Department of Engineering

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Cambridge PhD student secures Industrial Fellowship

16 Oct 2020

PhD student Poppy Oldroyd has been awarded an Industrial Fellowship to support her research into increasing the lifetime of brain implants treating epilepsy, Parkinson’s and depression. 

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Artist's impression of a hybrid-nanodielectric-based printed-CNT transistor

Easy-to-make, ultra-low power electronics could charge out of thin air

15 Oct 2020

Researchers have developed a new approach to printed electronics which allows ultra-low power electronic devices that could recharge from ambient light or radiofrequency noise.

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Tony Dickens

Alumni Profile: Tony Dickens

14 Oct 2020

Tony Dickens studied Engineering at Cambridge. He stayed on to do his PhD, then went to work for RedBull Racing, returning to a Senior Research Associate role at the Whittle Laboratory.

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Professor Roberto Cipolla

Professor Roberto Cipolla elected a Fellow of The International Association for Pattern Recognition

12 Oct 2020

Professor Roberto Cipolla has been elected a Fellow of The International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) for contributions to computer vision.

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3D-printed ‘invisible’ fibres can sense breath, sound, and biological cells

07 Oct 2020

From capturing your breath to guiding biological cell movements, 3D printing of tiny, transparent conducting fibres could be used to make devices which can ‘smell, hear and touch’.

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University of Cambridge Centre celebrates a decade of work towards transformation in the construction industry

05 Oct 2020

Since its inception 10 years ago, the Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology has focused on driving transformation in the construction sector.

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Cambridge launches the Observatory for Human-Machine Collaboration

02 Oct 2020

A new experimental space dedicated to research in human-machine collaboration has been launched at Cambridge for use by different University departments, industry and government institutions.

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aerodynamic aircraft

Improving aerodynamic performance of aircraft

01 Oct 2020

The project Stability and Sensitivity Methods for Industrial Design, received almost 4 million Euros from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

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How machine learning can help to future-proof clinical trials in the era of COVID-19

28 Sep 2020

Advances in machine learning are providing an opportunity to adapt clinical trials and lay the groundwork for smarter, faster and more flexible clinical trials in the future.

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Professor Julian Allwood discusses engineering developments during composer Beethoven’s lifetime

24 Sep 2020

BBC Radio 3 interviewed Professor Julian Allwood for a special episode exploring developments in engineering during the lifetime of German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven.

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