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  • On Monday 3rd September 2018, the School’s first commemorative plaques were unveiled to celebrate the achievements of three outstanding alumni, and the School’s first ever Regius Professor.

    Pip Ayton (Women in Engineering) alongside Ian and Douglas Fergusson, nephews of Molly Fergusson, one of the commemorated alumni
  • The leader of the world’s second-largest economy has been given a presentation of LiFi – the high-speed wireless data transmission technology created by the School of Engineering’s Professor Harald Haas.

    Left-right:Dame Barbara Woodward, British Ambassador to China; President Xi  Jinping; Dr Liam Fox MP, UK International Trade Secretary; HRH The Duke of York
  • Professor Hugh McCann and his wife Margaret visited Beijing in October 2018, as guests of Beihang University and of North China Electric Power University (NCEPU).

    Ceremony for conferment of the Honorary Professor title, from left to right:  Prof. Liu Gang, Prof. Xu Lijun, Prof. Xu Huibin, Hugh McCann, Margaret McCann, Prof. Li Deyu
  • A team from the School of Engineering has claimed sixth prize of £5,000 in the Winton Climate Prediction Market competition, which saw academic teams attempt to predict monthly UK temperature and rainfall over six months from April to September 2018.

  • Five new centres exploiting Artificial Intelligence (AI) for healthcare have been announced by the UK Government as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

    The University of Edinburgh's School of Engineering, Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre and HDR UK will play a significant role.

  • Our Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Wind and Marine Energy Systems, which is co-led by the University of Strathclyde and Edinburgh, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Scottish Green Energy Awards 2018 (SGEA18).

    SGEA18 Scottish Green Energy Awards 2018
  • Hancong Wu, a PhD student in the Institue for Digital Communiations, has won the prize for Best Student Poster Award in the 4th Conference on Impedance-Based Cellular Assays (IBCA2018).

    Hancong Wu presenting, IBCA2018
  • Krisna Pawitan, a PhD student in the Institute for Energy Systems, has received the Best Student Presentation Award at the 4th Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference in Taiwan in September.

    Krisna Pawitan receiving hus Best Student Presentation award at AWTEC 2018
  • IDCoM PhD student Euan Ward has received an award worth up to £80,000 from a body that backs emerging technologies.

    PhD Student Euan Ward
  • Francesc Levrero-Florencio has been announced as a winner of the best thesis award in In silico medicine by the Virtual Physiological Human institute (VPHi), based in Belgium.

    Francesc and Pankaj, in academic gowns, standing on the steps of the Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh


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