Contents

Ingenia - Issue 9, August 2001

Editorial

Digital dilemmas

John Forrest FREng

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Foreword

By promoting the creative excitement and broad scope of engineering we can draw in the best and brightest

Sir Alec Broers FREng FRS

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Opinion

Science, engineering and society

Sir Robert May AC PRS

The UK’s science and engineering academies have a much more active role to play in the public arena

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Opinion

The rebirth of British engineering

Dr Robert Hawley CBE DSc FRSE FREng

The Engineering and Technology Board aims to redefine the engineering profession as a much wider community

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Interview

Funding for engineering and science research

Dr John Taylor OBE FREng FRS

New initiatives for government funding of research in science, engineering and technology

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Letters

The fallacy of perpetual growth

Professor Med Thring FREng

The fallacy of perpetual growth: why increased wealth leads to a reduced quality of life

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Articles

Gas turbine technology: powering the future

Philip Ruffles CBE FREng FRS

The complex technology, environmental concerns and economic issues that are shaping the jet aircraft engines of today and tomorrow

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Stabilising the London Millennium Bridge

Tony Fitzpatrick FREng and Roger Ridsdill Smith

Results of the research into the sideways movements of the Millennium Bridge and description of the stabilising dampers

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Innovative engineering to control Big Ben’s tilt

Robert Mair FREng · Cambridge University David Harris · Geotechnical Consulting Group

How Big Ben remained upright during the construction of the Jubilee Line extension

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Nanotechnology: big prospects for small engineering

Roger W. Whatmore FREng

An overview of present developments and a glimpse into the future of the fascinating world of nanotechnology

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Catalysts: key to the quest for clean air

Robert Evans MSc

Catalytic emissions control systems have led to huge reductions in vehicle pollution, and more is yet to come

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Microchannel reactors: chemical engineering in another dimension?

Ray Allen FREng

Why chemical engineers are so excited about creating reactions in vessels invisible to the naked eye

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‘Interdisciplinary research is not natural’: two cultures in academic chemical engineering?

Colin Axon and John A. Howell FREng

Are US universities better able to serve the needs of emerging industries than their UK counterparts?

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Collaborating with Cambridge: an MIT perspective

Professor John B. Vander Sande

Observations from the US on the very different ways in which two leading universities produce top-class research and teaching

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Developing skills for high-technology industry

Dr Clive Dyson

The UK semiconductor industry has risen to the challenge of overcoming the high-tech skills shortage

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Innovative engineers – apply here! The MacRobert Award 2001

John Robson

The groundbreaking work of this year’s finalists and the story of the remarkable family after whom the award is named

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Reflections on a quarter-century

Sir David Davies CBE FREng FRS

The Royal Academy of Engineering celebrates its Silver Jubilee and looks to the future impact of engineering on society

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Editorial Board

Board members for this issue are:

Editor-in-Chief Dr John Forrest CBE FREng
Managing Editor Julia Tompson
Editorial Board Professor John Burland FREng FRS
Basil Butler CBE FREng
Richard Dodds FREng
Dr Colin Gaskell CBE FREng
Derek Hanson FREng
Professor Michael Kelly FREng FRS
Sir Duncan Michael FREng
Professor John Midwinter OBE FREng FRS

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