Department of Engineering

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Self-assembling peptides and the fight against obesity and diabetes

22 Feb 2018

A collaboration between the Department’s Nanoscience Centre and MedImmune is taking great strides towards safer and more effective treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity. 

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Zero gravity graphene promises success in space

21 Feb 2018

In a series of exciting experiments, Cambridge researchers experienced weightlessness testing graphene’s application in space.

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Improving the shopping experience on mobiles

19 Feb 2018

Shopping on mobiles could become easier thanks to a new global standard for product images.

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Fibrils of the peptide hormone Oxyntomodulin, with diameters ranging from ~6 to 40 nm

Nature paper wins 2017 Global Excellence Award

12 Feb 2018

A Nature Communications paper entitled “Controlling the bioactivity of a peptide hormone in vivo by reversible self-assembly” has won the Medimmune 2017 Global Excellence Award

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Royal Institution announces Dr Shaun Fitzgerald FREng as its new Director

12 Feb 2018

The Royal Institution of Great Britain (Ri), home of the world famous Christmas Lectures, has announced the appointment of Dr Shaun Fitzgerald FREng as its new Director.

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Alumni stories: engineer to master flute maker

30 Jan 2018

Alumnus Rod Cameron (Trinity Hall, 1966) recently made an emotional return to the Department where he once worked and studied, and gifted a generous donation to help fund student projects.

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Building life skills – Cambridge hosts regional final of robotics competition

26 Jan 2018

Children and teenagers from across East Anglia descended upon the Department of Engineering for the regional final of a global robotics-based life skills competition.

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How an internship at Siemens allowed Kim to get ‘hands on’ with smart data

23 Jan 2018

Engineering undergraduate Kim Barker (Emmanuel College) recently completed a 12-week internship at Siemens. Here she details her experience.

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Micro greens and salad leaves

Growing Underground – how smart monitoring is helping an urban farm to flourish

18 Jan 2018

An innovative and award-winning urban farming facility is creating energy-efficient growing conditions in tunnels 120ft below the busy streets of Clapham in London.

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Professor George Malliaras joins the Department

17 Jan 2018

George Malliaras has been appointed as the Prince Philip Professor of Technology.

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