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2017

Issue 7 Front cover

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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 …

Organ preservation and therapeutic ultrasound expert wins Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal

Cold storage of human organs for transplant could be a thing of the past thanks to the work of biomedical engineer Professor Constantin Coussios, Director of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, who is to receive the Royal Academy of Engineering’s prestigious Silver Medal later this month for work including a ground-breaking method of preserving functioning organs at body temperature. He will receive the medal at the Academy Awards Dinner in London today.

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Dr Priyanka Dhopade makes the top 50 Women in Engineering

Congratulations to Dr Priyanka Dhopade, Senior Research Associate at the Department, who has just been awarded a place in the Top 50 Women in Engineering. Organised by the Women’s Engineering Society and sponsored by a range of industry partners, the Top 50 Women in Engineering under the age of 35 was recently published in a special supplement of the Telegraph. Dr Dhopade received her award at a prestigious ceremony in London on 23 June, which marked International Women in Engineering Day.

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Women in science: why female mentors matter in engineering

It’s no secret that of all the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) specialisms, the engineering industry has the biggest diversity problem. Just nine per cent of the UK’s engineers are female, and a disappointing six per cent of those in professional engineering roles are from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.

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Tissue engineering has the potential to address huge healthcare challenges

Tissue engineering and cell therapies, which use living cells as engineering materials, are some of the most talked about interdisciplinary areas in science. With the potential to produce either tailor-made or mass-produced implantable human tissues that can repair, regenerate or replace deceased or lost tissues, these advancing technologies have the potential to address huge healthcare challenges, such as the shortage of organs and tissues for transplant and provide real solutions for challenges such as heart repair, spine injury repair, diabetes and the treatment of chronic wounds.

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Geometry, skull growth and brain mechanics

Professor Alain Goriely is Professor of Mathematical modelling at Oxford University’s Mathematical Institute, and with Professor Antoine Jérusalem from the Department of Engineering Science, is Co-Director of the International Brain Mechanics and Trauma Lab (IBMTL). He talks to ScienceBlog about the key findings from his recently published work ‘Dimensional, Geometrical and Physical Constraints in Skull Growth’, and how geometry and mathematical modelling can help us to understand the mechanics of the brain.

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Silver Award for Green Impact

This week the University of Oxford’s Sustainability Awards were celebrated. Congratulations to the Old Road Campus Research Building (ORCRB) team, which includes the Department’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME), for winning a Silver Green Impact Award. The University’s Sustainability Showcase recognises the work that has been done over the last year by staff and students under various schemes aimed at reducing the University’s environmental impact. The Green Impact scheme is aimed at empowering people to make their workplaces more sustainable.

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Tributes paid to pioneering Oxford engineer Professor Brian Bellhouse

Tributes have been paid to the Oxford engineer and entrepreneur Professor Brian Bellhouse, who has died at the age of 80. Founder of one of the most successful companies ever to be spun out of Oxford, he has been praised as a generous and pioneering member of the University community.

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The 43rd Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture – the Internet of Things (IoT)…

The 43rd Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture, titled ‘Will future communications technologies lead to cyber wars or a better world?’ was delivered on Wednesday 10th May by Naomi Climer, whose career has been spent in the broadcast and communications technology industry including at the BBC, ITV and Sony both in Europe and the US. Over 290 representatives from industry, academia, the University’s alumni community, and government attended. In addition, 30 pupils, aged 15 to 18, attended from nine schools across London, Hampshire, East Sussex and Oxfordshire.

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New research collaboration to rebuild chronic ulcers

Two British Universities, the Open University and the University of Oxford, have established a new research collaboration with the Chilean Biotech company, Concorcio Regenero. This is a major strategic commitment to develop an effective affordable treatment for chronic wounds. These are painful, incapacitating and life-threatening ulcers, which form because the body’s natural healing response breaks down. The aim is to develop an ambitious new tissue-engineered treatment for reconstructing chronic wounds.

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New research partnership with University of Bahrain to develop sustainable water engineering

At a special signing ceremony held in the Kingdom of Bahrain, a research partnership was agreed between the University of Oxford and the University of Bahrain. The agreement outlines future research in the area of low-energy osmotic technologies for the desalination of sea-water, and will allow researchers from the University of Bahrain to benefit directly from the research expertise of Professor Nick Hankins from the Department of Engineering Science and his laboratory in the field. It is hoped that joint research will result in high efficiency solutions that will help to reduce energy consumption for water desalination, both in the Gulf region and in the UK.

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