Department of Engineering

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A move towards understanding

04 Oct 2006

The Department's Professor Daniel Wolpert has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Programme Grant to study the computations the brain performs when controlling our movements.

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Project Nova takes to the skies

27 Sep 2006

A group of ambitious students from the Department have set themselves a sky-high goal – to launch a rocket into space for under £1000.

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What price alternative power sources?

20 Sep 2006

Dr William (Bill) Nuttall joined a broadcast discussion on the BBC Radio 4 programme 'The World Tonight' on 14th September.

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Professor Guthrie is nominated for The Telegraph business personality of the year

13 Sep 2006

Peter Guthrie, Professor of Engineering for Sustainable Development has been nominated for The Telegraph Business Personality of the year.

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A mocked-up flexible display supported on one of Keith's morphing structures

Roll-up laptop screens for truly portable computing

11 Sep 2006

Dr Keith Seffen, a lecturer in the Structures Group, has developed a range of unique solid structures that can change shape.

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What is engineering all about? An undergraduate's view of her first year at Cambridge

30 Aug 2006

One of our first year students, Charlotte Kershaw, is a runner-up in this year's Engineering Subject Centre Student Award.

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Department spin off company awarded £70K DTI grant

23 Aug 2006

Thermofluidics Ltd have just been awarded a £70,000 DTI funded research grant by the East of England Development Agency (EEDA).

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Photonics and lasing in liquid crystals

07 Aug 2006

Lasers were invented some 40 years ago and are now used in so many different applications.

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Inspiring the Engineers of the Future

02 Aug 2006

Two recent events organised by the Department's Outreach Officer Dr Joy Warde have been met with a lot of very positive feedback from the school children who took part.

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Dr Ken Teo on BBC Radio 4's programme "In Our Time"

26 Jul 2006

The Department's Dr Ken Teo was interviewed by Lord Melvyn Bragg together with Sir Harry Kroto and Professor Monica Grady.

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