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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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