Spin-out company, Bellrock Technology, has outlined its ambitions to deploy new data analytics technology within the energy sector. The company recently struck a deal with EDF Energy to improve the monitoring of its UK nuclear reactors as part of a life extension plan. Bellrock CEO, Adam Brown, said: "Organisations need to deliver data science results at pace and with agility. If a company can move rapidly, it can capitalise on these new advances."
Joe Gibson, a BEng Electronic & Electrical Engineering student, scooped top prize at the 2017 Telegraph STEM Awards, for his defence technology innovation. He answered BAE Systems' Defence Technology Challenge, which asked entrants to describe what an aircraft carrier of the future might look like. Joe's winning idea incorporated real design, artificial intelligence techniques, robotics technology and clean energy.
Joe said that winning the STEM Awards is "life-changing" and revealed that he had already been approached by a number of companies following his successful entry. "The £25,000 prize is obviously a big deal, and will change my university and study life, but beyond that, having "STEM Awards Winner" on my CV is going to open up so many opportunities."
The University is to lead, with engineering firm Babock, an industrial partnership worth £4.4 million for making nuclear assets safer and more reliable. Professor Stephen McArthur, Deputy Associate Principal and Co-Director of the Department's Institute for Energy & Environment will lead the five year programme, which includes EDF Energy, Kinectrics Inc, Bruce Power, The Weir Group, BAM Nuttall, Imperial College London, the University of Surrey, Cranfield Uiversity and the Alan Turning Institute.
The programme aims to develop advanced inspection techniques, biotechnology solutions for infrastructure repair, operational intelligence and data science, and new products and processes for managaing nuclear facilities and extending their lifetime. EPSRC is providing £2.1 million of funding, with the university and industrial partners providing £2.315 million.
Faculty of Engineering Postgraduate Taught Induction Session
Half-day sessions available at either 9.20am or 1.30pm in Room R667, Royal College Building. Students are invited to register to attend one session only:
Open Day 2017
The Department will be participating in the next University Open Day 2017. Take the opportunity to visit us to learn more about our courses, meet with staff to chat about your UCAS options, and hear from existing students about what it's like to study electronic and electrical engineering at Strathclyde
- Saturday 7 October, 10am – 2.30pm