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Gabriel Reines March - IEEE EMBS Summer School

Research Engineer Gabriel Reines March had a paper accepted for the IEEE EMBS international Summer School which took place in June. Gabriel is currently in his fourth year of the programme based with the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. his project title is 'An investigation and development of techniques to improve cancer treatment through multi-modality image registration using a non-linear deformable model'.

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Matt Daykin: Entrepreneurship Masterclass

CDT Research Engineer Matt Daykn has attended an Entrepreneurship Masterclass at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh. The talk was given by Alex Ward of Razorbill Instruments, which some regular attendees of our CDT Annual conferences may remember as a speaker in 2014 when Razorbill was just starting up. 

Matt writes - 


Blog post: Hollie Wright 'Quarterly Reviews'

Quarterly Reviews are an important part of the CDT programme and are submitted in March, June, September and December. They are an opportunity for Research Engineers and Supervisors to discuss any issues that may be arising from the research and work together to find potential solutions.

Second year Hollie has written about how the review process has helped her development:-


EPSRC Science for a Successful Nation Exhibition

On 21st February, CDT Research Engineer Christopher Blackwell represented his sponsor company, Holoxica at the EPSRC Science for a Successful Nation Exhibition at the Royal Society in London. 

Christopher writes:-

STEM Careers Q&A Carousel

Third year Research Engineer, Vladimirs Horjlkovs recently participated in an STEM outreach activity to school children on 18th January. Vladmirs has given a short description of the event:- 


Blog post: Hollie Wright 'Edinburgh Business School'

All of our Research Engineers study MBA courses to complement their technical and professional skills courses. These courses in Accountancy, Marketing and Project Management are designed to prepare our students with the core knowledge required to become future business leaders.    One of our second year Research Engineers, Hollie Wright has written a blog post on the MBA courses at Edinburgh Business School. Hollie writes:-    

Regional Group Visit to STFC Central Laser Facility

A regional group event was organised by Research Engineers based in England. Second year Mariastefania De Vido has written about the event:-

"On Monday the 13th November, 5 Research Engineers of the England Regional Group visited the STFC Central Laser Facility (CLF) at Harwell Campus (Oxfordshire). The visit was organised and run by Research Engineers Munadi Ahmad and Mariastefania De Vido (myself), who are carrying out our EngD projects at the CLF.

Blog post: Hollie Wright - 'A day of a RE'

Hollie Wright is a second year Research Engineer based at Heriot-Watt and Renishaw. She has started writing a blog about her journey on the programme, the first post is featured below:- 


My name is Hollie and I am a Research Engineer at the CDT for Applied Photonics. My project aim is to develop a technique for measuring distances with lasers, that can be utilised in industrial applications.

Cohort 4 Welcome Event

On Wednesday 13th September we welcomed our 4th cohort of Research Engineers onto the programme. The new cohort are currently completing taught courses at the University of St. Andrews. In January they will start taught courses at the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow, before starting to research within their company in March.

Since the welcome event, two new Research Engineers have joined cohort 4, bringing the total up to 11.  


2017/18 cohort:

Owen Anderson, Toshiba Medical, University of Glasgow

Regional Group Event - Pint of Science

Current Research Engineers and Alumni attended an event at the Pint of Science Festival 2017 in Edinburgh. The event was focused on technological advances in healthcare including nanotech cancer treatments and data driven healthcare. 

The event was organised by Regional Group Coordinator Aneta Lisowska, who writes:-