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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 …

Sloane Robinson Scholarships go from strength to strength

Since 2006 the Sloane Robinson Foundation has awarded ten scholarships to graduates undertaking the Department of Engineering Science's MSc course in Biomedical Engineering. The Department is delighted to announce that trustees of the Foundation, Mr George Robinson and Mr Hugh Sloane, will be continuing to support these scholarships in 2012.

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The Wonders of "Origami Engineers"

Dr Zhong You and research student Weina Wu from the Department of Engineering Science have built a foldable grocery bag from steel, using an origami-inspired design that could help speed up factory packaging processes.

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Healthcare imaging technology provides superior performance at lower cost

Oxford Electromagnetic Acoustic Imaging (OxEMA) is a patented healthcare imaging technology offering superior diagnostic power to conventional ultrasound systems and MRI-like images. Research carried out by the Department of Engineering Science and led by Professor David Edwards indicates that OxEMA has the potential to enable better, earlier diagnosis of numerous conditions and tumours, including some or all of breast, liver, kidney and thyroid cancer, as well as having applications in orthopaedics and other clinical areas.

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Key Appointments in Biomedical Engineering

We are delighted to announce that as a key part of the strategic plan of the Department of Engineering Science and the University of Oxford, two new Professors of Biomedical Engineering have been elected. Alison Noble and Constantin Coussios have each been appointed as Professors of Biomedical Engineering to develop research and teaching in biomedical engineering. They will be based at the Department’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) in Headington, Oxford.

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American Society of Mechanical Engineers Award

Congratulations to Dr Budimir Rosic, University Lecturer in Engineering Science, who has won the Best Paper Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for his paper titled, "Integrated Combustor and Vane Concept in Gas Turbines". The paper was presented at last year’s ASME International Gas Turbine Institute’s Turbo Expo Conference in Glasgow. This is the fourth ASME Best Paper Award that Dr Rosic has won in the last five years.

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The 2011 Prestigious Dugald Clerk Lecture in Civil Engineering

Professor Alistair Borthwick (of the Department of Engineering Science) gave this year’s prestigious Dugald Clerk Lecture at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in London. The lecture was titled "Water and Sediment, Waves and Floods", and focused on the mechanics of water and sediment mixtures, the huge range of spatial and temporal scales involved in river and coastal morphodynamics, extreme ocean waves, and coastal and river inundation.

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The value of an engineering apprenticeship

Having completed his foundation apprenticeship with the University’s Physics Department, Dennis Chikwanha joined the Department of Engineering Science last June as a Junior Technician. Today, Dennis’s workload includes manufacturing specimens for students’ fourth year projects; other University Departments; the Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology, and research groups within Engineering Science.

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New Construction Engineering Centre is announced

On Monday, 24th January 2011 at the Divinity School in Oxford, Laing O'Rourke and the University of Oxford announced the establishment of a new centre for engineering focusing on interdisciplinary research relevant to the construction industry.

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Engineering Science Graduate is "Highly Commended"

Henry Tayler, who graduated from the Department of Engineering Science with a First Class degree (Somerville College, Oxford 2009) and is currently working as a Graduate Geotechnical Engineer for Arup, recently received a "highly commended" prize at the prestigious New Civil Engineer (NCE) magazine’s Annual Graduate Awards ceremony in London.

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New research leads to human interactions being recognised by computers

Thanks to new research, led by DPhil student Alonso Patron-Perez of the Department of Engineering Science, human interactions can now be automatically recognised by computers from video footage. This technology can also automatically recognise interactions such as handshakes and high fives. It is part of research to enable computers to automatically analyse the content of the vast amount of video footage generated from sources such as TV, films, YouTube and CCTV.

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