Engineering themes

Ingenia articles are categorised by engineering themes and subject areas.

Showing 111 articles for: Electrical and Electronic

At the frontier of space exploration

At the frontier of space exploration

Tereza Pultarova

NASA’s Perseverance rover is exploring Mars with the help of British-made CCD technology.

Issue 88
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.

Issue 85

Replacing the batteries

Professor David Greenwood

As more and more electric vehicles are purchased every year and the UK government works towards net zero, researchers are developing battery technology to ensure that it stays efficient.

Issue 83
Hollowing out a future in fibre optics

Hollowing out a future in fibre optics

Dr Matthew Partridge

A new generation of fibre optic cables with a hollow core are being developed, which will be able to transmit data over longer distances faster and more efficiently.

Issue 79
The right climate for efficient semiconductors

The right climate for efficient semiconductors

Richard Stevenson

Electrical circuits waste energy when changing voltage and switching between currents, but a new generation of semiconductor materials is helping to reduce these losses and cut the carbon footprint of many devices.

Issue 78

Suranga Chandratillake FREng - Natural born code writer

Michael Kenward OBE

Suranga Chandratillake FREng was instrumental in the setting up of Blinkx, a successful software startup. He is now sharing his expertise with the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Issue 72
Chips that changed the classroom

Chips that changed the classroom

Michael Kenward OBE, Dr Eben Upton CBE and Dr Andrew Herbert OBE FREng

The Raspberry Pi has won the MacRobert Award 2017 for its innovative pocket-sized computer, which has changed how people are learning about coding.

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The technology behind 'The Tempest'

The technology behind 'The Tempest'

Richard Gray, Sarah Ellis, Ben Lumsden and Tawny Schlieski

Motion-capture technology that is usually used on film sets is being employed live on stage to bring elements of Shakespeare’s play to life.

Issue 71
Solving a historical mystery

Solving a historical mystery

Sarah Griffiths and Professor Sarah Hainsworth FREng

The discovery of Richard III’s remains underneath a Leicester car park made headlines around the world. Forensic engineering science helped researchers find out how he died.

Issue 71

MacRobert award 2017

Supported by the worshipful company of Engineers

The 2017 finalists are Darktrace, the Raspberry Pi Foundation and Vision RT.

Issue 71

How I got here - Dr Sabesan Sithamparanathan

Dr Sabesan Sithamparanathan is Co-founder and CEO of PervasID. His company provides radio-frequency identification (RFID) readers for low-cost, long-distance sensing of passive RFID tags, for use in tracking in retail, security and healthcare.

Issue 71
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