Department of Engineering

Latest news

Latest news

Cambridge lecturer moves one step closer to becoming Canada’s next astronaut

26 Apr 2017

Dr Jenni Sidey has made it through to the final rounds of assessments in the Canadian Space Agency’s (CSA) Astronaut Recruitment Campaign.

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Gates Cambridge Scholar and his supervisor win prestigious grant

24 Apr 2017

Paulo Savaget and his supervisor Professor Steve Evans have won a prestigious grant for a project helping low-income entrepreneurs in Brazil.

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Mechatronics lecturer wins award to investigate commercialisation potential of farm robotics research

19 Apr 2017

Cambridge mechatronics expert Dr Fumiya Iida has won a scientific award of £50,000 to develop state-of-the-art robotics technology for use in agriculture.

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The engineer who keeps the clock ticking

18 Apr 2017

Dr Hugh Hunt, Reader in Engineering Dynamics and Vibration, is an all-rounder who combines his interest in things that bounce and spin with a passion for music and mending things.

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Engaging school children in ‘how stuff gets made’

12 Apr 2017

An innovative outreach project to challenge outdated views of manufacturing and inspire primary school children, has won funding from the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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Women in Engineering: an interview with Dr Jennifer Schooling

11 Apr 2017

As part of our Women in Engineering series, we meet Dr Jennifer Schooling, Director of the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC).

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Leaf vein structure could hold key to extending battery life

10 Apr 2017

The natural structure found within leaves could improve the performance of everything from rechargeable batteries to high-performance gas sensors.

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New research investigates whether microfluidic-based cell culture is fit for purpose

06 Apr 2017

Bioscientist attitudes towards the future of microfluidics-based 3D culture technology and the search for their ‘ideal’ model have been revealed by the 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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