Women in Engineering
Industry has made progress with recruitment, but can do more to retain female engineers
Energy & Sustainability 2013
We’ve covered the entire development of the modern energy infrastructure and economy over the history of The Engineer, but we’re now in the middle of its greatest transformation
Policy & Projects
The government is looking to Germany for inspiration for a strong industrial policy. It’s a welcome development, but the most important lesson it could draw is that policy has to remain consistent.
Aerospace is a hugely important sector for UK engineering. Employing around 113,000 people directly, with another 276,000 in the supply chain, and with an annual income of around £20billion, it’s the second-largest aerospace sector in the world and an important source of export income.
Oil & Gas
They’re not sustainable. They release carbon dioxide. They’re dangerous to extract. They’re a major cause of geopolitical unrest, and finding alternatives to them is one of the most biggest goals of science and engineering research the world over. Nevertheless, fossil fuels are going to be a major part of all our lives for some decades to come.
The London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony required a great deal of innovative — but hidden — engineering to make it work. Stephen Harris spoke to the engineers behind the spectacle.
Sustainability - 2011
Environmental targets are driving the development of low-carbon technologies for new homes.