Ingenia - Issue 73, December 2017



Professor Timothy Leighton FREng FRS - A talent for bursting bubbles

Michael Kenward OBE

Professor Timothy Leighton FREng FRS's research has taken in a variety of areas, from underwater acoustics and ultrasonics to antimicrobial and antibiotic resistance.

Articles in this issue

How I got here - Anna Ploszajski

Materials engineer Anna Ploszajski has a sideline in stand-up comedy, which she uses to communicate the excitement of engineering to the public

Ready to break records

Ready to break records

Richard Gray and Mark Chapman

The Bloodhound Supersonic Car has overcome several engineering challenges in its development. The vehicle is aiming to break the world land speed record in South Africa.

Copenhagen's 'kissing' bridge

Copenhagen's 'kissing' bridge

Ian Firth FREng and Amar Bahra

An innovative sliding bridge in the Danish capital has transformed commuting for hundreds of pedestrians and cyclists, as well as becoming a tourist attraction.

Image revolutionaries

Image revolutionaries

Geoff Watts

The 2017 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering was awarded to the four engineers whose individual contributions led to the creation of digital image sensors.

Accurate targeting of tumours

Accurate targeting of tumours

Tereza Pultarova and Norman Smith

The AlignRT surface-guided radiotherapy treatment system tracks a patient's position before and during radiotherapy to maximise comfort and accuracy.

The sky's the limit

Hugh Ferguson and Kamran Moazami

432 Park Avenue in New York is one of the world's tallest and most slender buildings, so innovative engineering was essential to its design.

INNOVATION WATCH - The world's smallest gravimeter

Researchers from the University of Glasgow have created a small and affordable gravimeter - a device used to detect even the smallest changes in gravity.


The technology used in drones is becoming more advanced as their use becomes more widespread.

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng
Managing Editor Gemma Hummerston
Editorial Assistant Portia Sale
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 OBE FREng FRSE
Faith Wainwright MBE FREng
Professor William Webb FREng
Associate Director, Communications and Partnerships Jo Trigg

Rolls-Royce plc, BAE Systems, Arup

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


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