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PhD student Kyle Walker has won a Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Summer Program fellowship to travel to Japan and conduct robotics research as part of his PhD studies.

People who wear a face mask significantly lower the risk of spreading Covid-19 to others through speaking and coughing, research led by the School of Engineering suggests.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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