Department of Engineering

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Alumni stories: Mechanical engineer to start-up entrepreneur

04 May 2017

Engineering alumnus Christopher Pavlou (Jesus 2009) shares his story.

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University of Cambridge looking for first Professor of Innovation

02 May 2017

The University of Cambridge is to appoint its first Professor of Innovation, funded by an inventor with more than 400 patents to his name.

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Cambridge lecturer moves one step closer to becoming Canada’s next astronaut

26 Apr 2017

Dr Jenni Sidey has made it through to the final rounds of assessments in the Canadian Space Agency’s (CSA) Astronaut Recruitment Campaign.

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Cambridge professor and graduate nominated for 2017 WIRED Smart List

26 Apr 2017

A Cambridge professor and an alumnus have been nominated for the 2017 WIRED Smart List after being identified as individuals who will become ‘global forces’ in the future.

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Gates Cambridge Scholar and his supervisor win prestigious grant

24 Apr 2017

Paulo Savaget and his supervisor Professor Steve Evans have won a prestigious grant for a project helping low-income entrepreneurs in Brazil.

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Mechatronics lecturer wins award to investigate commercialisation potential of farm robotics research

19 Apr 2017

Cambridge mechatronics expert Dr Fumiya Iida has won a scientific award of £50,000 to develop state-of-the-art robotics technology for use in agriculture.

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The engineer who keeps the clock ticking

18 Apr 2017

Dr Hugh Hunt, Reader in Engineering Dynamics and Vibration, is an all-rounder who combines his interest in things that bounce and spin with a passion for music and mending things.

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Engaging school children in ‘how stuff gets made’

12 Apr 2017

An innovative outreach project to challenge outdated views of manufacturing and inspire primary school children, has won funding from the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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Women in Engineering: an interview with Dr Jennifer Schooling

11 Apr 2017

As part of our Women in Engineering series, we meet Dr Jennifer Schooling, Director of the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC).

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Leaf vein structure could hold key to extending battery life

10 Apr 2017

The natural structure found within leaves could improve the performance of everything from rechargeable batteries to high-performance gas sensors.

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