Ingenia - Issue 81, December 2019


This is Spectacular

Scott Steedman CBE FREng

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In brief

In brief

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New tech creates 999 opportunities

Dr Nigel P Brown

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A spectrum of generations games

Michael Kenward OBE

Stephen Temple FREng has worked as an engineer within government to help shape modern communications.

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HOW I GOT HERE - Mamta Singhal

Mamta Singhal’s engineering career has included improving wrapping for chocolate bars and ensuring games are safe. She currently works on Coca Cola’s supply chain.

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Cladding Crossrail's tunnels

Tamar Collins

Fitting cladding to Crossrail’s new tunnels required a new engineering approach due to uneven concrete linings.

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Finding life on Mars

Tereza Pultarova

The European ExoMars rover is setting off to look for life on Mars next year. Nine innovative technologies on board the rover will enable new discoveries on the planet.

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Completing the Sagrada Família

Hugh Ferguson

Almost 140 years after it was first begun, Gaudí’s La Sagrada Família is almost complete. Modern construction techniques will complete the building in time for the centenary of Gaudí’s death in 2026.

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Lasers to change the world

Michael Kenward OBE

Lasers have uses ranging from physics research to atomic clocks, but the engineering behind the lasers has its own challenges.

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Keeping transplant livers alive

Geoff Watts

The OrganOx metra can keep a human donor liver functioning for up to 24 hours outside the body, creating extra time for transplantation.

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INNOVATION WATCH - An immune system for computers

Darktrace’s software detects and defends against cyber threats from within computer networks.

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HOW DOES THAT WORK - Global positioning system

GPS applications range from aviation safety to enabling personal navigation systems.

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Editorial Board

  Editor-in-Chief Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng
  Managing Editor
(maternity leave)
Gemma Hummerston
  Interim Publications Manager Portia Sale
  Editorial Consultant Dominic Joyeux
  Editorial Board Professor Andrew Bell FREng
Professor John Burland CBE FREng FRS
Ginny Clarke CBE FREng
Professor David Delpy FREng FMedSci FRS
Michael Kenward OBE
John Loughhead CB OBE FREng
Dr Paul Miller 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


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