Engineering themes

Ingenia articles are categorised by engineering themes and subject areas.

Showing 123 articles for: Research and Development

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.

Issue 87
The Mayflower sails again

The Mayflower sails again

Neil Cumins

A fully autonomous vessel is sailing from Plymouth to the US, gathering data about plastic pollution, global warming and marine life.

Issue 86
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.

Issue 85
Composites take off

Composites take off

Michael Kenward OBE

Bombardier won the 50th anniversary MacRobert Award for engineering innovation with its innovative composite carbon fibre wings for the Airbus A220.

Issue 80
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.

Issue 72

Professor Neville Jackson FREng - Thinking about the revolutions

Michael Kenward OBE

Professor Neville Jackson FREng joined Ricardo when he completed university. For more than three decades, he has helped the company to stay at the cutting-edge of engineering technologies.

Issue 71

Julia King, Baroness Brown of Cambridge DBE FREng - Forging links between academia and industry

Michael Kenward OBE

For Julia King, Baroness Brown of Cambridge DBE FREng, materials science has been a common theme in a career that has taken in the academic world at all levels, along with time in the higher echelons of corporate engineering.

Issue 70

Turbulent politics put a premium on research impact

Professor Graeme Reid

The political landscape in the UK, and the rest of the world, is changing, and with it, so do policies relating to education and research

Issue 70
Going for gold

Going for gold

Professor Tony Purnell

The engineering that played a role in Team GB’s cycling success at the 2016 Rio Olympics was a team effort, and helped the athletes increase their speed to break a number of world records.

Issue 70
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