Notable advances in engineering have been made by Cambridge engineers over
the past century, many specifically by members of the Engineering Department.
In the following pages some of the most significant of these are presented in detail. Two
have been the subject of poster exhibitions compiled over the years by Kenneth Knell,
former Librarian, in collaboration with other members of the Department. These exhibitions
have been incorporated essentially without change in this web presentation.
Cambridge has a strong tradition in engineering that can be traced
back to the 17th century, this is discussed in an introductory
article by Donald Welbourn.
General editors: Kenneth CA Smith & Kenneth Knell
© 2000 Cambridge University Engineering Department.
Site maintenance: Bernie Breton
Scientific Imaging Group
Last update: Feb 2001