Ventilators: why it is so hard to produce what's needed to tackle coronavirus

It's not as simple as churning out more products, though that's a good starting point.

Peter Ogrodnik, Professor of Medical Devices Design, Keele University
April 9, 2020 | conversation

~7 mins

Tags: engineering manufacturing airbus medical-devices coronavirus dyson medical-regulation covid-19

Coronavirus: why we need to consult engineers as well as scientists for solutions

Engineers may be able to develop new ways of opening doors or better and mass-produced face masks for the elderly.

Adam Cooper, Lecturer in Policy Research and Practice, UCL
March 25, 2020 | conversation

~7 mins

Tags: engineering science-policy expertise coronavirus-2020

Coronavirus: why did we shut down society without consulting engineers for other solutions first?

Engineers may be able to develop new ways of opening doors or better and mass-produced face masks for the elderly.

Adam Cooper, Lecturer in Policy Research and Practice, UCL
March 25, 2020 | conversation

~7 mins

Tags: engineering science-policy expertise coronavirus-2020

Japan’s experience with earthquakes can help teach us to learn to live with floods

Japan took a fresh approach to ensuring their society was more resilient to the frequent earthquakes they experience. We could learn from its experience.

Mohammad Heidarzadeh, Assistant Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Brunel University London
March 11, 2020 | conversation

~8 mins

Tags: earthquakes japan flooding resilience civil-engineering flood-protection

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