Contents

Ingenia - Issue 82, March 2020

Editorial

Wedded to engineering

Scott Steedman CBE FREng

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In brief

In brief

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Opinion

Our 21st century information superhighway

Vinton G. Cerf ForMemRS

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Profile

Life in electrifying times

Michael Kenward OBE

Professor Sir Jim McDonald FREng FRSE is the new President of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He talks about his career in power engineering and helping shape policy issues in the UK.

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Articles

HOW I GOT HERE - Ben Crowther

Ben Crowther wants to use his engineering degree to create a more sustainable future.

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Flying close to the sun

Tereza Pultarova

A new European spacecraft, the Solar Orbiter, is set to improve our understanding of the Sun including what gives rise to solar wind, a phenomenon that can affect technologies like communications satellites and electric grids.

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The final frontier

Neil Cumins

Spaceports represent an ingenious solution to the logistical challenges of launching small satellites into orbit.

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Cleaning up London's waste

Hugh Ferguson

The Thames Tideway Tunnel is the UK’s largest ever water infrastructure project. Its centrepiece is a 25-kilometre sewage tunnel deep below the River Thames.

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From brass to recyclable plastic - the reinvention of musical instruments

Rachel Jones

Having sold 250,000 brightly coloured plastic trombones worldwide, a Warwick company is now producing a variety of polymer-made instruments.

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INNOVATION WATCH - Wireless foetal monitor

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HOW DOES THAT WORK - Ground source heat pumps

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Editorial Board

  Editor-in-Chief Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng
  Managing Editor
(maternity leave)
Gemma Hummerston
  Interim Publications Manager Portia Sale
  Editorial Consultant Dominic Joyeux
 
  Editorial Board Ginny Clarke CBE FREng
Professor David Delpy FREng FMedSci FRS
Michael Kenward OBE
John Loughhead CB OBE FREng
Dr Paul Miller FREng
Dr Ian Nussey OBE FREng
Professor William Stewart FREng
Professor Liz Tanner OBE FREng FRSE
Faith Wainwright MBE FREng
 
  Director, Communications and Engagement Jo Trigg


Sponsors

The Royal Academy of Engineering acknowledges the generous support by the following organisation for Ingenia:

 

Arup

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