Bioengineering enthusiast Nadira grew up in Malaysia, where she studied her undergraduate and Masters degrees in electronics before working for six years in industry with semiconductor companies Texas Instruments and Infineon Technologies. Nadira took part in the following interview to mark International Women in Engineering Day 2019.
Whitney Jimngang and Katherine Larabi, both first year chemical engineering students in the School, are part of a student team that were recently shortlisted for the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Global Grand Challenges Summit Competition 2019 (GGCS 2019).
Software developed by the School’s Dr Antonis Giannopoulos and Northumbria University’s Dr Craig Warren has been selected by Google to take part in its prestigious Summer of Code mentoring programme. Google’s international scheme connects talented student coders with software development companies offering paid opportunities over the summer holidays.
In early May, the School invited two speakers from the United States to run a whole-day intensive careers event for postdoctoral researchers. The workshops - which focused on career building, transitioning to non-academic roles, and overcoming barriers to productivity - were facilitated by Dr Karen Kelsky and Kellee Weinhold, of The Professor Is In, who provide specialist advice on all elements of the academic and post-academic career and job search.
On 26 March 2019, Professor Mike Forde from our Institute for Infrastructure and Environment was made an Honorary Member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) at the Spring Convention in Quebec City, Canada. This is the highest honour bestowed by the ACI.