The School of Engineering is to play a leading role in a major new partnership between Legal & General and the University of Edinburgh which aims to improve understanding of care in later life and to revolutionise how it is delivered.
Salvador Barranco Cárceles, PhD research student at the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Sensing and Measurement, has won the best poster award at the IEEE UK Circuits and Systems Workshop 2019. His poster entitled Transforming Radiology: Flat Panel X-Ray Sources for Novel 3D Medical Imaging scooped the top prize at the event held at the Chelsea Old Town Hall, London in December.
The Scottish Microelectronics Centre (SMC) at the Institute for Integrated Micro and Nano Systems (IMNS) has become the first in the UK to install the Heidelberg Nano NanoFrazor Explore nanolithography tool. The tool will allow researchers and industrial clients to perform rapid prototyping at the nano-metric scale in real-time.
Professor Peter Grant, the School’s Emeritus Professor and former Regius Chair of Engineering, has shed new light on the historical development of the measurement of electrical resistance in a journal article published in the Proceedings of the IEEE journal. Professor Grant's article explores the role of his predecessor, Professor Fleeming Jenkin, who was the first Regius Chair of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, in helping to standardise the definition of electrical resistance.
The School’s Professor Harald Haas is leading the University’s involvement in INITIATE, an EPSRC-funded project which has just opened a call for collaboration from third party projects to explore the future capabilities of the internet. INITIATE brings together the UK’s expertise in network research and innovation along with operational, state-of the-art facilities at five leading networking labs in the Universities of Bristol, Lancaster, Edinburgh and King’s College London as well as at Digital Catapult, London.
An international collaboration between the University of Edinburgh and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), USA, has been developing and testing an instrument to improve the measurement of currents in fast-flowing ocean environments. The instrument promises to improve how we understand the effects of the marine environment on the performance of Ocean Renewable Energy (ORE) technologies and operations.
The University of Edinburgh has re-launched the world’s first free open online course exploring the key role that carbon capture and storage technology (CCS) can play in tackling the effects of climate change. The course has been developed by leading academics Dr Mathieu Lucquiaud from the School of Engineering and Dr Mark Wilkinson from the School of Geosciences, alongside researcher Mennat Labib who is based in the School’s Carbon Capture and Storage Group.
School tech spin-out PureLifi has raised $18 million (£14m) to support a roll-out of its lifi technology to the mass consumer market. Lifi is a cellular wireless networking technology invented by Professor Harald Haas of the School’s Research Institute for Digital Communications. This financial boost will enable the company to focus on developing components which can be easily integrated into mobile decides, such as phones, laptops and tablets, and provide these to manufacturers operating on a mass scale.
Dr Stefanos Papanicolopulos and Dr Mathieu Lucquiaud from our School have each been awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) Industrial Fellowship. They are among 19 mid-career researchers around the country whose research has been recognised in this way. The RAEng’s Industrial Fellowship programme is designed to strengthen links between universities and industry through the development of new collaborative partnerships with strong industrial relevance.
REF eligible staff are invited to declare any circumstances that have impacted on their ability to research productively (e.g. extended periods of family-related leave, secondments or career breaks) during the REF 2021 assessment period.