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News stories archive - 2012

News stories archive - 2012

Professor Dame Ann Dowling

Professor Dame Ann Dowling appointed Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

25 Feb 2012

Professor Dowling’s success in a branch of engineering where female representation is particularly low – aeronautics – make her a vital role model in such a male-dominated industry.

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Professor Phil Woodland

Smart listeners and smooth talkers

23 Feb 2012

Human-like performance in speech technology could be just around the corner, thanks to a new research project that links three UK universities.

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Alumni Charles Tavner (left) and Ed Vernon-Harcourt

New carbon fibre polymer pipe will recover hydrocarbons from the most challenging offshore fields

20 Feb 2012

Deepwater production is the fastest growing source of oil and gas reserves. Cambridge engineers are currently solving many of the formidable challenges in accessing these fields.

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John Clarkson is Professor of Engineering Design and Director of the Cambridge Engineering Design Centre

Professor John Clarkson receives KU Leuven honorary doctorate for outstanding research on ageing

06 Feb 2012

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven confers a number of honorary doctorates in recognition of extraordinary academic, social, or cultural contributions.

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Don't write to the Minister - get involved!

02 Feb 2012

Is it good to spend so much on major scientific research programmes projects such as CERN when engineering and technology has more immediate benefit?

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Professor Daniel Woolpert

The man with the golden brain

01 Feb 2012

What’s the point of a brain? This fundamental question has led Professor Daniel Wolpert to some remarkable conclusions about how and why the brain controls and predicts movement.

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Professor Mike Kelly

Intrinsic Unmanufacturability

30 Jan 2012

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) publication "Spectrum" has named Professor Mike Kelly as "Nanotech Hero of the Year".

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Professor Bill Milne Head of the Electrical Engineering division with the award

University Electrical Engineering Department of the Year

25 Jan 2012

The Department's Electrical Engineering Division has won the Elektra (European Electronics Industry Awards) for best Electrical/Electronic Engineering Department of the Year (2011).

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Accelerated evolution in the construction industry driven by innovation

25 Jan 2012

The construction industry is under pressure to improve cost efficiency and sustainability and is innovating at a pace not seen since the industrial revolution, but more can be done.

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10th Annual Lecture Series in Sustainable Development 2012

11 Jan 2012

Six talks will take place for the 10th Annual Lecture Series in Sustainable Development.

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