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IMechE Award Winner

Congratulations to Professor Cath Noakes in the School of Civil Engineering who has been awarded the 2014 Construction and Building Services Division prize by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). This is an annual prize that is awarded to recognise contribution in execution, promotion and advancement of the art of engineering and science of building services and construction.

Professor Noakes leads a research group focusing on building ventilation design and indoor air quality, with a particular focus on engineering control of airborne infection in hospital environments. Her group use a combination of experimental and computational modelling approaches to explore fundamental questions around how infectious microorganisms are dispersed in buildings and to understand how ventilation design or air cleaning technologies can best be applied to reduce risks.

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The prize was presented at the annual CIBSE ASHRAE Young Engineers Awards, held at the IMechE headquarters.

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