28 JunProfessor Ravinder Dahiya, of JWSE, is the project’s coordinator: “What we’re setting out to do with this project is to build hardware which is designed from the start to be disposable without creating problematic waste. In fact, the waste materials from our sensors will help to grow future crops of the plants they once monitored." It brings together some of the leading experts in the field of sensor and material development from Europe & the USA.
17 JunThe GRILL team (grilllab.ai) from the School of Computing Science took first place in Amazon’s Alexa Prize TaskBot Challenge, beating out nine leading research teams worldwide. The team wins a cash prize of $500,000 (£414,000). PhD students Sophie Fischer, Carlos Gemmell, Iain Mackie, Paul Owoicho and Federico Rossetto made up the Alexa GRILL team.
17 JunDr Sam Bayliss, of the James Watt School of Engineering, has received £1.8m to investigate how spin states in molecular systems can be harnessed for quantum sensing, and photonic materials and devices. Dr Bayliss’ research explores the optical and magnetic properties of molecules, with applications spanning quantum technologies, energy harvesting, and sensing.