Department of Engineering

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A PhD student’s experience of the rewarding nature of outreach work

19 May 2022

Jana Skirnewskaja is researching holographic augmented reality (AR) head-up displays for use in cars. She was recently awarded a research scholarship to support her outreach work.

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Transformative new research to kick-start the automation of UK infrastructure health monitoring

17 May 2022

The Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) will join a collaborative project set up to drive new standards for safer, greener, more cost-effective UK infrastructure

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Taste of the future: robot chef learns to ‘taste as you go’

13 May 2022

A robot ‘chef’ has been trained to taste food at different stages of the chewing process to assess whether it’s sufficiently seasoned.

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Cambridge’s global reputation in Engineering recognised in REF 2021

12 May 2022

The results from the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) have highlighted the global standing and impact of Cambridge’s research in the field of Engineering.

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Cambridge engineer among the new Fellows announced today by the Royal Society

10 May 2022

Roberto Cipolla FREng FRS, Professor of Information Engineering, is one of nine Cambridge researchers selected for their exceptional contributions to science.

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Computer vision for virtual footwear fitting and shoe size suggestion

05 May 2022

Snapfeet is a new mobile phone app that shows how well shoes will fit and offers the user a simple augmented reality visualisation of what they will look like on the feet.

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Women in Engineering: an interview with PhD student Lyndie Zollinger

03 May 2022

For Gates Cambridge Scholar Lyndie Zollinger, studying medical challenges from a mechanical perspective presents the ultimate puzzle.

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Unlocking the toughness of metamaterials could transform future mechanical design

27 Apr 2022

Researchers have identified the criteria needed to develop tough and damage-tolerant mechanical metamaterials. 

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Stackable ‘holobricks’ can make giant 3D images

20 Apr 2022

Researchers have developed a new method to display highly realistic holographic images using ‘holobricks’ that can be stacked together to generate large-scale holograms.

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Alumni stories: Bringing real life to the virtual world

13 Apr 2022

Imagine creating your own 3D virtual recreations of real-life scenes from just a single image or video. This is what alumnus Jack Davis is aiming to deliver with his start-up Loci.

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