Ingenia - Issue 60, September 2014
Steering into unknown territory
Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng
ARUP, BAE Systems, Lloyd's Register, Rolls-Royce plc
The Royal Academy of Engineering acknowledges the generous support by the following organisations for Ingenia: ARUP, BAE Systems, Lloyd's Register, Rolls-Royce plc
Responses to: Education Editorial, Building for floods
Professor Neil A Downie, Professor Kel Fidler FREng, Sir Kevin Leeson and Robert Barker
Testing the lunar surface; Engineering habits of mind; Breaking the ice; A quiet revolution; Newton fellowships
Professor William Webb FREng
A strategic thinker
William Webb FREng kick-started his career by changing
the way wireless communications carry data.
By Michael Kenward OBE
The Competition Dilemma
The Falkirk Kelpies
Felicity Starr, lead structural engineer for Atkins on The Kelpies project, worked with Andy Scott, the sculptor, on creating the 30m tall horses. She explains how the vision was turned into reality.
Accessing the UK's subsea assets
Allen Leatt FREng
Allen Leatt FREng, Senior Vice President Engineering at Subsea 7, explains how new production technologies and underwater installation and maintenance techniques are reversing the decline in production.
Bringing cleaner seas to Sussex
Richard Hodgson and Graham Sugrue
Richard Hodgson, Programme Manager, Southern Water, and Graham Sugrue, Project Director, 4Delivery, talked to Ingenia describing both the challenges of the build as well as detailing how a modern sewage treatment plant works.
INNOVATION WATCH - Adaptive spectacles
The inventor of the world’s first universal self-adjustable eyeglasses had the latest version of these spectacles shortlisted for the Design Museum’s 2013 Design of the Year Awards.
HOW DOES THAT WORK? - RFID
Radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology has been around since the 1970s. The first RFID tags were used to track large items, such as livestock and airline luggage.
Raman scanner wins MacRobert award
Cobalt Light Systems, the company that developed this breakthrough, has applied the technique to airport scanners that search for banned substances in liquids.
Five engineers: four silver medals
Two of the UK’s sharpest young manufacturing entrepreneurs have been awarded Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medals for their achievements.
Board members for this issue are:
The members of the Ingenia editorial board
|Editor-in-Chief||Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng|
|Managing Editor||Dominic Joyeux|
|Copy Editor||Emily Bick|
|Editorial Board||Professor John Burland CBE FREng FRS
Professor David Delpy FREng FRS
Derek Hanson FREng
Michael Kenward OBE
John Loughhead OBE FREng
Martin Manning FREng
Dr Ian Nussey OBE FREng
Professor William Stewart FREng
Professor Liz Tanner FREng
Professor William Webb FREng
|Director of Policy and External Affairs||Beverley Parkin|