Department of Engineering

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Sir Frank Whittle (1907-1996)

Current jet engine research in Whittle's centenary year

27 May 2007

Sir Frank Whittle (1907-1996) known as the inventor of the jet engine, gained a BA with first class honours in the Mechanical Sciences Tripos here in the Department in 1936.

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Nicholas chats with the students

NASA astronaut, alumnus Nicholas Patrick, visits the Department

23 May 2007

Cambridge engineering graduate Nicholas Patrick (Trinity, 1982) visited the Department last month.

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Audio-visual teaching aids for students

16 May 2007

Dr Matthew Juniper of the Energy group at the Department has created a set of online animations to supplement lectures for his students.

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2007 Royal Academy of Engineering Leadership Award winners

The Royal Academy of Engineering Leadership Awards

16 May 2007

The 2007 Royal Academy of Engineering Leadership Award winners have been named and include 6 second year students from the Department.

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Watch amazing footage of how nanotubes form

09 May 2007

A team of scientists led by the Department's Dr Stephan Hofmann have successfully produced live video footage that shows how carbon nanotubes form.

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Jake Cornelius (left) and Tom James (middle)

Engineering students win varsity competitions

02 May 2007

Jake Cornelius and Tom James win the Boat Race, and Duane Rowe wins the Chess Match.

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Engineering for the Life Sciences

02 May 2007

Engineering for the Life Sciences is a major new initiative in the Department led by Professor Daniel Wolpert.

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Department hosts seventy physics teachers for weekend of workshops

25 Apr 2007

The Institute of Physics (IOP) organises 'Physics Update' events devised to update physics teachers on innovations in physics, both pure and applied, and in curriculum matters.

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Wind Energy Turns to Bamboo

16 Apr 2007

All the blades which power the world's growing number of wind turbines are made of composite materials.

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Alumnus wins an Oscar for his special effects software

21 Mar 2007

Alumnus Dr Anil Kokaram was awarded an Oscar for his visual effects software used in a string of Hollywood blockbuster films.

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