Department of Engineering

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Have a seat – and drink a ‘Pint of Science’

21 Apr 2015

Two researchers from the Department of Engineering will hold talks during Cambridge’s Pint of Science event in pubs across the city.

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Stretcher bar casing alongside a 3D printed scale model

3D printing has left the station

15 Apr 2015

On his industrial experience summer placement, a Department of Engineering student experienced the real-world applications of a 3D printer in a bustling rail manufacturing centre. 

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Getting creative in the kitchen

13 Apr 2015

From glass chopping boards to iconic kitchen accessories - how twin brothers redesigned the fortunes of their grandfather's business.

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The radiation pattern from a dipole antenna showing symmetry breaking of the electric field

New understanding of electromagnetism could enable ‘antennas on a chip’

09 Apr 2015

New understanding of the nature of electromagnetism could lead to antennas small enough to fit on computer chips – the ‘last frontier’ of semiconductor design.

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On the winning team

08 Apr 2015

Alumni Herry McGibbon and Simon Colliss are both members of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team’s Aerodynamics Department. Jack Struthers spoke to them about life in F1.

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A foundation for success in offshore wind farming

07 Apr 2015

Professor Gopal Madabhushi of the Geotechnical and Environmental Group has received the IGS-ONGC biennial award for his research on the structural integrity of offshore wind turbines.

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Thinking inside the box

02 Apr 2015

New research into the phenomenon of design fixation may help develop tools and strategies that help stimulate the creative process.

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Professor Sir Mark Welland (centre)

Professor Sir Mark Welland honoured by the University of Bristol

30 Mar 2015

Professor Sir Mark Welland has been awarded Honorary Doctor of Science (D.Sc) by the University of Bristol. 

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Sunset Over Earth (NASA, International Space Station Science)

Solar Radiation Management Science - Climate Engineering

27 Mar 2015

Climate engineering asks the question: "How do we cool the planet if we fail to meet our CO2 emissions targets?"

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self-healing concrete

Health-conscious concrete

26 Mar 2015

Roads that self-repair, bridges filled with first-aid bubbles, buildings with arteries… not some futuristic fantasy but a very real possibility with ‘smart’ concrete.

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