Heriot-Watt University has been awarded one of six research grants from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC) in partnership with a consortium of 14 leading food and drink companies.
After months of hard work from pupils and engineers alike, the ‘Small- Plumbing’ project, led by ERPE, came to an end with an illustrious awards ceremony at the Royal Society of Edinburgh. All the attendees enjoyed an inspirational talk from Lucy Ackland, winner of the 2014 Women’s Engineering Society Prize.
Dr Will Shu and his Bioengineering team have demonstrated their 3D stem cell printer at the Science Museum in London, as part of the Museum’s Lates programme - a free night for adults that takes place on the last Wednesday of the month. Lates have a different theme each month, spanning issues as far apart as sex, alcohol and climate change.
ERPE alumna Dr Suzanne Costello, who studied for both her Physics undergraduate degree and her Engineering doctorate at Heriot-Watt, has been elected Chair of the UK chapter of the International Microelectronics Assembly and Packaging Society (IMAPS); the first woman to hold the role.
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.
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.
PhD student Alan Faulkner-Jones, from the Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering within ERPE, has been nominated in the Inspirational Individual category of the 2014 3D Printshow Global Awards.
Please join us as we celebrate the publication of our book,Synthetic Aesthetics: Investigating Synthetic Biology's Designs on Nature at the at the V&A Friday Late: Synthetic Aesthetics at London's Victoria and Albert Museum on Friday 25 April, 18:30 to 22:00.
Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne, paid a visit to Heriot-Watt’s Edinburgh Campus to visit cutting-edge laboratories and hear about research projects, as part of the Common Purpose CSC Leaders programme.
Research activities range from industrially-focussed process development and low-power system-on-chip design to long-term research into circuit design, system architectures, SPAD arrays, microdisplays and novel structures on silicon.
The objectives of the institute are to carry out world-class research on the design, synthesis, processing, properties and applications of materials, to develop relevant research tools, and to provide high quality training in research for both postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers.