Ingenia - Issue 70, March 2017
A strategy for a digital future
Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng
Turbulent politics put a premium on research impact
Professor Graeme Reid
The political landscape in the UK, and the rest of the world, is changing, and with it, so do policies relating to education and research
Forging links between academia and industry
Michael Kenward OBE
For Julia King, Baroness Brown of Cambridge DBE FREng, materials science has been a common theme in a career that has taken in the academic world at all levels, along with time in the higher echelons of corporate engineering.
Rolls-Royce plc, BAE Systems, ARUP
The Royal Academy of Engineering acknowledges the generous support by the following organisations for Ingenia: Rolls-Royce plc, BAE Systems, ARUP
Communicating with outer space
Richard Gray and Nick James
BAE Systems Intermediate Frequency Modem System enabled signals from the Rosetta spacecraft to be decoded on Earth, accurately tracking the distance and speed of the craft.
Design-led innovation and sustainability
Hugh Ferguson, Bruce Martin, Darren Barlow and David McAllister
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens, Greece, combines attractive architecture with innovative engineering to be as accessible and beneficial as possible.
Going for gold
Professor Tony Purnell
The engineering that played a role in Team GB’s cycling success at the 2016 Rio Olympics was a team effort, and helped the athletes increase their speed to break a number of world records.
How virtual reality is changing engineering
Professor Anthony Steed
A number of engineering firms are using virtual reality and immersive technologies to transform how they work.
Future-proofing the next generation of wind turbine blades
Kirsten Dyer and Peter Greaves
Before deploying new equipment in an offshore environment, testing is absolutely vital. Replicating the harsh conditions within the confines of a test hall requires access to specialist, purpose-built facilities.
HOW I GOT HERE
Q & A - Orla Murphy
Orla's role focuses on optimising and improving the sound systems in the company’s vehicles, combining her passions for science, maths and music.
INNOVATION WATCH - Thin and flexible but tough protection
Armourgel, an energy-absorbing material that can be incorporated into clothing, is being adapted from its origins in sportswear into a protective device for the hip that aims to protect the weak and fragile hip bones of osteoporosis patients.
HOW DOES THAT WORK? - Powerline networking
Powerline networking is a form of communication that uses electrical wiring to carry both data and alternating current (AC) electrical supply through existing electrical infrastructure.
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 Assistant||Portia Sale|
|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|