Department of Engineering

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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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A young scientist’s view on addressing global challenges

28 Jan 2021

PhD student Dante McGrath represented the University recently at the Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS) 2021. The theme was ‘Advancing Science, Creating Technologies for a Better World’.

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From left: Dr Fulvio Forni, Professor Malcolm Smith, Professor Rodolphe Sepulchre

Prestigious awards for outstanding contributions to control systems technology

27 Jan 2021

Academics in the Department's control group have received significant awards for outstanding contributions to control systems technology.

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A switch to battery electric vehicles is the best option for cleaner road transport, study finds

25 Jan 2021

The widespread adoption of battery electric vehicles offers the greatest energy efficiency and potential for CO2 reduction, new analysis by Cambridge engineers has shown.

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Data science and computational mathematics unite to advance predictive methods in engineering

21 Jan 2021

A well-known mathematical method, used as a predictive tool in engineering and the physical sciences for 70+ years, has been redesigned in landmark research led by Cambridge engineers.

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Free online tool calculates risk of COVID-19 transmission in poorly-ventilated spaces

20 Jan 2021

The vital role of ventilation in the spread of COVID-19 has been quantified by researchers.

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Cambridge undergraduate secures scholarship in recognition of academic and technical ability

18 Jan 2021

First-year Engineering undergraduate Nandini Shiralkar has been announced an IMechE Scholarship Award winner. The Scholarship Award recognises both academic and technical ability. 

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Beyond the pandemic

14 Jan 2021

As part of a new series of in-depth articles, the University of Cambridge asks its experts: beyond the pandemic, where should we go from here?

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