Department of Engineering

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John Reddaway – an appreciation

28 Mar 2019

John Reddaway, who has died aged 92, introduced a pioneering approach that brought engineering students face-to-face with the practical demands of manufacturing industry.

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Celebrating women in aerospace

27 Mar 2019

Women at all stages of their engineering careers united at a special Women in Aerospace dinner, hosted by Professor Dame Julia King, Baroness Brown of Cambridge.

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The Department launches its 16th Annual Photography Competition

25 Mar 2019

We are excited to announce the launch of the 16th Annual Photography Competition at the Department of Engineering, kindly sponsored by ZEISS (Scanning electron microscopy division).

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Cambridge engineer to recreate ‘The Great Escape’ as part of 75th anniversary

21 Mar 2019

Dr Hugh Hunt will recreate elements of ‘The Great Escape’ of World War Two live on stage as part of a commemorative show.

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Professor Mark Girolami

Professor Mark Girolami announced as the Sir Kirby Laing Professor of Civil Engineering

18 Mar 2019

In this role he will provide academic leadership for the Centre for Digital Built Britain across the University and throughout the national and international research communities.

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Dr Colm Durkan

Dr Colm Durkan has written a popular science book on Nanotechnology

14 Mar 2019

Dr Colm Durkan's popular science book on Nanotechnology is now available.

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Cambridge University Spaceflight fires the UK's largest ever nitrous hybrid rocket

13 Mar 2019

A rocket engine designed and built by a Cambridge student society has produced, what is believed to be, the largest impulse of any nitrous hybrid rocket ever fired in the UK.

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New Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Propulsion and Power

11 Mar 2019

A new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) will prepare future engineers in the field of propulsion and power with the skills and training they need to become leaders in research and design.

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Professor Janet Lees receives her fellowship certificate from ICE President Professor Lord Robert Mair

Professor Janet Lees and Dr Jennifer Schooling elected as Fellows of the Institution of Civil Engineers

07 Mar 2019

Professor Janet Lees and Dr Jennifer Schooling have been elected as Fellows of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

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Best Paper Award for research on aero-engine performance

06 Mar 2019

A Cambridge research paper investigating the mechanical design, performance and efficiency of aero-engine compressors has won an award. 

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