Contents

Ingenia - Issue 72, September 2017

Editorial

Parity of esteem in career pathways

Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng

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In brief

Engineering Award Winners

In June, the Royal Academy of Engineering hosted its annual Awards Dinner, which celebrated and recognised a number of engineers who have made a remarkable contribution over the course of their careers.

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Opinion

What role for biofuels in low-carbon UK transport?

Professor Adisa Azapagic FREng

Biofuels have a role to play in meeting the UK’s commitments to reducing climate change.

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Profile

Natural born code writer

Michael Kenward OBE

Suranga Chandratillake FREng was instrumental in the setting up of Blinkx, a successful software startup. He is now sharing his expertise with the next generation of entrepreneurs.

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Articles

HOW I GOT HERE
Q & A - Lucy Harden

Lucy Harden is a mechanical engineer on BAE Systems’ Digital Light Engine Head-Up Display development programme.

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The automation of dairy farms

Geoff Watts and John Baines

Robotiic milking is not a new innovation but the systems are increasingly being adopted by UK dairy farms and are now being engineered to do more than just milk cows.

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Music for the masses

Richard Gray, Mirek Stiles and Jon Eades

Abbey Road Studios is using its engineering expertise to allow musicians recreate its classic sound wherever they want to record.

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Chips that changed the classroom

Michael Kenward OBE, Dr Eben Upton CBE and Dr Andrew Herbert OBE FREng

The Raspberry Pi has won the MacRobert Award 2017 for its innovative pocket-sized computer, which has changed how people are learning about coding.

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From junk to spectacle

Abigail Beall, Bertie Cole and Pip Rush

The Arcadia Spider is built almost completely from scrap. Innovative engineering allows this immersive stage to move in time with music, produce flames and lasers, and play host to a number of acrobatic performers.

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Racing human-powered submarines

Sir Robert Hill KBE FREng and Iain Anderson

This university competition requires student teams to design, engineer and race their own submarines, which are propelled and powered entirely by humans.

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Silver medallists

Supported by the worshipful company of Engineers

The Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal was established in 1994 to recognise an outstanding personal contribution to British engineering that has resulted in successful market exploitation.

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INNOVATION WATCH - Saving sight in developing countries

The Arclight is helping to diagnose thousands of preventable eye conditions in developing countries.

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HOW DOES THAT WORK? - Blockchain

Blockchain technology records secure online transactions through a shared and continually reconciled database.

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Editorial Board

The members of the Ingenia editorial board

Editor-in-Chief Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng
Managing Editor Gemma Hummerston
Editorial Assistant Portia Sale
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


Sponsors

Rolls-Royce plc, New Scientist Live, BAE Systems, Arup The Royal Academy of Engineering acknowledges the generous support by the following organisations for Ingenia: Rolls-Royce plc, New Scientist Live, BAE Systems, Arup.

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

Rolls-Royce plc

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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 of 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’s 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.
[www.rolls-royce.com]

BAE Systems

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BAE Systems is a global defence, aerospace and security company with approximately 82,500 employees worldwide and operations in countries including the US, UK, Saudi Arabia, and Australia. 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 2015, BAE Systems reported sales of £17.9 billion.
[www.baesystems.com]

New Scientist Live

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Between 28 September and 1 October, the second New Scientist Live will take place at ExCel London. A celebration of science, technology and engineering, the event will have interactive demonstrations, exhibitions and speakers across five zones: engineering, cosmos, earth, humans and technology.
[live.newscientist.com]

Arup

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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 in 1946, Arup has over 12,800 employees based in 89 offices, working across 146 countries on 14,000 projects in any given year. 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.
[www.arup.com]

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