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Northern Ireland energy storage based on EngD research

(3 April 2014) - Northern Ireland power generator AES has announced new energy storage plans, with the company's strategy informed by an EngD thesis completed by Marek Kubik. A 100 megawatt battery facility will be built at AES's Kilroot power plant near Carrickfergus, helping the company lower energy costs for consumers, help meet renewable energy targets and improve the flexibility of the local grid.

Southampton EngD graduate also gains MBA

(19 February 2014) - Southampton University engineering doctorate graduate Dr Darko Matovski has now added a Southampton MBA (passed with merit) to his qualifications. He started to study for the challenging business degree during his four year EngD, completing it after leaving University, and now works in technology for a London financial company, solving business problems through computer science.

AEngD seeks urgent meetings on EngD funding changes

(22 January 2014) - Reacting to recent announcements regarding future postgraduate engineering research funding, the Association of Engineering Doctorates (AEngD) is seeking an urgent meeting at UK ministerial level to secure funding for as many EngD centres as possible.

Lifeboat research earns award for EngD researcher

(10 December 2013) - University of Southampton engineering doctorate (EngD) student Peter Halswell was runner-up in the National Instruments' Graphical Systems Design Achievement Awards at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London, commended for his research with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

EngD researcher Tom Bartley runner-up in civil engineering awards

(9 December 2013) - Tom Bartley, a graduate engineer working on Parsons Brinckerhoff's Building Information Modelling (BIM) adoption strategy, while also studying for an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) at the Bristol University-based Industrial Doctorate Centre in Systems, received high praise from judges and was runner-up in this year's NCE Graduate of the Year competition.
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Loughborough EngD saves £2m/year for UK road maintenance

(2 May 2018) - The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has highlighted the economic impact of EngD…

EngD student helps company win Queen's Award for Enterprise

(30 April 2018) - A University of Bristol EngD research engineer has helped a Somerset business win its second Queen's Award in…

Award for Swansea EngD researcher in worldwide Tata Group competition

(14 June 2017) - A Swansea University researcher, Alex Harold, has beaten over 5000 applicants to win an international award for…
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