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American Society of Mechanical Engineers Award

Congratulations to Dr Budimir Rosic, University Lecturer in Engineering Science, who has won the Best Paper Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for his paper titled, "Integrated Combustor and Vane Concept in Gas Turbines". The paper was presented at last year’s ASME International Gas Turbine Institute’s Turbo Expo Conference in Glasgow. This is the fourth ASME Best Paper Award that Dr Rosic has won in the last five years.

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The 2011 Prestigious Dugald Clerk Lecture in Civil Engineering

Professor Alistair Borthwick (of the Department of Engineering Science) gave this year’s prestigious Dugald Clerk Lecture at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in London. The lecture was titled "Water and Sediment, Waves and Floods", and focused on the mechanics of water and sediment mixtures, the huge range of spatial and temporal scales involved in river and coastal morphodynamics, extreme ocean waves, and coastal and river inundation.

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The value of an engineering apprenticeship

Having completed his foundation apprenticeship with the University’s Physics Department, Dennis Chikwanha joined the Department of Engineering Science last June as a Junior Technician. Today, Dennis’s workload includes manufacturing specimens for students’ fourth year projects; other University Departments; the Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology, and research groups within Engineering Science.

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New Construction Engineering Centre is announced

On Monday, 24th January 2011 at the Divinity School in Oxford, Laing O'Rourke and the University of Oxford announced the establishment of a new centre for engineering focusing on interdisciplinary research relevant to the construction industry.

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Engineering Science Graduate is "Highly Commended"

Henry Tayler, who graduated from the Department of Engineering Science with a First Class degree (Somerville College, Oxford 2009) and is currently working as a Graduate Geotechnical Engineer for Arup, recently received a "highly commended" prize at the prestigious New Civil Engineer (NCE) magazine’s Annual Graduate Awards ceremony in London.

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New research leads to human interactions being recognised by computers

Thanks to new research, led by DPhil student Alonso Patron-Perez of the Department of Engineering Science, human interactions can now be automatically recognised by computers from video footage. This technology can also automatically recognise interactions such as handshakes and high fives. It is part of research to enable computers to automatically analyse the content of the vast amount of video footage generated from sources such as TV, films, YouTube and CCTV.

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First Prize in Worldwide Video Competition

Congratulations to Victor Prisacariu, the Department of Engineering Science DPhil student who, together with Dr Ian Reid, has won first prize ($10,000 USD) for a video showcasing his research in a worldwide competition. The "Sense the World" video contest was run by Freescale Semiconductors and challenged the public to show how they make "sense" of the world.

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Prestigious Fellowship Awarded

James Choi, who is currently working as a post-doctoral Research Assistant at the Department of Engineering Science Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME), has successfully achieved the prestigious Frederick V. Hunt Post-Doctoral Fellowship of the Acoustical Society of America for 2011-2012.

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"Wildcat" now in the hands of the Department of Engineering Science

In December, BAE Systems officially handed over Wildcat to the University’s Department of Engineering Science. Thanks to a research partnership between BAE Systems and the Department this multi-million pound, driverless vehicle will be used by academic researchers to continue research into vehicle autonomy, robotics and how safety on the roads can be improved. Wildcat has been the subject of over five years of research and development by scientists at BAE Systems in Bristol.

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2010 Qualcomm Scholarships Awarded

The University of Oxford’s Department of Engineering Science is delighted to announce that with continued generous funding from Qualcomm Incorporated, a leading developer of advanced wireless technologies and data solutions, two more outstanding Master of Science (MSc) graduates of Biomedical Engineering will be studying for a doctorate this academic year. The two scholars are Haoyu Chen from China and Konstantinos Papoutsis from Greece.

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