Alumni Weekend

Department of Engineering Science alumni are warmly invited to attend a special Alumni Weekend lecture, Metamaterials: beyond conventional, and join the Head of Department and academics for drinks afterwards. All Engineering Science alumni are also invited to participate in the Oxford Engineering Alumni (OEA) AGM.
When Sep 15, 2017 02:30 PM to
Sep 17, 2017 03:15 PM
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Alumni Weekend 2017


Saturday 16 September 2017


1.30 – 2.00pm

Guests arrive – Registration
(Thom Building Reception, Ground Floor)
(Thom Building Foyer, First Floor)

2.00 – 2.30pm

Oxford Engineering Alumni (OEA) Annual General Meeting
(Thom Building, Lecture Room 1, First Floor)

2.30 – 2.35pm

Presentation of the Matthew Greenwood Outreach Prize

2.35 – 3.05pm

Update on 2020 Vision
Professor Lionel Tarassenko, Head of Department
(Thom Building, Lecture Room 1, First Floor)

3.05 – 3.30pm

‘Nanomaterials in Revolutionising Diabetes Diagnostics’
Sam Attias, winner of the 2017 OEA 4th Year Project Presentation Prize, delivers a talk on his final-year undergraduate research project

3.30 – 4.00pm

(Thom Building, First Floor)

4.00 – 5.00pm

The Jenkin Lecture: ‘Metamaterials: beyond conventional’
Professor Ekaterina Shamonina
(Thom Building, Lecture Room 1, First Floor)

5.15 – 6.30pm

Drinks and canapés reception
(Holder Building café)

Professor Ekaterina ShamoninaThe Jenkin Lecture - 'Metamaterials: beyond conventional'

Speaker: Professor Ekaterina Shamonina

From invisibility cloaks to perfect lenses, metamaterials - artificially engineered composites - enable manipulation of electromagnetic waves in novel ways, not possible with conventional materials. This session will explore exciting multi-disciplinary developments in this burgeoning research field with applications ranging from superdirective antennas to optical circuits.

Professor Lionel TarassenkoUpdate on 2020 Vision

Speaker: Professor Lionel Tarassenko CBE FREng FMedSci (St John’s), Head of the Department of Engineering Science

After three years as Head of Department, he will give an update on progress towards the 2020 Vision for the Department.

Sam AttiasNanomaterilas in Revolutionising Diabetes Diagnostics'

Speaker: Sam Attias, Winner of the OEA 4th Year Project Presentation Prize.

'I graduated with my MEng in Engineering Science in June of this year. I am excited to return to Oxford to talk about my 4th year research project on the application of nanomaterials as a potential non-invasive diagnostic and monitoring method for type-1 diabetes. My project focused on optically-active Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) and their reaction to chemical biomarkers present in the human breath, notably acetone. I look forward to speaking about the outcome of my work as well as the path towards a commercial product.'

This event is free for Engineering Science alumni and their guests. NB: booking is still required.

Alumni Weekend in Oxford: 15 - 17 September 2017

For more information, please visit the Alumni Weekend in Oxford website.

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