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

New 'drug delivery' technique could transform treatment of major diseases

Congratulations to Professor Eleanor Stride, a world expert in biomedical engineering from the Department of Engineering Science, who has won the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s A F Harvey Engineering Research Prize. Professor Stride argues that instead of inventing new drugs, making better use of the drugs we already have available by targeting them to the affected part of the body could hold the answer to tackling many of today’s life threatening diseases.

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The 41st Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture - the Department’s biggest event!

An Australian themed Lubbock Day marked the biggest turnout in its history attracting over 350 representatives from industry, academia, the University’s alumni community, government, and schools from Oxfordshire. The Day included the 41st Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture, titled “Rise of the Machines,” which was delivered by Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte FRS; two mini-lectures; the 4th Year project competition; an exhibition on robotics and a Lotus F1 car on display.

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Engineering Science Undergraduates Present Design Projects to CERN

In April, twelve 3rd Year Engineering Science undergraduates from the Department visited Geneva to present their engineering design projects to CERN, the european organisation for nuclear research. Led by Professor Felix Hofmann and Professor Jin-Chong Tan, from the Department of Engineering Science, they focused on the topic of "Maximising Collisions in the Large Hadron Collider".

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Dr Mattias Heinrich wins best thesis award

Many congratulations to Dr Mattias Heinrich (St Hilda’s College), from the Department of Engineering Science, for winning the British Machine Vision Association and Society for Pattern Recognition (BMVA) Sullivan Thesis Prize for the best UK PhD thesis in Computer Vision.

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Oxford's Boat Race winners make history

Congratulations to the Department of Engineering Science MSc(Res) students, James Cook (St Cross College) and Samuel O’Connor (Christ Church), who were part of this year’s men’s Boat Race team that won together with Oxford’s women’s team. Many congratulations also to Jennifer Ehr (Pembroke College), cox for the women's team. They were watched by thousands along the banks of the River Thames in London, and by millions more on television around the world.

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Oxford University and UK Government to lead research to improve global water security

A new global research project led by the University of Oxford, involving Professor Ian Thompson and Dr David Clifton of the Department of Engineering Science, and backed by the British Government will help hundreds of millions of people in Africa and South Asia to have reliable access to water. Announced by International Development Minister Baroness Northover, the seven-year research project will receive a £15 million grant from the Department for International Development.

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The 2015 British Geotechnical Association Cooling Prize awarded to William Beuckelaers

Congratulations to William Beuckelaers (St Catherine’s College), a first year DPhil student in the Department of Engineering Science, who has been announced as the winner of the 2015 British Geotechnical Association Cooling Prize at an event hosted by the Southern Geotechnical Group at Southampton University.

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Launch of new Renewable Energy Marine Structures Centre for Doctoral Training

The new Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Renewable Energy Marine Structures (REMS) has been officially opened at Cranfield University by Maria McCaffery, CEO of RenewableUK. This is a collaboration between the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford and Cranfield University.

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Celebrating 25th Anniversary of the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Solid Mechanics

To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC), the Department of Engineering Science Solid Mechanics Group recently held a celebratory event that not only looked back on the UTC’s achievements but also marked the development of this special partnership.

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"One of the greatest challenges of our century" ...

Described by Professor Andrew Hamilton, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, as ‘one of the greatest challenges of our century’, the 2015 Oxford Brain Mechanics Workshop sought to highlight the complexity inherent in studying the brain.

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