Best Research Project 2019 for Fire Safety Engineering Group Team at the University of Greenwich

Congratulations to Prof Ed Galea, Dr Hui Xie, Dr Steve Deere, Dr Lynn Hulse and Mr David Cooney of the Fire Safety Engineering Group, University of Greenwich for the achievement of the prestigious award from the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (UK Chapter).

The winning project, on Construction site evacuation safety: Evacuation strategies for tall construction sites, was a result of team effort and ‘it was also a great example of what can be achieved when academics partner with industry’, according to Professor Ed Galea.

“Outstanding, unique and informative research in an area seldom explored. There is great potential to make the construction environment and all those who work in it safer from fire and  this research provides data and tools to achieve this objective.” SFPE

The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) is a professional society for fire protection engineering established in 1950. SFPE publishes the Journal of Fire Protection Engineering, published on behalf of the society by SAGE Publications and Fire Protection Engineering magazine is published quarterly by SFPE. The Society has nearly 5,000 members.

Best Paper Award at EMPC, Pisa, Italy – Computational Mechanics and Reliability Group

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At the recently held 22nd EMPC – the European Microelectronics and Packaging Conference – the Computational Mechanics and Reliability Group (CMRG) at the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences has received the prestigious Best Paper Award for their work entitled “Packaging Challenges and Reliability Performance of Compound Semiconductor Focal Plane Arrays”.

Stoyan Stoyanov – Receiving the Award
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Muhammad Taimoor Khan from CMS wins the Best Paper Award at Industrial Control System – Cyber Security Research

Taimoor’s current work “On Synthesis of Runtime Security Monitor for IoT Applications” has won the Best Paper Award at ICS-CSR (http://www.ics-csr.com) today.
The event isco-organized by Air Bus and is very well respected in industrial and practical solutions for ICS security. The Global Head of Cyber Defense, Siemens was head of jury for the selection of awards.

Dr Elena Vacchelli received a Visiting Professorship at the University Bergamo, Italy

For the month of May 2019.  This is part of an international research award called ‘STaRs Talented Researchers’.

Sandra Vaiciulyte Winner of Fire Safety Hackathon first prize

Sandra as member of a team of 5 won a first prize (£2000) at
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) for their idea that they called a Strategic Lifetime Decision-maker (SLTD)

Strategic Lifetime Decision-maker (SLTD) which is a multi-objective optimisation tool for fire safety in buildings.
A hackathon-based workshop to finalise proposed solutions and presentations is now due to take place on 22-23 May 2019 – again at IET London: Savoy Place. This free event will bring together industry experts, building owners, tech start-ups, coders and developers with the aim of creating new fire safety solutions that could radically change the face of fire safety in the UK and around the world.

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3MT – Competition FLAS / University of Greenwich

Judge’s Choice: Harriet Lowe (HSS) – Second language learning and the ‘knack’ for languages: are the rest of us doomed?

People’s Choice: Peter Soar (CMS) – Integrating Structural Mechanics in Microstructure Solidification Modelling

The 3 Minute Thesis competition is always a great event and a fantastic rehearsal for research students to begin to articulate their projects to broader audiences. In the recent heats, our Faculty winners were:

University wide winner for the 3MT – Competition


Receiving her award from Professor Javier Bonet is the People’s Choice winner, Harriet Lowe from the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 

Ala Barzinji awarded the Gourmand International Cookbook Award for bringing Kurdish cuisine on the global food map

Ala has written an award-winning book on Kurdish Cuisine called Traditional Kurdish Food

Postgraduate Researcher from Computing and Mathematical Sciences (CMS), Ala Barzinji, has not just been working on her research on the ”prediction and identification of child obesity using machine learning”, she has been cooking up a storm in her kitchen too! Ala was awarded the prestigious Gourmand International Cookbook Award for her book ”Traditional Kurdish Food: An insight into Kurdish culinary heritage”. In this book she has shared traditional Kurdish recipes and those looking to try new recipes can grab a copy of the book on Amazon:

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