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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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