Contents

Ingenia - Issue 38, March 2009

Editorial

Inspiring a new generation

Dr Scott Steedman FREng

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Letters

Responses to 'Capital Engineers'; 'A conversation with Dr Mo Ibrahaim'

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In brief

Max Fordham wins Prince Philip Designers' Prize; Engineering diversity initiative; Doctor training grants; Engineering Explained tour

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Opinion

Severn Lessons - UK energy strategy required

Yaver A. Abidi

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Profile

Professor David Payne CBE FREng FRS

A golden touch

The work of Professor David Payne on optical fibre amplifiers helped make a telecommunications revolution possible.
By Michael Kenward OBE

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Sponsors

ARUP, BAE Systems, Lloyd's Register, Mott MacDonald, Rolls-Royce plc

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

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Articles

Biofuels: the future?

Dr John Constable

The current state-of-play for biofuel use around the world and where the industry could take the technology in the future.

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Walking on Waves

Paul Scott

How mathematical wave formulas resulted in the design and construction of Singapore's tallest and most spectacular footbridge.

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Transition to the Ecological Age
Academy New Year Reception 2009

Chris Atkinson

The winner of this year's Sir Frank Whittle Medal for oustanding contribution to engineering gave a lecture at the Academy's New Year Reception.

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Colossus demolished

Malcolm Smith

How one of Europe's biggest cranes at Devonport Dockyard in Plymouth was taken down.

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How is the internet really wired?

John Souter

The first in a series on the engineering behind the internet: how web traffic is enabled by its physical infrastructure.

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Compact diesel filters

Dr Martyn Twigg

MacRobert Award finalists Johnson Matthey have developed a compact filter that removes harmful particulates from vehicle engine emissions.

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Innovation Watch -
Water bottle is a life-saver

A water bottle that can filter out microscopic viruses and chemicals to provide survivors in disaster areas with clean water.

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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 Chris Atkinson
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
Martin Manning FREng
Dr Ian Nussey OBE FREng
Professor William Stewart FREng
Professor William Webb FREng
Stephen Vranch FREng
Director, Policy & Public Affairs Beverley Parkin

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