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Pentland Firth turbines could generate 'almost half of Scotland’s electricity'

A new study reveals that tidal turbines stretched across Pentland Firth, which separates the Orkney Islands from mainland Scotland, could generate up to 1.9 gigawatts (GW) of power - equivalent to almost half of Scotland's electricity needs.

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Multi-million-pound boost for Oxford research in 'great technologies'

Oxford University projects on robotics, advanced materials, and energy storage have received a multi-million-pound boost thanks to an £85m national investment in technologies to drive UK growth.

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Professor Zhanfeng CUI elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Many congratulations to Professor Zhanfeng Cui (the Department’s Donald Pollock Professor of Chemical Engineering, Director of the Oxford Centre for Tissue Engineering and Bioprocessing, and Fellow of Hertford College) who has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE). This is a richly deserved recognition of Professor Cui’s contributions to engineering.

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The Royal Academy of Engineering awards new Research Fellowship

Dr. David Clifton has been awarded a prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship. The advanced fellowships, which are highly competitive (with two or three applications permitted per university), provide support for five years to outstanding researchers to enable them to establish independent research groups that are useful to industry or society.

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Vince Cable visits Begbroke Science Park

The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Vince Cable, visited Begbroke Science Park this month and heard about the need to attract more people to study engineering. He gained an insight into some of the challenges facing Oxfordshire businesses, including recruiting graduates with the right skills and learnt how University innovation is being turned into new business ideas.

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Academic Consortium enters joint venture with DONG Energy

The academic consortium, led by Oxford University’s Department of Engineering Science and including Imperial College London and University College Dublin, will investigate, along with DONG Energy and its partners, how offshore wind turbine foundations can be designed more effectively in the future. This work is a unique research and development project aimed at reducing the cost of energy from offshore wind turbines.

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Tiny sensor in pills could save the NHS millions

Professor Lionel Tarassenko CBE FREng FMedSci, from the Department’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering, has been working with colleagues from the Medical Sciences Division on the first UK clinical trials of a ‘texting pill’ that contains a tiny silicon sensor, which triggers the sending of a text to say the pill has been swallowed. This follows a UK study, which found that £300 million a year is spent on medicines that end up being thrown away. Part of the wastage is due to people not taking medication, called ‘non-compliance’.

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Rolls-Royce Director visits world class Thermo-Fluids Laboratory

The Department of Engineering Science recently hosted a visit from Dr Colin Smith, Director or Engineering and Technology at Rolls-Royce, to its Southwell Laboratory in Osney Mead, Oxford. Dr Smith had visited the building several years ago when it was first acquired by the Department and during his visit this time, he was able to see that it is now full of world class operational research facilities.

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Rodolfo Fleury wins Young Stress Analyst Prize

Rodolfo Fleury, a DPhil student in the Department of Engineering Science and St Edmund Hall, has won first prize in the Young Stress Analyst Competition for 2013. The prize is awarded annually to young researchers by the British Society for Strain Measurement (BSSM).

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Origami engineering inspires ‘Plate House’ refugee shelter

The Plate House is the first application of a new, folded shell structural system that in the future could be used by the UNHCR to house displaced refugees. It has been developed by Joe Gattas, a DPhil student in the Department of Engineering Science Special Structures Group, which is headed by Dr Zhong You. Joe’s inspiration comes from working in the emerging research discipline called origami engineering.

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New study shows nearly half of US jobs at risk of computerisation

A new study titled: “The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs to Computerisation?,” by Dr Michael A. Osborne from Oxford University’s Department of Engineering Science and Dr Carl Benedikt Frey of the Oxford Martin School, estimates that 47 percent of jobs in the US are “at risk” of being automated in the next 20 years.

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Alexander Hunt wins the 2013 SET Maritime Technology Award

Congratulations to Alexander Hunt (Worcester College) who has won this year’s Science, Engineering & Technology Student of the Year (SET) Award. Alexander won the Lloyd's Register Foundation Award for the Best Maritime Technology Student, which was judged by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology and the Royal Institution of Naval Architects.

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David Clifton receives Foreign and Commonwealth Office Award

Dr David Clifton, a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow in the Department of Engineering Science Institute of Biomedical Engineering, has been recognised in the 2013 Development Awards given annually by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), for work in the Southeast Asia region. This Award comes with a bursary.

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Royal Society announces prestigious University Research Fellowship

The Royal Society has announced the appointment of Dr Alfonso Arturo Castrejon-Pita, who recently joined Oxford University’s Department of Engineering Science, as one of 41 new University Research Fellows (URFs) for 2013.

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Major boost for imaging technologies that improve cancer treatments

Recent research by the Department’s Biomedical Image Analysis (BioMedIA) Group, co-directed by Dr Julia Schnabel, played a key role in the University’s Oxford Cancer Imaging Centre receiving a multi-million pound boost as part of a national initiative to improve cancer treatments.

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"Objects of Invention" inspire engineers, schoolchildren, parents and teachers

Over the last twelve months, students from the Department of Engineering Science have participated in "Objects of Invention", a new initiative at Oxford University’s Museum of the History of Science.

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The Institution of Engineering and Technology 2013 William James Award Winner

Congratulations to the Department's DPhil student, Joachim Behar, for winning this year's prestigious Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) 2013 William James Award. This month Joachim was presented with a prize, a plaque and a certificate in recognition of his work on "Non invasive foetal electrocardiography" at the IET Achievement Awards Ceremony in London.

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Two prestigious MICCAI Young Scientist Awards

Two researchers from the Department’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering have each received one of this year’s prestigious Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) Young Scientist Awards at the 2013 MICCAI Conference in Nagoya, Japan. The MICCAI Conference is one of the most important conferences in the field of medical image analysis.

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Major boost for research into stem cell therapy and tissue engineering

The Department of Engineering Science research programme in the field of stem cell therapy and tissue engineering has received a major boost thanks to a £1.5m investment by China Bio-Med Regeneration Technology Limited (CBMRT).

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Brain Workshop demonstrates the convergence of scientific disciplines

The convergence of the scientific disciplines has gathered pace in recent years and nowhere was this more visible than in the 2014 Oxford Brain Mechanics Workshop held in Oxford on 13 and 14 January 2014. Understanding the brain, its pathology, injury and healing is no longer just a priority for clinicians but is a field where data analysis and mathematical modelling can work with clinical practice to further our understanding of the most complex of human organs.

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Updated 30/03/2014: Professor Tarassenko speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos

Lionel Tarassenko CBE, the Department’s Professor in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, together with other academics from Oxford University, join business leaders, politicians and heads of state from around the world in Davos, Switzerland this week for the World Economic Forum’s 2014 Annual Meeting.

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Professor Alison Noble elected Fellow of the Women’s Engineering Society

Professor Alison Noble OBE FREng has been elected a Fellow of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) - the highest grade of membership, which was introduced in 2013.

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Winners of the BP Ultimate Field Trip 2014

Congratulations to the Department’s three second-year students from Keble College, Christopher Clay, Talbot Kingsbury and Jan Paszkiewicz (team name: ‘I Challenge You to a Joule’), who have won the BP Ultimate Field Trip 2014. The students were presented with their prize, which includes spending the summer on an internship with BP’s Alaskan operations, by BBC broadcaster, Clare Balding, at the Royal Institution in London.

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Major award for Hydrogen in metals project (HEmS)

Alan Cocks, Professor of Materials Engineering at the Department, has recently been awarded a £5.5 million grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to investigate the process of ‘embrittlement of metals from hydrogen’. The ‘Hydrogen in metals - from fundamentals to the design of new steels’ (“HEmS”) project, led by Professor Cocks, is a collaboration with the Department of Materials at Oxford and the universities of Sheffield, Cambridge, Kings College and Imperial College London. Potential applications for the results of the research are envisaged across a wide range of key UK industries.

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The Sir William Siemens Medal Award 2014

The Department’s second-year student, Jan Paszkiewicz (Keble College), is one of nine engineers from some of the UK’s leading universities (Imperial, Lincoln, Loughborough, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Manchester, Sheffield and Strathclyde) to receive the Sir William Siemens Medal Award 2014. He has been recognised by both Oxford University and Siemens for engineering excellence and achievement during a student‘s first year at university.

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The 54th Rankine Lecture

Over 900 people attended the 54th Rankine Lecture, one of the world’s leading geotechnical engineering lectures, which was delivered by Oxford University’s Head of the Department of Engineering Science, Professor Guy Houlsby. Amongst the audience at the British Geotechnical Association Rankine Lecture at Imperial College London were Harvey Burd, Byron Byrne and Chris Martin, all Associate Professors from this Department.

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Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering

Congratulations to Professor Zhanfeng Cui, FREng (the Department’s Donald Pollock Professor of Chemical Engineering, Director of the Oxford Centre for Tissue Engineering and Bioprocessing, and Fellow of Hertford College) who has been elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). He recently received this prestigious award at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C.

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Award for best undergraduate project

Congratulations to Peter Forsyth (Trinity College), an undergraduate with the Department of Engineering Science, who has been awarded the Heat Transfer Society (hts) 'Best Undergraduate Project on Heat Transfer'.

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Oxford-Technikos venture capital deal yields tenth Isis Innovation spin-out

The 2006 deal in which London-based venture capital fund Technikos provided £12m for the University of Oxford’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) in return for half of the University’s equity in new companies based on IBME intellectual property, has notched up its tenth spin-out company.

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Department awarded one of the Great British Technologies Fellowship Grants

Leading academics from 10 UK universities have been awarded a total of £13 million in Fellowship grants to maintain the UK’s research leadership in three areas identified as Great British Technologies; Advanced Materials, Robotic and Autonomous Systems, and Synthetic Biology. Congratulations to Professor Antonis Papachristodoulou, for being awarded an Engineering Fellowship for Growth on “Designing Feedback Control in Biology for Robustness and Scalability”.

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Lubbock Day 2014: Tuesday, 13th May

Dr Kinam Kim, President of the Semiconductor Memory Business, the flagship component business of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.(SEC), delivered the 40th Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture on 13th May, which was titled: “Technology innovations revolutionising society”. For the first time the Department of Engineering Science held the Lubbock Lecture in the University of Oxford’s new Mathematical Institute. Over 250 representatives from industry, academia, the University’s alumni community, government, and schools from Oxfordshire attended.

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CDT student wins exclusive Singularity University ANZ Global Impact Competition 2014

Congratulations to CDT for Healthcare Innovation student Susan Graham who has won the exclusive Singularity University ANZ Global Impact Competition 2014!

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Young Engineer Travel Award

Congratulations to Roberto Maffulli, a graduate student in the Department’s Turbomachinery Research Group supervised by Professor Li He, for winning a prestigious 2014 Young Engineer Travel Award. This was recently awarded to Roberto by the International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI), a technical institute of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Roberto’s research is focussed on developing an understanding of the way in which thermal boundary conditions affect heat loads to turbine blades.

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Best student paper award at the American Control Conference

Congratulations to Department of Engineering Science DPhil student Richard Mason who has been awarded the Student Best Paper Award at the American Control Conference.

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Best student poster award at Singapore International Water Week

Congratulations to Department of Engineering Science DPhil student Huijuan Wu who has won the best student poster award at this year’s Singapore International Water Week (SIWW).

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National Women in Engineering Day 23rd June 2014

National Women in Engineering Day has been set up by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) to celebrate its 95th anniversary. It takes place on 23 June 2014. The aim is to celebrate the work that women do in engineering, and to showcase the great engineering careers that are available for girls.

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Oxford University’s 'Objects of Invention' project shortlisted for major NCCPE Engagement Award

Congratulations to the team behind the University’s ‘Objects of Invention’ initiative, which has been shortlisted by NCCPE for its annual ‘Engage Competition’ in the STEM category. The initiative, led by the Oxford University Museum of the History of Science, involves 18 engineers from the Department, mostly graduate students.

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Computer-aided diagnosis of rare genetic disorders from family snaps

Computer analysis of photographs could help doctors diagnose which condition a child with a rare genetic disorder has, say Oxford University researchers.

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Best paper award at the 2014 European Conference on Networks and Communications

David Simmons a DPhil student working with Professor Justin Coon of the Communications Research Group has been awarded the best paper award at the 2014 European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC’14)

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Professor Antoine Jerusalem honoured by the Young Scientist program at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the New Champions

Professor Antoine Jerusalem has been honoured by the World Economic Forum by being invited to contribute to the Young Scientist program, an initiative convening leaders from across the science and technology communities for the Forum’s 2014 Annual Meeting of the New Champions.

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Oxford-designed Flare pan uses 40 per cent less heat than conventional pans

With help from Isis Innovation, the University’s technology commercialisation company, a new heat-efficient cooking pan based on research by University of Oxford Professor of Engineering Professor Thomas Povey has been launched by Lakeland (the UK’s leading kitchenware specialist).

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Headstart - engaging Sixth Formers and encouraging them into Engineering

This year the Department of Engineering Science ran its 18th Headstart residential course for sixth formers from throughout the UK. The programme included practical problem-solving activities, team projects, industrial site visits, lectures and tours of laboratories and a gala dinner at Hertford College.

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Oxford ramps up its hypersonics research with the arrival of the T3 driver

A grant from EPSRC has allowed the Department of Engineering Science to invest in its hypersonic test facilities. Specifically the 13 tonne high enthalpy T3 free-piston driver has been delivered to the Osney Thermofluids Laboratory to allow Oxford to perform hypersonics research at speeds of up to 6km/s.

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Let’s get voting: Google Impact Challenge…

Vote for Kew Gardens and the Department of Engineering Science to win a grant of £500,000 for wearable sensors to track disease-carrying mosquitoes.

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Let’s get voting again: Google Impact Challenge…

Vote for Royal National Institute of Blind People, the Division of Clinical Neurology and the Department of Engineering Science to win a grant of £500,000 for smart glasses that enable those with very limited vision to make use of what sight remains, increasing confidence and providing richer ways to navigate and communicate with people.

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Dual Engineering winners in the Google Impact Challenge

Two projects involving teams from Engineering Science are winners of the 2014 Google Impact Challenge, and will each receive £500,000.

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The importance of bubbles...

Professor Constantin Coussios is interviewed by the BBC World Service on the biomedical applications of acoustic bubbles

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Jaguar Land Rover invests in new 'Centres of Excellence for Engine Combustion Research'

Professors Martin Davy and Richard Stone, from the Department of Engineering Science, will lead a new project on compression ignition in diesel engines thanks to a major investment by Jaguar Land Rover. Two new 'Centres of Excellence for Engine Combustion Research' will be created at the University of Oxford and University College London.

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Professor Paul Newman elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Many congratulations to Professor Paul Newman, the Department’s BP Professor of Information Engineering and Fellow of Keble College, who has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE). The Academy's Fellows represent the nation’s best engineering researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, business and industry leaders.

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Fellowship of the Institute of Engineering and Technology for Dr Marko Bacic

Congratulations to Dr Marko Bacic who has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET). Dr Bacic works for Rolls-Royce and is an Oxford University Research Lecturer.

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International partnership announced to develop superior imaging technology

Isis Innovation, the technology transfer arm at the University of Oxford, and Canada’s Centre for Imaging Technology Commercialization (CIMTEC) have announced a partnership to develop and test a new enhanced ultrasound imaging technology. The principle inventor of this new technology is Professor David Edwards, the Department’s Professor of Engineering Science.

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The 2014 Alumni Weekend - a first for the Department

Saturday, 20th September is a day to remember - for the first time, over 200 alumni and non-alumni enjoyed a series of scintillating events staged by the Department of Engineering Science.

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International research to lead to better head protection

Antoine Jérusalem, Associate Professor with the Department, and Alain Goriely, Professor in the Mathematical Institute, both founders of the International Brain Mechanics and Trauma Lab (IBMTL) that focuses research on brain problems, are working in partnership with Professor Michel Destrade from NUI Galway and Dr Jerry Murphy, from Dublin City University, on measuring the engineering characteristics of brain matter.

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Winners of the international annual PhysioNet/Computing in Cardiology Challenge

Congratulations to Alistair Johnson, Joachim Behar, Fernando Andreotti, Julien Oster and Gari Clifford from the Department’s Intelligent Patient Monitoring Group at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME), who have won the final phase of the PhysioNet/Computing in Cardiology Challenge 2014.

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The International Commission for Optics Prize 2014

Congratulations to Professor Martin Booth, Head of the Dynamics Optics and Photonics Group at the Department of Engineering Science, who has been awarded the 2014 International Commission for Optics (ICO) Prize “for his innovative and pioneering research on dynamic optical methods and new approaches to adaptive optics”.

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IET Control and Automation PhD Award winner announced

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) judging committee has just announced the winner of the IET Control and Automation Doctoral Dissertation Prize for 2014, which has been awarded to the Department’s postdoctoral research assistant Dr Sandira Gayadeen (St. Hugh's College, 2010) for her thesis on 'Synchrotron Electron Beam Control'. Many congratulations to Sandira.

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University of Oxford teams up with Google DeepMind

A team from the Department of Engineering Science will be joining the artificial intelligence lab Google DeepMind, establishing new collaborations between the two institutions. As part of the collaboration (which also involves the Department of Computer Science) the University will receive a significant seven figure contribution from Google to be split between the two departments.

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New spin-out targets new frontiers of robotic technology

A new spin-out from the Department of Engineering Science and Isis Innovation will target new opportunities in robotics and autonomous systems. The firm, Oxbotica, has been founded by Professor Ingmar Posner and Professor Paul Newman - leaders of the Department's internationally acclaimed Oxford Mobile Robotics Group (MRG).

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Vibhab Vineet receives "Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman 2014 Award"

Congratulations to Vibhab Vineet, a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Department's Torr Vision Group, who has received the prestigious “Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman 2014 Non-residential Indian Award” for outstanding services, achievement and contributions for keeping the "flag of India high" in celebration of the 145th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's birth.

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First Korean Workshop on Future Science and Technology

In August this year, during a visit to South Korea, Oxford University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andrew Hamilton, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Research Co-operation with the Korean Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI). This was followed up recently by a 17-strong ETRI delegation visiting Oxford for the first ETRI-Oxford Workshop on Future Science and Technology.

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National award for project providing better care for women with diabetes during pregnancy

A project which has harnessed technology to improve care for women who develop diabetes during pregnancy has won a national prize. The team behind GDm-health - the gestational diabetes smartphone app - received the Best Digital Initiative trophy at the Quality in Care Diabetes Awards.

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Gold Medal for University's iGEM Team

The University of Oxford’s first ever iGEM (international Genetically Engineered Machines) team has been awarded a prestigious Gold Medal at the 2014 Giant iGEM Jamboree in Boston, USA. The team of 12 third year undergraduates across five subject disciplines, including three Engineering Science undergraduates, was the first to represent Oxford at the competition.

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New international partnership to provide affordable healthcare in India

Researchers from the Department's Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME), in partnership with The Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (IISc), have been awarded a 4 year project (totaling approximately £1million) from the Wellcome Trust to develop affordable prostheses for the large majority of the Indian population.

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Oxford to lead UK quantum computer drive

A consortium of academic and industrial partners led by Oxford University will deliver quantum technologies including building a fully-functional prototype quantum computer.

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Professor Paul Newman elected to Fellowship of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Congratulations to Professor Paul Newman who has been elected to a Fellowship of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his contribution to robot navigation.

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Outstanding Achievement Apprenticeship Award

Congratulations to Kathryn Scott, Engineering Science Administrative Assistant based at the Department’s Southwell Laboratory, who has been awarded the University of Oxford apprentice prize for outstanding achievement and progress. Kathryn was presented with her certificate and gift voucher by the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Personnel and Equality, Dr Stephen Goss, at a recent ceremony.

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New Technology Centre with China’s Regenerative Medicine Industry

China Bio-Med Regeneration Technology Limited (CBMRT) and the University of Oxford have just announced the establishment of a new centre for engineering focusing on stem cell therapies and tissue regeneration. The £7.5m collaboration between CBMRT and Oxford University will not only fund a new centre but also support 20 graduate studentships.

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Oxford Engineering is ranked best UK Engineering Department

According to the official UK-wide assessment of university research, REF2014, published on 18th December 2014, the Department of Engineering Science is the best engineering department in the country.

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Study sheds new light on impact of electric cars on global warming

The results of a modelling exercise, conducted by Professor Malcolm McCulloch who heads up the Department of Engineering Science Energy and Power Group, and the Department’s former DPhil student, Reed Doucette, shows that in some countries electric cars could accelerate global warming.

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Prestigious international prize for Professor Eleanor Stride’s research to reduce side effects of treatments for major diseases

Professor Eleanor Stride, from the Department of Engineering Science Institute of Biomedical Engineering and a world expert in biomedical engineering, has been awarded a prestigious international prize from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

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Oxford named a key founder of Alan Turing Institute

Oxford is one of five universities selected to lead the Alan Turing Institute, Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, announced today. Oxford University will play a key role in the creation and the activities of the Alan Turing Institute.

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Winner of the 2015 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering - Dr Robert Langer

Chemical engineer Dr Robert Langer has just been announced as the winner of the 2015 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering ‘for his revolutionary advances and leadership in engineering at the interface with chemistry and medicine’.

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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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Driving Autonomy in Driverless Pods

The Mobile Robotics Group (MRG) at the Department of Engineering Science has been at the forefront of autonomous vehicle research in the UK for over a decade and technology developed by MRG is at the heart of these trials.

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REF results celebrated

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division (MPLS) celebrated the outstanding achievements of Oxford University departments in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment exercise at its Winter Party, which was held last week in St John’s College. In the REF exercise the Department of Engineering Science was ranked the best engineering department in the country.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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).

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