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Let’s get voting again: Google Impact Challenge…

Vote for Royal National Institute of Blind People, the Division of Clinical Neurology and the Department of Engineering Science to win a grant of £500,000 for smart glasses that enable those with very limited vision to make use of what sight remains, increasing confidence and providing richer ways to navigate and communicate with people.

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Let’s get voting: Google Impact Challenge…

Vote for Kew Gardens and the Department of Engineering Science to win a grant of £500,000 for wearable sensors to track disease-carrying mosquitoes.

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Oxford ramps up its hypersonics research with the arrival of the T3 driver

A grant from EPSRC has allowed the Department of Engineering Science to invest in its hypersonic test facilities. Specifically the 13 tonne high enthalpy T3 free-piston driver has been delivered to the Osney Thermofluids Laboratory to allow Oxford to perform hypersonics research at speeds of up to 6km/s.

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Oxford-designed Flare pan uses 40 per cent less heat than conventional pans

With help from Isis Innovation, the University’s technology commercialisation company, a new heat-efficient cooking pan based on research by University of Oxford Professor of Engineering Professor Thomas Povey has been launched by Lakeland (the UK’s leading kitchenware specialist).

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Best paper award at the 2014 European Conference on Networks and Communications

David Simmons a DPhil student working with Professor Justin Coon of the Communications Research Group has been awarded the best paper award at the 2014 European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC’14)

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Professor Antoine Jerusalem honoured by the Young Scientist program at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the New Champions

Professor Antoine Jerusalem has been honoured by the World Economic Forum by being invited to contribute to the Young Scientist program, an initiative convening leaders from across the science and technology communities for the Forum’s 2014 Annual Meeting of the New Champions.

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Oxford University’s 'Objects of Invention' project shortlisted for major NCCPE Engagement Award

Congratulations to the team behind the University’s ‘Objects of Invention’ initiative, which has been shortlisted by NCCPE for its annual ‘Engage Competition’ in the STEM category. The initiative, led by the Oxford University Museum of the History of Science, involves 18 engineers from the Department, mostly graduate students.

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Computer-aided diagnosis of rare genetic disorders from family snaps

Computer analysis of photographs could help doctors diagnose which condition a child with a rare genetic disorder has, say Oxford University researchers.

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National Women in Engineering Day 23rd June 2014

National Women in Engineering Day has been set up by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) to celebrate its 95th anniversary. It takes place on 23 June 2014. The aim is to celebrate the work that women do in engineering, and to showcase the great engineering careers that are available for girls.

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Best student poster award at Singapore International Water Week

Congratulations to Department of Engineering Science DPhil student Huijuan Wu who has won the best student poster award at this year’s Singapore International Water Week (SIWW).

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Best student paper award at the American Control Conference

Congratulations to Department of Engineering Science DPhil student Richard Mason who has been awarded the Student Best Paper Award at the American Control Conference.

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Young Engineer Travel Award

Congratulations to Roberto Maffulli, a graduate student in the Department’s Turbomachinery Research Group supervised by Professor Li He, for winning a prestigious 2014 Young Engineer Travel Award. This was recently awarded to Roberto by the International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI), a technical institute of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Roberto’s research is focussed on developing an understanding of the way in which thermal boundary conditions affect heat loads to turbine blades.

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CDT student wins exclusive Singularity University ANZ Global Impact Competition 2014

Congratulations to CDT for Healthcare Innovation student Susan Graham who has won the exclusive Singularity University ANZ Global Impact Competition 2014!

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Lubbock Day 2014: Tuesday, 13th May

Dr Kinam Kim, President of the Semiconductor Memory Business, the flagship component business of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.(SEC), delivered the 40th Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture on 13th May, which was titled: “Technology innovations revolutionising society”. For the first time the Department of Engineering Science held the Lubbock Lecture in the University of Oxford’s new Mathematical Institute. Over 250 representatives from industry, academia, the University’s alumni community, government, and schools from Oxfordshire attended.

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Department awarded one of the Great British Technologies Fellowship Grants

Leading academics from 10 UK universities have been awarded a total of £13 million in Fellowship grants to maintain the UK’s research leadership in three areas identified as Great British Technologies; Advanced Materials, Robotic and Autonomous Systems, and Synthetic Biology. Congratulations to Professor Antonis Papachristodoulou, for being awarded an Engineering Fellowship for Growth on “Designing Feedback Control in Biology for Robustness and Scalability”.

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Oxford-Technikos venture capital deal yields tenth Isis Innovation spin-out

The 2006 deal in which London-based venture capital fund Technikos provided £12m for the University of Oxford’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) in return for half of the University’s equity in new companies based on IBME intellectual property, has notched up its tenth spin-out company.

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Award for best undergraduate project

Congratulations to Peter Forsyth (Trinity College), an undergraduate with the Department of Engineering Science, who has been awarded the Heat Transfer Society (hts) 'Best Undergraduate Project on Heat Transfer'.

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Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering

Congratulations to Professor Zhanfeng Cui, FREng (the Department’s Donald Pollock Professor of Chemical Engineering, Director of the Oxford Centre for Tissue Engineering and Bioprocessing, and Fellow of Hertford College) who has been elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). He recently received this prestigious award at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C.

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The 54th Rankine Lecture

Over 900 people attended the 54th Rankine Lecture, one of the world’s leading geotechnical engineering lectures, which was delivered by Oxford University’s Head of the Department of Engineering Science, Professor Guy Houlsby. Amongst the audience at the British Geotechnical Association Rankine Lecture at Imperial College London were Harvey Burd, Byron Byrne and Chris Martin, all Associate Professors from this Department.

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