Department of Engineering

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Women in engineering celebrated with inaugural competition

27 May 2016

The Inspirational Women Engineers competition was held at the Department of Engineering with a lunchtime champagne reception.

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Hackathon unleashes the power of wearables

25 May 2016

The Cambridge University Engineering Society (CUES) has held its first-ever Hackathon. 

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Alumna Professor Anya Jones

Alumna Anya Jones Receives Presidential Early Career Award

23 May 2016

President Barack Obama has named alumna Anya Jones a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists

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Construction PhD student takes research prize

18 May 2016

Stefania C. Radopoulou has been awarded a Fiatech Outstanding Student Research Project prize for her work in developing road infrastructure sensor systems in vehicles.

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Women in Engineering: An interview with Dr Jenni Sidey

12 May 2016

Dr Jenni Sidey Research Associate in Experimental Turbulent Combustion in the Energy, Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery Division.

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Sir James Dyson opens invention powerhouse at the University of Cambridge

09 May 2016

The James Dyson Building focuses on advances including smart infrastructure, electric vehicles and efficient internal combustion systems. 

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Image: Sketches dating from 1506-8 showing attempts to analyse the friction on a cylinder supported in a half-bearing

Leonardo da Vinci: the first systematic study of friction

05 May 2016

Friction is immensely important to us yet it is only 50 years since a special word – ‘tribology’ – was first coined to describe its study.

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Inside Big Ben: why the world's most famous clock will soon lose its bong

29 Apr 2016

London is soon going to lose one of its most familiar sounds when the world-famous Big Ben falls silent for repairs. 

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Professor Lord Mair makes maiden speech at House of Lords

28 Apr 2016

Professor Lord Mair, head of the Department of Engineering’s Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC), made his maiden speech to the House of Lords.

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Professor Sir David MacKay 1967–2016

26 Apr 2016

We are saddened by the loss of Professor Sir David MacKay, who lost his battle against stomach cancer on Thursday 14th April 2016. He was 48 years old.

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