WED2021: Engineering a better future at Manchester
Research impact and institutes 4th March 2021
This World Engineering Day (WED2021) we’re hosting a number of video submissions from within the Faculty that highlight the centrality of engineering and technology to modern life – and demonstrate how we’re working towards a better future.
Proclaimed by UNESCO at its 40th General Conference in 2019, the World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development is now celebrated annually, worldwide, on 4 March – and this year’s theme is ‘Engineering for a healthy planet’.
Here’s just a glimpse at some of the exciting research happening throughout our School of Engineering…
Jumping robots and lava tubes on the Moon
Manchester researchers are investigating how we might use jumping robots – yes, jumping robots! – to explore lava tubes on the Moon:
SpiNNaker – the brain-inspired computer
Inspired by the working of the human brain, SpiNNaker is a massively parallel computing platform, targeted towards neuroscience, robotics and computer science. Intrigued? Find out more:
Smart local energy systems
Dimitrios Pappas, a postdoctoral research associate in the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, talks us through the drive towards smart local energy systems:
Find out more about the incredible research taking place across the School of Engineering in our Departments of:
- Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science
- Computer Science
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
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