Electronic & Electrical Engineering

Electronic & Electrical Engineering

News

  • Chat-bot project to help energy customers

    A Strathclyde team, led by Dr Lina Stankovic and Dr Vladimir Stankovic of the Department's Centre for Dynamic Intelligent Communications, are participating in an EU-funded project aimed at helping energy users cut their power bills.

    The Eco-bot project will see consumers provided with information on how muich power their different electrical applicances are using throughout the day. Information on the appliance-level power consumption will then be communicated to the bill-payer in an easy to understand way by a virtual assistant or "chatbot" which will be make interactive, personalised and targeted suggestions on how costs can be reduced.

    The 2.5m euro, 39-month project has been funded under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme under the Behavioural change toward energy efficiency through ICT call.

  • ScottishPower Foundation Scholarship winners meet Spanish King

    A group of Strathclyde students selected for the prestigious ScottishPower Foundation scholarship programme aimed at creating the future generation of energy experts have formally received their awards at an international royal ceremony.

    The ScottishPower Foundation, the charitable arm of the energy provider, is supporting five students from Strathclyde, among 27 British graduates, by funding their enrolment fees and living allowances so that they can concentrate on pursuing careers in the fields of energy and the environment.

    The five students: Darren Moran from Linlithgow, Matthew Craven from Kilwinning, Jack Haynes from Edinburgh, Rebecca Robertson from Clarkston and Calum Love from Clydebank, were among 11 British scholarship winners who travelled to the headquarters of ScottishPower’s parent company Iberdrola in Madrid for an award ceremony also attended by fellow scholarship winners from Spain, the USA, Mexico and Brazil.

    Darren, Matthew and Jack are all studying for their undergraduate MEng degree within the Department.

  • PhD student in bid to row the Atlantic

    PhD student, Kyle Smith, has taken to the seas as he attempts to row across the Atlantic Ocean. Kyle, along with three team-mates, is taking part in The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge – a 3,000 mile ocean-rowing competition from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua in the Caribbean. 

    Kyle said: “As a group we’d been talking about doing this for over a year. When we finally got round to seriously considering taking part it was around the time of the Paris Climate Agreement so we decided to try to make it carbon-neutral too. We checked with the Carbon Trust and they said it was possible so we’ll purchase carbon credits to offset what we create.”

    The race is unsupported so teams must carry everything they need with them and if any equipment fails or a team member gets sick or injured they drop out of the race. The crew consists of Brian Kerr, James Lamb, Philip Van Bentham and their shore support Richard Littauer. Follow their adventures and support their campaign.

Events

  • Sun-Fri
    June 2018
    10-15
    Scottish Space School 

    Applications for the Faculty of Engineering's Scottish Space School 2018 are now open!

    The School will run from Sunday 10 - Friday 15 June 2018.  It is a week-long residential programme for S5 Scottish school pupils, combining lectures, labs and workshops on space themes delivered by academics and researchers from the Faculty, as well as visiting NASA representatives.

    Deadline for applications is 21 January 2018.

     

  • Mon-Fri
    June 2018
    18-22
    Engineering the Future for Girls - Outreach Programme

    The Faculty of Engineering, in partnership with BP and BAM Nuttall, is hosting a week-long non-residential summer school for S3 girls in Scottish secondary schools.

    The school aims to inspire more female pupils to consider engineering as a career and university option. There are 100 fully-funded places available, and applications are now open! Apply here.

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Success in European Space Innovation Competition

Dr Carmine Clemente, Domenico Gaglione, Christos Ilioudis and Professor John Soraghan won Europe's biggest space technology innovation competition. Their low-cost early detection system for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles was overall and UK regional winner! Following their success, the team was interviewed by the BBC - take a look!

MSc Autonomous Robotic Intelligent Systems

Announcing a new 1-year taught MSc focused on state-of-the-art autonomous control technologies and machine learning, with applications in robotics, sensor networks, big data analytics and AI programming. Delivered jointly with the Department of Design, Manufacture & Engineering Management, you'll undertake advanced classes, a 3 month research project and have the opportunity to engage with industry partners including Xilinx, Texas Instruments and MathWorks.
Autonomous Robotic Intelligent Systems

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Celebrating Success

More than 80 students joined the Department’s growing network of international alumni, following presentation of their degrees at the University’s Autumn Congregations.

a group of students pose for a selfie straight after graduation