Department of Engineering

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Taste of the future: robot chef learns to ‘taste as you go’

13 May 2022

A robot ‘chef’ has been trained to taste food at different stages of the chewing process to assess whether it’s sufficiently seasoned.

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Cambridge’s global reputation in Engineering recognised in REF 2021

12 May 2022

The results from the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) have highlighted the global standing and impact of Cambridge’s research in the field of Engineering.

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Cambridge engineer among the new Fellows announced today by the Royal Society

10 May 2022

Roberto Cipolla FREng FRS, Professor of Information Engineering, is one of nine Cambridge researchers selected for their exceptional contributions to science.

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Computer vision for virtual footwear fitting and shoe size suggestion

05 May 2022

Snapfeet is a new mobile phone app that shows how well shoes will fit and offers the user a simple augmented reality visualisation of what they will look like on the feet.

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Women in Engineering: an interview with PhD student Lyndie Zollinger

03 May 2022

For Gates Cambridge Scholar Lyndie Zollinger, studying medical challenges from a mechanical perspective presents the ultimate puzzle.

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Unlocking the toughness of metamaterials could transform future mechanical design

27 Apr 2022

Researchers have identified the criteria needed to develop tough and damage-tolerant mechanical metamaterials. 

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Stackable ‘holobricks’ can make giant 3D images

20 Apr 2022

Researchers have developed a new method to display highly realistic holographic images using ‘holobricks’ that can be stacked together to generate large-scale holograms.

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Alumni stories: Bringing real life to the virtual world

13 Apr 2022

Imagine creating your own 3D virtual recreations of real-life scenes from just a single image or video. This is what alumnus Jack Davis is aiming to deliver with his start-up Loci.

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HRH The Prince of Wales visited the University’s Whittle Laboratory

HRH The Prince of Wales visits world-leading Cambridge sustainability projects

06 Apr 2022

During a visit to sustainability projects at the University of Cambridge, The Prince of Wales met with experts from all disciplines working together to solve the world’s biggest problems.

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The science behind sash windows and how they ventilate our homes

04 Apr 2022

Researchers have assessed the natural ventilation flow rate through a sash window – a common feature in domestic buildings – to inform smart and low energy building design. 

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