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    • Copernicus prize for bike app that uses earth imaging data

      Two Strathclyde researchers have won the prestigious Copernicus Masters University Challenge prize for their innovative use of Earth observation and satellite navigation data. Dr Christopher Lowe and Dr Steven Owens from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering were recognised for their project Beinn Bike which is developing a route-planning app for mountain bikers.

    • MAE Lecturer Dr Lui Yang recognised as “Research leader of the future”

      MAE Lecturer and Advanced Composites Group researcher Dr Liu Yang was recently invited to attend the Research Awards Reception at the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). This event was held to celebrate the achievements of a group of researchers who have collectively been granted over £2 million of support by the RSE.

    • Opening Plenary Lecture delivered by MAE Academic

      Prof Matthew P. Cartmell, affiliated to the Aerospace Centre of Excellence, delivered the Opening Plenary Lecture "Motorised momentum exchange space tethers: modelling of the three dimensional dynamics of asymmetrical motorised tethers" at the International Conference on Engineering Vibration (Sofia, Bulgaria, 4-7 September 2017)

    • Exciting work by MAE member of staff, brings 3D printing to life for lucky High School students

      Dr Stuart Grey, in collaboration with Cumbernauld Academy, recently won a Royal Society Partnership Grant to create two 3D printing clubs, one in Cumbernauld Academy and one in St Margaret's school in Airdrie. Each club will build their own open source printer with support from Strathclyde students. This is part of Universal Assembly, a new programme that gives students in SIMD40 schools practical experience in engineering.

    • Engineering Academy wins SQA Star Award

      A programme led at the University of Strathclyde (and strongly supported by MAE Strath) which offers students a route into university and employment, has been named as Scotland’s top education partnership. Dr Andrew McLaren (Director of the Engineering Academy, Vice Dean Academic of the Faculty of Engineering, and Senior Lecturer within MAE) commented: “As a socially progressive University, Strathclyde admits students who have the ability to learn and study, regardless of background. ..." The Engineering Academy was also Highly Commended in the Promoting Inclusion category of the awards.

    • Best presentation award

      One of the Department's PhD students, Lefki Germanou, won the best presentation award at the 3rd UK Interpore Conference on Porous Media on 4th-5th September 2017, organised by University of Warwick. The presentation was based on her recent publication “On the apparent permeability of porous media in rarefied gas flows” in Journal of Fluid Mechanics 822: 398-417 (2017). Lefki is now in her second year and will present her new research “Identification of the importance of porous media heterogeneity and anisotropy on the permeability of ultra-tight gas reservoirs” in the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, 11 Dec 2017. Congratulations for the recent achievement and best wishes for future ones

    • Award for PhD student

      A PhD student studying in the Department, Tom Peat, was recently awarded the best final year PhD student 2017 by the Armourers and Brasiers Gauntlet Trust, who offer awards for PhD and undergraduate students working in the field of materials engineering. Tom's project involved the study of a highly innovative surface engineering technology referred to as SprayStir, and has garnered lots of interest from leading industry bodies in the oil and gas sector.

    • Undergraduate student balances studying with a promising sporting career

      James Malcolm, an MAE undergraduate, is involved in the University's Student Athlete Programme, which enables talented athletes the flexibility to study alongside pursuing their sporting career. Not only does he dedicate a large amount of time, effort and training to his rugby career playing for the Glasgow Warriors, but he is also studying for his MEng degree at the same time. This is no mean feat, so congratulations to James and we wish him all the best with his career, both in the sporting and engineering world!

    • Undergraduate Named Student Champion for Equate Scotland

      An MAE student, Hannah Houston, has been appointed as Student Champion for Equate Scotland. This is a great achievement as she will be the sole representative for University of Strathclyde, helping to boost engagement of female students in STEM sectors. Hannah noted: "I am really excited to be the Student Champion at Equate Scotland for the University of Strathclyde this coming year. Increasing the number of women studying STEM - particularly engineering - is very important to me and I am excited to see the progress that I and the other champions can make over the next year!"