Contents

Ingenia - Issue 63, June 2015

Editorial

Making the case for engineering

Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng

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In brief

Africa Prize finalists, Inventive Britain, Ingenious Awards, Women in Engineering Day, Made Here Now, Enterprise Fellowships awarded, and Ingenia Live!

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Letters

Responses to: SMR editorial, Energy from waste, Security of driverless cars

Professor Ian Fells CBE FREng FRSE, Eur Ing Richard Groome CEng FIChemE FRSPH, Hugh Boyes CEng FIET

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Opinion

Health risks from nuclear accidents - fact or fiction?

Professor Gerry Thomas

Professor Gerry Thomas, Professor of Molecular Pathology at Imperial College London, thinks that the perceived health risks of exposure to radiation from nuclear power plants accidents are vastly overestimated.

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Profile

Dr Ralf Speth FREng

R&D investment makes good business sense

In five years as CEO, Dr Ralf Speth FREng has increased investment and R&D at Jaguar Land Rover, overhauled the company’s production facilities, and incorporated energy-saving technologies and new materials

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Articles

Engineering polymath wins major award

Geoff Watts

The 2015 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering has been awarded to the ground-breaking chemical engineer Dr Robert Langer FREng for his revolutionary advances and leadership in engineering at the interface between chemistry and medicine

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Diamond technology: beyond hardness

Professor Mark Newton

The UK is home to synthetic diamond research and production activities that take advantage of the material’s several extreme properties, in addition to its hardness

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MacRobert Award 2015

This year’s 2015 finalists are Artemis Intelligent Power Ltd, Endomag and Victrex

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London's deepest tunnel and shafts

Richard Sutherden

The Lee Tunnel – the UK water industry’s largest project since its privatisation in 1989 – is the deepest tunnel ever built in London

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INNOVATION WATCH - Cable fault locator

The winner of the Institute of Engineering and Technology’s 2014 Innovation Award was a handheld portable device for detecting faults in low voltage electrical cables

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HOW DOES THAT WORK? - Tunnel boring navigation

Tunnel boring navigation

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Editorial Board

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
Assistant Editor Emily Bick
Editorial Board Professor John Burland CBE FREng FRS
Derek Hanson FREng
Michael Kenward OBE
Professor David Delpy FREng FMedSci FRS
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

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