Join the Trinity Engineers’ Association for their first virtual meeting, with talks from Dr Hugh Hunt and Dr Shaun Fitzgerald followed by a ‘breakout’ session for further discussion by discipline.
Dr Hugh Hunt – Coping with COVID-19 in Cambridge
Dr Hunt is a Reader in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Trinity College. His principal interests are in dynamics and vibration, gyroscopes and boomerangs. His recent research is in the fields of renewable energy and geoengineering, along with the control of vibration from underground railway, bells and clocks and wind turbines. Dr Hunt was the Lead Engineer in award-winning TV documentaries (“Dambusters: building the bouncing bomb”, “Digging the Great Escape”, “Escape from Colditz” and “Attack of the “Zeppelins”) which have been broadcast around the world. He has accumulated an impressive collection of boomerangs, many of them home-made. He uses these to inspire students in the study of Dynamics and Mechanics.
Dr Shaun Fitzgerald – COVID-19 mitigation measures and the challenges of re-opening public venues
Dr Fitzgerald is an academic and business leader with a long association with the University of Cambridge. He is currently a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at the Department of Engineering at Cambridge University and an Official Fellow in Engineering at Girton College. Dr Fitzgerald was the CEO of Breathing Buildings Ltd, a leading technology company pioneering hybrid ventilation systems. Prior to founding Breathing Buildings in 2006, he was a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge’s BP Institute, and undertook a number of business development roles in the private sector.