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Dr Camilla Thomson, the School’s Chancellor’s Fellow in Energy, and alumna Clare Lavelle, who is Head of Energy Consultancy at Arup, have been named in the Top 50 Women in Engineering in the UK by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES).

James Steer, who recently completed his PhD on the behaviour of ocean waves at the School of Engineering, has won the UK Fluids Network (UKFN) Prize for best PhD thesis in Fluid Mechanics.

Dr Adam Stokes, Dr Philip Hands and Prof. Sotirios Tsaftaris have won Principal’s Innovation Awards, a new prize given by the University’s commercialisation service Edinburgh Innovations to help researchers unlock new funding streams for unusual and ground breaking ideas.

An international research collaboration led by the School’s Professor Prashant Valluri and Professor Rama Govindarajan FAPS from ICTS-TIFR, Bangalore, India has made a significant breakthrough in understanding the behaviour of solid-fluid flows.

Dr Harry van der Weijde has been awarded a prestigious Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

A PhD student from the School of Engineering is part of a team of researchers who have developed a low-cost, open-source COVID-19 testing laboratory.

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.

Chemotherapy does not always treat cancer effectively and often causes major side effects, such as vomiting, pain, fatigue and hair loss. If chemotherapy agents were to be delivered directly to tumours, the side effects could be reduced and the efficacy of treatment could be enhanced.

Dr Ignazio Maria Viola, Reader in the School of Engineering, has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant, worth €2M over five years for his Dandidrone project.

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.

A cross-disciplinary team from the University of Edinburgh and the Alan Turing Institute has placed in the top 1% of more than three thousand teams who registered for the Hateful Memes Challenge, jointly organised by Facebook AI Research and DrivenData.

Researchers in the School of Engineering have helped develop innovative new technology which could transform how Scotland’s historic buildings are managed, maintained and repaired.