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2017

Issue 7 Front cover

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News: 2015-16
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News: 2014-15
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News articles

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

Professor Coussios receives Lizzi award from the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound

Constantin Coussios, Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Department, has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Frederic Lizzi Early Career Award by the International Society of Therapeutic Ultrasound (ISTU).

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Facebook for animals' tested on birds

A new way of analysing the social networks that link individual animals to each other has been tested on wild great tits by Oxford University researchers. The research team, supported by Microsoft Research, consisted of Ioannis Psorakis, Stephen Roberts and Iead Rezek from the Department of Engineering Science and Ben Sheldon of the Department of Zoology.

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"Smart" water pumps for Africa

Oxford Engineers team up with Geography to make "smart" water pumps for Africa

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The 2012 Sloane Robinson Scholarship

This year the Sloane Robinson Foundation has awarded a scholarship to graduate, Su Yi Zhang who is undertaking the Department of Engineering Science's MSc course in Biomedical Engineering.

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Lubbock Day 2012: Thursday, 24th May

With the London Olympics just a couple of months from now and the Olympic torch relay underway, this year’s 38th Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture provided a fascinating insight into the construction of the multi-billion pound London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Park.

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Impressive debut performance by PEGGIE!

Following last week's news item, the Department of Engineering Science is proud to announce that PEGGIE finished in 12th position out of 21 entries in the battery electric vehicle competition class of the Shell Eco-Marathon in Rotterdam. The Eco-Marathon is an international competition that challenges student teams from around the world to design, build and test energy efficient vehicles. In terms of vehicle efficiency PEGGIE achieved 366 km/kWh.

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We are all rooting for PEGGIE in the international Shell Eco-Marathon

This weekend those in the Department of Engineering Science won’t be the only ones rooting for the vehicle, PEGGIE, to win the Shell Eco-Marathon, an international challenge for energy-efficient vehicles, to be held in Rotterdam…all of Oxford will be watching too!

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National CTO of the Korean Government and former CEO of Samsung visits Oxford

In May, the Department of Engineering Science hosted a special visit by Dr Chang-Gyu Hwang who is the National Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Head of the Office of Strategic R & D Planning in the Ministry of Knowledge Economy with the Government of the Republic of Korea. Dr Hwang was previously President and CEO of Samsung Electronics.

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Engineering Science students invited to design for CERN’s Large Hadron Collider

In April, eleven Engineering Science students in their third year were invited to the CERN laboratory in Geneva to present their ideas for new vacuum chamber designs for the experiments of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Their design objectives were to propose alternatives to beryllium – the material used for some of the existing experimental vacuum chambers. Beryllium (chemical element with the symbol Be and atomic number 4) is toxic, expensive, difficult to machine and join, and can have associated health problems if personnel were exposed to the element in a particle form caused by damage to a chamber.

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YASA Motors wins UK’s Best Enterprise Award

YASA Motors has been named the UK’s Best Enterprise in the Lloyds TSB/Telegraph Enterprise Awards and wins £50,000. Dr Tim Woolmer, YASA’s Founder and Chief Technology Officer, invented the motor for his DPhil project at Oxford University’s Department of Engineering Science. The motor is lighter, smaller and, ultimately, cheaper to produce than its rivals.

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