We are seeking a highly motivated researcher to contribute to the Regional Innovation and Circular Economy Assessment (RICE) project within the Institute for Infrastructure and Environment at the University of Edinburgh. The project is funded by the School of Engineering, with support from the City Region Deal.
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).
The aim of this project is to develop manufacturing upcycling technologies to re-use prepreg scrap and determine the resultant mechanical properties. This project mitigates the environmental impact of conventional composite manufacturing processes reducing air emissions and energy consumption. It also contributes towards a sustainable economy reducing the waste disposal fees paid by commercial companies and recovering commercial value from the composite scrap.
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.