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.
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.
Dr David Flynn, of ERPE MAnufacturing & Materials theme, has been selected as a finalist in the UK Energy Innovation Awards 2015.
Dr Flynn, Deputy Director of Microsystems Engineering Centre (MISEC) and Heriot-Watt Deputy Director of CDT Embedded Intelligence, was shortlisted under two separate headings, ‘Best Offshore Renewable Energy Innovation’ and ‘Best University Technology’
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.
The Guardian's Smallword Nanotech reports on interdisciplinary research carried out between ERPE, University of Edinburgh School of Chemistry and private firm Nanoflex Ltd. You can read the full article below and find further links to the research group, the researchers, their work and publications.
A new tool designed to make water births safer and easier and to benefit pregnant women and midwives has been designed by a team from Heriot-Watt, led by Professor Marc Desmulliez, the University of Edinburgh and Loughborough University.
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.
Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) spatial light modulators (SLMs) researched and developed within ERPE and the School of Physics. This team has developed high performance Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal on Silicon (FLCoS) SLMs with industrial companies such as Forth Dimension Displays (ForthDD).
ERPE has developed a low-cost microfabrication technique for the manufacture of electroformed stencils. Stencils are used to create ultra-fine electrical and mechanical interconnects for microelectronics devices.
ERPE researchers invented a feature recognition technology, now incorporated in the Pathtrace EdgeCAM Solid Machinist Computer Aided Manufacture (CAM) package. EdgeCAM is a leading product, with 10–15% of the world market. Feature recognition in shape representation has also enabled the design of a 3D shape browser for product data management systems, now commercialised as ShapeSpace Ltd.
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.