Contents

Ingenia - Issue 29, December 2006

Editorial

Perception and Reality

Dr Scott Steedman FREng

Scott Steedman says that engineers should take more of an active role in building trust in the nuclear debate

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Letters

Responses to ‘Engineering adaptation’, ‘Investigating New Orleans’ and ‘Why do large IT programmes fail?

Professor Jim Hall and Professor Enda O’Connell FREng, Robert Muir Wood MA PhD and Professor Jim Norton

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Opinion

Research with impact

Peter Warry FREng

A report on how the impact of Research Council activities could be improved

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Government Viewpoint

SET for the future

Lord David Sainsbury of Turville

Lord Sainsbury gives his views on the importance of capturing the imagination of young people and encouraging them to become the scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians of the future

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In brief

The Academy’s new grants programme, Ingenious; National Science and Engineering Week 2007; engineering hope for back pain sufferers; the Lloyd’s Register European Engineering Experience

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Profile

Dick Olver FREng

A Man of Learning

Education, education, education. If someone else had not already claimed this as their slogan, it would fit Dick Olver pretty well.
By Michael Kenward OBE

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Articles

Creating an Eco-City

Peter Head OBE FREng

The visionary project that will lead to the world’s first sustainable eco-city

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Sinking a Frigate

Michael Leece OBE

The challenge of using a naval warship to create an artificial reef

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A Conversation with Professor Calestous Juma

Professor Peter Guthrie FREng

Professor Juma discusses ‘Redesigning African Economies’, the title of the Academy’s 2006 Hinton lecture, with Professor Peter Guthrie FREng

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Road Pricing

Professor Frank Kelly FRS

Is road pricing necessary and what are the challenges that must be overcome to make it happen?

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Sealing Solutions

Klaire Evans

Leak-sealing technology inspired by the human body's own healing methods

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Renewable Processing: The Green Alternative

Mike Ashley

An environmentally considerate process for manufacturing ethyl acetate

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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
Dr William Webb FREng
Director, Policy & Public Affairs Dr Richard Wilson

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