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Oxford awarded major programme for groundwater research in Africa

Oxford University researchers have been awarded £1.9m within UPGro: “Unlocking the Potential of Groundwater for the Poor”, an initiative funded by the Natural Environment Research Council, the Department for International Development, and the Economic and Social Research Council. This three-year programme of research links the Computational Health Informatics Lab (in the Department of Engineering Science Institute of Biomedical Engineering) to the School of Geography and the Environment.

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New analysis from UK researchers could provide sustainable bioenergy for the future

New analysis from the Department of Engineering Science, Department of Plant Sciences, Tropical Power, Imperial College London and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, say that CAM species like Opuntia ficus-indica (prickly pear) and Euphorbia tirucalli could make a huge contribution to providing sustainable bioenergy for the future.

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Oxford Engineers take part in Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

Members of the Department of Engineering Science have been involved in this year’s Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition. Running this year from 30 June to 5 July, the Exhibition is an annual display of the most exciting science and technology in the UK.

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Professor Ronald A Roy is the new Vice President-Elect of the Acoustical Society of America

Congratulations to Professor Ronald A. Roy, Statutory Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Department of Engineering Science, who has been elected Vice President-Elect of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA). His term began on 22nd May 2015 and he will automatically assume the office of Vice-President on 27 May 2016.

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First prize at UK Climate Knowledge and Innovation Community Launchpad

Congratulations to the team of research students from the Department of Engineering Science Energy and Power Group, which has won first prize at the UK Climate Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) Launchpad finals. They won first prize for their clean tech business idea, which was judged to have the best climate and social impact.

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New website marks launch of REACH: improving water security for the poor

A new website has just been launched to mark a seven-year, global programme of research (2015-2022) titled: REACH. REACH, led by Oxford University and funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), aims to improve water security for over 2.5 million poor people by 2022.

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New collaboration on energy storage systems for microgrids

Researchers at the University of Oxford’s Department of Engineering Science have joined forces with leading Korean chemical company OCI and Hanyang University in Korea to develop new resilient energy storage systems for microgrids*. Bringing together a wide range of expertise including electrochemistry, electrical and control engineering and machine learning, the team will produce a decentralised distributed energy storage system including a controller capable of predicting energy supply and demand and autonomously managing charge and discharge to maximise system resilience and durability.

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Rocha Medal 2016: winner announced

Congratulations to Dr Chia Weng Boon ( St Cross College), an alumnus from the Department of Engineering Science now working in Malaysia, who has been announced by the International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM) as the winner of the 2016 Rocha Medal for the best thesis worldwide in rock mechanics. Boon’s thesis was titled: “Distinct Element Modelling of Jointed Rock Masses: Algorithms and their Verification”.

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Mobile phones help to beat hypertension

Lifestyle-related disease is on the rise in South Africa, including high blood pressure. A partnership involving Oxford University, including academics and DPhil students from the Department of Engineering Science Institute of Biomedical Engineering, is putting the nation’s extensive mobile phone network to work in beating the disease.

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Prestigious IET postgraduate scholarship announced

Congratulations to Chloe Tartan (Linacre College), a postgraduate researcher from the Department of Engineering Science, who has been awarded a prestigious scholarship of £5,000 from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

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