Heriot-Watt researcher appointed Beltane Public Engagement Fellow

A screenshot from the Shoogleit website

A Heriot-Watt University researcher has been appointed as an Edinburgh Beltane Public Engagement Fellow.

Dr Stefano Padilla from the School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences has been appointed  Edinburgh Beltane Public Engagement Fellow.

This new role will involve helping museums, such as the National Museum of Scotland, to create interactive animations of some of their exhibitions.

Dr Padilla's research activity includes bringing heritage textile collections and student fashion designs from the School of Textiles & Design to life on the Heriot-Watt University developed animation platform Shoogleit. He is delighted with his new role, and said: "I'm looking forward to working on new and interesting developments and taking the research carried out at Heriot-Watt into the public domain."

Dr Padilla works for the  Texture Lab in the school of Mathematical & Computer Sciences under the leadership of Professor Mike Chantler, and began his fellowship in January this year.