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2017

Issue 7 Front cover

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Engineering Science News: 2013-14 Cover
Issue 6
News: 2016-17
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Issue 5
News: 2015-16
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Issue 4
News: 2014-15
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Issue 3
News: 2013-14
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Issue 2
News: 2012-13
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Issue 1
News: 2011-12

News articles

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

Island channel could power about half of Scotland

Researchers from Oxford University’s Department of Engineering Science and the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh have found that renewable tidal energy, sufficient to power about half of Scotland, could be harnessed from a single stretch of water off the north coast of the country.

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Oxford spin-out to use ultrasound to treat cancer and back pain

A new spin-out, created by engineering academics Professor Constantin Coussios, Dr Robert Carlisle and Dr Christian Coviello, will use ultrasound technology to deliver advanced therapies for difficult-to-treat cancers and chronic low back pain.

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Engineering Science in Oxford at the forefront of new National Wind Tunnel Facility

Hypersonic wind tunnels at Oxford University will be upgraded as part of a Government investment in aerospace. Wind tunnels at seven UK universities are to be upgraded as part of a £13.3m project to place Britain at the forefront of aerospace research.

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Universities and Science Minister announces boost for postgraduate training

Universities and Science Minister, David Willetts, has just made an announcement that marks a boost for postgraduate training in a wide range of engineering and scientific fields. Funding for 19 new Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs), on top of the 72 CDTs announced in 2013, has been unveiled. The Department of Engineering Science is delighted that a number of these are for CDTs in Oxford.

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Three prestigious IET awards for Department spin-out OrganOx

OrganOx Ltd, a spin-out co-founded by academics Professor Constantin Coussios in Engineering Science and Professor Peter Friend in Surgical Sciences, was recently awarded 3 out of 15 possible 2013 innovation awards by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), alongside its prototype development partner Team Consulting Limited.

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New international initiative focuses on brain mechanics and trauma research

Dr Antoine Jérusalem, from the Department of Engineering Science, is one of the founders of a new international initiative that will focus research on brain problems. Along with colleagues from Oxford University, Purdue University, the Technical University of Madrid and the University of California they have established the International Brain Mechanics and Trauma Lab (IBMTL).

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Daniel Mulvihill wins Tribology Trust Bronze Medal

Congratulations to Dr Daniel Mulvihill, who completed his doctorate at the Department of Engineering Science and Hertford College last year, for winning the 2013 Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Tribology Trust Bronze Medal Award.

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Funding boost to develop new patient monitoring system

A team of researchers in the Department’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) and clinical staff from the Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Trust, led by Professor Lionel Tarassenko CBE, has developed an iPad-based early-warning system with Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funding. This is one of the projects funded by the ‘Safer Hospitals, Safer Wards’ £260 million NHS Technology Fund to improve patient safety.

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Announcement of the 2013-2014 Sloane Robinson Foundation Scholarships

This year the Sloane Robinson Foundation has awarded two scholarships to graduates undertaking the Department of Engineering Science’s MSc course in Biomedical Engineering. The two students are Thaís Roque (Jesus College) from Brazil and Ritankar Das (Lincoln College) from India.

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New spin-out to target Chinese market

Translating and packaging research and technologies for the Chinese market will be the mission of the latest spin-out company founded by Professor Zhanfeng Cui, the Department’s Donald Pollock Professor of Chemical Engineering based at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering. Oxford MESTAR has been set up by Isis Innovation, the University of Oxford’s technology commercialisation company.

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