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2017

Issue 7 Front cover

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News: 2015-16
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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 …

Monitoring chicken flock behaviour could help combat leading cause of food poisoning

A new technique that monitors the movement of chickens can be used to predict which flocks are at risk of becoming infected with Campylobacter – the most common bacterial source of food poisoning in humans in the UK.

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'Freak' ocean waves hit without warning, new research shows

Rather than coming at the end of a series of increasingly large waves, rogue (or freak) waves emerge suddenly, being preceded by much smaller waves.

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Students visit Rolls-Royce Jet Engine Facility in Derby

A group of sixteen Engineering Science undergraduate students, from first to fourth years, spent a day during Michaelmas Term at the Rolls-Royce jet engine facility in Derby.

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Department undergraduate wins inaugural Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future Award

Congratulations to Elizabeth Thompson (Worcester College), a 4th Year undergraduate in the Department of Engineering Science, who has been named the inaugural Autosport Williams Engineer of the Future.

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Wireless technology and tablet computing to improve patient safety comes to John Radcliffe Hospital

A project to replace bedside paper charts with “early warning” tablet computers to identify at risk patients at Oxfordshire acute hospitals is now being rolled out at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital.

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How can engineers make steel that doesn't baulk at hydrogen?

For over 100 years engineers have known that hydrogen can cause metals to become incredibly brittle, but they've been able to do little to protect against it. Now, Oxford University researchers are working on a large collaborative project to build the metals of the future that can retain their strength in the presence of this disruptive gas.

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Self-driving pods win national innovation award

A ground-breaking research programme which will trial three self-driving vehicles on pedestrianised areas of Milton Keynes has won this year’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Automotive Award for Innovation.

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Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Oxford’s innovation in biomedical engineering

Oxford University’s pioneering work in biomedical engineering has been recognised with a Queen’s Anniversary Prize.

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Testing the thermal tolerance of the fusion reactors of the future

Researchers from the Department of Engineering Science have developed a new method that makes it possible to study whether the deterioration of nuclear fusion reactor materials in the face of extreme radiation may cause catastrophic thermal failure.

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Green light to tackle science and engineering challenges

Seven new research programmes that aim to tackle some of the UK’s major science and engineering challenges have been given the green light by the Universities and Science Minister, Jo Johnson.

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