Department of Engineering

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On the origin of (robot) species

12 Aug 2015

Researchers have observed the process of evolution by natural selection at work in robots without relying on computer simulation or human intervention.

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Blindingly fast computers within reach

11 Aug 2015

Alumni of the Department of Engineering have gone on to found Optalysys, a company with the goal of making computer processors that use light instead of electricity.

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Artificial whiskers could inspire future instruments to aid keyhole surgery

07 Aug 2015

Dr Michelle Oyen examines how researchers are designing bio-inspired artificial whiskers – and what this means for the advancement of medicine. 

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The social value of flood alleviation

06 Aug 2015

Climate change is predicted to increase the frequency and severity of flooding in coming years.

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Impact Studies: A suspension revolution in Formula I Motorsport

04 Aug 2015

An academic equipped with just a pencil and paper invented a new suspension component which involved code names, Formula 1 victories and claims of industrial espionage.

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Designing a better clinical trial

31 Jul 2015

A new study recommends an approach to clinical trials that includes tracking the influence of patients' behaviours on a treatment’s benefits. 

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Sounds of excellence

28 Jul 2015

Department of Engineering PhD student Thang Bui has been awarded one of 15 prestigious Google European Doctoral Fellowships for his research into speech technology.

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‘Quantum step in measurement sensors’ takes prize

24 Jul 2015

UtterBerry has won the 2015 Constructing Excellence in London and the South East Innovation Award.

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MPhil student on BBC radio discussing what Britain is like from the perspective of an African student

22 Jul 2015

Mauricia Nambatya from Uganda, studying an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development on BBC Radio 4

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Institution of Structural Engineers Young Researchers' Conference

20 Jul 2015

Two PhD students in the Structures group Rob Foster and Corinna Datsiou have won prizes at the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) Young Researchers' Conference.

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