Multiscale Thermofluids

Institute for Multiscale Thermofluids (IMT) at the School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh

On Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 May, the Hewitt-Reese Spring School for Modelling Multiphase Flows took place in honour of two pioneering fluid dynamicists – the School’s Professor Jason Reese and Professor Geoff Hewitt of Imperial College London – who both passed away earlier this year.

Attendees at the 1.5 day Hewitt-Reese Spring School for Modelling Multiphase Flows at the University of Strathclyde

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.

Nikolay Momchev (left) and Tze Liang Chee (right), fifth year students who won the Telegraph STEM Awards Innovation Challenge 2019 (Photo credit: Telegraph)

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.

Professor Kevin Sivula opens the Royal Society of Chemistry Scotland and North of England Electrochemistry Symposium 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.

Sustainability Award recipients: (from left to right) IES PhD student Zihao Li wins Silver in the Student Residence category; Dr Rupert Myers, Mr Gordon Paterson and Dr Enzo Mangano of the Chemical Engineering Teaching Lab take Bronze in the Labs category

On Monday 4 March, over 100 guests gathered for a special public panel discussion to explore emerging engineering technologies and their future role in society. Organised jointly with the Royal Academy of Engineering, this was the final event in the School’s year-long series of celebrations marking 150 years since the University was granted the UK’s first Regius Chair of Engineering.

L-R: Professor Mark Miodownik (UCL) chairs a panel discussion with Brian Gerardot (Heriot-Watt University), Colin McInnes (University of Glasgow) and Susan Rosser (University of Edinburgh)

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