The School’s Dr Daniel Friedrich is to lead a new three-year project to investigate what role Seasonal Thermal Energy Storage (STES) systems could play in decarbonising the heating and cooling systems in our businesses, homes and industries, while continuing to meet our fluctuating energy needs.
A group of academics within our School is leading a research team which have assessed a range of face coverings to test whether they could potentially help limit the spread of Covid-19. The team made a series of findings that could aid policymakers producing guidance on the wearing of masks to help combat the virus, which can be spread in small droplets of water in people’s breath.
Kai explains what he enjoys most about being part of a community of students from all over the globe at Edinburgh - including participating in the University's Japanese Society - and why studying electronics and electrical engineering is proving a fascinating preparation for his future career.
As an Edinburgh local, David believes the University of Edinburgh provides a fantastic environment for students to learn, grow and make an impact. David discusses spending his third year studying at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in the US as part of the University’s year abroad scheme.
Hakim enjoys the vast range of student societies at the University of Edinburgh and discusses joining the swing dancing, sign language and trading clubs. Find out more about his favourite aspects of the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering programme and his top tips for new students.
Electronics and Computer Science MEng 2006, PhD from the School of Engineering 2011
After graduating from the University of Edinburgh , Seyed joined Gigle Networks, a fabless semiconductor startup company in the space of Power-Line-Communication (PLC). He joined the company at the early pre-funding stage, and helped grow the company through multiple rounds of funding to over 70 engineers and a successful exit to Broadcom. He worked on Analog Circuit Design and System Architecture during his time at Gigle Networks and then Broadcom in developing multiple PLC System-on-Chips.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering BSc (Hons) 1984
Cameron moved South after graduation in 1984, and is now in his 34th year in the Motor Industry. Joining Ford as a graduate trainee at their Dunton Engineering Centre in Essex, he spent the first 17 years alternating between various engineering and project management roles, including foreign service assignments in Belgium and the USA. His last role at Ford was as Head of the Electrical Engineering department in the UK — back where he had started as a graduate.
Electronics and Electrical Engineering MEng 2005, PhD Electronics Department 2009
Following his PhD Bruce spent a year as a post-doctoral researcher before moving to the Imaging Division of STMicroelectronics in Edinburgh as a senior analogue designer. Since then, he has progressed through the roles of technical manager and photonics pixel and silicon architecture team manager and is currently a photonics pixel architect.
MEng in Electronics, 1992. PhD in Electronics, 1997
Since graduating Jane has worked as a mixed signal IC designer for Motorola, Seagate, Wolfson, and currently Analog Devices, where she has been for 17 years. Jane has gained experience in various fields, including converters, supply monitoring and sequencing, hotswap control and more recently switching power supplies.
Since graduating from the University of Edinburgh, Udita has completed the RBS Technology Graduate Scheme. As part of this, she got the opportunity to work in the Mainframe division and the Innovation department. Upon successful completion, Udita joined the bank’s Innovation department where her role is primarily to run events and projects that drive RBS’s innovation agenda.