Ingenia - Issue 20, August 2004




A final word from the Editor-in-Chief

Dr John Forrest CBE FREng

Dr John Forrest CBE FREng reflects on his time as Ingenia's Editor-in-Chief

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Potential, motivation and results

Albert Humphrey and David Robinson

Albert Humphrey and David Robinson look at ways of getting more from staff in small and medium sized businesses

Letters to the Editor

Energy policy and electricity costs; How do practising engineers learn?; One scenario does not a level playing field make

Articles in this issue

Young engineering news and In brief

Young engineers in the pipeline; plugging for engineering innovation; New technology could transform all trains into high speed rail crack detectors; NZ technology set to create largest ultrasonicsludge digestion plant in world

Trust me, I’m an engineer!

John Turnbull FREng

Should the public trust advocates of new technologies?

Lloyd’s Register Lecture – ‘Crisis Journalism’

Transcript of the Lloyd’s Register Lecture held on 7 April 2004

The Royal Academy of Engineering Soirée at Rolls-Royce Derby

Gary Atkins

The June Soirée, held at Rolls-Royce Derby, showcased two impressive displays of Rolls-Royce’s key technologies and heritage

Oh What a Night! The 2004 Academy Awards

Dr Claire McLoughlin

The annual Academy awards dinner in June awarded prizes to engineers of outstanding innovation and achievement

The 35th MacRobert Award 2004

Jane Sutton

The 35th annual MacRobert Award was presented for innovation in engineering technology and excellence

Lip-reading by phone

Fabian Acker

New breakthroughs in technology enable the hard-of-hearing to lip-read telephone conversations

Going vertical – developing a short take-off, vertical landing system

John Hutchinson

An investigation into Rolls-Royce’s next generation of vertical lift propulsion systems

Tactile display technology

Heidi Castle and Trevor Dobbins

The technology and safety benefits behind using tactile displays as an alternative to traditional visual and audio displays

Biochips at the heart of healthcare

Peter FitzGerald, John Lamont and Ivan McConnell

The analyser set to increase the accuracy of patient diagnosis for the healthcare profession and increase cost-effectiveness

The Mississippi Delta model – compressing a century into 7 days

Fabian Acker

How the physical model of part of the Mississippi Delta helps us to understand its river dynamics

Wasting future resources

Hywel Thomas and Jim Poole

An insight into the difficulties faced in changing the way in which people manage and use waste

How to save the planet – some helpful advice

Sir Eric Ash CBE FREng FRS

A reported presentation on how we have damaged the planet and whether we need to ‘save’ it

Tailoring software engineering education

John McDermid

The value of undergraduates learning the fundamentals of software engineering skills for application in the professional world

Ingenia articles: issues 1–19

A retrospective look at the articles published over the last 5 years

Board members for this issue are:

Editor-in-Chief Dr John Forrest CBE FREng
Managing Editor Kathryn Cairney
Editorial Board Professor John Burland FREng FRS
Basil Butler CBE FREng
Bob Emmerson FREng
Dr Colin Gaskell CBE FREng
Derek Hanson FREng
Professor Michael Kelly FREng FRS
Michael Kenward OBE
Dr Ian Nussey OBE FREng
Professor William Stewart FREng


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