Philanthropic contributions to the Department are immensely helpful and appreciated because they provide us with the means to realise exciting ambitions for our research and teaching that otherwise cannot be funded by government grants or commercial sponsorship.
For example, gifts in the past have enabled us to establish:
- a greatly extended schools outreach programme to inspire the next generation of engineers;
- the Evelyn Trust Lectureship in Engineering for Clinical Practice, which helps build entirely new links between the engineering and clinical medicine disciplines;
- the Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology, which aims to create a technological revolution in this sector; and
- the Dyson Professorship of Fluid Mechanics, which is breaking new ground in developing and applying advanced fluid mechanics experimentation and modelling to small-scale systems.
If you are contemplating giving to the Department, but wonder how best to go about it to maximise the value of your contribution, then have a word with our Director of Research, Philip Guildford (Tel: +44 (0)1223 332671).