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Read about the work the Department is undertaking, about its achievements and the valuable contributions students and staff are making to society …

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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Honorary degrees awarded at Encaenia

Eight leading figures from the worlds of science, law, history, and the arts have received honorary degrees at Encaenia, Oxford University’s annual honorary degree ceremony. Mr Colin Smith, Director of Engineering and Technology at Rolls-Royce plc, was made Doctor of Science.

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Helping to make the world’s most efficient civil turbofan

Rolls-Royce jet engines are being used on the Airbus A350, which had its first flight on Friday, 14th June in Toulouse. Rolls-Royce has collaborated with the Osney Thermo-Fluids Laboratory, part of the Engineering Science Department at Oxford University, in the development of technology used in the Trent XWB engine. Research performed in the University Technology Centre (UTC) in Heat Transfer in Aerodynamics and Heat Transfer and the UTC in Solid Mechanics have helped make the Trent XWB the world's most efficient civil turbofan.

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New report on "Engineering evidence for safer medical devices"

On 19th June, Professor Lionel Tarassenko CBE FREng FMedSci, from the Department of Engineering Science, gave the keynote lecture at the Royal Academy of Engineering event on "Innovation in medical technologies". At this event a new report was launched: "Engineering evidence for safer medical devices".

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Two Engineering Science Professors awarded the OBE

Congratulations to both Professor Peter Dobson and Professor Alison Noble, who have been awarded an OBE in the 2013 Queen’s Birthday Honours List in recognition of their services to Engineering Science.

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Athena SWAN Award recognises careers of women in academia

Engineering Science is one of four departments at Oxford University that has been presented with an Athena SWAN bronze award in recognition of its efforts to help promote and advance the careers of women in academia. Accepting the Award on behalf of the Department at a recent ceremony in Edinburgh, was Professor Alison Noble, Director of the Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Technikos Professor of Biomedical Engineering.

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Dr Eleanor Stride receives 2013 R. Bruce Lindsay Award of the Acoustical Society of America

The R. Bruce Lindsay Award is given annually by the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) to a single researcher under the age of 35 across all fields of acoustics, who has made a significant research contribution to the field. Dr Stride received this prestigious award for ‘contributions to biomedical applications of acoustic bubbles’, with particular reference to the development of ultrasound-responsive microbubbles that can be guided and trapped under the effect of an externally applied magnetic field.

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The First Oxford Institute of Biomedical Engineering Distinguished Lecturer Seminar

In May, the Department’s first Oxford Institute of Biomedical Engineering Distinguished Lecturer Seminar was delivered by Professor Mathias Fink, Professor of Physics, École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles (ESPCI) de la ville de Paris & Collège de France and Member of French Academy of Sciences. He is also the Founder and Director of the Laboratory Ondes et Acoustique at ESPCI that in 2009 became the Langevin Institute.

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PEGGIE wins the Technical Innovation Award

Congratulations to the Department's researchers in the Energy and Power Group and their partners at the Oxford Martin School who have won the Technical Innovation Award ahead of nearly 200 other teams for developing an Android app. This app maps the efficiency of the motor in real time for the driver, a reconfigurable photovoltaic array that allows optimisation of the solar energy use, and a clutch mechanism that allows regeneration braking while free-wheeling.

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Lubbock Day 2013: Wednesday, 15th May

Mr Stefano Domenicali, Scuderia Ferrari Team Principal, delivered the 39th Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture on 15th May. The Department’s two main lecture theatres were full to hear the lecture titled “Ferrari”, with over 300 representatives from industry, the University’s alumni community, government, and schools from Oxfordshire.

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