In this online webinar Professor Tim Minshall discusses some of the ways in which Cambridge engineers have been able to deploy their skills to address a range of COVID-related challenges locally, nationally and internationally.

Examples include the rapid design of new ventilator technologies, the setting up of a regional PPE distribution hub in a matter of hours, and supporting local hospitals in co-ordinating their resources to address surges in patient admissions. As a result of these projects, the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering received two Royal Academy of Engineering President’s Special Awards for ‘Pandemic Service for exceptional engineering achievements’.

Tim is the inaugural Dr John C Taylor Professor of Innovation at the University of Cambridge, Head of the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), Head of the IfM’s Centre for Technology Management (CTM), and a Fellow of Churchill College. His research, teaching and engagement activities are focused on the links between manufacturing, innovation, and skills. He is a recipient of a University of Cambridge Pilkington Prize for Teaching Excellence and a Royal Academy of Engineering/ExxonMobil Excellence in Teaching Award and is Chairman of the charity Young People’s Mental Health.

This talk will be broadcast live as a Zoom webinar, so your microphone and camera will be turned off throughout. You may submit questions during the event for the Q&A that follows using the Zoom chat function.