Department of Engineering

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Fellowship awarded for applied superconductivity research

30 Oct 2020

PhD student Jun Ma has been awarded a Graduate Study Fellowship from the IEEE Council on Superconductivity.

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Woman in a face mask walks down the street while staring at her phone.

Study measures effectiveness of different face mask materials when coughing

29 Oct 2020

Researchers have tested t-shirts, socks, jeans, vacuum bags and more, to determine what type of mask material is most effective at trapping the ultrafine particles which may contain viruses.

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New artificial heart valve could transform open-heart surgery

29 Oct 2020

A new type of artificial heart valve could mean that millions of patients with diseased heart valves will no longer require lifelong blood-thinning medication after valve replacement surgery.

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The scientist who launched a comic and flew the flag for Black History Month

27 Oct 2020

Self-confessed comic addict Osarenkhoe Ogbeide sees beyond the superhero to the scientist. 

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AI reduces ‘communication gap’ for nonverbal people by as much as half

19 Oct 2020

Researchers have used artificial intelligence to reduce the ‘communication gap’ for nonverbal people with motor disabilities who rely on computers to converse with others.

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Cambridge PhD student secures Industrial Fellowship

16 Oct 2020

PhD student Poppy Oldroyd has been awarded an Industrial Fellowship to support her research into increasing the lifetime of brain implants treating epilepsy, Parkinson’s and depression. 

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Artist's impression of a hybrid-nanodielectric-based printed-CNT transistor

Easy-to-make, ultra-low power electronics could charge out of thin air

15 Oct 2020

Researchers have developed a new approach to printed electronics which allows ultra-low power electronic devices that could recharge from ambient light or radiofrequency noise.

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Tony Dickens

Alumni Profile: Tony Dickens

14 Oct 2020

Tony Dickens studied Engineering at Cambridge. He stayed on to do his PhD, then went to work for RedBull Racing, returning to a Senior Research Associate role at the Whittle Laboratory.

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Professor Roberto Cipolla

Professor Roberto Cipolla elected a Fellow of The International Association for Pattern Recognition

12 Oct 2020

Professor Roberto Cipolla has been elected a Fellow of The International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) for contributions to computer vision.

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3D-printed ‘invisible’ fibres can sense breath, sound, and biological cells

07 Oct 2020

From capturing your breath to guiding biological cell movements, 3D printing of tiny, transparent conducting fibres could be used to make devices which can ‘smell, hear and touch’.

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