ERPE partner, Heriot-Watt’s Institute of Infrastructure and Environment, in the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society (EGIS) has joined forces with Scottish Water, Glasgow Clyde College and the Open University to offer water professionals a pathway to professional educational and technical development.
On Tuesday 20 January Professor Garry Pender, Head of the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, and Professor Bhaskar Sen Gupta launched the new MSc in Water, Technology and Desalination at the International Water Summit in Abu Dhabi.
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.
Dr David A Kelly, Assistant Professor within the Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design, was invited to give oral evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment (APPGEBE) at the Houses of Parliament on Monday 24 November.
Last week, 17 year old Tanya Khumalo from Gracemount High School joined Dr Helen Bridle as part of the Equate Scotland CareerWISE programme, which aims to encourage more girls to consider SET careers through work experience. Science, engineering and technology (SET) are vital to Scotland’s future yet many women are not entering these sectors.
ERPE research into the ‘stickiness’ of hundreds of organic compounds could be the key to improving the detection of microscopic water bugs that cause millions of cases of vomiting and diarrhoea each year.
The project focuses on the performance of automated trash screens in culverts. Culverts are vital links that allow rivers to pass safely under roads and developments. During periods of intense rainfall many critical culverts are not able to operate to their full capacity because of blockages to trash screens which protect their entry.
The need to conserve water has long been recognised by society as a priority action that is critical to health, sanitation and wellbeing. Oftentimes, this message is rightly focused on providing clean water and sanitation in developing countries.
Dr Martin Crapper and Dr Simon Smith, working in conjunction with Prof Jim Crow in Archaeology have secured £250k funding from the Leverhulme Trust for a major study on the engineering behind the water systems of ancient Constantinople.
Research undertaken by ERPE on the unsteady flow and air pressure regime in building drainage networks led to the development of the PAPA™ and Dyteqta™ devices which reduce the risk to health from cross-transmission of aerosolised pathogenic micro-organisms like SARS.