On Monday 4 March, over 100 guests gathered for a special public panel discussion to explore emerging engineering technologies and their future role in society. Organised jointly with the Royal Academy of Engineering, this was the final event in the School’s year-long series of celebrations marking 150 years since the University was granted the UK’s first Regius Chair of Engineering.
The School is partnering with Babock International to develop a £2.4 million engineering research facility which promises to speed the development of materials and structures used in tidal energy, transport and other industries.
The School’s Regius Professor of Engineering Jason Meredith Reese, who died suddenly at the early age of 51 on Friday 8 March, was an internationally renowned engineering scientist, respected academic and a valued mentor to many.
The School’s Dr Sotirios Tsaftaris has been awarded the Canon Medical and Royal Academy of Engineering Senior Research Fellowship in Healthcare AI, to further his work in using artificial intelligence to detect and predict serious health conditions including cardiovascular disease.
The School's Dr Javier Escudero is part of a team of researchers behind an innovative dementia diagnosis method based on machine learning. The method was proposed in a research article which has since been recognised as the top paper published in 2018 by BJGP Open, a journal edited by the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Edinburgh engineers will play important roles in two of the recently announced £20m Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) Hubs, which will work to address intractable challenges in sustainable development. The interdisciplinary hubs will work across 85 countries with governments, international agencies, partners and NGOs around the globe, to develop creative and sustainable solutions that help make the world safer, healthier and more prosperous.