Cambridge University Engineering Department and Engineers' Association


Amazing arrays

Controlling the flow

New Master for Jesus College

Video Conferencing at CUED

Bridging the Atlantic

No longer the weakest link

Energy Saving Devices

New Professor in Institute for Manufacturing

New Partnership with Rolls-Royce

Environmentally Friendly




June 2001


In brief...

The Department is delighted that five members of staff have been promoted to personal professorships, five to readerships, and sixteen to senior lectureships.

Dr Howard Hodson has been elected to the Rolls Royce chair of Aerothermal Technology, and two other new professors are featured later in this *enginuity*.

We are also delighted that Stephen Watson, a first year student, won the national Year In Industry competition 2000.

A new Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration for Nanoscale Science is to be built on the University's West Cambridge site, and substantial new funding for the research is to be announced in the near future. The research, led by Prof Mark Welland, is a unique inter-departmental collaboration with Prof Richard Friend in the Department of Physics, Dr Mark Blamire in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, Prof Chris Dobson in the Department of Chemistry and Prof Chris Lowe at the Institute of Biotechnology. University College London and the University of Bristol will also be partners in this six year venture funded by the Research Councils.

Other groups from the Department, in the information engineering and communications areas, are also planning to move to West Cambridge following the announcement by Marconi plc of funding for a new building there. The CU Engineers Association annual conference, on the theme of "Working with Industry", is on Friday 21st September, and will showcase examples of University-industry collaboration. Further details are on our website, http://www.eng.cam.ac.uk. MDM