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News stories archive - 2014

News stories archive - 2014

Alumni elected to Royal Academy Fellowship

11 Nov 2014

Two distinguished alumni from the Department of Engineering have been elected to the Fellowship of the RAEng.

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3D printing laboratory for students

07 Nov 2014

The IfM has added a new cutting-edge resource to its facilities – its very own 3D printing laboratory.

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Looking at artificial others: mannequins with x-ray vision

03 Nov 2014

Scans performed on centuries-old mannequins may impact on the future of clinical practice.

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Texting Congress 1

Transforming text messaging

24 Oct 2014

An Engineering Design Lecturer has revolutionised the way mobile texting is carried out.

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Engineering energy roof: Generating electricity, generating ideas

16 Oct 2014

Faced with a leaky roof, the Department turned a maintenance job into an opportunity to generate electricity.

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Cambridge fuels drive to design new type of nuclear power station

15 Oct 2014

The University of Cambridge is playing a key role in a project to develop a new type of nuclear power station.

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How the bicycle got its spokes

10 Oct 2014

This article by Lucy Jolin originally appeared in the Cambridge Alumni Magazine (CAM) and documents the engineering behind the bicycle and its evolution.

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Mauro Overend appointed visiting Professor at EPFL

08 Oct 2014

Dr Mauro Overend has been appointed visiting Professor at the Steel Structures Laboratory (ICOM) at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne  (EPFL), Switzerland.

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Professor David Cardwell

Professor David Cardwell is the new Head of Department

01 Oct 2014

Professor David Cardwell takes over from Professor Dame Ann Dowling who led the Department for 5-years.

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Engineering the Impossible: Levitating Trains

25 Sep 2014

Professor David Cardwell, our incoming Head of Department, appeared on the award winning BBC weekly radio programme Naked Scientists to discuss: 'Engineering the Impossible.'

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