Department of Engineering

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Brand-new Design Tripos brings arts and science together in one degree to address global challenges

03 Nov 2021

A new degree – the first undergraduate course ‘designed from scratch’ at the University for many years – will merge arts & science to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

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Dr Jim Greenwood receives the prestigious Tribology Gold Medal

01 Nov 2021

Dr. Greenwood’s published work has had an enormous influence on the development of the understanding of some of the most important building blocks of tribology at a fundamental scale.

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Dr Alexandra Clarà Saracho

Alumna Alexandra Clarà Saracho awarded a Research Fellowship in Engineering at King’s College

27 Oct 2021

Congratulations to Dr Alexandra Clarà Saracho, who has been awarded a Research Fellowship at King’s College, University of Cambridge, effective October 2021.

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'Virus-killing' air filtration system unveiled by Cambridge scientists and engineers

25 Oct 2021

A new carbon-based air filtration nanomaterial capable of capturing and destroying various viruses, including animal coronavirus, a close relative of SARS-CoV-2, has been developed.

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Act now to ensure buildings are both net zero carbon and adaptable to a changing climate, Cambridge researchers argue

21 Oct 2021

To ensure that the built environment is equipped to withstand climate change, integrated frameworks are needed at the design phase to enable net zero adaptation, say researchers.

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A new battery design from the IfM could eliminate the need for a separate solar cell and power converter.

Solar batteries without the charger? We’re working on that

20 Oct 2021

Professor Michael De Volder tells us how an experiment led to research on a new low-cost battery design that can be charged directly by light without a separate solar cell or power converter.

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Alex Davies

Taking machine learning to the next level

18 Oct 2021

Alex Davies talks about his time as a Gates Cambridge Scholar and how it has influenced the work he is doing now at DeepMind.

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INSPIRE project to lead a revolution in photonic integrated circuits

13 Oct 2021

The H2020-funded INSPIRE project is leading a revolution in photonic integrated circuits with micro-transfer printing technology and establishment of world-first fabrication platform.

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Christ’s College Engineering Society opens up popular lecture series to all engineers

11 Oct 2021

Engineering students and staff are encouraged to attend the Christ’s College Engineering Society (CCES) Lecture Series during Michaelmas term. 

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Funding awarded to harness the power of machine learning in healthcare and safety-critical applications

07 Oct 2021

PhD student James Allingham has been awarded $40,000 in funding to support his machine learning research project.

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