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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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Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Oxford receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for ground-breaking research in global health and development

The Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME), part of the Department of Engineering Science, and Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (NDOG) at the University of Oxford recently announced that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The award will enable Ana Namburete from the Biomedical Image Analysis Laboratory at the IBME and Bryn Kemp (NDOG) to collaborate on an innovative global health and development research project, titled “A Machine Learning-Based Tool to Estimate Gestational Age”. Designed specifically for non-specialist healthcare workers within low-income settings, the product uses ultrasound images of the fetal brain to automatically estimate gestational age (GA).

Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Oxford receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for ground-breaking research in global health and development - Read More…

Professor Alison Noble OBE FREng receives the IFMBE Laura Bassi Award for an Outstanding Female Researcher in Medical and Biological Engineering

Congratulations to Professor Alison Noble, the Department of Engineering Science Director of the Institute for Biomedical Engineering, for being awarded the inaugural Laura Bassi award of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE).

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Major funding will help our ability to search and analyse large volumes of images and videos

Seebibyte: Visual Search for the Era of Big Data is a large multi-faceted research effort that has been awarded £4.5 million by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Programme Grant. This research aims to enhance quality of life by improving healthcare capabilities, surveillance, the environmental monitoring of roads, as well as new means of enjoying digital media in the home. Led by Professor Andrew Zisserman, the project will be based at the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford and will be supported by four Co-Investigators; Professor Alison Noble, Professor Andrea Vedaldi, Professor Jens Rittscher and Professor Philip Torr.

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Next generation of optical wireless systems will ease our use of gadgets in the workplace and in our homes

According to a recent study on indoor optical wireless systems, by a team of researchers from the Department of Engineering Science Photonics Group and University College London, our workplaces and homes are set to benefit from wireless bandwidths hundreds of times greater than Wi-Fi.

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