, to spend time at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), working on research related to analysing risk in consumer-centric energy markets.
Red blood cells play a critical role in the human body, transporting oxygen to our cells. Anomalies in the way these cells flow through the body are associated with many serious diseases worldwide, and as such, are of great interest to researchers seeking to tackle some of society’s most significant healthcare challenges. Academics from the School of Engineering have co-authored a new paper in the Biophysical Journal which reports an unexpected discovery in the way these blood cells flow and arrange themselves under laboratory conditions, with important implications for future experimental research in this field.
Dr Camilla Thomson, the School’s Chancellor’s Fellow in Energy, and alumna Clare Lavelle, who is Head of Energy Consultancy at Arup, have been named in the Top 50 Women in Engineering in the UK by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES).
Researchers in the School of Engineering have helped develop innovative new technology which could transform how Scotland’s historic buildings are managed, maintained and repaired. Dr Frédéric Bosché, the School’s Senior Lecturer in Construction Informatics, has worked with Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and Heriot-Watt University to develop the technology which has just been launched as a free software tool.
At a time when most labs are closed, Professor Grunde Jomaas from the University of Edinburgh’s School of Engineering is part of a team carrying out unique experiments in a very remote location – a spacecraft in orbit.