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New research partnership with University of Bahrain to develop sustainable water engineering

At a special signing ceremony held in the Kingdom of Bahrain, a research partnership was agreed between the University of Oxford and the University of Bahrain. The agreement outlines future research in the area of low-energy osmotic technologies for the desalination of sea-water, and will allow researchers from the University of Bahrain to benefit directly from the research expertise of Professor Nick Hankins from the Department of Engineering Science and his laboratory in the field. It is hoped that joint research will result in high efficiency solutions that will help to reduce energy consumption for water desalination, both in the Gulf region and in the UK.

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Professor Alison Noble announced as Fellow of the Royal Society

The Royal Society has just announced that Professor Alison Noble has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in recognition for her ground-breaking biomedical image analysis research. Her work has advanced knowledge of how to automatically extract clinically-useful information from medical ultrasound scans. The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.

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Oxford Engineering Science Student Named One of the Most Promising Scientists in the UK

Matthew R. Ryder (Balliol College), has been nominated for and awarded many awards throughout his research, including recently the prestigious British Zeolite Association’s (BZA) Founders' Award for the most promising postgraduate scientist working in the area of micro/mesoporous science.

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Widely used engineering technique has unintended consequences new research reveals

New Oxford University research, led by Professor Felix Hofmann from the Department of Engineering Science, reveals a technique that revolutionised scientists’ ability to manipulate and study materials at the nano-scale may have dramatic unintended consequences.

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Engineering Science students are Boat Race winners

Congratulations to Department of Engineering Science students, James Cook (Keble College) and Samuel Collier (New College), who were part of this year’s winning men’s Boat Race team. The Boat Race is one of the oldest and most iconic events in the sporting calendar. A reported 400,000 people watched the 163rd Boat Race along the banks of the River Thames in London.

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Women in science series: Engineering a difference

The Oxford Science Blog gives you the inside track on science at Oxford University: the projects, the people, and what's happening behind the scenes. Dr Priyanka Dhopade, Senior Research Associate at the Department's Osney Thermo-Fuild Laboratory, is featured this month.

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Salters’ Graduate Prize in Chemical Engineering

We congratulate Mark Gowers, a final year Engineering Science undergraduate (Oriel College), for being awarded one of five 2016 Salters’ Graduate Prizes in Chemical Engineering.

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New £100 million Rosalind Franklin research institute to improve health through physical science innovation

Oxford University scientists, including those from the Department of Engineering Science, are to play a key role in a new, government-funded research facility, the Rosalind Franklin Institute (RFI).

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‘Smart handpumps’ predict groundwater depth in Africa

Around one million hand pumps supply groundwater to people in rural Africa. Groundwater is used by around 200 million rural Africans every day because it is a widely available, reliable and safe source of drinking water. Yet according to a new research paper by the University of Oxford, although groundwater is critical to Africa’s growth and development, there is currently too little data to allow effective management of this critical resource. Researchers from the University’s Department of Engineering Science and the School of Geography and the Environment believe they have discovered a new way of addressing the problem using low-cost mobile technologies fitted to existing hand pumps.

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

As part of International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11, the University of Oxford featured Professor Eleanor Stride and Dr Ana Namburete from the Department’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering. The General Assembly (United Nations) adopted a resolution on 22 December 2015, to establish an annual International Day to recognise the critical role women and girls play in science and technology communities.

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