Department of Engineering

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Award-winning PhD research could help inform future design, development and operation of aero engines

20 Jun 2024

PhD student Abigail Berhane’s “outstanding” research on the detrimental impact of surface roughness on aero engine efficiency, has been recognised with an award.

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A head and shoulders shot of Nmeso smiling, standing outside in the sunshine in front of green grass and trees.

Gates Cambridge class of 2024 – Nmeso Egwuekwe

18 Jun 2024

Adequate electricity supply in Nigeria remains a persistent challenge but hoping to address this is Nmeso Egwuekwe (MPhil in Energy Technologies) – recipient of a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.

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Cambridge engineers recognised in King's Birthday Honours 2024

17 Jun 2024

Three academics from and affiliated to the Department of Engineering are featured in the King's Birthday Honours 2024.

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Training AI models to answer ‘what if?’ questions could improve medical treatments

13 Jun 2024

Machines can learn to make predictions AND handle causal relationships. Researchers show how this could make medical treatments safer, more efficient, & more personalised.

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The reconstructed historic Venn bowling machine

Blast from the past - Engineers bring historic bowling machine back to life

10 Jun 2024

Engineers have reconstructed a historic bowling machine that bowled out players from the Australian cricket team during a visit to the city more than a hundred years ago.

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Illustration showing part of the back of the human neck, with some of the nervous system visible

Robotic nerve ‘cuffs’ could help treat a range of neurological conditions

05 Jun 2024

Researchers have developed tiny, flexible devices that can wrap around individual nerve fibres without damaging them.

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Satellite manufacturer Exobotics founded by three alumni

03 Jun 2024

Late 2018, during their PhDs in the Engineering Department three friends started a satellite manufacturing company called Exobotics. They launched their first satellite in November 2023.

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Imperceptible sensors made from ‘electronic spider silk’ can be printed directly on human skin

30 May 2024

Researchers have developed a method to make adaptive and eco-friendly sensors that can be directly and imperceptibly printed onto a range of biological surfaces, including a human finger.

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EMICAST: Supporting a sustainable maritime future

28 May 2024

With the climate impact of shipping under the spotlight – accounting for around 3% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide – a new start-up aims to visualise shipping emissions.

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Cement recycling method could help solve one of the world’s biggest climate challenges

23 May 2024

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed a method to produce very low-emission concrete at scale – an innovation that could be transformative in the transition to net zero.

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