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Create the Future celebrates engineering visionaries and inspires creative minds by exploring the wonderful world of skill, creativity, and innovation that is engineering – highlighting how engineers impact our lives each and every day. From nanotechnology and the Internet of Things to autonomous vehicles and healthcare – engineering is all around us.
The world’s leading award for engineers and engineering, the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (qeprize.org) champions bold, groundbreaking engineering innovation which is of global benefit to humanity.
New episodes every other Tuesday.

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Create the Future: An Engineering Podcast Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

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Create the Future celebrates engineering visionaries and inspires creative minds by exploring the wonderful world of skill, creativity, and innovation that is engineering – highlighting how engineers impact our lives each and every day. From nanotechnology and the Internet of Things to autonomous vehicles and healthcare – engineering is all around us.
The world’s leading award for engineers and engineering, the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (qeprize.org) champions bold, groundbreaking engineering innovation which is of global benefit to humanity.
New episodes every other Tuesday.

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    Electrifying the Pickup Truck

    Electrifying the Pickup Truck

    Linda Zhang is the pioneering chief engineer behind Ford’s revolutionary new all-electric pickup truck—successfully making believers out of many truck-loving electric vehicle skeptics. For her pioneering leadership, she was named as one of USA TODAY's Women of the Year (2022) and featured on the front cover of TIME Magazine’s Climate Issue.
    In this episode of the Create the Future podcast, we speak to Linda about the vehicle electrification journey, explore her beginnings in the Ford College Graduate program, and discuss how she applies her electrical and computer engineering degrees to her work. We touch her parental engineering inspirations, hear why aspiring engineers should consider working in the automotive industry, and learn why it’s important to “be happy”.
    New episodes of Create the Future: An Engineering Podcast every other Tuesday. www.qeprize.org/podcasts
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    [Linda joins us from ‘The Engineers: The Future of Cars’ event by the BBC World Service and the Royal Commission for the Exhibition 1851].

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    • 23 min
    Inventing the Steadicam: Garrett Brown

    Inventing the Steadicam: Garrett Brown

    In the history of motion picture technology, few people have had a more profound effect on cinematography than today's guest, the Oscar® and Emmy®-winning Garrett Brown. Garrett invented an ingenious camera rig called the Steadicam—a stabilising system for cameras that allows smooth, wobble-free tracking shots.
    In this episode of the Create the Future podcast, we speak to Garrett about his storied career in cinema, working on iconic films including Rocky, Casino, The Shining, and Raging Bull alongside directors such as Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese. We discuss how iterative engineering proved central to the Steadicam’s invention, explore the engineering challenges of the SkyCam, FlyCam, DiveCam, and MobyCam, and discuss his latest project, the Zeen ambulator.
    New episodes of Create the Future: An Engineering Podcast every other Tuesday. www.qeprize.org/podcasts
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    • 35 min
    The Senseable City

    The Senseable City

    Smart cities are well-known for integrating technology with urban environments; sensable cities use that technology to put people at the heart of the city.
    A prolific inventor, educator, and engineer, Carlo Ratti is the director of the Senseable City Laboratory at MIT. The lab takes an omni-disciplinary approach to cities, combining: designers, planners, engineers, physicists, biologists and social scientists to empower citizens to solve urban problems.
    In this episode of the Create the Future podcast, we speak with Carlo about the role of technology on architecture, planning, and design. We hear about the knowledge gained from sensors and data, discuss the challenges of updating existing cities, and discover how new technologies can be used to fundamentally change how we perceive, inhabit, and create cities.
    New episodes of Create the Future: An Engineering Podcast every other Tuesday. www.qeprize.org/podcasts
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    • 30 min
    The World's Most Cited Engineer: Dr Robert Langer

    The World's Most Cited Engineer: Dr Robert Langer

    Today’s guest is a renowned chemical engineer and 2015 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Laureate, Dr Robert Langer. A pioneer in biotechnology, including large molecule controlled drug delivery and nanotechnology, Langer is also regarded as the founder of tissue engineering. His work is the basis for—among countless other innovations—long-lasting treatments for brain cancer, prostate cancer, endometriosis, schizophrenia, diabetes, and the drug-coated cardiovascular stents that alone have benefited 10 million patients.
    In this episode of the Create the Future podcast, we speak with Dr Langer about his engineering journey, from career setbacks to the launch of over 40 biotech companies. We hear how his 2015 QEPrize-winning technology enabled Moderna's COVID-19 mRNA vaccine, explore the field of tissue engineering, and discuss why multidisciplinary teams are essential for innovation.
    New episodes of Create the Future: An Engineering Podcast every other Tuesday. www.qeprize.org/podcasts
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    • 30 min
    Hyperloop

    Hyperloop

    Hyperloop is a revolutionary high-speed pod-based transportation concept that can take passengers from point “A” to point “B” quicker than the speed of sound.
    In this episode of the Create the Future podcast, we speak with Dr Siavash Sadeghi, Propulsion and Levitation Technical Lead for Hyperloop Transportation Technologies—one of the world’s leading hyperloop companies. We discuss what makes hyperloop one of the most environmentally friendly methods of transportation, hear when the technology might be realised, and explore the engineering that underpins magnetic levitation—notably the 2022 QEPrize-winning innovation, NdFeB permanent magnets.
    New episodes of Create the Future: An Engineering Podcast every other Tuesday. www.qeprize.org/podcasts
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    • 22 min
    The Future of Brain Imaging

    The Future of Brain Imaging

    Clare Elwell is a professor of medical physics and director of the Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Group and Biomedical Optics Research Laboratory at University College London. Her current research combines physics and engineering to develop novel optical systems for monitoring and imaging the brain. Clare currently leads the Brain Imaging for Global HealTh (BRIGHT) research project, investigating the impact of malnutrition on early infant brain development.
    In this episode of the Create the Future podcast, we speak with Clare about the engineering that underpins functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS)—notably the 2019 QEPrize-winning innovation, LED lighting. We discuss the benefits of portable fNIRS equipment, hear why multidisciplinary teams are essential for innovation, and discover why Clare’s research project in The Gambia was the first study of infant brains in Africa.
    New episodes of Create the Future: An Engineering Podcast every other Tuesday. www.qeprize.org/podcasts
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    • 33 min

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