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The School of Engineering is to lead or contribute to five EPSRC-funded training centres designed to equip doctoral students with the skills needed to tackle key engineering challenges of the future.

Fiona Alderson,the School’s Technical Services Manager, has been recognised in the New Year Honours List with the Medal of the Order of the British Empire (BEM) for services to education and engineering.

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.

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.

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 Katherine Dunn of the Institute for Bioengineering, has been awarded funding to establish a European consortium that will focus on the development of new devices and systems to improve the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of disease, using engineered biological molecules and nanotechnology.

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.

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.

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.

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.