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Transport Africa Project Research by Durham Engineers

Professor David Toll in the Department of Engineering is leading important research which is part of Transport Africa project, funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund. Durham’s engineers are working with partners in Africa to find ways to use cheaper and more sustainable local materials to build all-weather, low-traffic roads and railway lines.

This has significant impact because poor transport is one of the main barriers to investment and growth in Africa.

(23 Aug 2019) » More about Transport Africa Project Research by Durham Engineers


Two Durham Engineering Students awarded inaugural Santander University STEMships

Annabel Fredericks and Lara Tegner, who are both studying General Engineering at Durham University, have been selected as two of the 30 first-ever beneficiaries of the Santander Universities STEMships initiative. The inaugural STEMships programme launched by Santander UK is dedicated to supporting female engineering students at universities across the country.

(4 Aug 2019) » More about Two Durham Engineering Students awarded inaugural Santander University STEMships


Department of Engineering receives Athena SWAN Bronze award

Julie Morgan Dodds Technical Officer and Deputy Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee in the Department of Engineering was pleased to accept the award on behalf of the department at the 2019 Athena SWAN Awards Ceremony in York.

(2 Aug 2019) » More about Department of Engineering receives Athena SWAN Bronze award


The Sustainable Infrastructure Research Group of the Department of Engineering, in partnership with Indian Railways,

The Sustainable Infrastructure Research Group of the Department of Engineering, in partnership with Indian Railways, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and the University of Technology Sydney hosted a joint workshop on the theme ‘Sustainable Railway Infrastructure’ in the Department of Engineering, Durham University on 22nd July 2019.

(1 Aug 2019) » More about The Sustainable Infrastructure Research Group of the Department of Engineering, in partnership with Indian Railways


Durham University Electric Motorsport prepares for 3000km race throughout Australian outback

The DUEM team consisting of 16 members is preparing its third iteration of their solar powered racing car which will participate in the Bridgestone World Solar challenge in October 2019. The race will begin in Darwin (North Australia) and end in Adelaide (Southern Australia).

(18 Jul 2019) » More about Durham University Electric Motorsport prepares for 3000km race throughout Australian outback


Engineering Graduation 2019

Once again Engineering congregation celebrations were blessed with sunshine in the pleasant surroundings of the Higginson Gardens. Professor David Sims-Williams gave an earnest welcome to our new graduands, their family and friends. 

(18 Jul 2019) » More about Engineering Graduation 2019


Engineering Technician, Ian Garrette a life saver

So we’re very pleased to congratulate Ian Garrett, an electrical technician in our Engineering Department, on receiving an ‘above and beyond’ award from the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) Trust.

(17 Jul 2019) » More about Engineering Technician, Ian Garrette a life saver


Annual Engineering staff and student summer barbeque

Annual Engineering staff and student summer barbeque

On Monday 15th of July, staff and students from the Department of Engineering once again enjoyed picnicking at the third of our annual departmental summer barbeques which was held on the Gardens at the rear of the Higginson building.

(16 Jul 2019) » More about Annual Engineering staff and student summer barbeque


The Department of Engineering bids a warm welcome to Professor Kate Cairns

Top 50 Women Engineer

We are delighted to welcome Kate Cairns, our new Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor. Kate is a leading expert in sustainability in construction and has called for civil engineers to improve Infrastructure to provide for active transport like walking, cycling and scooting. She is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and Chair of the ICE Fairness Inclusion and Respect Expert Panel. In 2018 Kate was named The Telegraph/Women’s Engineering Society Top 50 Women Engineer and is a Northern Power Women role model. She’ll be working with our Engineering department for the next three years.

(12 Jul 2019) » More about The Department of Engineering bids a warm welcome to Professor Kate Cairns Kate Cairns BEng (Hons) MSc DIC CEnv CEng FICE


Ørsted Energy Masters scholarships now available!

Ørsted Energy Masters scholarships now available!

Ørsted are offering a number of scholarships for outstanding UK and EU students who will be starting an Energy Masters at Durham University in October 2019.

The scholarships will have a value of up to £6,000 and are valid for the MSc Energy and SocietyandMSc New and Renewable Energy.

(11 Jul 2019) » More about Ørsted Energy Masters scholarships now available!


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