Multiscale Thermofluids

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

University Court has committed funding for a major new School of Engineering building at its Meeting on Monday 30 September 2019. At a cost of £33.5m, work on Engineering Module 1 will commence in spring 2020 and is due to be completed in summer 2022. The development at the south west corner of the King’s Buildings campus will host new classrooms, research spaces and computer labs, alongside the offices of the Head of School and Professional Services, and Engineering Teaching Organisation, over an area of 6,500 sqm on five floors.

Architect's image of Engineering Module 1 (Copyright: BDP)

Sprays in engineering applications: modelling and experimental studies

The sixth meeting of the UK Fluids Network SIG on Sprays was recently held at the University of Edinburgh's Pollock Halls on 16th August 2019.

image of downward spray emitted from nozzle of can at top left, with black background

Researchers from the School's Institute for Multiscale Thermofluids (IMP) have revealed insights into how minute, yet powerful, bubbles form and collapse on underwater surfaces. The findings could lend valuable insight into damage caused on industrial structures, such as pump components, when these bubbles burst to release tiny but powerful jets of liquid.

Bubbles coming off a ship's propeller when they have reached larger sizes (left), and the damage caused when these bubbles collapse on another propeller (right)

Researchers from the School of Engineering are part of a pan-University research hub for quantum-enhanced imaging systems, which just received a £28m funding boost from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Chancellor’s Fellow in Electronics Dr Danial Chitnis and Professor Robert Henderson from the School’s Institute for Integrated Micro and Nano Systems (IMNS), are members of the UK Quantum Technology Hub in Quantum Enhanced Imaging (QuantIC) which received the funding.

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