Read the latest engineering research news from the Edinburgh Research Partnership in Engineering

The Edinburgh Research Partnership in Engineering is delighted to announce that, following the outcome of REF2021, the joint submission from the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University in Engineering was ranked 1st in Scotland and 3rd in the UK for quality and breadth of research.

PhD student Prarthana Desai has received a prestigious award from the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers (WCSIM).

Dr Zeynep Karatza has reached the top 10 engineering finalists in STEM for Britain – a major scientific poster competition organised by the UK government’s Parliamentary & Scientific Committee.

Professor Jin Ooi has been awarded a €4.1M grant from the European Commission for a new European Innovative Training Network (ITN) specialising in particle science for large-scale industrial applications.

People’s teeth-chattering experiences in the dentist’s chair could be improved by fresh insights into how tiny, powerful bubbles are formed by ultra-fast vibrations, a study led by the School of Engineering suggests.

Two promising early career researchers from our School have been awarded Chancellor’s Fellowships for innovative research.

This work breaks new ground for creating new materials landscapes by showing that conventional criteria and routes to synthesis are neither followed nor required. We show this for Ge-Sn, a system actively investigated for optoelectronic applications to overcome conventional cubic Si's deficiencies.

A team of engineering researchers led by Dr Aristides Kiprakis have conducted a study that challenges the rules which currently govern the layout of tidal turbines.

Dr Francesco Giorgio-Serchi has worked with scientists at the University of Southampton to develop a flexible underwater robot which mimics the quick, efficient movements of squid and jellyfish - nature’s most efficient swimmers.

Red blood cells play a critical role in the human body, transporting oxygen to our cells. Anomalies in the way these cells flow through the body are associated with many serious diseases worldwide, and as such, are of great interest to researchers seeking to tackle some of society’s most significant healthcare challenges.

The School of Engineering enjoyed success in this year’s Scottish Green Energy Awards, with two category winners.

A research project led by Dr Javier Escudero has been awarded funding by the Leverhulme Trust. The research will create new data science methods to analyse multiple time series – which are data points indexed in time order – measured by sensors located in different places.