Department of Engineering

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Improving building efficiency - an important piece of the energy puzzle

23 Mar 2015

A Department of Engineering project is among those benefiting from £3 million Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funding.

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Appathon team wins dream trip

20 Mar 2015

A Department of Engineering team was announced the winner of the Appathon competition after designing a prototype app called Smart Wear. 

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Future leaders in infrastructure and built environment

19 Mar 2015

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment is accepting applications for the last remaining places on its graduate programme in October 2015.

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Rendered schematic of holographic pixels in operation showing switching states

Real-time holographic displays one step closer to reality

17 Mar 2015

Researchers from the Department of Engineering have designed a new type of pixel element which could make three-dimensional holographic displays possible.

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Superconductivity: the turning point from niche to mass markets

16 Mar 2015

An interview with Dr John Durrell, newly appointed Lecturer in Superconductivity, by Philip Guildford, Director of Research

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Siemens award winner Alexander Grafton, centre, with two shortlisted nominees from the Department Andy Zhang and Anthony To

Undergraduate Alexander Grafton recognised for "engineering excellence"

12 Mar 2015

The UK's top engineering undergraduates were presented with the prestigious Sir William Siemens Medal at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.

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The Richard Norman Scholarship

11 Mar 2015

The Richard Norman Scholarship Fund has been established by Mrs Dorothy Norman in memory of her late husband. 

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Keeping the lights on in rural Uganda

09 Mar 2015

PhD student Stephanie Hirmer travelled to Uganda to investigate how to give locals what they want when it comes to rural electrification projects.

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Cancer breathalyser created by Owlstone the Cambridge detection technology specialist

04 Mar 2015

Owlstone a University of Cambridge spinout company co-founded by Department of Engineering alumni Billy Boyle, David Ruiz Alonso and Andrew Koehl have created a cancer breathalyser.

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Adrianus Indrat Aria: Asteroidea Electrica, First Prize in the ZEISS photography competition 2014

Photography Competition at the Department of Engineering 2015

02 Mar 2015

This year's photography competition, open to all staff and students in the Department, is sponsored by ZEISS  (Scanning electron microscopy division)

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