The Cambridge Programme for Industry expanded and moved out to
1 Trumpington Street.
A new Engineering Design Centre, funded with a grant of nearly
£1m over four years from the SERC, was inaugurated on 1 January,
1991 "To develop, validate and disseminate fundamental design methods
for the design of machine systems."
Alec Broers, Professor of Electrical
Engineering, was elected Head of Department.
Haroon Ahmed was appointed to a Chair at the Cavendish, and his
research group moved to a new Microelectronics Research laboratory
at the West Cambridge site, funded by a grant from Hitachi.
Bill Crossland was appointed Northern Telecom Professor of Photonics
- an important area of communications technology.
Professor Ann Dowling, became the first woman Professor of Engineering
in the history of Cambridge. By this time, 18% of the undergraduate
intake were women.
A new laboratory for research and teaching in Information Engineering
built as a fourth floor to the North Wing of the Baker building
was opened. It was named the "Fallside Laboratory" after Professor
Frank Fallside, under whom information engineering had been
growing as a subject area since 1983, and who died, suddenly, in
The University established a School of Technology for administrative
purposes, that included Engineering, Chemical Engineering, the Computer
Laboratory and the Judge Institute of Management Studies.