Ingenia - Issue 27, June 2006




A Question of Scale

Dr Scott Steedman FREng FICE

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Education for Engineering Leadership

Professor Julia King CBE FREng

Professor Julia King presents new research that reveals that a third of engineering firms believe that graduate shortages and skills deficiencies are costing them money

John Armitt CBE FREng

John Armitt tells Michael Kenward OBE of his love for the great outdoors and how it complements his life as Chief Executive of Network Rail plc.

Articles in this issue

Reading the Unreadable

Dr Melissa Terras

Using image-interpreting solutions to decipher ancient texts.

Biocomponents - Bringing Life to Engineering

Peter Moar and Professor Peter Guthrie OBE

Examining the use of living organisms as components within engineering solutions

Universal Dinghies

Sally Wilkes

Paralympic dinghies that allow sailors of all abilities to compete

Research Powerhouse

Jim Kay

The engineering behind the new Diamond Synchrotron science facility in Oxfordshire

MacRobert Award 2006

The technologies developed by the MacRobert Award 2006 winner and three other finalists

Single Chip Success

Eric Janson

The MacRobert Award winner of 2005 reveals how CSR met the engineering challenges posed by Bluetooth technology

Carbon Capture and Storage

Professor Ian Fells CBE FREng and Sir John Horlock FREng FRS

The challenges of capturing carbon dioxide and storing it for the future

Board members for this issue are:

Editor-in-Chief Dr Scott Steedman FREng
Managing Editor Dominic Joyeux
Editorial Assistant Isla McMillan
Editorial Board Professor John Burland CBE FREng FRS
Basil Butler CBE FREng
Bob Emmerson FREng
Dr Dougal Goodman FREng
Derek Hanson FREng
Michael Kenward OBE
Dr Ian Nussey OBE FREng
Professor William Stewart FREng 
Director, Policy & Public Affairs Tom McLaughlan

ARUP, BAE Systems, Mott MacDonald, Rolls-Royce plc

The Royal Academy of Engineering acknowledges the generous support by the following organisations for Ingenia: ARUP, BAE Systems, Mott MacDonald, Rolls-Royce plc


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