Events 20th March 2018

21st March 2018

Events 20th March 2018

We are pleased to confirm that CDE will be taking part in the BFX festival in Bournemouth this year. We will have a workshop / CDE Showcase between 09.30 and 13.00 on Friday 5th October to showcase the CDE.

We are looking for proposals for any of the following:

1)Short student research presentations

2)Student poster presentations

3) Student-run workshop ideas

4)Student research demos (interactive)

This call is open to all CDE students, MSCA Fire Fellows and CDE Alumni.

Although October seems like a lifetime away, were are already in the planning stages for this event, so your support will be most gratefully received.

To register your interest in providing one or more of the above proposals, please email Zoe Leonard.


Apply for the Digital Catapult Researchers in Residence programme and benefit from a grant of up to £50,000.

To help increase the connections between the UK research base and the Catapults, Research Councils UK* (RCUK) is supporting the development of new collaborations through research visits/residencies for university (and other eligible research organisations) academics to spend time embedded within the Catapult teams.

Catapult Researchers in Residence (RiR) Awards will build connections, and support pathways to impact and knowledge exchange between academia and the Catapult centres. As such, the Catapults have been awarded vouchers (assigned to the Catapults but paid directly to universities or other research organisations) to support a range of activities to accelerate the impact of Research Council (RC)-funded research and/or expand the capabilities of their centre.

This initiative aligns strongly with RCUK’s excellence with impact, through building stronger partnerships in the national innovation system and supporting the best environment for innovation.

The aim of the RiR initiative is to:

· Expand the capabilities and knowledge of the Catapults

· Nurturing talents and skills development of researchers and Catapult staff

· Create a cohort of RiRs able to share their experiences with a wider network of academics

If you’d like to be a part of the programme, please apply here.


The University of Manchester is running a new short course on SMOOTHED PARTICLE HYDRODYNAMICS (SPH) suitable for engineers and scientists on 10-11th April 2018. SPH is a rapidly developing meshless computational method ideal for applications of potentially highly violent fluid flows with very large deformation and arbitrarily complex moving boundaries.

This new 2-day course is intended for professionals and graduate students in areas of engineering fluid and solid mechanics including coastal and offshore hydrodynamics, flows for applications such as marine structures, fluid-structure interaction, sloshing, flooding, debris, slurry, multi-phase flows, manufacturing wave energy conversion, etc.

With world-leading experts from research and industry, this 2-day course on the SPH method will cover:

  • Basic SPH theory
  • Methodologies for modelling both fluids (weakly compressible and incompressible) and solids
  • Using high-performance computing (HPC) and Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) to accelerate simulations
  • A hands-on simulation session with the open-source DualSPHysics code for real applications
  • Industrial perspectives
  • Latest state-of-the-art developments and new paradigms for SPH.

The exciting FULL PROGRAMME and REGISTRATION (including a reduced fee for students) is available on the website:

For further information and Informal enquiries, please contact the Course Organiser, Dr Benedict Rogers: [email protected]

Deadline for registration: 4th April 2018


Cumberland Lodge Scholarship Scheme
Two-year programme open to all doctoral students

The Cumberland Lodge Scholarship Scheme is a two-year programme, open to all doctoral students studying at universities within the UK. The scheme gives students a unique opportunity to develop skills in communication, public engagement and interdisciplinary working.

As well as the accolade of receiving one of the seven available scholarships, successful applicants will enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • Attendance at two conferences per year
  • Submission of a blog and newsletter article on conferences attended
  • Training in communication and public engagement
  • A personal development grant of up to £300
  • Free food, accommodation and travel whilst staying at the lodge
  • And much more…

The deadline for applications is Friday 30 March 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed via Skype in the week commencing Monday 7 May 2018.

For more scholarship information and to apply, visit the Cumberland Lodge Scholarship Scheme



EPSRC opens competition for Connected Nation Pioneers awards

A new awards competition, Connected Nation Pioneers, that will recognise exceptional UK doctoral students whose research contributes towards the development of a Connected Nation, is announced today by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

The competition is being sponsored by Dstl, Facebook, BT, Samsung, Huawei, Thales, Amazon and NVIDIA.

EPSRC’s Chief Executive, Professor Philip Nelson, said: The increasingly interconnected nature of our society is being driven by developments in science and engineering, these are creating new industries, opportunities and challenges.

Helping the UK to flourish as a Connected Nation is one of EPSRC’s four prosperity outcomes, and having the right skill base to achieve this is crucial. I am very pleased to announce the opening of this year’s Connected Nation Pioneers competition and look forward to seeing the presentations. Many of the entrants to our previous Pioneers competitions have gone on to succeed in academia, business and industry.

Applications from eligible students working in any area of EPSRC’s remit are welcome as long as they demonstrate they fit with the prize category descriptions.

Students do not have to be EPSRC-funded but do have to be registered at a UK institution.

The call will run over three stages. Firstly an expression of interest needs to be registered via the EPSRC website by 16:00 hours (BST), on Thursday 26 April 2018.

The competition celebrates the transformative and pioneering research of UK-based doctoral students in contributing to up to two of the following category topics:

  • Safe and Secure Cyber Society
  • Intelligent Informatics
  • Making Digital Technology Work for People
  • Creative Computing for the Digital Economy

Applicants will be assessed per category by a panel of industrial sponsors in three stages:

  • An Expression of Interest statement (500 words)
  • A three-minute video pitch
  • An exhibition and pitch presentation

If you have questions please email [email protected] or visit the webpage:

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