Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh welcome the outstanding results of REF2014 for the Edinburgh Research Partnership in Engineering (ERPE). 94% of our overall research activity is world-leading or internationally excellent. This, combined with the number of academic staff involved, makes Edinburgh the UK powerhouse in Engineering.
Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer, interviewed by Dr Gabriela Medero and Dr Aruna Ivaturi, will be sharing tales of her career to date; the highs and lows, the pivotal times, people who made a difference, key events and life stages.
Current collaboration between the UK and Canada in the area of biochar as an effective way to capture CO2 has been strengthened by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between ERPE Professor Raffaella Ocone at Heriot-Watt University (UK) and BioFuelNet Canada (BNF) and Bio-Char Network (Bio-Char) in Canada.
Heriot-Watt Crucible, the highly successful leadership and development programme for research leaders of the future, has been run for the sixth time. Joining researchers from Heriot-Watt on the programme this time were participants from University of Edinburgh, British Geological Survey, Moredun Research Institute and Selex ES.
Heriot-Watt Alumni from a variety of disciplines came together in February for dinner in Aberdeen with leading figures for the university and industry discussing the developments in oil, gas and renewable research and teaching at Heriot-Watt.
Edinburgh staff have pioneered the design of novel digitally-controlled hydraulic transmission systems  culminating for the design and production of high efficiency hydraulic gearboxes, now owned by spin-out company Artemis Intelligent Power Ltd. This innovation comprises the Digital Displacement (DD®) patented technology  with current application in wind turbine systems, and vehicle drives.