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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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Earlier this week, Dr Ben Evans, Senior Lecturer at Swansea University for the Bloodhound project joined Dr Neil Ashton, from Oxford e-Research Centre and Professor Daniel Bulte, from the Department, to give an exciting talk to a packed audience on the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) work behind the design of Bloodhound - a 1000mph supersonic car.
Congratulations to Professor Constantin Coussios, Director of the Department’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, who has just been announced as one of five winners of Oxford University’s Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division’s (MPLS) 2017 Impact Awards.
Thanks to the new post of Access Officer, the Department of Engineering Science has substantially increased the number of secondary school pupils it has been able to engage with, growing its audience from 500 to nearly 2,000 students over the past year.