Engineering Research News

Selected Research and Postgraduate Engineering news articles. You can also view all School of Engineering news.
  • Postgraduate researcher Mairi Dorward has won a research grant from the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers (WCSIM) towards her work in ocean renewable energy. The WCSIM research grants, which are worth £2,000 each, are given each year in recognition of projects that involve innovative scientific development, and enable recipients to become Scientific Instrument Maker (SIM) Scholars. 

    WCSIM award recipient Mairi Dorward pictured on the right, during dry testing of the convergent current measurement system, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland (Image credit: Andrea Starr for PNNL)
  • 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)
  • Academics from the School of Engineering are working on a new multidisciplinary project led by Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) to research and develop the next generation of hearing aids to help improve the lives of people with hearing impairment.

  • The School’s Dr Timm Krüger is seeking to improve our understanding of ‘placental insufficiency’ through a new three-year project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), which will investigate the role of placental structure, blood flow and nutrient transport in pre-eclampsia and foetal growth restriction. Pre-term and stillbirths affect up to 10% of all deliveries, including in developed countries such as the UK. 

    The simulation of red blood cells flowing through a capillary network (Image courtesy of Qi 'Charles' Zhou)
  • We are delighted to present our plans to create a new Maker Space within the School of Engineering for our students. Our vision is to provide a creative and functional space where students can practise, create and innovate. MakerSpace@Eng will be a place for our students to grow and learn in a stimulating, bespoke environment, engaging in hands-on projects where they will have the opportunity to bring their learning to life and transform ideas into three-dimensional reality.

    Computer generated representative image of the MakerSpace@Eng
  • Salvador Barranco Cárceles, PhD research student at the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Sensing and Measurement, has won the best poster award at the IEEE UK Circuits and Systems Workshop 2019. His poster entitled Transforming Radiology: Flat Panel X-Ray Sources for Novel 3D Medical Imaging scooped the top prize at the event held at the Chelsea Old Town Hall, London in December.

  • The Scottish Microelectronics Centre (SMC) at the Institute for Integrated Micro and Nano Systems (IMNS) has become the first in the UK to install the Heidelberg Nano NanoFrazor Explore nanolithography tool. The tool will allow researchers and industrial clients to perform rapid prototyping at the nano-metric scale in real-time.

    The Scottish Microelectronics Centre has become the first facility in the UK to install the Heidelberg Nano NanoFrazor Explore nanolithography tool

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