Department of Engineering

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Doctor in the Fight Against Ebola in Sierra Leone

Proper fit of face masks is more important than material, study suggests

25 Feb 2021

For the best protection against COVID-19, the fit of a mask is as important, or more important, than the material it is made of.

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Dimensional Lungs

Identification of ‘violent’ processes that cause wheezing could lead to better diagnosis and treatment for lung disease

24 Feb 2021

A team of engineers has identified the ‘violent’ physical processes at work inside the lungs which cause wheezing, a condition that affects up to a quarter of the world’s population.

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Enter the Department’s 2021 Photography Competition

19 Feb 2021

Help us to show off the varied world of engineering by entering your photos and videos into our annual Photography Competition, sponsored by ZEISS (Scanning electron microscopy division).

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John Ffowcs-Williams portrait by Louise Riley-Smith

In memory of Professor John 'Shôn' Ffowcs-Williams, 1935-2020

18 Feb 2021

The Department announces with deep sadness the death of Emeritus Professor John 'Shôn' Ffowcs-Williams who has died aged 85. He was a leading expert in noise-reduction technology.

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Cambridge engineers unveil Digital Twin to support the ‘future of farming’

16 Feb 2021

Hydroponic farming challenges traditional methods in favour of soil-less, water-based farming processes. A virtual forecasting model has been developed for its ongoing operational success.

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New method developed for ‘up-sizing’ mini organs used in medical research

11 Feb 2021

A team of engineers and scientists has developed a method of ‘up-sizing’ organoids: miniature collections of cells which mimic the behaviour of various organs.

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IGAN mobility vehicle

Alumni innovations: a stair-climbing mobility vehicle

10 Feb 2021

Alumni Chris Mack and John Ross recently got in touch to to share the story of the design and creation of their stair-climbing mobility vehicle. 

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Women in Engineering: an interview with PhD student Tanya Mangoma

08 Feb 2021

Tanyaradzwa (Tanya) Mangoma enjoys the challenge of learning something new and being innovative. Her research focuses on 3D printing organic electrical circuits that function like the brain.

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The Lightest Beam Method - to find steel savings and reduce embodied carbon in steel framed buildings

03 Feb 2021

Over the last ten years, global demand for concrete has grown three-fold and for steel two-fold.

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Hovercraft Credit HoverAid Trust

4th year student improving the design of hovercrafts used to reach remote communities

01 Feb 2021

4th year student Alexa Brett is working on a new collaborative project with the humanitarian charity HoverAid to improve the design of the hovercraft used to reach remote communities.

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