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.
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.
A research project led by Dr Javier Escudero has been awarded funding by the Leverhulme Trust. The research will create new data science methods to analyse multiple time series – which are data points indexed in time order – measured by sensors located in different places.
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).