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Jul 16, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
A new report published today by the Royal Academy of Engineering and its partners in the National Engineering Policy Centre highlights the importance of improved ventilation to reduce risk of Covid-19 and other infections.

Find out more:… Image The report warns that there is an urgent need to plug skills and knowledge gaps across businesses. Image
Oct 2, 2020 9 tweets 7 min read
We are delighted to reveal eight new global visionaries who will be awarded funding from the Academy's #RAEngResearch Chairs in Emerging Technologies scheme. A total of £22 million will be allocated to support research that could have global benefits: Image Professor Stephen Beeby will be looking into developing electronic textiles that incorporate flexible circuit technologies, sensors, and energy harvesting/storage functionality, for use with wearable applications and more: #RAEngResearch Image
Sep 22, 2020 55 tweets 43 min read
From leaders in transport and data to innovators working on lifesaving developments in medical research, meet the 53 talented engineers elected to our Fellowship today:… #RAEngFellows Image Dr Rajapillai Ahilan is a technology and business leader who has led projects which set international standards for jack-ups, marine transportation and moorings.… #RAEngFellows Image
Sep 14, 2020 10 tweets 10 min read
From polymers to medical devices, we're proud to recognise the leadership and innovation of engineers with our 2020 medals and awards:… #RAEngAwards Image Professor Dame Julia Higgins is awarded our Sir Frank Whittle Medal for her sustained achievements in polymer materials - extremely relevant as our society tackles the issues of separating and recycling plastics:… #RAEngAwards Image
Sep 11, 2020 7 tweets 6 min read
We are delighted to reveal the awardees from our latest round of #RAEngResearch Chairs and Senior Research Fellows. They will be spending the next five years working with some of the world’s largest companies on a wide range of engineering challenges:… Image #RAEngResearch Chair Professor Trung Q Duong's research will look into going beyond 5G and towards 6G. He believes that 6G will focus not only on faster data speeds, but also on massive interconnections of autonomous machines:… Image
Aug 25, 2020 5 tweets 5 min read
On Thursday, @KarenHolford speaks to Sir Jim McDonald, @RaffaellaOcone, and award winners from @OvsiVentilator, @UniofOxford, and @Sewers4C about their amazing innovations tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. Register now for our latest Innovation In A Crisis webinar: ImageImageImage The @OvsiVentilator became the first intensive care quality ventilator to be manufactured in Africa, which could be a gamechanger when it comes to a host of conditions including pneumonia, as well as COVID-19.… Image
Aug 17, 2020 21 tweets 16 min read
Today we’re proud to announce 19 winners of our President’s Special Awards for Pandemic Service – teams and individuals recognised for their exceptional engineering achievements in tackling COVID-19:… The @ventilatoru consortium combined the knowledge and skills of 33 UK technology and engineering businesses across the aerospace, automotive and medical sectors, to produce more than 13,000 Smiths and Penlon ventilator devices for the NHS.…
Jun 23, 2020 6 tweets 7 min read
We're kicking off our 'Female leadership in a changing world' event for #INWED20 - Academy CEO Hayaatun Sillem opens the event with a speech on how engineering has been vital to the #COVID19 response, and how it's impact will #ShapeTheWorld after the pandemic. #EngDiversity Image 'What is a transformational leader?'
It's a privilege to hear keynote speaker and Academy Fellow Dr Jane Atkinson share her stories and journey through her successful engineering career.

#RAEngFellows #ShapeTheWorld #INWED20 #EngDiversity Image
Jun 17, 2020 8 tweets 5 min read
What challenges does COVID-19 present for engineering higher education? While lectures can move online, it's difficult for students to undertake placements, and the practical elements of their course, says @EngineerDG #STEMwebinar There were already underlying issues for representation in engineering education – COVID-19 has further stress tested the system, says @OllieFolayan74. With progression now so reliant on predicted grades, it's more susceptible to bias against BAME students. #STEMwebinar
Jun 3, 2020 19 tweets 14 min read
From healthcare of the future to tackling the climate emergency, we've funded 17 new projects to help engineers engage with the public in new and innovative ways:… #RAEngIngenious Image In Edinburgh, CreateWorks will bring together engineers and theatre professionals to create brand new plays, while working with students to show how research and creativity help engineers find solutions to the world's challenges.… #RAEngIngenious Image
Apr 30, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
The @royalsociety have recently announced who they have elected as fellows this year, and we are pleased to see some of our very own Academy Fellows have made the list.
Congratulations to Academy Fellow Professor Molly Stevens:… #RAEngFellows Congratulations to Academy Fellow Professor Sir Ralf Speth KBE for being elected as Fellow of the @royalsociety:… #RAEngFellows
Mar 9, 2020 10 tweets 11 min read
We're delighted to be at @STEM4Brit today by @ParlSciCom as part of British Science Week 2020. Make sure you follow the #STEM4Brit hashtag for updates - we'll also be covering the engineering research poster entries. Good luck to all the engineers! #RAEngResearch #BSW2020 Image 45 early-career engineering researchers are exhibiting their posters @STEM4Brit today, each based on engineering that aims to drive positive change for the future. There's exhibits looking at healthcare to renewable energy - very impressive to see so far!#STEM4Brit #RAEngResearch Image
Feb 4, 2020 5 tweets 3 min read
The @STEM4Brit competition is coming soon! Taking place at the Houses of Parliament on 9 March 2020, competitors will be presenting their STEM research projects to be in with a chance of winning a prize. We're so happy to see all the engineering entries this year! @STEM4Brit
Jan 30, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
Great to welcome representatives from Professional Engineering Institutions at our National Engineering Policy Centre’s plenary meeting today. We looking forward to seeing what progress we can make together over the next year. Learn more about the plenary:… Image “The value of engineering to policymakers is that it is engineers who can make policy"

Delighted to have MP and former chairman of the Science and Technology Select Committee at the House of Commons @Metcalfe_SBET in attendance at our plenary today: Image
Jan 28, 2020 5 tweets 3 min read
Our diversity and inclusion activities seek to address the engineering skills shortfall by attracting and retaining talented engineers from all backgrounds and all stages of their career:… #EngDiversity Our award-winner Graduate Engineering Engagement Programme aims to increase the transition of engineering graduates from diverse backgrounds into engineering employment:… #EngDiversity
Dec 16, 2019 10 tweets 7 min read
Our event tonight on driverless cars brings together panellists from different disciplines - with experts in engineering to social sciences, we're going to be discussing issues such as safety, what the technology means for humanity and societal inequalities: Image Engineering historian Professor Peter Norton from @UVA opens the discussion - he raises the interesting point that conversations around autonomous vehicles are presented as if they are a certainty rather than a potential idea for the future: Image
Nov 21, 2019 6 tweets 7 min read
Tonight we're delighted to hear the 2019 #MacRobertAward winning team from @Bombardier explain the innovation behind their resin-infused composite wing at our latest 'In Conversation' event. Remind yourself why they won the UK's premier engineering prize:… @Bombardier “Every joint, every rivet, every bolt adds drag” – @Bombardier's Gavin Campbell explains the advantages of creating a composite wing skin in one single operation. Less weight and fewer fastenings leads to a more efficient flight. #MacRobertAward
Nov 19, 2019 11 tweets 7 min read
And now we kick off with each panellist outlining their parties' positions for R&D in the UK.
@ChiOnwurah says "We are committed to building an innovation nation" with the aim of increasing GDP to 3% by 2030 and scrapping tuition fees. #GE2019Hustings Image "We are funding science at a faster rate than any other government...we're aiming for £18 billion to be spent on science by 2024" @Metcalfe_SBET shares what a Conservative government hopes to achieve #GE2019Hustings
Nov 12, 2019 4 tweets 4 min read
The Academy's Research Forum has got off to a great start! Attendees now get the opportunity to learn about the range of research our awardees cover in our showcase session. From #cleantech to #AI, we're supporting impactful research into all areas of engineering #RAEngResearch ImageImageImage RAEng Engineering for Development Research Fellow Dr Massimiliano Materazzi is developing a way to convert waste to biofuels. Interest in waste-based fuels is growing, particularly as the UK is aiming to lower carbon emissions to achieve climate change targets #RAEngResearch Image
Oct 22, 2019 5 tweets 7 min read
Data is essential, says our CEO Dr Hayaatun Sillem, giving her perspective on leadership and #engdiversity @InclusiveBoards #wie100 conference @The_IoD ImageImage The Academy works with companies and institutions across the engineering profession to promote #engdiversity and #inclusion… Image
Oct 17, 2019 16 tweets 53 min read
We are pleased to announce that our CEO Dr Hayaatun Sillem has been named as a role model, and one of the 100 Most Influential Women in the Engineering Sector by @InclusiveBoards. Hear what the board, a judge and Hayaatun have to say here:… #WIE100 Image @InclusiveBoards We're so proud to see so many other amazing women with Academy ties have made it onto the list. First up - #RAEngFellow Dr Jane Atkinson FREng who has been named as the most Influential Woman in Engineering by @InclusiveBoards and @FT #WIE100. Learn more:… Image