Ingenia - Issue 86, March 2021
The future has begun
Scott Steedman CBE FREng
Engineering skills to better meet society’s needs
Dawn Bonfield MBE and Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi CBE FREng
Facing engineering’s ultimate challenge
Michael Kenward OBE
Dr Luisa Freitas dos Santos FREng is Vice President, R&D Global Clinical Supply Chain, at GSK. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic she has maintained a steady supply of medicines while pursuing new therapies.
How I got here
Felicity Milton, mechanical engineer and Senior Manager, Strategy and Innovation at adidas, talks about the future of trainers.
All hands to the pumps
Michael Kenward OBE
The UK’s engineering industry collaborated to rapidly create over 13,000 ventilators for the NHS in just 12 weeks.
Helping the green revolution
David Williams and Muhammad Imran Khan
Hornsea One is the world’s largest offshore windfarm, generating enough electricity to supply over one million UK homes, while Hornsea Two is under construction.
Lessons from the field
Engineers discuss the impact that working in other countries has had on their career paths and outlooks.
Life after landfills
Around 45% of UK waste is recycled. The waste that can’t be recycled or reused goes to landfill, where it is starting to contribute to the circular economy.
The Mayflower sails again
A fully autonomous vessel is sailing from Plymouth to the US, gathering data about plastic pollution, global warming and marine life.
INNOVATION WATCH - From food waste to fashion
Chip[s] Board is creating biodegradable plastic from potato waste.
HOW DOES THAT WORK - Chatbots
Chatbots use machine learning to answer queries from humans.
|Editor-in-Chief||Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng|
|Managing Editor||Gemma Hummerston|
|Publications Officer||Portia Sale|
Ginny Clarke CBE FREng
|Director, Communications and Partnerships||Jo Trigg|
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