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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 …

Helping students to fulfil their potential with Engineering Science

Thanks to the new post of Access Officer, the Department of Engineering Science has substantially increased the number of secondary school pupils it has been able to engage with, growing its audience from 500 to nearly 2,000 students over the past year.

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Patrick Jenkin, a personal recollection by Professor Richard Darton

In this article Professor Richard Darton OBE, Head of Department from 2004 to 2009, pays a personal tribute to Patrick Jenkin...

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Dr Priyanka Dhopade in the top 72 candidates for space travel

Dr Priyanka Dhopade, Senior Researcher and Lecturer in Engineering Science at the Department’s Osney Thermo-Fluids Laboratory, has made it through to the top 72 candidates being assessed for space travel.

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New digital health products developed at the IBME to be commercialised by Drayson Technologies

Three new digital health products, developed in Professor Tarassenko’s research group at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering in collaboration with clinical colleagues in the Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Foundation Trust over the past seven years, promise significant improvements in patient health outcomes and reduced costs for the NHS.

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Bubbles, ultrasound and radiotherapy: creating a new approach to drug delivery

A team of researchers from the University of Oxford, including Professor Eleanor Stride from the Department’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering, are sharing their respective expertise to unlock exciting new approaches in chemotherapy and radiotherapy using ultrasound.

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Can bubbles cure cancer?

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘bubble?’ Does it make you think of soap bubbles you would have blown when you were a small child?

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Unique Rolls-Royce tour for students in Derby

A group of 16 students, comprising undergraduates and postgraduates from the Department of Engineering Science, accompanied by Teaching and Design Engineer (Materials) Dr Igor Dyson, recently visited Rolls-Royce plc in Derby for a unique tour.

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Machine Learning for Intelligent Healthcare Technologies

The EPSRC has funded eight new research projects that will help patients manage their health at home.The Oxford programme, named “ASPIRE”, and led by Professor David Clifton from the Department of Engineering Science, is funded with £1.9 million.The team includes the Computational Health Informatics (CHI) Lab, led by Professor Clifton, and the Department's Machine Learning Research Group, led by Professors Steve Roberts and Michael Osborne.

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Oxford iGEM Team wins Gold Medal

The iGEM competition – ‘international genetically engineered machine’ – has been taking place every year in Boston, USA, since 2004. This year the competition attracted over 300 teams and over 3000 students from all over the world.

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The research that definitely isn't making a splash

When a drop of liquid hits a surface at a sufficiently high speed, it splashes – that much isn't in doubt. But sometimes splashing isn't helpful. Researchers are working on methods of 'splash avoidance' that could prevent splashback of harmful or unhygienic fluids in a range of settings, from hospitals to kitchens – and perhaps even urinals.

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