The March edition of Ingenia magazine covers a variety of engineering topics including an article on tidal stream power stations. These have the potential to become a significant source of renewable energy, with a tidal turbine already located in the Strangford Narrows in Northern Ireland and connected to the UK grid.

The magazine carries an article on the successful business story involving synthetic bone graft material that now supplies surgeons worldwide. The installation of smart meters in every home in the UK is imminent and Ingenia looks into the technical, logistical, commercial and legal challenges that need to be addressed to fulfil this ambitious plan. Ingenia also looks at the engineering behind the research developments for self-healing concrete. And this issue’s profile features an interview with Professor David Delpy FREng FmedSci FRS, chief executive of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Closer to home, the magazine reports on some of the activities that have been initiated at the Academy, including a report on the Ingenious public engagement programme; a soon-to-be-published case study guide entitled Engineering Ethics in Practice and an article summarising a lecture given by one of the world’s most influential public health policy advisors, Sir Richard Feachem KBE CBE FREng.

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