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Durham leads new £21.3m research hub to decarbonise UK maritime sector

We’ve been chosen to lead a new £21.3m national research partnership focussed on decarbonising the UK maritime sector.
Aerial view of a container ship being guided by tug boats on a blue ocean

Royal Society recognises academic’s commitment to women in STEM subjects

We’re celebrating the news that Professor Karen Johnson from our Department of Engineering has been awarded the Royal Society’s Rosalind Franklin Award. The award recognises Karen’s achievements in environmental engineering and her commitment to engaging women in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
Image showing Professor Karen Johnson

Wind power industry faces size problem as blades get longer than football pitches. Simon Hogg comments on Financial Times.

Simon Hogg commented on FT expressing concern on wind turbine models' rapid development.
Wind turbine installation

Engineering students launch new solar car

We are very excited to announce the launch of a new solar car, called ‘DUSC2023’, from our pioneering Durham University Solar Car Team.
solar car 1

University and industry renewable energy partnership shortlisted in World Sustainability Awards

A project to improve wind turbine technology that involves researchers here at Durham has been shortlisted for a global sustainability award.
Wind turbines at sea

The EPSRC Prosperity Partnership project shortlisted for the External Partnerships award at the World Sustainability Awards 2023

Project is led by Sheffield University with Durham and Hull Universities, Siemens Gamesa and Ørsted as partners.

Dr Beth Barnes is on the Top 50 Women in Engineering 2023 list

11 civil engineers secure places on the 2023 Top 50 Women in Engineering list
Beth Barnes Top 50

L4 student Amelia Gilchrist wins the Clean Aviation's High Five 2023 award for 'trailblazers in sustainable aviation'

This award is based on Amelia's work on sustainability measurement and NetZero manufacturing during her placement year at Rolls-Royce.
AmeliaGilchrist H5 Award

Durham researchers awarded new funding to harness the power of Artificial Intelligence

Researchers at the Durham Energy Institute have been awarded a £1.84m grant to lead a consortium of university and industry partners in developing virtual power plant technologies. The new funding is part of UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) £13 million investment to fund 13 projects to help the UK meet its Net Zero targets.
The initials AI against and blue background

Can a wind turbine handle hurricane speed winds? Simon Hogg comments on BBC news.

Offshore wind farm industries are increasing adopting large size wind turbines which survive hurricanes.
Wind turbine survives in hurricane

L4 student Alex Callens wins targetjobs Undergraduate of the Year Award 2023 in AI and Robotics

Alex is a fourth-year mechanical engineering student. The award in AI and Robotics is also partnered by ocado Group.

Department celebrates International Women's Day 2023

Engineering Department celebrates International Women's Day 2023 at Coffee Bar
International Women's Day 2023

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