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Durham Engineering students win IMechE NE Regional Design Challenge Final for fourth consecutive year

A group of first year Durham University Engineering undergraduates has won the IMechE Regional Design Challenge Final 2022 after a tough competition in Durham. The team, consisting of Ola Adamowicz, Dermot Burke, Harry Brenninkmeyer, Jack Broome, James Gilmore and Kathy Barrett, successfully designed and built a line launcher to fire balls into a target at distances of up to six metres, with points for precision as well as presentation and design quality.
IMechE Design Challenge 2022

Emeritus Professor Tony Unsworth receives honorary doctorate at Teesside University

Emeritus Professor Tony Unsworth receives Honorary Doctor of Engineering at Teesside University on 28 April 2022 for his extensive and excellent research portfolio in biomedical engineering and tribology, exploring the functioning of natural and artificial joints, as well as the design of new generations of joints.

"We've got an exciting and potentially world-leading opportunity here in the Northeast.." Prof. Simon Hogg comments on the new 2021 Energi Coast film

"We've got an exciting and potentially world-leading opportunity here in the Northeast to really establish this area as part of a globally leading centre of excellence in offshore renewable energy." Professor Simon Hogg recently comments in the new 2021 film developed and delivered by Energi Coast.

A textbook entitled Radial Flow Turbocompressors - Design, Analysis and Applications, was received as a gift from our alumni

The textbook was sent to Dr Grant Ingram as a gift to the department from Chris Robinson, a graduate and Michael Casey, a temporary lecturer in the Department in 1974.

Protect the soild - launching of soil image competition for COP26

Experts led by Professor Karen Johnson are dedicated to understanding, protecting and rebuilding soil health, aiming to make a step-change in global soil health awareness.

Why giant turbines are pushing the limits of possibility - Simon Hogg Commented on BBC

Simon Hogg commented on BBC about Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas' world largest 15-megawatt wind turbine.
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Professor David Toll is the new Chair of the British Geotechnical Association

Congratulations to David! The British Geotechnical Association is the professional association for geotechnical engineering in the UK and a Specialist Knowledge Society of the Institution of Civil Engineers. It is the UK member society of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering which has 19,000 members worldwide.

Ian Ritchey Honorary Professor in Durham's Department of Engineering

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Ian Ritchey as Honorary Professor in the Department of Engineering in association with Durham Energy Institute. Ian was formerly Group Chief Engineer at Rolls-Royce, and has a distinguished track record and extensive network of contacts in the Aerospace, Defence, Marine and Energy sectors. He is currently a Non-Executive Director at Tekmar Group, and an advisor to several engineering and technology businesses.
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Professor David Toll elected as a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales

Congratulations to Professor David Toll who has been elected as a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. The Learned Society of Wales has 595 distinguished Fellows elected from all branches of learning and who are prominent figures within their respective disciplines & professions.

Engineering alumni crowdfund over £1m to launch the UK’s first green debit card

Two of our graduates Peter Kirby (Engineering, University College, 2011-15) and William Smith (Engineering, University College, 2011-15) have been working with colleagues at Durham to launch Tred, the UK’s first and only green debit card that helps users spend more sustainably.

New Master of Energy Systems Management

We’re pleased to announce we have launched a new Master of Energy Systems Management (MESM) programme today, starting in September 2022. The one year full-time programme, will be taught by the Department of Engineering and the Business School, in partnership with the Durham Energy Institute. We plan to introduce a part-time online and blended option for the following academic year.

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