Contents

Ingenia - Issue 39, June 2009

Editorial

Turning ideas into reality

Dr Scott Steedman FREng

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Letters

Engineering the future; Response to Biofuels: The Future

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In brief

Expedition to Antarctica; World’s first desalination barges; Newton International Fellowships; Leading Lights; Fellow’s book helps fund engineering education

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Opinion

Opinion: Why engineering matters

Lord Drayson

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Profile

Professor Richard Kitney OBE FREng

Biological Systems Pioneer

How an engineer’s approach to biological systems could lead to new methods of manufacturing.
By Michael Kenward OBE

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Sponsors

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

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, Shell

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Articles

The European Extremely Large Telescope

Professor Colin Cunningham

A new ground-based telescope that will be100 times more sensitive than Hubble

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Macrobert Award 2009

The winner and three finalists of the 2009 MacRobert Award, presented at this year’s Academy Awards Dinner.

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Reed Bed Systems

Professor Joe Biddlestone and David Cooper

How the engineering of reed bed systems is helpingto clean up dirty water

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Lab-on-a-Chip

Professor Jon Cooper FREng

How microelectronics are transforming chemical analysis and leading the search for extra-terrestrial life

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Nuclear Decommissioning 44 in the UK

Laurence Williams FREng

The former Chief Engineer of the UK’s decommissioning authority outlines the challenges facing the UK’snuclear clean-up

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Engine Health Managment

Nick Waters

Rolls-Royce have developed a live satellite-based system to track the performance of thousands of aircraft engines worldwide

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Innovation Watch - Autonomous taxis

A new form of driverless taxi is set to ferry passengers at Heathrow Terminal 5

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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
Dr Dougal Goodman FREng
Derek Hanson FREng
Michael Kenward OBE
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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