Department of Engineering

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Alumna’s AI-enabled low-cost digital stethoscope wins innovation award

16 Dec 2020

An artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled low-cost digital stethoscope – invented during the COVID-19 pandemic by alumna Dr Ruodan Lu – has won an industry innovation award.

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SpaceX Starship prototype exploded, but it’s still a giant leap towards Mars

14 Dec 2020

In this article from The Conversation, Dr Hugh Hunt, Reader in Engineering Dynamics and Vibration, discusses the recent launch of a prototype spacecraft designed to go to the Moon and Mars.

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UKRI awards £8m for new sustainable plastics research projects

14 Dec 2020

The UKRI have announced that 10 university-led research projects that will receive £8 million in funding from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. 

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Virtual tea and buns at the IfM

How the Department has kept operating during COVID-19

10 Dec 2020

Staff and students from across the Department have pulled together during the COVID-19 outbreak to prepare for the academic year and make the first term a success. 

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Close up shot of a single light bulb hanging from a horizontal wire and emitting an orange glow

New green materials could power smart devices using ambient light

09 Dec 2020

Researchers have developed environmentally friendly materials that could harvest enough energy from indoor light to power wireless smart devices.

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EU funding secured for new generation of brain-computer interfaces

07 Dec 2020

Researchers win investment from the European Innovation Council to develop modern microelectronics to enhance the signal quality of a new generation of less invasive brain-computer interfaces

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Francesca is on the floor assembling the chlorine test rig while in Uganda. Someone stands over her, ready to assist.

Blue Tap secures Innovate UK Smart Grant

03 Dec 2020

Blue Tap, a water purification social enterprise founded by PhD student Francesca O’Hanlon, has secured an Innovate UK Smart Grant towards the technical development of its chlorine doser.

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Dr John Dudley winner of the CIUK 2020 Jacky Pallas Memorial Award

Dr John Dudley wins the CIUK 2020 Jacky Pallas Memorial Award

02 Dec 2020

John will present his work present on "Probabilistic User Interface Design Strategies for Next-Generation Augmented Reality Applications" at CIUK 2020 on Thursday 3 December.

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PhD student Mahendrini Ariyachandra and her supervisor Dr Ioannis Brilakis

PhD Student’s paper on Railway Digital Twins wins Best Paper Award 

30 Nov 2020

PhD student Mahendrini Ariyachandra has been announced the winner of the Best Paper Award at the 37th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC)

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Cambridge machine learning experts announced as Turing AI Fellows

27 Nov 2020

Dr Jose Miguel Hernandez Lobato and Dr Adrian Weller have been awarded Turing AI Acceleration Fellowships to deliver world-class Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies.

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