EPSRC funding for microfluidic technologies project
Dr Michele Zagnoni, from the Centre for Microsystems and Photonics, in collaboration with Dr Cheryl Woolhead, University of Glasgow, AstraZeneca and Smartox, has secured EPSRC funding worth £523,000 for a 3 year project entitled, "Droplet-based Microfluidic Platform for Intracellular Ion Channel Drug Discovery."
The project aims to produce and test a new microsystem technology to study human intracellular ion channels. Working in partnership with the industrial partners, it will also investigate two proteins that are involved in cancer and neurodegeneration which currently have no known pharmacologically identified drug.
R & D award for Rosdam projectThe Rosdam (Remote Oil Spill Detection And Monitoring on ice-covered waters) research project led by Professor Stephen Marshall of the Department's Centre for Signal and Image Processing (CeSIP) in partnership with The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) was recently awarded the 2016 Research and Development Award by the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation. Commencing May 2016, the ROSDAM project will evaluate two types of Hyperspectral Imaging (HSI) systems and their capability and applicability for the detection of oil spillages in ice-affected waters.
PROMOTioN project funded under EU Horizon2020 programme
Researchers from the Institute for Energy and Environment have been awarded a grant worth €650k as part of the PROMOTioN (Progress on Meshed HVDC Offshore Transmission Networks) project funded under the EU Horizon2020 research programme. The PROMOTioN project consortium which includes 34 partners from 11 countries aims to develop and demonstrate three key technologies: diode rectifier based offshore converters, multi-vendor HVDC grid protection, and the full power testing of HVDC circuit breakers in addition to developing regulatory and financial frameworks for the coordinated planning, construction and operation of integrated offshore infrastructures.
The Strathclyde team led by Dr Lie Xu, Professor Steve Finney, Professor Keith Bell and Dr Derrick Holliday will work closely with partners including Siemens, ABB AB, GE Grid Solutions, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, TenneT TSO BV, and KEMA Nederland BV (DNB GL) in addressing challenging issues of the coordination of novel converters and offshore wind farms, offshore network planning and regulation.
International Summer School
Over 30 students from China will attend a residential summer school from 19 - 29 July.
The students from Northwestern Polytechnic University (NPU) and the University of Electronic Science & Technology China (UESTC), will undertake a series of technical workshops and practical lab sessions, designed to enhance their engineering understanding. They will also participate in a number of social activities, allowing them to explore the University, Glasgow and Scotland.
Induction Programme for new Students
The Department will host a week-long Induction Programme for students from its China articulation partners from 8 - 12 August.
The Programme, coordinated by Dr Scott Strachan and Dr Jianfeng Lu, is designed to help the new students integrate and settle into the Department and University, before they begin their degree in September. It will include some technical sessions, presentations by the International Student Advisers, Finance & Health Offices, along with visits to the Sports centre, Library and other University facilities. There will also be time to explore the city and find out what it has to offer.