Engineering Research News

Selected Research and Postgraduate Engineering news articles. You can also view all School of Engineering news.
  • The School of Engineering enjoyed success in this year’s Scottish Green Energy Awards, with two category winners. The Universities of Edinburgh, Exeter, Strathclyde and the Scottish Association for Marine Sciences won the Contribution to Skills Award for the EPSRC and NERC Industrial CDT in Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE), while James Ferguson won the Young and Inspiring Award. 

  • This month, students in the School of Engineering have been given the opportunity to apply for funding of up to £2500 for their student projects through the newly launched Engineering Student Innovation Fund.

    Engineering Student, Edinburgh
  • Chemotherapy does not always treat cancer effectively and often causes major side effects, such as vomiting, pain, fatigue and hair loss. If chemotherapy agents were to be delivered directly to tumours, the side effects could be reduced and the efficacy of treatment could be enhanced.

    Mr Edward Coleridge with Dr Katherine Dunne on Graduation Day, standing outside McEwan Hall, University of Edinburgh, wearing University robes and smiling
  • 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. 

    Dr Harry van der Weijde, Chancellor's Fellow, has been awarded a prestigious Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers
  • 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. 

    Spatial arrangement of red blood cells (RBCs) in rectangular or square microchannels of different aspect ratio (AR) along the channel length (x-axis direction). Dh = hydraulic diameter of the channel. (a) shows the top and side views of the channel, while (b) shows the cross-sectional view.


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