Ingenia - Issue 87, June 2021

 

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Nuclear designs on a low-carbon future

Paul Stein FREng and Sophie Macfarlane-Smith

Find out how small modular reactors will contribute to achieving net zero.

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Stories include the MacRobert Award finalists, the first woman to win the Prince Philip Medal, a tunnelling project under London, the world's first 3D-printed concrete house, and engineering engagement activities.

Rethinking the future through design

Dr Mark Fletcher FREng discusses the interdependencies between natural systems, engineered systems, and public health and wellbeing.

Sound moorings for a renewable career

Maritime engineer Dr RV Ahilan FREng discusses how his interest in fluid mechanics led him into offshore work and renewable energy.

Articles in this issue

How I got here - Josh Oldham

How I got here - Josh Oldham

Manufacturing degree apprentice Josh talks about his interest in engineering, working at Aston Martin and studying applied engineering at WMG, University of Warwick.

Creating a virtual replica

Creating a virtual replica

Stuart Nathan

Engineers use digital twins, virtual replicas of a physical object or system, to monitor bridges’ performance and grow underground crops.

Leaves on  the line

Leaves on the line

Geoff Watts

We explore some of the solutions to the problem of wet leaves on railway lines, which have been causing train delays for years.

Promoting engineering

Promoting engineering

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh took a personal interest in UK engineering. He wrote for Ingenia in 2009 about the promotion of engineering and the importance of encouraging and developing future engineers.

How to make a mobile technology revolution

How to make a mobile technology revolution

Professor Stephen Temple CBE FREng

Each new generation of mobile technology, such as 3G, 4G or 5G, requires global collaboration to succeed.

Tunnelling below trains

Tunnelling below trains

Hugh Ferguson

Engineers used an innovative construction technique to install a curved concrete tunnel underneath the operating East Coast Main Line railway line.

Edible packaging

Edible packaging

Half of plastic packaging is used once and thrown away. Startup Notpla has developed sustainably sourced seaweed packaging to hold liquids

Get involved in engineering

Get involved in engineering

Information about upcoming events, exhibitions, books, podcasts, and much more to help you learn about engineering.

How does that work? Lateral flow tests

How does that work? Lateral flow tests

Millions of people take lateral flow tests each week to detect COVID-19 - how do they work?

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