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Departmental highlights

How close are we to Star Wars-like prosthetics?

Dr Ravi Vaidyanathan discusses how prototype sensor technology may make robotic prosthetics more user-friendly for people in the future.

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How close are we to Star Wars-like prosthetics?

How close are we to Star Wars-like prosthetics?

How prototype sensor technology may make robotic prosthetics more user-friendly in the future

Dr Ravi Vaidyanathan discusses how prototype sensor technology may make robotic prosthetics more user-friendly for people in the future.

To find out more about the research discussed in this video please click here

DrVaidyanathan talks about webcams and motion sensors.

Croc stars

Dr Ravi Vaidyanathan talks about how webcams and motion sensors are used to monitor crocodiles.

Dr Ravi Vaidyanathan talks about how undergraduate students in Mechanical Engineering are using webcams and motion sensors to monitor the behaviour of crocodiles.

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Mech Eng at the 2017 Imperial Festival

Mech Eng at the 2017 Imperial Festival

Mechanical Engineers brought robots and fire tornados to the 2017 Imperial Festival.

Adults and children alike explored the fun side of Mechanical Engineering.

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New evidence suggests there was a fire on board the Titanic

What really sank the Titanic?

New evidence suggests there was a fire on board the Titanic before it set sail from Belfast.

An Imperial expert in fire finds evidence for a surprising theory about the Titanic – that it was already on fire when it left port, and this contributed to its rapid sinking.

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Inaugural and keynote lectures

Good vibes on the internet of things

Hear Professor Norbert Hoffmann on the lessons for mechanical engineering from advances in smart systems and data science in his inaugural lecture.

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Inaugural lecture on "Good vibes on the internet of things"

Good vibes on the internet of things

Hear Professor Norbert Hoffmann's inaugural lecture.

Hear Professor Norbert Hoffmann on the lessons for mechanical engineering from advances in smart systems and data science in his inaugural lecture.

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Inaugural lecture on "Small, smart turbines"

Small, smart turbines - a low carbon need

Hear Professor Ricardo Martinez-Botas's inaugural lecture.

Downsizing the internal combustion engine may be the key to low carbon vehicles, says Professor Ricardo Martinez-Botas in his inaugural lecture.

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Materials at their limit

Materials at their limit

Hear Professor John Dear's inaugural lecture.

Professor John Dear explains how research is helping us understand how materials and structures could fail under extreme conditions such as blasts.

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Distinguished lectures

Design and Manufacturing Process Interdependence

Distinguished Lecture delivered by Geoff McFarland, Group Engineering Director of Renishaw plc, on 29th June 2015. 

Renishaw and manufacturing in a digital era

Design and Manufacturing Process Interdependence

Distinguished Lecture delivered by Geoff McFarland, Group Engineering Director of Renishaw plc, on 2

Distinguished Lecture delivered by Geoff McFarland, Group Engineering Director of Renishaw plc, on 29th June 2015. 

Applying the Molecular Principles of Engineering

Applying the Molecular Principles of Engineering

Distinguished lecture delivered by Phillip R. Westmoreland, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular E

Distinguished lecture delivered by Phillip R. Westmoreland, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, North Carolina State University

Climate Change: Dealing with Complexity

Climate Change: Dealing with Complexity

Sir Hugh Ford Lecture delivered by Prof Frank P. Incropera from University of Notre Dame on 2nd Nove

Sir Hugh Ford Lecture delivered by Prof Frank P. Incropera from University of Notre Dame on 2nd November 2016.