Department of Engineering

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Dr Brian Sheil's research group win prize for mining alert system at COP28

13 Dec 2023

The project 'Digital Twins For Tailings Dams' has won the Data Sciences & AI-Enabled Solutions prize at the COP28 Prototypes for Humanity initiative.

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Chris Abell Postdoc Business Plan Competition 2023 finalists, Molly Haugen third from left

Chris Abell Postdoc Business Plan Competition 2023

07 Dec 2023

Aetosense, a company looking to reduce air pollution inside structures with its particle monitoring technology, secured third place, with founder Molly Haugen winning £5,000.

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Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Cambridge at COP28

04 Dec 2023

Young people, business, education, and conservation to feature in University events at UAE climate conference.

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Raising ambition in net zero flight: A briefing from COP28

04 Dec 2023

"I knew even before I arrived, that COP28 would be critical in helping to raise ambition for zero emission aviation." 

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Robots cause company profits to fall – at least at first

30 Nov 2023

Researchers have found that robots can have a ‘U-shaped’ effect on profits: causing profit margins to fall at first, before eventually rising again.

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Self-healing robotic gripper could be the future of sustainable soft robotics

27 Nov 2023

Researchers have developed a self-healing robotic gripper for use in soft robotics that is adaptable, recyclable and resilient to damage, thanks to heat-assisted autonomous healing.

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Decarbonisation of the UK's complex and interconnected transport infrastructures

23 Nov 2023

A new national research hub will help to upgrade and decarbonise the UK’s complex and interconnected national, regional and local transport infrastructures.

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Alumni stories: Meet the structural engineer whose work bridges art, architecture and engineering

20 Nov 2023

“To be a structural engineer means to be a creator: our ideas become reality.” These are the words of alumnus David Knight – the 2023 Early Career Prize winner, awarded by the IABSE.

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Morphing cones under compression: new research uncovers surprises for soft robotic actuators

16 Nov 2023

Engineers investigating the load-bearing capacity of conical shells, made from soft materials, discover performance-limiting weaknesses that could have implications for soft robotics.

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Hassan Ahmed and Oussama Chaib

Double top spots for Cambridge

15 Nov 2023

Two PhD students were awarded top prizes at the Institute for Physics (IOP) "Forum for Research Students and Early Career Researchers"

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