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News stories archive - 2016

News stories archive - 2016

A faster future: Graphene based optoelectronics

14 Sep 2016

Researchers from the Cambridge Graphene Centre have published a paper which shows how graphene can provide a simple solution for silicon photodetection in telecommunication wavelengths. 

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Engineering graduates create new technology blog

25 Aug 2016

Four recent graduates of the University – three from Engineering – have created a new technology and science blog that promises to break down big technological ideas in a relatable way.

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Professor Andrea Ferrari receives American Carbon Society’s Pettinos Award

23 Aug 2016

Professor Andrea Ferrari of the Cambridge Graphene Centre has been presented with the American Carbon Society’s 2016 Charles E. Pettinos Award. 

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Complex design practices: learning from synthetic biology and swarm robotics

19 Aug 2016

Dr Chih-Chun Chen and Dr Nathan Crilly of the Engineering Design Centre investigate the premise that design and engineering principles can be applied to biological entities.

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Turning food waste into animal feed: research student takes prize

02 Aug 2016

A PhD student from the Geotechnical and Environmental Research Group has received a prestigious Chartered Institution of Waste Management Award.

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Bulk superconductor magnetic field record achieved

22 Jul 2016

Dr Mark Ainslie of the Bulk Superconductivity Group, in conjunction with a Japanese research team, has achieved a bulk superconductor magnetic field record. 

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Professor Dame Ann Dowling receives the Order of Merit from HM The Queen

21 Jul 2016

Professor Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE FREng FRS, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, has formally joined the highly prestigious Order of Merit.

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Addressing bias on National Women in Engineering Day

14 Jul 2016

​The Department of Engineering celebrated National Women in Engineering Day on June 23.

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Dick Fenner and Dr Feriha Mukuve awarded the Senior Moulton Medal

11 Jul 2016

Dr Dick Fenner and Dr Feriha Mukuve have been awarded the Senior Moulton Medal for 2015 by the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

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Students invent new technology to improve later life

08 Jul 2016

A team of post-graduate students has published research with the potential to transform the lives of millions of older people around the world.

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