Department of Engineering

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Engaging school children in ‘how stuff gets made’

12 Apr 2017

An innovative outreach project to challenge outdated views of manufacturing and inspire primary school children, has won funding from the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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Women in Engineering: an interview with Dr Jennifer Schooling

11 Apr 2017

As part of our Women in Engineering series, we meet Dr Jennifer Schooling, Director of the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC).

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Leaf vein structure could hold key to extending battery life

10 Apr 2017

The natural structure found within leaves could improve the performance of everything from rechargeable batteries to high-performance gas sensors.

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New research investigates whether microfluidic-based cell culture is fit for purpose

06 Apr 2017

Bioscientist attitudes towards the future of microfluidics-based 3D culture technology and the search for their ‘ideal’ model have been revealed by the Department of Engineering.

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Superconductivity expert awarded prestigious Early Career Fellowship

05 Apr 2017

Dr Mark Ainslie of the Bulk Superconductivity Group has secured a five-year £1.1 million Early Career Fellowship from the EPSRC.

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Researcher’s new book offers support and guidance to volunteers abroad

03 Apr 2017

PhD researcher Duncan McNicholl has published a guide for volunteers heading abroad for the first time.

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Engineering researchers honoured with awards for nanoscience and nanotechnology

30 Mar 2017

Two Cambridge nanotechnology experts have been announced as the winners of major awards which honour ‘outstanding’ scientists.

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Photography Competition 2017

28 Mar 2017

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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Hold the presses: the robots are not taking over. Not yet, anyway.

27 Mar 2017

Dr Fumiya Iida writes on artificial intelligence for CAM Magazine

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Dar Es Salaam

A sewage system that ‘digests’ and ‘cooks’ human waste

23 Mar 2017

Student volunteers Susannah Duck and Izhan Khan describe working with a Tanzanian community to install a system that turns sewage into essential products.

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