Last month the HYPED - a group of 30 students from both School of Engineering and Edinburgh College of Art - went to College Station, Texas, to compete in the Hyperloop Pod Competition organised by SpaceX and came back with the Subsystem Technical Excellence Award.
To promote and reward academic and scientific excellence among young researchers pursuing doctoral degrees in the UK, Association of British Turkish Academics (ABTA) announces 2016 ABTA Doctoral Researcher Awards.
Applications for the L’Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland Fellowships for Women in Science are now open until Friday 11th March, 2016.
Five outstanding female post-doctoral scientists in the UK or Ireland will be granted a fellowship worth £15,000 each. The finalists will be selected by a panel of eminent scientists chaired by Professor Dame Carol Robinson. Entries can be made at www.womeninsceince.co.uk.
George Serghiou in the School of Engineering together with colleagues from the School of Geoscience and seven other leading Universities and Research Institutions in France, Germany and the US used a new synthetic approach which can be likened to mathematical applications in game theory (Nash equilibrium), to make unreactive starting materials reactive.
Prof. John Thompson has been elevated in January 2016 to the position of Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer (FIEEE), the leading international organisation in the field, for research contributions to multiple antenna and multi-hop wireless communications.
Dr Dimitrios I. Gerogiorgis, a lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the Institute for Materials and Processes (IMP) of the University of Edinburgh, has been awarded the Academy of Athens Loukas Moussoulos Research Publication Excellence Prize, in recognition of his paper entitled "Model-based sensitivity analysis and experimental investigation of perlite grain expansion in a vertical electrical furnace" (Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2013), a publication he co-authored while at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece
Jason Reese is on the winning team of the new EPSRC Programme Grant EP/N016602/1 "Nano-Engineered Flow Technologies: Simulation for Design across Scale and Phase". This flagship research programme is a collaboration between Warwick and Edinburgh Universities, and Daresbury Lab.