Department of Engineering

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Professors among the 2020 Royal Society medal and award winners

04 Aug 2020

Professor Daniel Wolpert and Professor Zoubin Ghahramani have been announced the winners of two separate awards by the Royal Society.

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£1.2 million awarded to establish Policy Evidence Unit for University Commercialisation and Innovation

04 Aug 2020

A grant from Research England will support a new Policy Evidence Unit for University Commercialisation and Innovation (UCI), based at Cambridge’s Institute for Manufacturing (IfM).

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Dr. Barnali Ghosh

Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor - Dr Barnali Ghosh

30 Jul 2020

Alumna Dr Barnali Ghosh, Technical Director at Mott MacDonald has been named a Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) Visiting Professor at the Department of Engineering.

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Nuclear energy PhD researcher awarded an IET scholarship

29 Jul 2020

PhD student Una Davies has been awarded a prestigious scholarship of £2,500 from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in recognition of outstanding research in nuclear energy.

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The new ventilator sharing device

Engineers develop a ventilator sharing device

27 Jul 2020

A new ventilator sharing device is being tested by engineers at the Institute for Manufacturing and anaesthetists at the Royal Papworth Hospital.

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AI-based ‘no-touch touchscreen’ could reduce risk of pathogen spread from surfaces

23 Jul 2020

A ‘no-touch touchscreen’ developed for use in cars could also have widespread applications in a post-COVID-19 world, by reducing the risk of transmission of pathogens on surfaces.

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Analysis of marijuana smoke reveals more than 100 toxic chemicals in just one puff

22 Jul 2020

A Cambridge study into the chemical composition of marijuana smoke has revealed that a single puff contains more than 100 toxic chemicals.

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Research demonstrates human-mobility reduction strategies could help in battle against COVID-19

20 Jul 2020

Two journal publications explore how human-mobility reduction strategies can help in fighting COVID-19.

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Dr Magalhaes de Oliveira

Dr Pedro Magalhães de Oliveira wins Clean Sky Academy Award

15 Jul 2020

Dr Pedro Magalhães de Oliveira is a winner of the Clean Sky Academy Award for the Best PhD Thesis in Applied Sciences and Engineering for Aeronautics.

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Study shows how our brains remain active during familiar, repetitive tasks

14 Jul 2020

New research, based on earlier results in mice, suggests that our brains are never at rest, even when we are not learning anything about the world around us. 

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