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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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