Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering at the School of Engineering

The University of Edinburgh is an extraordinary place, full of extraordinary people making a positive impact on all our communities. This month's highlight is Susan Rosser who is Professor of Synthetic Biology, a joint appointment between the School of Biological Sciences and School of Engineering.

Professor Susan Rosser, arms crossed, leaning against a blue wall

Third year mechanical engineering student Yashas Raj has won the Outstanding Contribution category in this year’s Student Awards. Yashas won the Award for his work founding and leading STEM outreach student society Hands-On! after being nominated by fellow students in the Edinburgh University Students Association Awards.

Yashas Raj (left) receiving his Outstanding Contribution Award at the EUSA ceremony

Cancer and bacterial infections are estimated to kill 18 million people worldwide each year by 2050. Fast and reliable diagnostics are essential for early and targeted treatments. Microfluidics is an emerging technology where tiny samples of liquids or biological fluids (blood or urine) are processed and analysed.

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