Engineering themes

Ethics/Risk/Security

A total of 55 items listed.

‘Thinking thief’ - Designing out misuse, abuse and ‘criminal’ aesthetics

Dr Lorraine Gamman and Ben Hughes

A change in approach to design could help reduce crime - designers need to think like thieves

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The threat to infrastructure

Peter Varnish FREng

The threats and challenges presented to engineers have changed dramatically since the events of 11 September 2001

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Engineering ethics – Principles and cases

John Uff CBE QC FREng

What are the ethical principles with which engineers must be concerned and what are the relationships between legal and ethical duties?

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Revealing the secrets of fluidised beds: Exploiting links between academia and industry

David Newton

How a unique X-ray imaging technique to analyse flows in multiphase systems has developed from close cooperation between academics and industrialists

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The World Summit on Sustainable Development: A view from an engineer

Adrian Campbell

The summit was held in South Africa between 26 August and 4 September 2002. What were its implications for engineers?

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Risk, adventure and the tyranny of peer review

John O’Reilly FREng

The peer review process for research proposals should not be unduly conservative or risk-averse in its approach, but should include an appropriate proportion of ‘high-risk, high-return’ activities

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Global Research Awards

Global Research Awards provide an opportunity for engineers currently engaged in research and development to undertake projects in centres of excellence overseas

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Engineering ethics – Some current issues

John Uff CBE QC FREng

What are the issues involved when engineers seek to give warnings of preventable disasters and what actions can Institutions take to support engineers?

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The pursuit of trustworthy information systems in the new millennium

Caspar Bowden, Jon Crowcroft and Roger Needham

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The Homeland Security Initiative

John Forrest FREng

After the attacks on 11 September, the USA has established a Homeland Security Initiative. Carnegie Mellon University recently held a two-day workshop related to this initiative

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Ethics in engineering

Dr Brian Tomkins FREng, Chief Technologist, AEA Technology plc Ian Howard, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield

Implications for the professional behaviour of engineering arising from the increasingly risk-averse demands of society

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A challenge of the highest order

John Forrest FREng

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