Fifth year School students Tze Liang Chee (Electrical and Mechanical Engineering) and Nikolay Momchev (Electronics and Electrical Engineering), have won the Telegraph STEM Awards 2019 Innovation Challenge category for their proposal for a robotic strawberry picking device.
Institute of Energy Systems (IES) PhD student Gabriele Pisetta has won the College of Science and Engineering's heat to qualify for the final of the University's 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition. Gabriele's winning presentation showcased his work on morphing blades for tidal turbines. The 3MT competition requires doctoral researchers to compete to deliver the best research presentation in just 3 minutes (and one slide).
In a School first, two successful PhD vivas with the same Principal Supervisor took place in a single day on Friday 26 April 2019. Huge congratulations to Hanning Mai and Chandrasekaran Gunasekaran who will both be recommended for the PhD degree following assessment by their respective internal and external examiners.
Earlier this month, on Tuesday 9 April, the Royal Society of Chemistry Scotland and North of England Electrochemistry Symposium 2019, also known as the “Butler Meeting”, was hosted at the School. Over 80 delegates gathered for the one-day symposium, which presented an opportunity for PhD students and PDRAs from across Scotland and the North of England to meet their peers and showcase their research in any field related to fundamental and applied electrochemistry.
A group of students from the School has become one of only 20 teams in the UK to reach the shortlist stage of the Royal Academy of Engineering Global Grand Challenges Summit (GGCS) 2019. GGCS is a challenge-led innovation, design and business development programme which invites student teams to propose innovations to address global challenges, ranging from world hunger and water shortages to equal access to technology.
The School's Dr Katherine Dunn recently chaired the international research meeting Nucleic Acids in MEdicine (NAME) 2019 at Murchison House, exploring possibilities for collaboration between European academics and industry partners at the interface between engineering and life sciences.
On Tuesday 19 March, Richard Lochhead, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education & Science and MSP for Moray, visited the University’s HYPED team following their recent success in reaching the finals of the international SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition 2019.
Staff and students from the School were recognised in two categories at the University’s Sustainability Awards 2018 during a ceremony on 28 March 2019. Institute of Energy Systems PhD student Zihao Li won Silver in the Student Residence category, while the Chemical Engineering Teaching Lab took Bronze in the Labs category.