Department of Engineering

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Science behind remarkable new Wall of Death motorcycle world record

01 Apr 2016

The Wall of Death has been the most enigmatic dare-devil motorbike stunt for more than 100 years. 

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Think small: diminishing returns in neuroscience

31 Mar 2016

Cambridge researchers are studying what makes a brain efficient and how that affects behaviour in insects – including in the aptly named killer fly.

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Wasp wing

Lattice-based structures – looking to nature to enhance materials strength

22 Mar 2016

Professor Norman Fleck has received a €2.5 million grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to advance his engineering work on advanced structural materials. 

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Local teenagers bridge the gap to a career in industry

21 Mar 2016

Students from six Fenland schools are taking part in a programme designed to encourage students interested in engineering and manufacturing. 

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Alumna Helen Morton's bequest to support Women in Engineering within the Department

17 Mar 2016

Helen Morton (New Hall, 1971) has made a generous bequest to the Department leaving a substantial proportion of her estate in order to support Women in Engineering within the Department.

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World-leading IDBE masters course is being revised, revitalised and enhanced

16 Mar 2016

We are delighted to announce that the established and world-leading IDBE masters course for built environment professionals, is being revised, revitalised and enhanced.

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PhD student Sakthy Selvakumaran is on the Forbes 30 under 30 list

14 Mar 2016

PhD student Sakthy Selvakumaran, a Chartered Civil Engineer, is on the Forbes 30 under 30 list Europe 2016.

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Srikanth Madabhushi (right) receiving his award from Prof Stephan Jefferis

Best Dissertation Award from British Geotechnical Association (BGA)

11 Mar 2016

MEng Student Srikanth Madabhushi wins the best Dissertation Award from British Geotechnical Association (BGA)

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Fifty years of tribology

09 Mar 2016

The 9th of March 2016 is the 50th anniversary of the publication of the report which first coined the word 'tribology' and stimulated research and innovation in this pervasive technology.

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Dreaming big with biomimetics: could future buildings be made with bone and eggshells?

08 Mar 2016

Dr Michelle Oyen, Reader in Bioengineering, explores how researchers are looking for ways to make new materials inspired by nature.

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