Department of Engineering

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Superconductivity expert awarded prestigious Early Career Fellowship

05 Apr 2017

Dr Mark Ainslie of the Bulk Superconductivity Group has secured a five-year £1.1 million Early Career Fellowship from the EPSRC.

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Researcher’s new book offers support and guidance to volunteers abroad

03 Apr 2017

PhD researcher Duncan McNicholl has published a guide for volunteers heading abroad for the first time.

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Engineering researchers honoured with awards for nanoscience and nanotechnology

30 Mar 2017

Two Cambridge nanotechnology experts have been announced as the winners of major awards which honour ‘outstanding’ scientists.

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Photography Competition 2017

28 Mar 2017

Help us to show off the varied world of engineering by entering your photos and videos into our annual Photography Competition, sponsored by ZEISS (Scanning electron microscopy division).

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Hold the presses: the robots are not taking over. Not yet, anyway.

27 Mar 2017

Dr Fumiya Iida writes on artificial intelligence for CAM Magazine

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Women in Engineering: an interview with PhD student Livia Souza

23 Mar 2017

As part of our Women in Engineering series, we meet Livia Souza, PhD student in the Civil Engineering Division.

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Dar Es Salaam

A sewage system that ‘digests’ and ‘cooks’ human waste

23 Mar 2017

Student volunteers Susannah Duck and Izhan Khan describe working with a Tanzanian community to install a system that turns sewage into essential products.

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Infrared sensors go graphene

20 Mar 2017

Researchers at the Cambridge Graphene Centre have developed a novel graphene-based infrared detector with record high sensitivity for thermal detection. 

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The first night of television

16 Mar 2017

Dr Hugh Hunt, Reader in Engineering Dynamics and Vibration, writes about the history and the engineering behind the first live scheduled TV broadcast.

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Alumnus inspires undergraduates to apply their engineering knowledge to baking

15 Mar 2017

Alumnus Andrew Smyth, who was runner-up on the recent series of BBC competition The Great British Bake Off, returned to the Department to take part in a lecture on food and engineering.

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