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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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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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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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Success of Headstart for Sixth Formers continues

This year the Department of Engineering Science ran its 17th 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. On their last evening, Headstart students attended a gala dinner at Hertford College.

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Sloane Robinson scholars' report on their MSc research

This year’s two Sloane Robinson scholars, Marisol Martinez Alanis (St Catherine’s College) and Qian Cheng (St Hilda’s College), recently met with Mr George Robinson at the Department of Engineering Science prestigious Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture. They are now nearing the completion of their MSc in Biomedical Engineering and give an insight into their research projects…

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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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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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