Ingenia - Issue 40, September 2009


Defence Technology

Dr Scott Steedman FREng

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In brief

Innovation in Action; Engineering: Turning ideas into reality; Call for engineering skills in IT; Academy policy advisor publishes beginner's guide; Demon ready for flight tests

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Do we need to speak to be heard?

Professor Will Stewart FREng

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Professor Mandy Chessell FREng

Prolific Inventor

How a prolific inventor got started with IBM and how she has helped the culture of innovation at the multinational infornation technology company.
By Michael Kenward OBE

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Five Engineers: five Silver Medals

Profiles of each of the winners of The Royal Academy Engineering Silver Medals 2009

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Offshore Defences

Professor Dominic Reeve, Dr Vanesa Magar, Dr Shunqi Pan

Coastal engineers put forward the probabilities of flooding and how offshore defences are being introduced off the UK coastline

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Beyond Formula One

Duncan Bradley

How motor-racing technology is finding applications for its innovations across other industries, like healthcare and defence.

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Making Light Work

Professors Kishan Dholakia FRSE, Will Stewart FREng and James Wilkinson

Optical tweezers and traps are being developed that can move items at the nanometer level using light.

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Auralisation - Engineering sound for public places

Rob Harris FREng

Arup Acoustics use virtual environment to develop designs for auditoria with superb sound quality.

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Engineering Movement

Adrian Kohler

The engineering behined the full-size horse puppets in the award-winning stage production War Horse.

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A conversation with Abdallah Jum'ah

The speaker at the Academy's 2009 International Lecture, and former head of oil giant Saudi Aramco, talks to Academy President, Lord Browne of Madingley.

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Innovation Watch: shock absorbing material

A flexible polymer that stiffens on impact is now being used in protective sportswear, military equipment, and in coverings for high-value goods.

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Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief Dr Scott Steedman FREng
Managing Editor Dominic Joyeux
Editorial Assistant Chris Atkinson
Editorial Board Professor John Burland CBE FREng FRS
Basil Butler CBE FREng
Derek Hanson FREng
Michael Kenward OBE
Martin Manning FREng
Dr Ian Nussey OBE FREng
Professor William Stewart FREng
Professor William Webb FREng
Stephen Vranch FREng 
Director, Policy & Public Affairs Beverley Parkin

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