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New partnerships for ‘low carbon cities’ in the UK and China

02 Nov 2015

Researchers from UK and Chinese universities, including the University of Cambridge, are collaborating on four new projects to work towards achieving low carbon cities in the UK and China.

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False-color microscopic view of a reduced graphene oxide electrode

New design points a path to the ‘ultimate’ battery

30 Oct 2015

Researchers have successfully demonstrated how several of the problems impeding the practical development of the so-called ‘ultimate’ battery could be overcome.

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Scaling up research

28 Oct 2015

Professor Rodolphe Sepulchre has received a €2.5 million grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to advance his work on the topic of switchlets. 

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Honorary professorship for structural engineer behind the world’s tallest building

21 Oct 2015

William Baker, developer of the structural system behind the world’s tallest building, has been awarded an Honorary Professorship in Structural Engineering Design.

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Roll-to-roll printing of graphene ink

New graphene based inks for high-speed manufacturing of printed electronics

19 Oct 2015

A low-cost, high-speed method for printing electronics using graphene and other conductive materials could open up a wide range of commercial applications. 

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Cambridge researchers quantify biomechanical noise in cancer cells

15 Oct 2015

Cambridge researchers have reported on a new method to measure biomechanical noise in cells under normal growth conditions and when subjected to increasing levels of environmental stress.

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Professor Robert Mair

Professor Robert Mair appointed to House of Lords

13 Oct 2015

Professor Robert Mair CBE FREng FRS of the Department of Engineering has been appointed to the House of Lords as an independent crossbencher.

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Professor Florin Udrea elected Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering

08 Oct 2015

Congratulations to Professor Florin Udrea of the Department of Engineering on being elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. 

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Keeping the supply chain flowing

07 Oct 2015

In this age of rapid and escalating change, what can businesses do to flourish? Take a look at their supply chains.

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Professor Kenneth Johnson 1925–2015

05 Oct 2015

Professor Kenneth Johnson FRS, FEng, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Engineering and leading figure in contact mechanics, has died, aged 90.

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