Contents

Ingenia - Issue 69, December 2016

Editorial

A Cinderella material

Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng

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Opinion

Data as critical national infrastructure

Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt FREng

Why data is a vital infrastructure that needs to be invested in, maintained and supported?

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Profile

Taking engineering to industry

Michael Kenward OBE

As CEO of Rolls-Royce, Warren East CBE FREng is forging links with academia with a keenness to turn engineering research into profitable products

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Articles

Engineering personality into robots

Richard Gray

Advances in technology are being used to give robots character and making the futuristic machines seen in sci-fi films real

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Built on principles: White Collar Factory

Hugh Ferguson

Good simple engineering is changing the design of the modern urban office, replacing open-plan rooms, neatly plastered walls and ceilings, and highly tuned air-conditioning systems with high ceilings, bare concrete finishes and natural ventilation

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How to create the perfect wave

Sarah Griffiths

Waves of various shapes and sizes are being created by engineers for swimming, surfing, testing and research

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Manufacturing power stations

Harry Edwards, Adam Locke and Andrew Jackson

Small modular reactors that have components manufactured in factories and constructed onsite could offer a quicker and cheaper alternative to generating nuclear power

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Research with impact

Professor Philip Nelson FREng

Research and development in universities are having real impact on the engineering industry

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INNOVATION WATCH - An appetite for oil

Gobbler boat, an innovative oil-spill retrieval vessel, is providing a cost-effective and efficient solution to dealing with the scenarios that arise from oil spills

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HOW DOES THAT WORK? - Lithium-ion batteries

Li-ion batteries have revolutionised modern life, through their application in consumer electronics and by powering applications as diverse as medical implants, grid-scale storage and satellites

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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 Gemma Hummerston
Editorial Board Professor John Burland CBE FREng FRS
Derek Hanson FREng
Michael Kenward OBE
Professor David Delpy FREng FMedSci FRS
John Loughhead OBE FREng
Dr Ian Nussey OBE FREng
Professor William Stewart FREng
Professor Liz Tanner OBE FREng FRSE
Faith Wainwright MBE FREng
Professor William Webb FREng
Director of Policy and External Affairs Beverley Parkin

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