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CDT students Foteini Zagklavara and Jessica Proctor are amongst the three students awarded the Margaret Steel Scholarship. The award is a generous £1000 prize awarded female students who showed a particular aptitude for innovation and want to develop an idea. Foteini developed an interest in the Biomedical applications Engineering can have, and how Engineering can…
The following papers on COVID-19 have been published by Fluid Dynamics researchers and academics at the University of Leeds: COVID-19 and non-traditional mask use: How do various materials compare in reducing the infection risk for mask wearers? Leeds authors include: Marco Felipe-King, Cath Noakes, Martin Lopez-Garcia and CDT student Jessica Proctor https://www.journalofhospitalinfection.com/article/S0195-6701(20)30276-0/fulltext How can airborne…
Professor Cath Noakes is a member of SAGE and the hospital onset COVID-19, environmental, and children’s working groups. The children’s working group is examining transmission in children and within schools. Using the principles of fluid dynamics – the analysis of air flows – Professor Noakes’ research team at Leeds simulate pathogen spread in hospitals and…
CDT student Rory Hetherington has been involved in research for COVID-19, helping to develop a way of creating a ventilatory system for patients that can be made rapidly on a 3D printer. It is a low-tech solution based on redesigning an existing medical device known as a Venturi valve. It does not need electricity and…
Congratulations to CDT Management Board member, Prof Jurgen Schneider, who has obtained a Wellcome Trust Investigator in Science Award worth £1.7m to support research in cardiac remodelling. The project combines leading expertise in cDMRI and microstructural imaging with access to one of only three such scanners worldwide (located at the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre – CUBRIC), to develop next generation assessments of human…
Congratulations to CDT student Damilola Adekanye who was awarded a John Fox prize which funded a research placement to TU Braunschweig, Germany in March 2020.
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) provide the opportunity for doctoral students to work for three months in one of a selected group of policy organisations (https://www.ukri.org/skills/policy-internships-scheme/). My Application to work within Defra was successful, and I chose to start at the London offices in August 2019. The internship involved writing an evidence statement summarising the…
Congratulations to CDT student Tom Padgett who recently published results of his research in the Royal Society Open Science Journal. His research looks at how weirs, fish passes and hydro-electric plants can best be configured to avoid disruption to eel and fish migration. Tom’s paper is open access and can be viewed here: https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/pdf/10.1098/rsos.191505 With support from…
Congratulations to CDT student Robert Long, who was awarded an OSPA (Outstanding Student Presentation Award) for his poster in the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics session at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco in December 2019: https://www.agu.org/fall-meeting