Ingenia - Issue 75, June 2018


Culture change in building safety

Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng

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Should we trust connected devices?

Paul Taylor FREng

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In brief


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Foundations for a construction revolution

Michael Kenward OBE

Structural engineer Dr Sarah Williamson FREng leads one of the UK’s largest construction sites. As Construction Technical Director of the civil engineering work at Hinkley Point C, she is introducing a new way of working in construction.

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Q & A - Olivia Sweeney

As a chemical engineer at cosmetics company Lush, Olivia Sweeney is discovering new, more sustainable sources of fragrance ingredients.

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3D printing with a bite

Hugh Ferguson

Dental labs are increasingly adopting additive manufacturing to create dental implants. The technique can reproduce the complex three-dimensional geometries needed for such implants.

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Detecting landmines for a safer world

Professor Anthony Peyton and David Daniels CBE

Accuracy, affordability and ease of use are key factors in the technologies needed in humanitarian demining. Developments in technology are meeting these requirements to ensure that the process is as efficient as possible.

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Processing the plastic problem

Geoff Watts and Adrian Haworth

Chemical engineering is enabling waste plastics to be recycled and converted to oil and wax products that can be further refined and used in several applications, including fuel and high-grade plastics.

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Graphene's material promise

Abigail Beall

First discovered in 2004, graphene’s unique properties mean it has the potential to be used in a variety of ways,from electronics to energy storage. However, it is yet to have a significant commercial breakthrough.

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MacRobert Award 2018

Supported by the Worshipful Company of Engineers

The 2018 finalists are Owlstone Medical, Oxford Space Systems, and Williams Advanced Engineering and Aerofoil Energy.

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INNOVATION WATCH - A tough lock to break

An innovative material made of metal and polymer composites forms an integral part of a bike lock that is lightweight but extremely difficult to cut through.

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HOW DOES THAT WORK? Birds flying in a V formation

The reasons for birds flying in a V formation follow from the applications of aeronautics, fluid dynamics and energy minimisation.

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Editorial Board

Board members for this issue are:

  Editor-in-Chief Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng
  Managing Editor Gemma Hummerston
  Publications Officer Portia Sale
  Editorial Board Professor John Burland CBE FREng FRS
Michael Kenward OBE
Professor David Delpy FREng FMedSci FRS
John Loughhead CB 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
  Associate Director, Communications and Partnerships Jo Trigg


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


BAE Systems

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