Department of Engineering

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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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Making a chatty robot

22 Apr 2016

How can we make voice interfaces with computers sound more natural?

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Blast furnace #5, Port Talbot Steelworks

UK steel can survive if it transforms itself, say researchers

18 Apr 2016

A new report from the University of Cambridge claims that British steel could be saved, if the industry is willing to transform itself. 

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Materials innovation with Professor Julian Allwood

15 Apr 2016

How can we make high-quality recycled steel? 

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A computer generated image from a medical Computed Tomography X-ray (CT) data set of the hips by Dr Graham Treece

Biomedical Engineering new perspectives for clinical solutions

13 Apr 2016

Biomedical Engineering brings together engineers and clinicians to improve clinical tools with engineering research, techniques and innovation to the field of clinical medicine.

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