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  • Rebecca Ede - leader of the future

    Leaders of the future

    The Department of Mechanical Engineering is keen to help its students become leaders of the future, with the launch of the Sheffield Engineering Leadership Academy two years ago it's no wonder we've been seeing the awards spilling in for our undergraduate students.

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    Mechanical Engineering graduates ready to test pioneering walking frame

    Three graduates from the University of Sheffield are ready to begin testing their innovative walking frame design.

    Exyo, who aim to help people with neurological disorders that cause disability to be able to walk on rough terrain, have now developed a prototype of their unique posterior walking frame.

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    Competition - Win a trip to Zambia

    The competition has been set up by Mechanical Engineering alumnus Ian McFadyen in conjunction with ZECT (Zambezi Education and Conservation Trust) who are working to protect the local environment and support local people through eco-tourism.

  • Bicycle powered water pump

    Life is simple, just add water

    Four Mech Eng students from Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and Enactus jetted off to Malawi in Southern Africa, in August, to work on water and sanitation projects across the country.

  • Alumni of the year

    Alumni of the year

    Alaster Yoxall was one of a handful of Mech Eng alumni who were nominated for awards and was highly commended for the Alumni Volunteer of the Year award.

  • Ben Hughes Whitworth Scholarship

    Whitworth Scholarships Support Engineering Apprentices into Degrees.

    Whitworth Scholarships Support Engineering Apprentices into Degrees.

    Dr Ben Hughes from the Department of Mechanical Engineering has recently been elected President for 2015/16 for the Sir Joseph Whitworth Award scheme, an initiative under the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

  • Diamond

    Diamonds are forever

    Students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering are enjoying lectures in the University’s new £81m Diamond building after it opened its doors on 28 September.

  • Students building UAV

    U AV to be in it to win it!

    The IMechE’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Challenge asks undergraduate teams to design and build an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) before competing in a final ‘fly-off’, allowing them to work on cutting edge research, with real industrial applications.

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    UK prime minister announces major investment boost for UK’s largest dynamic test facility

    The UK prime minister, David Cameron, has announced a major investment boost which will see the UK poised to take a world lead in structural dynamics research.

  • Alchemy

    Research focus: Alchemy

    It sounds like something out of Fantasia, but Alchemy is a real life piece of research taking place here in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, also known by the name Rail Energy Knowledge Exchange on Emerging Materials

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    Ishani Naik: On becoming chartered

    Ishani Naik, did her Masters’ Degree with us and graduated with MSc (Research) in Aerodynamics and Aerostructures as an international student in 2014. She is currently working with Fluor, an EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) company as a piping stress engineer.

  • A year in industry

    Year in industry

    Richard Mills and Hugh Williams are both on their placement year in industry at Triumph Motorcycles in Hinckley. They have been working as design engineers and have written to us to let us know about their experience so far; from the application process to projects they have been getting stuck into.

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    Remembering Richard

    Richard Pover was an outstanding student, a loyal friend, loving son and big brother. He was 20 years old and in his third year of study on his undergraduate degree with us in Mechanical Engineering when he was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of testicular cancer.

  • Jess Batty - a year abroad

    A year abroad

    Jess Batty is a third year MEng Student on the Mechanical Engineering with a year in North America programme. Jess chose McGill University in Montreal, Canada for her year abroad and has written in to tell us all about her experience so far. We’re kind of jealous.

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    MechEng on tour

    There’s not a lot that can’t be achieved with a 3D printer; parts for cars and planes, heart valves, camera lenses, pizza in space and now, on tour for the first time, custom made guitars.