Department of Engineering

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A bold new approach to training PhD students

19 Jan 2015

We are proud to announce that there are now nine Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Centres for Doctoral Training associated with the Department. 

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Ground-breaking moment as James Dyson Building comes to life

14 Jan 2015

Ground-breaking ceremony for James Dyson Building marks "very exciting times for engineering". 

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Practice really does make perfect

12 Jan 2015

A single skill can be learned faster if its follow-through motion is consistent, but multiple skills can be learned simultaneously if the follow-through motion is varied.

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Department authors get 'Texty'

09 Jan 2015

A book co-authored by academics from the Department of Engineering has earned a Texty Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA).

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Watts up - aeroplanes go hybrid-electric

06 Jan 2015

An aircraft with a parallel hybrid engine – the first ever to be able to recharge its batteries in flight – has been successfully tested in the UK.

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Working to Engineer a Better World

17 Dec 2014

The Institution of Engineering and Technology online news programme promoting greater understanding of the role engineering plays in our everyday lives.

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Professor Gary Hunt (left) with Sir James Dyson discussing a model of the James Dyson Building

Professor Gary Hunt receives the Telford Gold Medal

16 Dec 2014

Professor Gary Hunt has received the Telford Gold Medal for his work on the influence of room geometry on the overturning of smoke owing to a floor fire.

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Boeing's 787 factory in Everett  Credit: Boeing


09 Dec 2014

Professor Duncan McFarlane and his team have been working with Boeing finding solutions to challenging problems.

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Cambridge part of winning bid to integrate driverless cars into everyday life

05 Dec 2014

The University is a partner in a three-year, multi-million pound project to test public reaction to driverless cars

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lego star wars

From smoothies to Star Wars

04 Dec 2014

Georgina Rose graduated with an MEng in 2010 and is now working with LEGO at their London headquarters.

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