Ingenia - Issue 49, December 2011


Thinking Smarter

Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng

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In brief

£1 Million Engineering Prize; Pylons of the future?; Underground engineering skills; Search for exceptional innovators; New Clydeside museum; Portable power; Promoting science teaching; Biomimicry wins award

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Response to: Earthquakes, again; Response to: University Technical Colleges; Student placement schemes

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No time to abandon energy density

Professor Colin McInnes FREng

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Jeni Mundy FREng

Mobile systems specialist

The CTO of Vodafone UK talks about the evolution of mobile networks and their extension into money transfer, telematics and cloud computing
By Michael Kenward OBE

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Engineering cells to grow tissue

Professor Alicia El Haj

Advances in cell and tissue manufacture, using magnetic nanoparticles and scaffold biomaterials

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How low can we go?

Dr Martin Knopf

Downsizing the internal combustion engine is cutting fuel consumption, improving vehicle efficiency and reducing carbon emissions

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Knowledge transfer success

Emily Bick

An innovative plastics recycling process has resulted from collaborations between businesses and academic institutions

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Future for mobile handsets

Christine Evans-Pughe

How low-power, high-performance processors are driving smartphone and tablet development

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Restoration of the Forth Bridge

John Andrew

Epoxy-based paint and encapsulated scaffolding were two of the components behind the successful restoration of the Clydeside bridge

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Cloud computing

Nick Coleman

An explanation of the different models of cloud computing and how these are growing the market for data sharing worldwide

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INNOVATION WATCH - Indoor positioning system

Cambridge-based Ubisense combines Ultra Wide Band radio, RFID tags and GPS to create a sophisticated object-tracking system

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The evolution of 3D visuals from Victorian stereograms to holograms.

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Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng
Managing Editor Dominic Joyeux
Copy Editor Emily Bick
Editorial Board Professor John Burland CBE FREng FRS
Derek Hanson FREng
Michael Kenward OBE
John Loughhead OBE FREng
Martin Manning FREng
Dr Ian Nussey OBE FREng
Professor William Stewart FREng
Professor Liz Tanner FREng
Professor William Webb FREng
Stephen Vranch FREng


Director, Policy & Public Affairs Beverley Parkin

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