Department of Engineering

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How the bicycle got its spokes

10 Oct 2014

This article by Lucy Jolin originally appeared in the Cambridge Alumni Magazine (CAM) and documents the engineering behind the bicycle and its evolution.

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Mauro Overend appointed visiting Professor at EPFL

08 Oct 2014

Dr Mauro Overend has been appointed visiting Professor at the Steel Structures Laboratory (ICOM) at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne  (EPFL), Switzerland.

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Professor David Cardwell

Professor David Cardwell is the new Head of Department

01 Oct 2014

Professor David Cardwell takes over from Professor Dame Ann Dowling who led the Department for 5-years.

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Engineering the Impossible: Levitating Trains

25 Sep 2014

Professor David Cardwell, our incoming Head of Department, appeared on the award winning BBC weekly radio programme Naked Scientists to discuss: 'Engineering the Impossible.'

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Time to engineer some happiness

23 Sep 2014

The civil engineers behind some of the capital’s most iconic infrastructure projects have put on their dancing shoes.

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Costain secures US Innovation award for the M4L project

22 Sep 2014

Costain, the lead industry partner in the research project Materials for Life, won a category award at the Fiatech Celebration of Technology Innovation (CETI) Awards ceremony.

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Good vibrations for Forth Road Bridge

18 Sep 2014

A team of Cambridge Engineers are preparing to monitor and protect the Forth Road Bridge well into the future.

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Professor Dame Ann Dowling

Royal Academy of Engineering celebrates its first female President

17 Sep 2014

Professor Dame Ann Dowling DBE FREng FRS succeeds Sir John Parker GBE FREng as President of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

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A success in Managed Pressure Drilling

15 Sep 2014

Alumnus, Mohamed Mashaal, was part of a team at BP who, following three failed attempts, successfully managed to drill an extended reach well from the Harding Platform in the North Sea.

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Nanotechnology used to create next-generation holograms for information storage

11 Sep 2014

Holograms made of tiny particles of silver could double the amount of information that can be stored in digital optical devices, such as sensors, displays and medical imaging devices.

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