Department of Engineering

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A new centre will generate the scientists needed for Britain's future

16 Feb 2009

The University of Cambridge has won funding for a new centre that will help generate the scientists needed for Britain's future.

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The Chancellor is shown the Cambridge University ECO Racing vehicle by Anthony Law, team manager

The Chancellor, His Royal Highness Prince Philip visits the Department of Engineering

16 Feb 2009

The Chancellor, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, and the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Alison Richard, visited the Department on Thursday 12th February.

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From left to right: Bill Crossland, Shinichi Sasagawa, Bill Milne, Peter Woodland, Ian White and Terry Clapp

Enhancing CAPE-abilities in photonics and electronics

11 Feb 2009

A unique model of industrial-academic partnership is demonstrating how UK Research and Development can stay ahead of the game in a rapidly moving electronics market.

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Fibre from Stinging Nettles poster

Master's student Daniel Neal and Dr Claire Barlow win prizes for sustainability research posters

09 Feb 2009

A poster designed by Master's student Daniel Neal together with the Institute for Manufacturing's Dr Claire Barlow has won first prize in a competition.

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PowerSi Technologies founded by Dr Patrick Palmer (left), and two of his former PhD students, Dr Zhihan Wang and Dr Yalan Wang.

PowerSi Technologies wins prizes

04 Feb 2009

PowerSi Technologies Limited have won prizes at both the 2008 Cambridge University Entrepreneurs (CUE) £5K Challenge and the 21st Century China UK Entrepreneurship Competition.

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Design a Wind Turbine - family workshops

02 Feb 2009

Dr Joy Warde the Department's Outreach Officer held the first two 'Discover Engineering' family workshops at the end of last term.

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7th Annual Lecture Series in Sustainable Development 2009

28 Jan 2009

The Department's Centre for Sustainable Development hosts an Annual Lecture Series where experts distinguished in the field of sustainable development give a presentation on their subject.

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Engineering for a low carbon future seminar series - Lent term 2009

23 Jan 2009

This series aims to share ideas between engineering disciplines about potential technological responses to climate change.

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Special configuration of the tip of a crack in silicon

Why materials crack

19 Jan 2009

Dr Gabor Csanyi from the Mechanics, Materials and Design division and his team have recently had a research paper published in the journal Nature.

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Tim Wilkinson uses an Olympus BR11 microscope to display the switching of a lenslet array in his laboratory.

The Future Is 3-D Liquid Crystals

15 Jan 2009

Dr. Tim Wilkinson has combined liquid crystals with vertically grown carbon nanotubes to create a reconfigurable three-dimensional liquid crystal device structure

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