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Edinburgh engineers will play important roles in two of the recently announced £20m Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) Hubs. The Hubs are part of 12 funded by UK Research and Innovation to address intractable challenges in sustainable development.

Dr Chris Beckett has won the EPSRC New Investigator Award for a study which plans to unlock the potential of water-repellent sands in protecting important utilities from the effects of climate change.

The School’s Dr Sotirios Tsaftaris has been awarded the Canon Medical and Royal Academy of Engineering Senior Research Fellowship in Healthcare AI, to further his work in using artificial intelligence (AI) to detect and predict serious health conditions including cardiovascular disease.

Several innovative student projects within the School have been awarded Student Experience Grants in the latest round of funding announcements, which will accelerate exciting initiatives across soft robotics, transport apps, self-driving cars and public outreach over the coming year.

In January 2019, two students from the School of Engineering travelled to Harbin Engineering University in China to compete in a world-famous ice and snow sculpture competition as part of a multidisciplinary University team.

Professor Timothy Drysdale was recently recognised for his pioneering work in remote laboratories for undergraduate engineering teaching. Having won the National Instruments Engineering Impact Award for Education in the Europe, Middle East and Asia region, he now goes forward to the international final in May 2019, in Austin, Texas.

Ruben Bravo, a PhD student in the Institute for Energy Systems, has won a presentation award at the 3rd Annual Conference in Energy Storage and Its Applications from the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Energy.

On Wednesday 28 November, staff welcomed alumnus David Gow back to the School of Engineering to celebrate his pioneering career in prosthetics ahead of his honorary graduation.

Dr Timm Krüger, Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the Institute for Multiscale Thermofluids, has won one of three 2018 ERC Starting Grants awarded to researchers at the University of Edinburgh.

Academics at the School of Engineering and the School of Geosciences have re-launched the world’s first free open online course exploring how carbon capture and storage technology (CCS) can be used to tackle climate change.

Two of our School's partnership projects have been recognised for making outstanding contributions to the Scottish renewables energy industry at the Scottish Green Energy Awards ceremony on Thursday 6 December 2018.

The School's Dr Javier Escudero is part of a team of researchers behind an innovative dementia diagnosis method based on machine learning.