Department of Engineering

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Infrared sensors go graphene

20 Mar 2017

Researchers at the Cambridge Graphene Centre have developed a novel graphene-based infrared detector with record high sensitivity for thermal detection. 

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The first night of television

16 Mar 2017

Dr Hugh Hunt, Reader in Engineering Dynamics and Vibration, writes about the history and the engineering behind the first live scheduled TV broadcast.

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Alumnus inspires undergraduates to apply their engineering knowledge to baking

15 Mar 2017

Alumnus Andrew Smyth, who was runner-up on the recent series of BBC competition The Great British Bake Off, returned to the Department to take part in a lecture on food and engineering.

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Ewan Macpherson wins top honours for his 4th year student research

14 Mar 2017

Ewan Macpherson wins top honours for his 4th year MEng student research, into folded plate Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) roof structures.

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£10m funding for advanced materials research awarded to the University of Cambridge

13 Mar 2017

Research into improving energy storage, reducing power consumption and developing new energy-efficient devices received a boost in the form of £10m funding for new equipment at Cambridge.

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How can we share solutions to complex systems problems across domains and application areas?

09 Mar 2017

What do power networks, transportation hubs, weather patterns, commercial organisations and swarming robots have in common?

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Workshop on biologically-inspired robotics brings together UK and Japanese minds

08 Mar 2017

Sidney Sussex College was home to a joint workshop on bio-inspired robotics last year that brought together leading robotics scientists and engineers from the UK and Japan.

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Celebrated optical trick goes vibrational

06 Mar 2017

A micromechanical device generates a series of precise, equally spaced vibration frequencies and could lead to advancements into detecting changes on very long timescales.

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Novel superconductor acts as portable permanent magnet

02 Mar 2017

A team led by Dr John Durrell has demonstrated a portable superconducting magnetic system that can act as a high-performance substitute for a conventional permanent magnet.

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Engineering solutions to traumatic head injuries

01 Mar 2017

Researchers in the Biomechanics Group and the Department of Clinical Neurosciences are seeing the mechanics of the skull which can lead to better ways to treat traumatic brain injuries. 

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