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News stories archive - 2017

News stories archive - 2017

President’s Prize for best oral presentations at the Medical Physics and Engineering Conference

22 Nov 2017

The Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine President’s Prize for best oral presentation has been awarded jointly to alumna Cara Cooper and PhD student Matt Smith.

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Cambridge collaborates on device to accelerate drug discovery for kidney diseases

21 Nov 2017

Researchers from the Department of Engineering are collaborating with industry and academia to develop a device to improve the testing of kidney disease drugs.

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The beauty of engineering

20 Nov 2017

Creative images and video spanning tissue engineering, aircraft engines and nanotechnology have won prizes in the Department’s 2017 ZEISS Photography Competition.

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Industrial sustainability: paradox or paradigm?

17 Nov 2017

Two factories make identical chocolate bars using identical machines. Why does one use 500% more energy than the other?

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Postdocs’ business ideas win investment

16 Nov 2017

Two engineering postdocs have won top prizes in recognition of their business ideas which were pitched at the annual Postdoc Business Plan Competition.

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Fully integrated circuits printed directly onto fabric

15 Nov 2017

Researchers have successfully incorporated washable, stretchable and breathable electronic circuits into fabric, opening up new possibilities for smart textiles and wearable electronics.

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Alumna Helen Cavill needs your votes

10 Nov 2017

Engineering alumna Helen Cavill (Wolfson College, 2009) has been shortlisted for WeAreTechWomen’s TechWomen50 Awards.

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Bionic bodies

08 Nov 2017

Cambridge Bio-Augmentation Systems (CBAS), led by alumni Oliver Armitage and Emil Hewage, wants to redefine the limits of the human body.

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Professor Lord Robert Mair welcomed as President of the Institution of Civil Engineers

07 Nov 2017

Professor Lord Robert Mair CBE, head of the Department's Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC), becomes the 153rd President of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

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Keep taking the tablets

Take your medicine: how research into supply chains will help you take care of yourself

02 Nov 2017

Researchers are working with pharmaceutical companies to make improvements across the whole supply chain, from how a pill is made to the moment it is swallowed by the patient.

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