News and events
Ofgem has approved £45.5 million for five innovative projects which aim to help make the electricity distribution network smarter and meet the challenges of moving to a low carbon economy.
Our student is one of the finalists at The Low Carbon Undergraduate of the Year Award
Congratulations to our second year student, Mahmoud Mahfouz, in reaching the finals of The Low Carbon Undergraduate of the Year Award sponsored by EDF Energy. Undergraduate of the Year is a national competition culminating in a prestigious award ceremony held at Canary Wharf, the award being presented by Michael Portillo.
Prof Barry Lennox has been appointed as the Nuclear Engineering Decommissioning Research Director
Congratulations to Professor Barry Lennox in his new role as the Nuclear Engineering Decommissioning (NED) Research Director for the Dalton Cumbrian Facility and Dalton Nuclear Institute.
The University of Manchester is a core partner in a new project called Growing Autonomous System Mission Management Applications (GAMMA). GAMMA is an £8.8M project on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Autonomous Systems which has been 50% funded by the Regional Growth Fund, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, UK and the remaining 50% funded by the consortium partners.
Professor Jovica Milanovic has been appointed IEEE Distinguished Lecturer
Congratulations to Professor Jovica Milanovic who has been appointed IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. The IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Program provides lectures worldwide to present topics of current interest for chapter meetings. The lecturers are well-known engineers who have been working in the selected areas for long time. This program brings experts otherwise not available to the chapters, and enhances technical activities.
The School hosted an IEEE Power and Energy Society international conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies – Europe 2011 at Manchester Central. With delegate numbers of over 500, this was probably the largest and most successful electrical power systems conference ever held in the UK.
Congratulations to Prof Patrick Gaydecki who was successful in winning a Teaching Excellence Award (2011-12) in what was a highly competitive field. Patrick’s commitment and contribution to Teaching and Learning in the School and beyond has been described as inspiring to students and staff alike.
IEEE SENSORS 2011 was organised to provide a common forum for research scientists, engineers and practitioners throughout the world to present their latest research findings ideas, developments and applications in the area of sensors and sensing technology. The School had a strong presence this year.
The EEPS Group in collaboration with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI, USA) organised in 9-10 May a Workshop on "Distribution Network Modelling for the Smart Grid"
98% student satisfaction for our courses.
Find out more about the 2010 NSS results.
Arago Technology, a spin-out company started by professors Ian Cotton and Simon Rowland from the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, was awarded the Existing Performance Improvement prize at the Energy Innovation Awards ceremony.
The School takes reaching quality very seriously and we are pleased that the University has recognised our commitment with the number of awards.
Imagine a cheap, reliable mobile phone you could fold into your back pocket, a TV that just rolled up for storage or electronic paper. These are just some of the products that are being made possible by Professor Aimin Song with EPSRC support. Song, from the University of Manchester, is at the forefront of printed or plastic electronics research – a global growth industry, which has an estimated $30bn market by 2015.
Perceptive Engineering began life in a Manchester University engineering lab and was founded by Professors Sandoz and Lennox, from the University of Manchester, and Mr Lovett from Invensys in 2002. The purpose of the company was to exploit the process control research undertaken by Sandoz and Lennox in both continuous and batch processing. Seven years later it is working for multinationals such as Pfizer, Abbott Laboratories and United Utilities with turnover of £1m. The company featured in a recent Financial Times article as an exemplar of technology transfer from university to industry.
Members of EEESoc and staff participated in a paintballing event on Saturday 13th February 2010 in north Manchester. The event has proven to be a good team building exercise and participation from members of staff helped with the target practice.
BP & UoM Formula Student: An exciting future for engineering students
We are happy to announce BP as a key industrial partner for the School's involvement in Formula Student. BP have agreed to provide financial support for the ManXE zero emissions racing car. This vehicle will provide motivating undergraduate projects for our students in a promising and highly publicised topic - lower emissions cars. Further information on the ManXE and Formula Student team will be added to the team's website (formulastudent.manchester.ac.uk) as progress of the car continues.
Congratulations to Peter R Green, who was one of the candidates for this year Teaching Excellence Awards. The award focus on achievement in relation to teaching over recent years and involve a grant for recipients to further develop their teaching or their career.
Congratulations to Mr Faisal Amir, who has been awarded IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) 2009 PhD student fellowship for the demonstration of significant ability to perform independent research in the field of Electron Devices. The award plaque was presented by EDS president, Cor Claeys in the 2009 IEDM, during plenary session on 7th December 2009 at the Hilton Baltimore, MD, USA.
The 1994 Group and the Russell Group of universities have launched a groundbreaking £1,000 scholarship for students who wish to study science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.
New Fellow in the School
Congratulations to Professor JV Milanovic who has been elected a Fellow of the IEEE for contributions to power system dynamics and power quality at November 2009 meeting of the IEEE Board of Directors.
Power Quality Issues in Contemporary and Future Power Networks - training course
Start date: January 25-27, 2010, Course Leader: Prof JV Milanovic
This three-day course will present an overview of major Power Quality issues facing modern industry, electrical power utilities and generation companies operating in the environment where increased portion of the electricity is generated by renewable energy sources connected to low(er) voltage distribution networks.
15 Dec 2009
The company, which is the brainchild of Prof Tony Peyton in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), has developed an innovative new approach to managing large scale, wide structured cabling systems. MTI has made a £500,000 investment deigned to accelerate the delivery of its proposition to market.
08 Dec 2009
Congratulations to Rebecca Robinson, winner of the Women into Science, Engineering and Construction (WISE) Overall Excellence Award, 2009. Rebecca received the top prize at the prestigious evening awards ceremony at the Royal Academy of Engineering, on Thursday 12 November, where Princess Anne was the awarding dignitary.
Congratulations to Professor Anthony Peyton, whose research on Advanced Microstructure Analysis using Induction Spectoscopy (AMAIS) has been nominated for the Engineer Awards 2009. Professor Peyton is the Principle Investigator in a consortium that comprises the University of Manchester, the University of Birmingham, the steel producer, Corus UK, and technology provider Organised Technology Ltd.
Congratulations to Professor Wuqiang Yang, who has been shortlisted as a finalist for the IET Innovation Awards 2009. This is in recognition for his research into "Imaging Pharmaceutical Fluidised Beds for Drying, Granulation and Coating by Electrical Capacitance Tomography".
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the iCub will not be appearing at the Manchester Science Festival on 24 and 25 October after all. The iCub is able to catch balls, crawl and even play the drums. Dr Martin Brown (School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering) and a post-graduate student in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Computational and Dynamical Analysis (CICADA) are currently working on making the robot walk and eventually run.
12 Oct 2009
Researchers in the Electrical Energy and Power Systems (EEPS) Group are working on an intelligent monitoring system that can detect potentially serious problems with the electricity network at an early stage.
05 Oct 2009
A new electrical research centre that will help the development of green technology has been launched at The University of Manchester. Investment in the new centre is part of National Grid's annual funding to The University of over £1 million.
New grant application approved for Silicon emission technologies based on nanocrystals for the period of Oct 2009 - Sep 2013 in the school. Congratulations to Matthew Halsall, Max Migliorato, Bruce Hamilton and Ushi Bangert from School of Materials as well as national and internation partners.
Congratulations to Timothy Yorke, who was shortlisted for the 2009 SET Awards (Science, Engineering & Technology Student of the Year) and Britain's most important awards for science and engineering undergraduates. Timothy is one of our First Class Honours graduates and a project prize recipient for his third year project entitled “Facial Recognition Using Neural Networks”.
The price of fresh food in shops and supermarkets could be reduced if innovative work at The University of Manchester to develop intelligent low-cost sensors is successful. Scientists and engineers at The Syngenta Sensors University Innovation Centre are working on technology that will allow more scientific ‘best before’ dates to be set by food producers and retailers.
A new tool developed by scientists at The University of Manchester will allow farmers to see under the soil to check how efficiently crop roots are using water and nutrients. The research could have a strong impact on food security – the subject of today’s announcement by the Government that it is consulting on how it can ensure that the UK's food supply remains safe for future generations.
2009 EEIM award winner
Congratulations to the winner, Mr Jie Dai our PhD Student from EEPS Research group, who received the prestigious John Neal award by European Electrical Insulation Manufacturers (EEIM).
Paul Strzelecki has been appointed Honorary Visiting Professor at The University of Manchester, at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Paul will have an enterprise focus to his role. This will include assisting the School with industrial contacts, helping researchers identify and commercialise intellectual property, through spin-out companies and licensing, and lecturing students in enterprise subjects relating to the electronics industry.
Congratulatiions to Professor Hugh McCann who has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
10th February 2009, 6pm, Lecture Theatre C9, Renold Building Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB.
Power in the economy – affordable engineering and technology solutions.
The UK energy system is under increasing pressure and requires substantial upgrading and replacement to tackle the combined challenges of climate change (principally Carbon Dioxide emissions), energy affordability and security of supply.
The Sir Williams Siemens Medal Day
Congratulations to Stylianos-Alexios Tsekenis on being awarded the 2008 Sir William Siemens Medal winner. The medal is awarded annually by Siemens UK plc to outstanding students from 16 top Universities in the United Kingdom. The medal ceremony for this prestigious award took place at the Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester. Alex receiving his medal from Andreas Goss, Chief Executive, Siemens plc.
29 January 2009
Top scientist Professor John Beddington has looked at research designed to reduce the millions of tonnes of food that are wasted on the journey from ‘farm to fork’, during a visit to the University of Manchester.
23rd April 2009
External speaker weekly event will run from 14:00 – 15:00 in H11, Renold Building.
The speaker this week will be Professor Tom Foxon from the School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham. The host for the event is Dr Max Migliorato.
EngD Conference - "Engineering for Manufacture"
10th September 2008, Renold Building C-floor foyer and Lecture Theatre C2
Participating companies: Airbus UK Ltd, Alcoa Flat Rolled Products Ltd, Arup and Partners, Arjo Wiggins Fine Papers Ltd, BP Alternative Energy, Clancy Consulting Ltd, Croda Chemicals Ltd, Dow Corning Ltd, GlaxoSmithKline plc, Hyde Group Engineering Ltd, INEOS Chlor Ltd, Innospec Ltd, Luxfer Gas Cylinders Ltd, Magnesium Elektron Ltd, Messier-Dowty Ltd, TWI Ltd, Xaar plc.
31st January - 1st February 2008
This workshop will run for two days, with the objective of bringing together UK and international leading experts in the field of theory of group IV, III-V and II-VI semiconductors.
A researcher in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) is helping the University forge closer links with one of America’s top universities after receiving an award from The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE).