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  • 11 Tips for Three Minute Thesis Contenders (and anyone giving a presentation really)

    Author: Jemma Rowlandson, winner of the 2016 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition - The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition is a fantastic idea, a great exercise in explaining your research quickly and to a non-specialist audience. It not only comes in...

  • ‘Sorry, but what is an engineer doing in supply chain..?’

    Author: Matthew Berry - During the last 10 weeks at Patheon UK in Swindon, the above is probably the question I’ve been asked the most and equally struggled to answer, so hopefully as this blog progresses I’ll be able to...

  • Detecting plastic landmines in different environments

    Author: Carl Tholin-Chittenden, 2nd year PhD student in the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering and a member of the Engineering Tomography Lab (ETL) - I am working with Electrical Capacitance Tomography (ECT) which is a sensing technique mainly used...

  • Taking to the skies with Human Powered Aircraft

    Author: Lewis Rawlinson, leader of our Bath University Man Powered AirCraft (BUMPAC) team - In February 2015 seven Aerospace Engineering students were tasked to design a Human Powered Aircraft from scratch. The BUMPAC team designed an innovative aircraft with rigid...

  • The problem of comfort in prosthetics

    Author: Oscar Rovira (2nd year Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering student) - There are thousands of amputations per year in war-torn countries due to mines. The current process of multiple castings and weeks of testing for every individual prosthetic limb...

  • Algorithms to improve medical imaging

    Author: Ander Biguri, PhD student from our Engineering Tomography Lab -  Having clear, non-blurred images is key for medical imaging, especially during radiation therapy. Knowing the exact location of a tumour helps to target treatment and protect healthy tissue. Motion...

  • Team 2016 DTU - First Impressions

    Author: Dominique Pitman - Our first month here in Copenhagen has almost past, and I think it is safe to say we are all very settled here, and have taken the opportunities when arising to explore the city. By we,...

  • DTU (First Week)

    Author: Will Millar-Smith - Hello, (Sorry this post is a bit dated as I have had troubled logging into to upload this to the moodle page! But should still be useful) My name is Will Millar-Smith and I am one of the...

  • Men in Pool & Other Stories

    Author: Hanna Stina-Sonts A short overview of what I’ve been working on over the past month and more about the construction business game MERIT that our team from BuroHappold participated in. Merit Competition Throughout March and April, I took part...

  • A Key Ingredient in Ice Cream Production...

    Author: Clodagh Chapman - I am now 10 months in to my placement with Unilever, and life in the Ice Cream Global Design Centre has not been easy! Since my last blog post, I have started working on a number...