Department of Engineering

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A novel switching mechanism for adhesion

24 Jun 2015

Lizbeth Prieto-López, PhD student working with Professor John Williams is designing a novel switching mechanism for adhesion that uses Van der Waals forces. ​

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Tunnels keep the lights on in London

23 Jun 2015

A Department of Engineering student discovered that quality control is crucial on any large-scale engineering undertaking. 

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Bringing engineering to life

18 Jun 2015

Dr Hugh Hunt, Reader in the Department of Engineering, has been awarded the 2015 Royal Academy of Engineering Rooke Award for outstanding contributions to the public promotion of engineering.

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What makes an intelligent infrastructure asset?

17 Jun 2015

What would it take to enable a piece of infrastructure to take care of itself, asks Duncan McFarlane of the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure?

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Professor Andy Neely appointed head of Institute for Manufacturing

15 Jun 2015

Professor Andy Neely has been appointed head of the Institute for Manufacturing effective 30 September.

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Machine learning students newest Qualcomm fellowship recipients

12 Jun 2015

The UK winners of the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship, which include two Department of Engineering researchers, have been announced.

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Let's get statted

10 Jun 2015

With more information than ever at our fingertips, statisticians are vital to innumerable fields and industries. 

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Professor Sir John Horlock 1928–2015

09 Jun 2015

Professor Sir John Horlock has died, aged 87.

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Pocket science – putting current research into consumers’ hands

05 Jun 2015

Department of Engineering photography competition images feature on an innovative new website called Uprosa.

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Hitting the brakes

03 Jun 2015

A computerised braking system in development at the Department of Engineering could lead to a major improvement in lorry safety. 

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