The School’s Dr Martin Sweatman has decoded a system of Pictish symbols and revealed its link with other symbol systems used by ancient civilisations across the world. Dr Sweatman, who is a Reader in Chemical Engineering in the School, had previously used his scientific training to decode an early zodiacal system found across western Eurasia, from European Palaeolithic caves to sites in Turkey, Egypt and Mesopotamia. He has now gone one step further by linking Pictish symbols to this system.
Researchers from the School of Engineering are part of a pan-University research hub for quantum-enhanced imaging systems, which just received a £28m funding boost from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Chancellor’s Fellow in Electronics Dr Danial Chitnis and Professor Robert Henderson from the School’s Institute for Integrated Micro and Nano Systems (IMNS), are members of the UK Quantum Technology Hub in Quantum Enhanced Imaging (QuantIC) which received the funding.
On Wednesday 10 July, students from the School of Engineering, the School of Informatics and other universities outside of the UK took part in a lightning presentation event. The Two-Minute Project Presentation event marks the mid-point of the School’s summer internship programme and provides students with an opportunity to showcase the projects they have been working on, while also practising their presentation skills.
The School’s Deputy Head of School and Bert Whittington Chair Professor Gareth Harrison is part of an expert panel which recently concluded a major inquiry into the future of Scotland’s energy. The two-year long inquiry was initiated by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland’s National Academy, to address the challenge of meeting Scotland’s future energy requirements in the face of increasing demand, power station closures, and pressing carbon reduction targets.
American materials scientist and engineer Professor Jennifer Ann Lewis has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to the field of engineering with an honorary degree from the University of Edinburgh. Lewis received the honour during the School of Engineering graduation ceremony at the McEwan Hall on Wednesday 3 July 2019.