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2017

Issue 7 Front cover

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News: 2015-16
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News: 2014-15
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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 …

Formula E – disruptive motor sport

The CEO of Formula E, Alejandro Agag, recently gave a highly inspirational and informative talk to undergraduates at the Department of Engineering Science titled: “Formula E – disruptive motor sport”. Students gained a unique insight into season two of the world’s first electric racing series and the technology it employs.

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International Women's Day: 8 March 2016

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated across the world on 8 March each year. This year, the Royal Academy of Engineering is using this opportunity to celebrate leading female engineers in its Fellowship. At the Department of Engineering Science we celebrate with Professor Alison Noble OBE FREng, Director of the Oxford Institute of Biomedical Engineering.

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A Unique Insight into Blue Sky Research

Congratulations to Patrick Thill (New College), a DPhil student in the Department of Engineering Science, who was awarded one of only five Oxford University places at this year’s prestigious Global Young Scientists Summit in Singapore. In this article Patrick shares his unique insights into the latest advances in science and technology and how research can be harnessed to address major global challenges.

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Minister of State for Universities and Science sees world-leading mobile robotics research at first-hand

At the end of February Jo Johnson, the Minister of State for Universities and Science, visited the Department of Engineering Science Mobile Robotics Group (MRG) laboratory to see world-leading research at first-hand. This visit coincided with the announcement that Oxford University is to receive £13.5 million from the Government to support DPhil students in engineering and physical sciences, as well as significant funding geared towards boosting the UK's research into quantum technologies.

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Oxford Engineering presented with Queen's Anniversary Prize at Buckingham Palace: a memorable day captured on film

Representatives of Oxford University visited Buckingham Palace on 25 February to receive the Queen's Anniversary Prize, awarded for the Department of Engineering Science's pioneering work in biomedical engineering. The ceremony, reception and interviews were captured on film and here we share the highlights from this memorable day for the Department…

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Oxford presented with Queen's Anniversary Prize at Buckingham Palace

Representatives of Oxford University visited Buckingham Palace yesterday (25 Feb) to receive the Queen's Anniversary Prize, awarded for the University's pioneering work in biomedical engineering.

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Machine learning spinout from Oxford University unlocks big data insights

Oxford University spinout Mind Foundry is developing software that will help organisations solve problems by unlocking insights hidden deep within their data. The Oxford team uses advanced machine learning algorithms to solve problems which can only currently be solved by teams of data scientists, or which are currently unsolvable.

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Department wins two Healthcare Technologies Challenge Awards

Nine researchers, working on innovative projects that promise to improve healthcare diagnosis and treatment, across a wide spread of issues, have been announced as the first recipients of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s (EPSRC) “Healthcare Technologies Challenge Awards”. Two of these researchers are working in the Department of Engineering Science – congratulations to Professors Antoine Jerusalem and David Clifton.

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Oxford Engineering to bring driverless shuttles to London

Oxbotica, a spin-out from the Department of Engineering Science internationally acclaimed Mobile Robotics Group, is one of three British companies working in collaboration to develop new iconic automated pods for public trials this summer. Using entirely British engineering and software capabilities, Oxbotica, Westfield Sportscars and Heathrow Enterprises will develop pods capable of operating fully autonomously and safely on the streets of London, as part of the GATEway driverless car project taking place in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

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Text messages can help reduce blood pressure

An Oxford University led study by the Department of Engineering Science Institute of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Primary Health Care Sciences, working with the University of Cape Town in South Africa, has found that text message reminders can help reduce people’s blood pressure.

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