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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.

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.

School tech spin-out PureLifi has raised $18 million (£14m) to support a roll-out of its lifi technology to the mass consumer market.

Postgraduate researcher Mairi Dorward has won a research grant from the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers (WCSIM) towards her work in ocean renewable energy.

The Scottish Microelectronics Centre (SMC) at the Institute for Integrated Micro and Nano Systems (IMNS) has become the first facility in the UK to install the Heidelberg Nano (formerly SwissLitho) NanoFrazor Explore nanolithography tool.

There are around 12 million people in the UK living with hearing loss – around one in six of us. According to the charity Action in Hearing Loss, only 40% of people who could benefit from hearing aids have them, and most people who have the devices don't use them often enough.

The School’s Dr Timm Krüger, who is a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, is seeking to improve our understanding of ‘placental insufficiency’ through a new three-year project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

An international collaboration between the University of Edinburgh and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), USA, has been developing and testing an instrument to improve the measurement of currents in fast-flowing ocean environments.

Professor Peter Grant, the School’s Emeritus Professor and formerly 8th Regius Chair of Engineering, has shed new light on historical advances in the measurement of electrical resistance in a journal article published in the Proceedings of the IEEE journal.

The School of Engineering is to play a leading role in a major new partnership between Legal & General and the University of Edinburgh which aims to improve understanding of care in later life and to revolutionise how it is delivered.

Wearing a face mask or other covering over the mouth and nose reduces the forward distance travelled by an exhaled breath by more than 90 per cent, research led by the School of Engineering suggests.

The School’s Professor Harald Haas is leading the University’s involvement in INITIATE, an EPSRC-funded project which is spearheading research into the future capabilities of the Internet.