Department of Engineering

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Alumni stories: Bringing real life to the virtual world

13 Apr 2022

Imagine creating your own 3D virtual recreations of real-life scenes from just a single image or video. This is what alumnus Jack Davis is aiming to deliver with his start-up Loci.

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HRH The Prince of Wales visited the University’s Whittle Laboratory

HRH The Prince of Wales visits world-leading Cambridge sustainability projects

06 Apr 2022

During a visit to sustainability projects at the University of Cambridge, The Prince of Wales met with experts from all disciplines working together to solve the world’s biggest problems.

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The science behind sash windows and how they ventilate our homes

04 Apr 2022

Researchers have assessed the natural ventilation flow rate through a sash window – a common feature in domestic buildings – to inform smart and low energy building design. 

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Dr John Orr of the ACORN team shows off the prototype thin-shell floor

Reducing concrete in buildings to decarbonise construction

30 Mar 2022

The Automating Concrete Construction project, which aims to change the way concrete is used in buildings to decarbonise construction, features in the RIBA Journal.

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Hidden crisis in India's capital unveiled using satellite data

24 Mar 2022

Using satellite data, researchers have found that around 100 sq km in and around Delhi has high risk of land subsidence. Groundwater extraction is causing parts of the city to sink.

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Alumni stories: Meet Jabulani Nyathi – a champion of sustainable development

22 Mar 2022

Jabulani is committed to sustainable development. Having achieved an MPhil in the field, he is now involved in the ongoing energy transition in South Africa – his home country.

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Study proposes how changes in the neural code unlock brain’s ‘inner learning’

10 Mar 2022

The brain continually learns and adapts throughout our lives, and even the neurons supporting learned behaviours, such as the daily walk to work, are constantly changing. 

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Professor Matthew Juniper 4th from left

Professor Matthew Juniper named American Physical Society Fellow

07 Mar 2022

Professor Matthew Juniper has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society.

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Systems engineers collaborate on new mental health study

02 Mar 2022

A new study called MINDS aims to improve the outcomes and experiences of those being discharged from mental health hospitals.

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Engineer’s achievements in the development of reusable rockets honoured with award

28 Feb 2022

Alumnus Lars Blackmore, Senior Principal Mars Landing Engineer at SpaceX, has received an award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to control systems technology.

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