Department of Engineering

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Latest news

2015 Open Days

13 Jul 2015

On 2–3 July, the Department of Engineering held its 2015 Open Days events, where prospective students are welcomed in to visit and chat with current students and staff. 

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Solar-powered car to take on Australian Outback challenge

08 Jul 2015

Cambridge University Eco Racing (CUER) secures support vital to maintain momentum.

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Is big data still big news?

06 Jul 2015

People talk about ‘data being the new oil’, a natural resource that companies need to exploit and refine. But is this really true or are we in the realm of hype?

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Professor Jim Woodhouse

University teaching awards honour excellence

01 Jul 2015

Professor Jim Woodhouse is one of thirteen inspirational academics who have been honoured for the outstanding quality and approach to their teaching. 

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Institute for Manufacturing: Design Show 2015

30 Jun 2015

Teams of third-year MET students presented designs and business plans at the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) Design Show 2015.

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A novel switching mechanism for adhesion

24 Jun 2015

Lizbeth Prieto-López, PhD student working with Professor John Williams is designing a novel switching mechanism for adhesion that uses Van der Waals forces. ​

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Tunnels keep the lights on in London

23 Jun 2015

A Department of Engineering student discovered that quality control is crucial on any large-scale engineering undertaking. 

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Bringing engineering to life

18 Jun 2015

Dr Hugh Hunt, Reader in the Department of Engineering, has been awarded the 2015 Royal Academy of Engineering Rooke Award for outstanding contributions to the public promotion of engineering.

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What makes an intelligent infrastructure asset?

17 Jun 2015

What would it take to enable a piece of infrastructure to take care of itself, asks Duncan McFarlane of the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure?

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Professor Andy Neely appointed head of Institute for Manufacturing

15 Jun 2015

Professor Andy Neely has been appointed head of the Institute for Manufacturing effective 30 September.

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