Ingenia - Issue 42, March 2010


Modernising national infrastructure – A call for analysis and action

Professor Brian Collins FREng

Modernising national infrastructure – A call for analysis and action

Professor Andy Hopper CBE FREng FRS - Computing and Sustainability

Michael Kenward OBE

One of the pioneers of the UK’s computer industry and a prolific creator of spin-out businesses.

In Brief

Darwin's cocoon; Boost for photonics research; Building engineering physics

Articles in this issue

Constructing Temenos

Tees Valley becomes home to one of the UK’s biggest public works of art, designed by the artist Anish Kapoor and structural engineer Cecil Balmond

Politics of Engineering

Adam Afriyie, Lord Drayson, Dr Evan Harris MP

Representatives from the three main political parties outline their views on the importance of engineering and engineers in the UK.

Traction Drives

Dick Elsy

A new kind of variable engine transmission that boosts fuel efficiency and reduces carbon emissions.

Design Drives - Materials Innovation

Dr Raymond Oliver FREng, Anne Toomey

A new generation of ‘smart’ materials could fundamentally change the way we live our lives.

Adapting infrastructure to a changing climate

Lord John Krebs, Professor Jim Hall

The threat of more frequent and damaging natural disasters means the UK needs to adapt its national infrastructure.

Lessons Learnt

Matthew Harrison, Anna Paczuska

The implications for engineering education following the completion of the London and Welsh Engineering Projects.

INNOVATION WATCH - Flybrid Flywheel

Affordable hybrid cars could soon be on the market thanks to a new kind of mechanical energy storage device.

A Forum for Engineering

Sir John Parker FREng

The public launch of the Academy’s making things better campaign will fund a further transformation of Carlton House Terrace into a Forum for Engineering.

Engaging girls in Engineering

Terry Marsh

Following its 25th anniversary, how the Women into Science and Engineering campaign has helped introduce greater numbers of women into the profession and why the industry still needs more.

The Appliance of Science

Chris Atkinson

The winner of the 2009 Sir Frank Whittle Medal talked about the commercialisation of engineering research, at the Academy’s New Year Lecture.

Engineering the future

Tim Julier

Engineering the future is an alliance of professional engineering organisations with a combined membership of 450,000 engineers.

Board members for this issue are:

Editor-in-Chief Dr Scott Steedman FREng
Managing Editor Dominic Joyeux
Editorial Assistant Chris Atkinson
Editorial Board Professor John Burland CBE FREng FRS
Derek Hanson FREng
Michael Kenward OBE
Martin Manning FREng
Dr Ian Nussey OBE FREng
Professor William Stewart FREng
Professor Liz Tanner FREng
Professor William Webb FREng
Stephen Vranch FREng 
Director, Policy & Public Affairs Beverley Parkin

ARUP, BAE Systems, Lloyd's Register, Rolls-Royce plc

The Royal Academy of Engineering acknowledges the generous support by the following organisations for Ingenia: ARUP, BAE Systems, Lloyd's Register, Rolls-Royce plc


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