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Oxford Robotics Institute trials take place in Iceland

The Oxford Robotics Institute (ORI) recently conducted trials in Iceland as part of research into mobile robotics (aka driverless cars). ORI is a research institute within the Department of Engineering Science which researches all aspects of land-based mobile autonomy.

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Researchers call for volunteers to refine mosquito-detecting app

Researchers call for volunteers to refine mosquito-detecting app

Researchers at Engineering Science, Zoology and Kew Gardens have developed a way of alerting people to the presence of mosquitoes with an app that detects their distinctive buzz.

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Study shows positive results for gestational diabetes smartphone app

A 21-month study into the safety and effectiveness of a smartphone application for women with gestational diabetes has shown positive results. The app was developed as part of a collaboration between the Department of Engineering Science, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Drayson Health.

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The Royal Academy of Engineering funds global research visionaries to advance emerging technologies

The Royal Academy of Engineering has today announced long-term support to ten engineering global-visionaries to develop areas of emerging technology. One of the ten Chairs is Professor Tim Denison, who will take up the post of Professor of Neurotechnology at the University of Oxford in August 2018.

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Engineering student awarded prestigious Google PhD Fellowship

Engineering student awarded prestigious Google PhD Fellowship

Department of Engineering Science DPhil candidate Arsha Nagrani has been announced as one of the 39 global recipients of Google’s PhD Fellowships this year.

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Body temperature machine perfusion technique improves liver transplant success

Body temperature machine perfusion technique improves liver transplant success

Preserving livers at body temperature has been shown to improve transplant success and to increase the number of viable donor livers available for transplant, which could lead to shorter waiting lists for patients and lower mortality rates.

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Politecnico di Torino announces EXPERTISE European Training Network beneficiaries

Politecnico di Torino announces EXPERTISE European Training Network beneficiaries

The University of Oxford’s Department of Engineering Science (led by Professor David Hills) is one of the beneficiaries in the 48 month Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network consortium EXPERTISE, which is being coordinated by the Politecnico di Torino in Italy.

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Best Paper prize for Machine Learning in Healthcare paper

Best Paper prize for Machine Learning in Healthcare paper

Dr. Tingting Zhu, a junior research fellow in the Department and Glen Wright Colopy, a doctoral student at the Department’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME), have been recognised for their work at the IEEE Biomedical & Health Informatics Conference (BHI) that took place in March in Las Vegas, USA.

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“Nature” Cover Hails Biomedical Engineering Advance in Liver Transplantation

“Nature” Cover Hails Biomedical Engineering Advance in Liver Transplantation

This week’s cover of “Nature” (Volume 557 Issue 7703, 3 May 2018) illustrates the concept of normothermic machine perfusion as an improved means of preserving, testing and rescuing livers prior to transplantation.

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University to collaborate on new Internet of Things project

University to collaborate on new Internet of Things project

The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division (MPLS) is leading Oxford University’s input into the PITCH-In project, which is being led by the University of Sheffield in partnership with the universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Newcastle, and industrial and health sector partners. The aim is to drive forward collaboration concerned with the Internet of Things.

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University Diversity Award for champion of refugee students

University Diversity Award for champion of refugee students

DPhil student Thaís Roque has won the coveted University of Oxford Vice Chancellor’s Diversity Award (Student category) for her work championing and fundraising for refugee students in the University.

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Inspiring the next generation of Engineers: outreach event as part of Lubbock lecture

Inspiring the next generation of Engineers: outreach event as part of Lubbock lecture

The Thom building’s Lecture Room 3 was a hive of activity at lunchtime on Monday 14 May during an outreach event aimed at inspiring school pupils aged 15-17.

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4th year undergraduates win prizes for best Engineering posters at Lubbock Lecture

4th year undergraduates win prizes for best Engineering posters at Lubbock Lecture

Each year at the Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture since 2001, 4th year Engineering Science undergraduate students have presented their final year projects to Alumni and visitors. Their posters are judged by Alumni representatives now working in industry, with prizes going to winners in 8 categories, and an overall winner is chosen by the Oxford Engineering Alumni (OEA) group.

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Renault Sport Formula One visit Oxford to recruit ‘most talented young engineers’

Renault Sport Formula One visit Oxford to recruit ‘most talented young engineers’

A Renault Sport team including Oxford alumni Luke Bolton visited the Department recently to give a talk to students about the types of career on offer within the local race team at Enstone, Oxfordshire.

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Fellowship project aims to explore approaches to reducing organic waste to landfill

Fellowship project aims to explore approaches to reducing organic waste to landfill

A new fellowship project which aims to explore ways to address the UK and global challenge of reducing organic waste to landfill held its inaugural meeting recently at the Department.

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Engineering Science student selected as AI Fellow

Engineering Science student selected as AI Fellow

An Engineering Science DPhil student has been selected for an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Fellowship by the Open Philanthropy Project. Seven 'very promising' machine learning researchers have been collectively recommended for a total of around $1.1 million in PhD fellowship support over the next five years.

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World’s best video camera to develop cures for deadliest cancers

The Rosalind Franklin Institute (RFI) today launched an ambitious new project to build the world’s most advanced real-time high-speed video camera, the key to understanding new techniques that use light and sound to treat some of the most lethal forms of cancer.

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World’s first fluid-shaping technology for biomedicine

Despite improvements in our ability to manipulate ever-smaller volumes using microfluidics, the technology remains inaccessible to many biologists as it often requires complex manufacturing facilities (such as soft lithography) and uses materials foreign to cell biology (such as polydimethylsiloxane).

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International Women in Engineering Day 2018

International Women in Engineering Day 2018

We have been celebrating our female engineers as part of International Women in Engineering Day 2018 (Saturday 23 June).

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Oxford Robotics Institute to put a team of robots to the test at Blenheim

Oxford Robotics Institute to put a team of robots to the test at Blenheim

The Oxford Robotics Institute (Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford) is to put a team of robots to the test at Blenheim as part of a new joint initiative.

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Sound waves in lipid films can annihilate each other upon collision

Sound waves in lipid films can annihilate each other upon collision

Post-doctoral researcher Shamit Shrivastava writes about a recent finding that has far-reaching consequences for the fundamental understanding of the physics of the brain. The research was conducted in partnership with Professor Matthias F Schneider at the Technical University in Dortmund, Germany.

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OTI researcher chairs 10th International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics

OTI researcher chairs 10th International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics

Dr Neil Ashton of the Oxford ThermoFluids Institute (OTI) is the chair and lead organiser of the 10th international conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics in Barcelona from 9-13 July 2018.

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Focussed ultrasound used to improve effects of cancer drugs

Focussed ultrasound used to improve effects of cancer drugs

Researchers have made a breakthrough in more precisely targeting drugs to cancers. Using ultrasound and lipid drug carriers (liposomes), a multi-disciplinary team of biomedical engineers, oncologists, radiologists and anaesthetists at the University of Oxford have developed a new way to improve the targeting of cancer drugs to tumours.

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Engineering Science apprentice wins accolade at Oxfordshire Young Engineer Awards 2018

Engineering Science apprentice wins accolade at Oxfordshire Young Engineer Awards 2018

The Department’s Mechanical Technician Apprentice Lewis Burke was awarded Best Apprentice aged 16-18 at the High Sheriff of Oxfordshire Young Engineer Awards 2018.

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Engineering Science DPhil candidate named one of the UK’s top 10 black students

Engineering Science DPhil candidate named one of the UK’s top 10 black students

A talented engineering student from the University of Oxford’s Department of Engineering Science has been selected for the Rare Rising Stars Awards 2018, which showcases the achievements of the ‘top 10’ black students in the country.

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Life-saving clean water project celebrated at inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Awards

Life-saving clean water project celebrated at inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Awards

Smart Handpumps, a project which aims to preserve access to clean drinking water in the developing world, has been announced as the overall winner of the inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Awards. The awards honour the best interdisciplinary research from across the University of Oxford.

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Sixth-formers get a Headstart in engineering

Sixth-formers get a Headstart in engineering

As our undergraduate students filed out, marking the end of another busy year, the Department of Engineering Science opened its doors to a different crowd of young engineers. This July, the department hosted 38 sixth-form students from schools across the UK as part of the Headstart Broad-Based Engineering programme.

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