Wednesday, 04 March 2015


UC doctoral student Yan Jin

Polymer-based photovoltaics show promise against silicon and germanium

4 Mar 2015

A blend of conjugated polymers could one day make solar power lighter, cheaper and more efficient, claim researchers in the US.

oil and gas

​This oil and gas engineering firm is actually creating graduate jobs - despite the industry downturn

26 Feb 2015 | By Stephen Harris

Universal Engineering needs new exployees to help it keep up with international demand for ’underwater cities’ of drilling equipment.



Forth Rail Bridge

The Forth Bridge, and mastering water power today

2 Mar 2015 | By Jason Ford

Briefing looks both forward and backward today, marking the anniversary of one of Britain’s most iconic Victorian structures and the announcement of bold plans in tidal energy


Capital projects and safe fracking

23 Feb 2015 | By Jason Ford

Best practise for fracking to ensure gas can be harvested safely come under focus this week, along with engineering in London and the EEF’s National Conference 


Built by the UK's General Electric Company, it was Japan's first nuclear reactor

March 1959: Japan's first nuclear power station

12 Mar 2013 | By Jon Excell

The Engineer’s 1959 article on Japan’s first nuclear power station, is a poignant reminder of both the UK’s diminished expertise in this area, and the impact of the 2011 Fukushima crisis.

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Plans for new products to generate energy using tidal lagoons in Wales, Somerset and Cumbria have been unveiled. What role can this sort of technology play?