Ingenia - Issue 85, December 2020


How can the UK solve its carbon problem?

Professor Dieter Helm CBE

The climate crisis is one of the most pressing challenges that the world faces. Dieter Helm CBE, Professor of Economic Policy at the University of Oxford, sets out how Britain can lead the way on climate change action.

Dr Andrew Harter CBE DL FREng - A passion for networks

Michael Kenward OBE

Dr Andrew Harter CBE DL FREng’s RealVNC technology has enabled remote access to a computer anywhere in the world.

Articles in this issue

How I got here - Carebox

Two engineers share their work on CareBox, a series of design guidelines to provide additional intensive care and ward beds for COVID-19 patients.

Charging into the future

Charging into the future

Michael Kenward OBE

The Jaguar I-PACE is the company’s first all-electric vehicle, and was recognised as a MacRobert Award finalist in 2020.

Cleaning wastewater with algae

Cleaning wastewater with algae

Geoff Watts

When a toilet is flushed, bath emptied or washing machine finishes, that wastewater needs to be treated and discharged safely into the environment. Algae provide a cheaper and lower-carbon method of purification.

Delivering fast-track COVID-19 vaccines

Delivering fast-track COVID-19 vaccines

Rachel Jones

Manufacturing and supply chains are preparing to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine after an accelerated development process.

How to keep a social distance

Hugh Ferguson

As the world begins to return to work after the pandemic, Arup has adapted existing technology to help offices maintain safe social distancing.

Intelligent weed control

Dr Paul Miller FREng

Automated hoeing is taking the manual labour and pesticides out of weed removal with onboard vision-guidance systems.

Raising the bar

Raising the bar

Neil Cumins

Engineers at Cadbury ensure that every bar of chocolate has the taste, texture and appearance that we expect.

Innovation watch - Traffic lights for the tide

An Internet of Things device lights up to show visitors whether the Holy Island causeway is safe to cross.

How does that work - electric hairdryers

The everyday object uses various engineering elements to heat and blow air safely.

Editorial Board

  Editor-in-Chief Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng
  Managing Editor Gemma Hummerston
  Publications Officer Portia Sale
  Editorial Board

Ginny Clarke CBE FREng
Professor David Delpy FREng FMedSci FRS
Michael Kenward OBE
John Loughhead CB OBE FREng
Dr Paul Miller FREng
Dr Ian Nussey OBE FREng
Dr Anna Ploszajski 
Professor Simon Pollard FREng
Professor William Stewart FREng
Professor Liz Tanner OBE FREng FRSE
Faith Wainwright MBE FREng

  Director, Communications and Partnerships Jo Trigg


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