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2017

Issue 7 Front cover

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Engineering Science News: 2013-14 Cover
Issue 6
News: 2016-17
Engineering Science News: 2013-14 Cover
Issue 5
News: 2015-16
Engineering Science News: 2013-14 Cover
Issue 4
News: 2014-15
Engineering Science News: 2013-14 Cover
Issue 3
News: 2013-14
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Issue 2
News: 2012-13
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Issue 1
News: 2011-12

News articles

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

2014 Rankine Lecture

Professor Guy Houlsby, the Head of the Department of Engineering Science, has been invited by the British Geotechnical Association to deliver the 2014 Rankine Lecture, the most prestigious of the invited lectures in geotechnical engineering.

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First winners of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

The first winners of the £1 million Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering are five engineers who created the Internet and the World Wide Web. The announcement was made by Lord Browne of Madingley in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal at the Royal Academy of Engineering on 18 March 2013. The winners will come to London in June 2013 for the formal presentation of the prize by Her Majesty The Queen.

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Life-saving engineering at its best

In a world first, a human liver has been 'kept alive' and functioning on a machine outside the patient's body. So far the procedure has been performed on two patients on the liver transplant waiting list and both are making excellent recoveries.

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The 2013 Oxford London Lecture

This year's prestigious, annual Oxford London Lecture, hosted by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, was given by Professor Paul Newman of Oxford University’s Department of Engineering Science, and supported by the Romanes Fund and The Guardian newspaper.

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New milestone in the life of the 'auto-drive Robotcar'

The Department of Engineering Science Mobile Robotics Group, led by Professor Paul Newman and Dr Ingmar Posner, recently announced the development of a new navigation system that enables a car to ‘drive itself’ for stretches of a route – taking the strain off drivers during a busy commute or school run.

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New president of MICCAI

Professor Alison Noble FREng, the Department's Director of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, has been elected President of the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions (MICCAI) Society.

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Research into the next generation of mobile devices

The Departments of Engineering Science and Materials have been awarded a three year research contract worth approximately US$1.5m over three years by Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP) to open a new paradigm of flexible energy storage and generation systems.

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Biomedical Engineering Project Wins Top Global Healthcare Award

Congratulations to the Department’s Biomedical Engineering MSc student, Will Carspecken (Worcester College), who has won first prize from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his paper on the “Telespiro”, co-authored with Carlos Arteta (DPhil candidate in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Healthcare Innovation) and his supervisor, Dr Gari Clifford. Will Carspecken presented his paper at this year’s IEEE Point-Of-Care Healthcare Technologies Conference in Bangalore, India. The IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.

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Department Graduate heads up new £38 million Centre

The Government recently announced that The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) will establish and manage a new £38 million centre to encourage innovative solutions in the UK healthcare market. Nigel Perry FREng, who has an MA in Engineering Science from this Department (St Peter’s College, Oxford), is Chief Executive of CPI.

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Father and Son are ‘High-flyers’

This month, the Department’s Turbomachinery Research Group hosted a ‘flying’ visit from Ian Whittle (former Boeing 747 Captain and son of Sir Frank Whittle).

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