News

  • Department staff to spearhead multi-million pound European Smart Farming initiative

    An international research partnership on the Internet of Things (IoT) is set to improve productivity and sustainability in the farming sector. The €30 million, 4-year Internet of Food & Farm (IoF2020) project aims to encourage large-scale take-up of IoT technologies, which have the potential to help the European farming and food sector face future challenges through real-time monitoring, better decision making, and improved operations management.

    Focusing on 19 trials throughout Europe, the project will explore five agri-food areas; arable farming, dairy, meat, vegetables and fruits. Strathclyde is the only UK partner in the 71 member consortium, which has representatives from 16 countries, and is co-funded by the European Union through Horizon 2020.

    Department academic staff, Dr Craig Michie and Professor Ivan Andonovic will advise on how dairy producers can implement IoT technology to maximise the productivity and profitability of their farms. This will involve trialling technology with farms and evaluating the results, before making recommendations to Horizon 2020 to help shape how they should be implemented within the wider agriculture sector.

    Dr Michie said: “From monitoring cattle movement, remotely assessing milk quality or detecting breeding and welfare problems, IoT products for the farming industry have the potential to significantly improve productivity and sustainability, while saving farmers time and money. We are delighted to be collaborating with leading research universities across the world and it’s testament to the work done at the University to be chosen as a partner.”

  • Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship win

     Dr Ralf Bauer, of the Centre of Micosystems and Photonics, has been awarded a prestigious Research Fellowship by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng).

    The Royal Academy announced support for a total of 13 new Fellowships, which have been designed to advance excellence in engineering by encouraging the best researchers to continue their work at the cutting edge of engineering developments and become future leaders of the discipline. Exploring issues including energy storage, electric aircraft propulsion and new approaches to biomedical imaging, the Research Fellowships provide for five years of funding and offer the mentorship of an Academy Fellow, to provide advice and facilitate links with industry.

    Funding support is provided by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Lloyd’s Register Foundation and the government’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

    Dr Bauer's Fellowship aims to develop and investigate miniaturised real-time 3D imaging systems for biomedical applications, based on the integration of MEMS, micro-optics and precision 3D-printing. Specific focus of the developed imaging systems will be towards targeting applications in infectious diseases disproportionally affecting developing countries. 

     

  • Developing new links in Asia 

    Professor Stephen Marshall of the Department and Professor Gail McConnell of the Strathclyde Institute for Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences, as part of a Royal Society of Edinburgh exchange grant, visited Taiwan to explore opportunities for academic collaboration within the areas of Hyperspectral Imaging and Biophotonics. They delivered a series of seminars to staff and students at a number of leading universities based in Taipei, including the National Yang-Ming University, the Institute of Biophonics, National Taiwan University and the Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences at the Academia Sinica.

    In addition to visiting Taipei, Professor Marshall then travelled to Hualien to meet with the President Josh Chao, staff and students of National Dong Hwa University (NDHU) to advise on establishing a Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Programme. NDHU see Strathclyde as the ideal model for implementation of a VIP programme because of the diversity of projects. Further visits to Taiwan are now planned to build capacity in these research areas.

Events

  • Thur/Fri
    March
    23-24

    CMAC Open Days 2017

    Join us for the CMAC Open Days 2017.

    The event wil focus on developments in key areas of manufacturing research, enabling continous manufacturing and future directions.  The programme will include presented highlights from CMAC CIM Research Programme; posters from all CMAC Researchers; excellent networking opportunities with internationally leading academics and industrialists; and exhibitions from our Tier 2 Partners.

    The event is open to staff, research students and industry. Register at www.cmac.ac.uk/CMAC_Open_Day_2017.htm

    Venue: Technology & Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

  • Tues
    May
    23

    Virtual Postgraduate Recruitment Fair

    Interested in MSc or PhD study?  Then register for our online postgraduate fair to chat directly with staff and students to learn about all of the opportunities we offer.

    There are scholarships available for selected MSc programmes and a range of funded research projects.

  • Wed/Thur
    June
    28-29
    16th International Workshop on Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducers (MUT 2017)

    Organised by Dr Richard O'Leary of the Department's Cente for Ultrasonic Engineering, the conference will bring together researchers from across the globe for discussions on recent advances in the design and implementation of micromachined ultrasonic transducers (MUT); associated device manufacturing modelling and characterisation methodologies and a diverse array of medical and industrial applications.

    Micromachined Ultrasound Transducers present good bandwidth characteristics, design flexibility, electronic interface integration and, potentially, low cost. They offer a promising alternative to conventional piezoelectric transducers for various medical and industrial applications.

    Venue: Technology & Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

    Further details: http://www.mut2017.com/

     

     

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