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The 2011 Oxford Medtronic Lecture - Thursday, 9th June

Professor James Duncan from Yale University, USA, gave the fourth Oxford Medtronic Lecture, on Thursday, 9th June to over 100 academics, students and representatives from industry and government in Headington. His lecture titled, "Model-Based Strategies for Biomedical Image Analysis," focused on problem areas and visual examples of the brain structure and heart function.

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World-beating computer science engineers win UK's top engineering award

This year’s winner of the Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award, the most prestigious award in British engineering, is the Microsoft Research Cambridge team that developed the software for the Kinect for Xbox 360. Leading the team was Professor Andrew Blake, who is a visiting Professor in Oxford’s Department of Engineering Science and a former member of staff at the Department. The development of this software also owes a lot to research undertaken here at the Department some years ago - amongst key contributors were Professor Sir Michael Brady and Professor Andrew Zisserman.

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Institution of Chemical Engineers Award for Department's Professor of Chemical Engineering

Congratulations to Professor Zhanfeng Cui, the Department of Engineering Science's Donald Pollock Professor of Chemical Engineering, on recently being awarded the 2010 Basil Brennan Medal by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

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Sloane Robinson Scholarships go from strength to strength

Since 2006 the Sloane Robinson Foundation has awarded ten scholarships to graduates undertaking the Department of Engineering Science's MSc course in Biomedical Engineering. The Department is delighted to announce that trustees of the Foundation, Mr George Robinson and Mr Hugh Sloane, will be continuing to support these scholarships in 2012.

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The Wonders of "Origami Engineers"

Dr Zhong You and research student Weina Wu from the Department of Engineering Science have built a foldable grocery bag from steel, using an origami-inspired design that could help speed up factory packaging processes.

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Healthcare imaging technology provides superior performance at lower cost

Oxford Electromagnetic Acoustic Imaging (OxEMA) is a patented healthcare imaging technology offering superior diagnostic power to conventional ultrasound systems and MRI-like images. Research carried out by the Department of Engineering Science and led by Professor David Edwards indicates that OxEMA has the potential to enable better, earlier diagnosis of numerous conditions and tumours, including some or all of breast, liver, kidney and thyroid cancer, as well as having applications in orthopaedics and other clinical areas.

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Key Appointments in Biomedical Engineering

We are delighted to announce that as a key part of the strategic plan of the Department of Engineering Science and the University of Oxford, two new Professors of Biomedical Engineering have been elected. Alison Noble and Constantin Coussios have each been appointed as Professors of Biomedical Engineering to develop research and teaching in biomedical engineering. They will be based at the Department’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) in Headington, Oxford.

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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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