Ingenia - Issue 76, September 2018
Back to the future with hydrogen
Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng
Supporting the digitally left behind
Building a sustainable career
Michael Kenward OBE
Dr Shaun Fitzgerald FREng’s career has moved from research in geothermal energy to natural ventilation in buildings. He was recently appointed as Director of the Royal Institution.
HOW I GOT HERE
Q & A - Sinead O'Sullivan
An interest in space led Sinead O’Sullivan into a career in engineering that has covered academia and entrepreneurship.
A great British polar explorer
Polar research ship the RRS Sir David Attenborough has been designed for extreme environments, and boasts state-of-the-art technology and robotics that will aid scientists’ exploration of the polar oceans.
Flying without wings
Pilots who will be flying the F-35B aircraft onboard the new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers have been practising in a flight simulator, which provides a realistic and immersive experience.
Tunnelling over time
The bentonite tunnelling machine, invented by engineer John Bartlett CBE FREng in 1964, was the precursor of all the world’s tunnel boring machines for non-cohesive soils.
UK charity Remap puts volunteer engineers in touch with disabled people who need bespoke solutions to help them lead independent lives.
INNOVATION WATCH - Heating homes with robots
Q-Bot’s series of mini robots work together to install underfloor insulation in older homes, helping to reduce heat loss by up to 80%.
HOW DOES THAT WORK - Driverless cars
Advances in technology, such as improved sensing and sophisticated data processing, mean that driverless cars are becoming a reality.
|Editor-in-Chief||Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng|
|Managing Editor||Gemma Hummerston|
|Publications Officer||Portia Sale|
|Editorial Board||Professor Andrew Bell FREng
Professor John Burland CBE FREng FRS
Ginny Clarke CBE FREng
Professor David Delpy FREng FMedSci FRS
Michael Kenward OBE
John Loughhead CB OBE FREng
Dr Paul Miller FREng
Dr Ian Nussey OBE FREng
Professor William Stewart FREng
Professor Liz Tanner OBE FREng FRSE
Faith Wainwright MBE FREng
Professor William Webb FREng
|Associate Director, Communications and Partnerships||Jo Trigg|
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