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The 2017 DR Harting Award for Outstanding Paper of the Year

Congratulations to Professor Clive Siviour, Dr Kalin Dragnevski and Omar Islam who received the prestigious DR Harting Award given by the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM) at their Annual Conference held in Indianapolis, USA.

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The storm that struck the Mulberry Harbours

Professor Thomas Adcock, Associate Professor in the Department, was recenlty interviewed for the University of Oxford's Science Blog about his newly published research: ‘the waves at the Mulberry Harbours.’ This focuses on understanding the ocean environment and how this interacts with infrastructure. Professor Adcock has a passionate interest in engineering history, particularly the Mulberry Harbours, which were used during the Second World War as part of Operation Overlord (the invasion of Normandy). His Grandfather was one of the engineers who worked on their design and construction.

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Landmark Strategic Research Agreement will benefit millions of NHS patients

A five-year Strategic Research Agreement (SRA) between Drayson Technologies, the University of Oxford and the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (OUH) has just been announced. Millions of NHS patients are set to benefit from the commercialisation of cutting edge technologies invented in Oxford. Underpinned by the University’s academic research excellence, engineering expertise from the Department and the Trust’s clinical validation, the ground-breaking SRA will create a pathway for the production of world-class digital health products, commercialised globally by Drayson Technologies.

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Organ preservation and therapeutic ultrasound expert wins Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal

Cold storage of human organs for transplant could be a thing of the past thanks to the work of biomedical engineer Professor Constantin Coussios, Director of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, who is to receive the Royal Academy of Engineering’s prestigious Silver Medal later this month for work including a ground-breaking method of preserving functioning organs at body temperature. He will receive the medal at the Academy Awards Dinner in London today.

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Dr Priyanka Dhopade makes the top 50 Women in Engineering

Congratulations to Dr Priyanka Dhopade, Senior Research Associate at the Department, who has just been awarded a place in the Top 50 Women in Engineering. Organised by the Women’s Engineering Society and sponsored by a range of industry partners, the Top 50 Women in Engineering under the age of 35 was recently published in a special supplement of the Telegraph. Dr Dhopade received her award at a prestigious ceremony in London on 23 June, which marked International Women in Engineering Day.

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Women in science: why female mentors matter in engineering

It’s no secret that of all the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) specialisms, the engineering industry has the biggest diversity problem. Just nine per cent of the UK’s engineers are female, and a disappointing six per cent of those in professional engineering roles are from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.

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Tissue engineering has the potential to address huge healthcare challenges

Tissue engineering and cell therapies, which use living cells as engineering materials, are some of the most talked about interdisciplinary areas in science. With the potential to produce either tailor-made or mass-produced implantable human tissues that can repair, regenerate or replace deceased or lost tissues, these advancing technologies have the potential to address huge healthcare challenges, such as the shortage of organs and tissues for transplant and provide real solutions for challenges such as heart repair, spine injury repair, diabetes and the treatment of chronic wounds.

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Geometry, skull growth and brain mechanics

Professor Alain Goriely is Professor of Mathematical modelling at Oxford University’s Mathematical Institute, and with Professor Antoine Jérusalem from the Department of Engineering Science, is Co-Director of the International Brain Mechanics and Trauma Lab (IBMTL). He talks to ScienceBlog about the key findings from his recently published work ‘Dimensional, Geometrical and Physical Constraints in Skull Growth’, and how geometry and mathematical modelling can help us to understand the mechanics of the brain.

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Silver Award for Green Impact

This week the University of Oxford’s Sustainability Awards were celebrated. Congratulations to the Old Road Campus Research Building (ORCRB) team, which includes the Department’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME), for winning a Silver Green Impact Award. The University’s Sustainability Showcase recognises the work that has been done over the last year by staff and students under various schemes aimed at reducing the University’s environmental impact. The Green Impact scheme is aimed at empowering people to make their workplaces more sustainable.

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Tributes paid to pioneering Oxford engineer Professor Brian Bellhouse

Tributes have been paid to the Oxford engineer and entrepreneur Professor Brian Bellhouse, who has died at the age of 80. Founder of one of the most successful companies ever to be spun out of Oxford, he has been praised as a generous and pioneering member of the University community.

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