A delegation led by Professor Tariq Durrani, Vice-President (International) of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and WANG Jie, Vice-President of Peking University visited Heriot-Watt’s Edinburgh Campus to see some of the University’s research projects on Thursday 18 June.
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.
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.
Work led by Dr Jonathan Shephard in the Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences at Heriot-Watt University and collaborators at the University of Bath has been highlighted in the article "Moving Past the Articulated Arm" in the latest edition of Biophotonics.
ERPE research in laser technology has underpinned the growth of a market-leading laser manufacturing company. Rofin-Sinar UK – recipient of Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in Innovation and International Trade – has achieved consistent export and profit growth through some of the most testing UK and global economic conditions.
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.