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News stories archive - 2000 - 2015

News stories archive - 2000 - 2015

Lessons in entrepreneurial design

15 Dec 2015

Several alumni of the Department of Engineering have found success through the Innovation Design Engineering programme by Royal College of Art and Imperial College London.

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PhD student Kirsten Van Fossen wins rowing award

14 Dec 2015

Doctoral researcher in the Department of Engineering’s Centre for Sustainable Development Kirsten Van Fossen has won World Rowing’s 2015 Parmigiani Spirit Award. 

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Perspectives on managing disaster risk

10 Dec 2015

Kristen MacAskill, PhD student at the Centre for Sustainable Development, recently convened and chaired an international seminar to explore the major challenges posed by disaster risk.

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Helen Cavill

Alumna Helen Cavill wins Women’s Engineering Society Prize

10 Dec 2015

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) announced the winners of its awards for inspiring female engineers.

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Bill Gates and his top 6 books for 2015

One of Bill Gates' six best books this year is by engineers at Cambridge

09 Dec 2015

Bill Gates includes 'Sustainable Materials - with both eyes open' by Julian Allwood, Jonathan Cullen and colleagues in his six best books this year. 

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The future of intelligence: Cambridge University launches new centre to study AI and the future of humanity

03 Dec 2015

The University of Cambridge is launching a new research centre to explore the opportunities and challenges to humanity from the development of artificial intelligence. 

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Funding boost for infrastructure research at Cambridge

02 Dec 2015

Two new funding initiatives at the University of Cambridge will support the UK’s infrastructure and cities.

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Graphene means business – two-dimensional material moves from the lab to the UK factory floor

30 Nov 2015

A major showcase of companies developing new technologies from graphene and other two-dimensional materials took place at the Department's Cambridge Graphene Centre. 

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Head-Up Display (HUD) projects key driving information onto a small area of the windscreen

Heads up: Cambridge holographic technology adopted by Jaguar Land Rover

26 Nov 2015

A ‘head-up’ display for passenger vehicles developed at Cambridge, the first to incorporate holographic techniques, has been incorporated into Jaguar Land Rover vehicles.

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Small but mighty: the manufacturing challenges of nanotechnology

25 Nov 2015

Head of NanoManufacturing at IfM Dr Michaël de Volder explains why manufacturing carbon nanotubes is so difficult – and so important. 

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