Contents

Ingenia - Issue 26, March 2006

Editorial

A Rounded Man

Dr Scott Steedman FREng FICE

Dr Scott Steedman encourages the widest possible access for young engineers to new experimental and theoretical methods, emerging sciences and innovative technologies

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Sponsors

ARUP, BAE Systems, Mott MacDonald, Rolls-Royce plc

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

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Letters

Responses to ‘Autism and engineers: Is there a connection?’

Professor Peter G Fookes FREng

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In brief

‘The Young Woman Engineer of the Year 2005’ award; the Nordic experience of energy; a tribute to Brunel

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Opinion

Designs on creativity

Sir George Cox

Sir George Cox tells of his review for the Government on how British businesses can be made more competitive

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Profile

Dr Sue Ion OBE FREng

The Director of Technology at BNFL tells Michael Kenward OBE of her belief in nuclear energy,and her passion for helping the public to engage with it in the future.

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Articles

Engineering and the Artist's Eye – Literature

Arthur Bourne

The third in a series looking at engineering’s relationship with the arts.

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Philosophy in the making

Dr Natasha McCarthy

What can philosophy learn from engineering, and what can engineering gain in return?

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Stirring Metals

Professor Helen Atkinson

The thixotropic manipulation of metallic alloys.

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The Grand Challenge

Alex Stewart

An Engineering Leadership Award holder reports on his time spent developing autonomous vehicles in California.

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Protecting Phone Systems

Dr William Webb FREng

How communications networks have fared during recent disasters and how they could be made more effective.

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Genesis of a Queen – The President's New Year Reception

Isla McMillan

Stephen Payne, Chief Designer of the Queen Mary 2, was the speaker at this year’s New Year Reception.

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True Liner – The Creation of the Queen Mary 2

Stephen Payne OBE

The logistics of designing and project managing the giant ocean liner.

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Underwater Breakthrough

Vivienne Macey

Using electro-magnetic imaging to search for oil reserves beneath the sea floor.

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Editorial Board

Board members for this issue are:

Editor-in-Chief Dr Scott Steedman FREng
Managing Editor Dominic Joyeux
Editorial Assistant Isla McMillan
Editorial Board Professor John Burland CBE FREng FRS
Basil Butler CBE FREng
Bob Emmerson FREng
Dr Dougal Goodman FREng
Derek Hanson FREng
Michael Kenward OBE
Dr Ian Nussey OBE FREng
Professor William Stewart FREng
Director, Policy & Public Affairs Tom McLaughlan

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