Ingenia - Issue 66, March 2016

 

Professor Xiangqian (Jane) Jiang FREng - Integrating metrology in business and academe

Michael Kenward OBE

Professor Jane Jiang’s interest in measuring began when she worked on a bus production line in China

OPINION - Steel can arise from the ashes of coal

Professor Sridhar Seetharaman

Professor Sridhar Seetharaman argues that smaller, flexible steel mills implementing new technology would better cope with fluctuating global trends.

Articles in this issue

A lot more than lubrication

A lot more than lubrication

Professor Ian Hutchings FREng

Professor Ian Hutchings FREng, GKN Professor of Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Cambridge, highlights the progress and some failures of the important discipline of tribology.

Digital Forensics

Digital Forensics

Professor Mark Williams

Laser scanning and digital prototyping can help the forensic investigation of crime scenes. Professor Mark Williams explains how his team’s technologies and expertise have helped solve serious crimes and aid the presentation of evidence to juries.

Securing water supplies with sand dams

Securing water supplies with sand dams

Simon Maddrell

Jenny Bardwell talked to Simon Maddrell, Executive Director of the charity Excellent Development, about the principles and success of sand dams.

What makes an exciting roller coaster?

What makes an exciting roller coaster?

Sarah Griffiths

Sarah Griffiths talked to engineers, designers and enthusiasts about the elements that all roller coasters share and what makes some rides scarier than others.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation

Transcranial magnetic stimulation

Mike Polson

The writer and broadcaster Geoff Watts talked to Mike Polson, Engineering Director of Magstim Company Ltd, about the history and potential of transcranial magnetic stimulation.

INNOVATION WATCH - Organ transplant breakthrough

After nearly 20 years of research and a wide tranche of clinical trials, a medical innovation originating in Oxford is saving lives and winning awards.

HOW DOES THAT WORK? - Noise-cancelling headphones

Active Noise-Cancelling (ANC) headphones are used mainly by train and plane passengers wanting to listen to radio, music or film without hearing background low-frequency engine and travel noises.

Board members for this issue are:

Editor-in-Chief Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng
Managing Editor Dominic Joyeux
Editorial Board Professor John Burland CBE FREng FRS
Derek Hanson FREng
Michael Kenward OBE
Professor David Delpy FREng FMedSci FRS
John Loughhead OBE FREng
Dr Ian Nussey OBE FREng
Professor William Stewart FREng
Professor Liz Tanner FREng
Professor William Webb FREng
Director of Policy and  External 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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