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2017

Issue 7 Front cover

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News articles

Read about the work the Department is undertaking, about its achievements and the valuable contributions students and staff are making to society …

Sixth-formers get a Headstart in engineering

Sixth-formers get a Headstart in engineering

As our undergraduate students filed out, marking the end of another busy year, the Department of Engineering Science opened its doors to a different crowd of young engineers. This July, the department hosted 38 sixth-form students from schools across the UK as part of the Headstart Broad-Based Engineering programme.

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Engineering Science apprentice wins accolade at Oxfordshire Young Engineer Awards 2018

Engineering Science apprentice wins accolade at Oxfordshire Young Engineer Awards 2018

The Department’s Mechanical Technician Apprentice Lewis Burke was awarded Best Apprentice aged 16-18 at the High Sheriff of Oxfordshire Young Engineer Awards 2018.

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Life-saving clean water project celebrated at inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Awards

Life-saving clean water project celebrated at inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Awards

Smart Handpumps, a project which aims to preserve access to clean drinking water in the developing world, has been announced as the overall winner of the inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Awards. The awards honour the best interdisciplinary research from across the University of Oxford.

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Engineering Science DPhil candidate named one of the UK’s top 10 black students

Engineering Science DPhil candidate named one of the UK’s top 10 black students

A talented engineering student from the University of Oxford’s Department of Engineering Science has been selected for the Rare Rising Stars Awards 2018, which showcases the achievements of the ‘top 10’ black students in the country.

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Focussed ultrasound used to improve effects of cancer drugs

Focussed ultrasound used to improve effects of cancer drugs

Researchers have made a breakthrough in more precisely targeting drugs to cancers. Using ultrasound and lipid drug carriers (liposomes), a multi-disciplinary team of biomedical engineers, oncologists, radiologists and anaesthetists at the University of Oxford have developed a new way to improve the targeting of cancer drugs to tumours.

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OTI researcher chairs 10th International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics

OTI researcher chairs 10th International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics

Dr Neil Ashton of the Oxford ThermoFluids Institute (OTI) is the chair and lead organiser of the 10th international conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics in Barcelona from 9-13 July 2018.

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New technology addresses risk of tampering and counterfeiting in the diamond sector

New technology addresses risk of tampering and counterfeiting in the diamond sector

Opsydia, a Department spinout, has unveiled ground-breaking new technology that will help address the risk of tampering and counterfeiting in the diamond sector.

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Sound waves in lipid films can annihilate each other upon collision

Sound waves in lipid films can annihilate each other upon collision

Post-doctoral researcher Shamit Shrivastava writes about a recent finding that has far-reaching consequences for the fundamental understanding of the physics of the brain. The research was conducted in partnership with Professor Matthias F Schneider at the Technical University in Dortmund, Germany.

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Oxford Robotics Institute to put a team of robots to the test at Blenheim

Oxford Robotics Institute to put a team of robots to the test at Blenheim

The Oxford Robotics Institute (Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford) is to put a team of robots to the test at Blenheim as part of a new joint initiative.

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