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Interdisciplinary APEX Awards: 2020 recipients announced and 2021 round now open

Eight researchers and their collaborators have been awarded funding in the 2020 round of the APEX awards. The grants, which promote collaboration across science, engineering, social sciences and humanities, are jointly awarded by the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society, with the generous support of the Leverhulme Trust.

First woman to win the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

A Ghanaian technology entrepreneur has won the Royal Academy of Engineering’s prestigious 2020 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. Charlette N’Guessan is the first ever woman to win the Africa Prize, and the first winner from Ghana.

Six top university engineers funded to collaborate with industry on world-leading research

The Royal Academy of Engineering has today announced the appointment of four new Research Chairs and two Senior Research Fellows at universities across the UK who will spend the next five years working with some of the world’s largest companies to tackle a broad spectrum of engineering challenges.

Academy recognises pioneering engineers’ leading innovations from polymers to medical devices

The Royal Academy of Engineering has announced 16 winners of its 2020 medals and awards Professor Dame Julia Higgins DBE FREng FRS is awarded the Sir Frank Whittle Medal for her sustained excellence in designing, analysing and modifying polymer materials. She is internationally recognised as one of the preeminent polymer engineers of her generation. Julia Higgins’ work has provided some of the tools to help design processes and control properties for these difficult to mix materials. Her work is also very relevant to the current problems of recycling plastics and why so much effort has been put into separating the different plastic materials in our waste bins.

Academy announces nine new Policy Fellows

The Royal Academy of Engineering welcomes its third cohort of Policy Fellows Following a highly competitive selection process, the Academy is delighted to announce the names of nine successful applicants who will join cohort three of its prestigious Policy Fellowships programme:

Academy welcomes 53 leading UK and international engineers as new Fellows

Fifty-three leading engineers from the UK and around the world have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of their outstanding and continuing contributions to the profession. They join an Academy on a mission to use the power of engineering to build a sustainable society and create an inclusive economy that works for everyone.

Academy invests £22 million in emerging technologies that could have global benefits

Academy’s largest funding scheme selects eight global visionaries The Royal Academy of Engineering has announced that eight engineering academics at universities across the UK are to receive support from its largest research funding scheme—the Chairs in Emerging Technologies. A total of £22 million has been allocated to support these innovative researchers and global leaders in their fields whose projects made it through the rigorous selection process in the face of stiff competition.

PPE could be safely decontaminated and reused to conserve supplies and save waste, say engineers

Advice published on critical issues for reprocessing of single-use PPE for critical shortages as second wave of Covid-19 infection looms and government publishes its PPE strategy Government encouraged to pursue more sustainable use of PPE as pandemic continues Serious consideration should be given to decontaminating and reusing some types of PPE in order to maintain supplies and reduce waste, provided it can be safely reprocessed and suitable quality assurance procedures established, according to a paper published today by the National Engineering Policy Centre. The paper, following the government’s publication of its PPE Strategy for England, was drawn up following international consultation with engineers and manufacturers in other countries where various methods of reprocessing have been tested and evaluated.

Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Hub sets up first regional base in Northern Ireland

The Royal Academy of Engineering has today established the first regional base for its Enterprise Hub - in Belfast. The Enterprise Hub: Northern Ireland, supported by Invest Northern Ireland, is based at Ormeau Baths co-working space in Belfast.

Academy Fellows receive Queen’s Birthday Honours

Congratulations to all our Fellows and friends who have been recognised in The Queen's Birthday Honours list:

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