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20 January 2019Project on measuring foaming process in drinks receives funding
24 December 20187 ways Imperial made the world a greener place in 2018
19 December 2018Students build autonomous robots for mock bomb disposal challenge
Doing a PhD in the Non-Destructive Evaluation group
What is NDE, and why do a PhD in this field?
Lecturer Dr Peter Huthwaite, and current research students Naomi Shipway and Xiaotang Gu explain what NDE is all about, and why a PhD in this field is worth doing.
Imperial Festival 2018
The Department of Mechanical Engineering showcased its work to the public
Photos of the event can be found on our Flickr account.
Year of Engineering: Imperial Enginuity
Imperial engineers, from students to academics, tell us what engineering means to them.
To celebrate the Year of Engineering, Imperial engineers tell us how engineering makes the world a better place.
Smart Taekwondo Kick Tracking System
Demonstration of sporting wearables
The Biomechatronics Laboratory at Imperial College (http://www.biomechatronicslab.co.uk/) and Athletec introduce the first wearable smart Taekwondo kick tracking system. Imperial student and Taekwondo black belt Yuhua Gu demonstrates.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2017 Research Showcase
Our department's annual research showcase.
Guest speaker: Alan Begg FREng, ex Senior Vice President of Group Technology at SKF
2018 Research Showcase
Our department's annual research showcase.
Guest speaker: Nick Molden, founder and CEO of Emissions Analytics
Inaugural and keynote lectures
The science of fire
Hear Professor Guillermo Rein's inaugural lecture.
How does a fire start, spread or destroy? And what can we do about it?
Releasing friction's potential
Hear Professor Daniele Dini's inaugural lecture
The inaugural lecture of Professor Daniele Dini, titled “Releasing friction’s potential”, examined advances in tribology research and their importance for a variety of industry applications.
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.
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.
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.
Rolls-Royce: A story of aviation propulsion 1915-2050
Sir Hugh Ford Distinguished Lecture delivered by Rolls-Royce CTO Paul Stein on 7 November 2018.
Climate Change: Dealing with Complexity
Frank P. Incropera
Sir Hugh Ford Lecture delivered by Professor Frank P. Incropera from University of Notre Dame on 2nd November 2016.
Design and Manufacturing Process Interdependence
Distinguished Lecture delivered by Geoff McFarland, Group Engineering Director of Renishaw plc, on 29th June 2015.
Applying the Molecular Principles of Engineering
Phillip R. Westmoreland
Distinguished lecture delivered by Phillip R. Westmoreland, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, North Carolina State University