Department of Engineering

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Driving down freight emissions

21 Jun 2018

Researchers, working with leading supermarket chain, Waitrose, have developed a more aerodynamic trailer design for articulated vehicles – cutting fuel consumption and pollution by around 7%.

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PhD student’s electronic engineering achievements celebrated with award

20 Jun 2018

Postdoctoral Research Associate Nicole Weckman has been highlighted as one of the brightest and most talented young electronic engineers in the UK today.

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Graphene paves the way to faster high-speed communications

20 Jun 2018

Researchers have created a technology that could lead to new devices for faster, more reliable ultra-broad bandwidth transfers.

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Women in Engineering: an interview with Dr Elena Punskaya

18 Jun 2018

As part of our Women in Engineering series, we meet Dr Elena Punskaya, an Affiliated Lecturer and Fellow at Christ’s College, entrepreneur, and mother-of-three.

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Cambridge MPhil in Nuclear Energy gains accreditation

14 Jun 2018

A masters degree course designed to train the nuclear leaders of tomorrow has been accredited by the Energy Institute.

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Full Blue Racing student team

13 Jun 2018

An interview with some of the key members of the Full Blue Racing student team the University of Cambridge's Formula Student Team.

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Cambridge launches UK's first quantum network

13 Jun 2018

The UK’s first quantum network was launched today (June 13) in Cambridge, enabling ‘unhackable’ communications, made secure by the laws of physics, between three sites around the city.

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Engineering undergraduates put their skills into practice during internship

11 Jun 2018

Engineering undergraduates Tom Vinestock (St John’s College) and Stuart Lewis (Magdalene College) recently completed a 10-week internship at Concrete Canvas. Here they detail their experience

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Twisting laser light to probe the nanoscale

08 Jun 2018

A new method to sensitively measure the structure of molecules has been demonstrated by twisting laser light and aiming it at miniscule gold gratings to separate out wavelengths.

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Diana Thomas-McEwen - Offshore deck seabed sampling

The marine biologist who found a new life on dry land

06 Jun 2018

Diana Thomas McEwen believes in learning by doing. She trained as a marine biologist but always thought she could have been an engineer. 

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