Ingenia - Issue 69, December 2016
A Cinderella material
Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng
Study Shows Link Between Engineering and Economic Development
A new global study carried out by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) has found that there is a strong positive correlation between engineering strength and a country’s economic development.
Certainty and Coopearation are Key
In his September editorial, Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng highlighted the need for solutions to the numerous key issues in defining the UK’s new relationship with the EU.
Data as critical national infrastructure
Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt FREng
Why data is a vital infrastructure that needs to be invested in, maintained and supported?
Taking engineering to industry
Michael Kenward OBE
As CEO of Rolls-Royce, Warren East CBE FREng is forging links with academia with a keenness to turn engineering research into profitable products
Engineering personality into robots
Advances in technology are being used to give robots character and making the futuristic machines seen in sci-fi films real
Built on principles: White Collar Factory
Good simple engineering is changing the design of the modern urban office, replacing open-plan rooms, neatly plastered walls and ceilings, and highly tuned air-conditioning systems with high ceilings, bare concrete finishes and natural ventilation
How to create the perfect wave
Waves of various shapes and sizes are being created by engineers for swimming, surfing, testing and research
Manufacturing power stations
Harry Edwards, Adam Locke and Andrew Jackson
Small modular reactors that have components manufactured in factories and constructed onsite could offer a quicker and cheaper alternative to generating nuclear power
Research with impact
Professor Philip Nelson FREng
Research and development in universities are having real impact on the engineering industry
INNOVATION WATCH - An appetite for oil
Gobbler boat, an innovative oil-spill retrieval vessel, is providing a cost-effective and efficient solution to dealing with the scenarios that arise from oil spills
HOW DOES THAT WORK? - Lithium-ion batteries
Li-ion batteries have revolutionised modern life, through their application in consumer electronics and by powering applications as diverse as medical implants, grid-scale storage and satellites
The members of the Ingenia editorial board
|Editor-in-Chief||Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng|
|Managing Editor||Gemma Hummerston|
|Editorial Board|| Professor John Burland CBE FREng FRS
Derek Hanson FREng
Michael Kenward OBE
Professor David Delpy FREng FMedSci FRS
John Loughhead OBE FREng
Dr Ian Nussey OBE FREng
Professor William Stewart FREng
Professor Liz Tanner OBE FREng FRSE
Faith Wainwright MBE FREng
Professor William Webb FREng
|Director of Policy and External Affairs||Beverley Parkin|
The Royal Academy of Engineering acknowledges the generous support by the following organisations for Ingenia: Rolls-Royce plc, BAE Systems, ARUP
The Royal Academy of Engineering acknowledges the generous support by the following organisations for Ingenia:
- Rolls-Royce plc
Rolls-Royce’s vision is to create better power for a changing world via two main business divisions, Aerospace and Land & Sea. These business divisions address markets with two strong technology platforms, gas turbines and reciprocating engines. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 120 countries, comprising more than 380 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers including 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.
Annual underlying revenue was £14.6 billion in 2014 and the firm and announced order book stood at £73.7 billion at the end of 2014. In 2014, Rolls-Royce invested £1.2 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 31 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research. Rolls-Royce employs over 54,000 people in more than 50 countries. Over 15,500 of these are engineers.
- BAE Systems
BAE Systems is a global defence, aerospace and security company with approximately 84,600 employees worldwide and operations in the US, UK, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Australia and India. The Company delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. In 2013 BAE Systems reported sales of £18.2 billion.
ARUP is a global firm of designers, engineers and business consultants providing a diverse range of professional services to our clients around the world. Sustainability underpins our work and the firm is the creative force behind many of the world’s most innovative and sustainable buildings, transport and civil engineering projects. Established 60 years ago, ARUP has nearly 9,000 employees, based in 86 offices in 37 countries, working on up to 10,000 projects at any one time. ARUP is a wholly-independent firm owned in trust on behalf of our staff. With no external shareholders, this independence enables us to shape our own direction with no outside pressure or influence.