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Impressive debut performance by PEGGIE!

Following last week's news item, the Department of Engineering Science is proud to announce that PEGGIE finished in 12th position out of 21 entries in the battery electric vehicle competition class of the Shell Eco-Marathon in Rotterdam. The Eco-Marathon is an international competition that challenges student teams from around the world to design, build and test energy efficient vehicles. In terms of vehicle efficiency PEGGIE achieved 366 km/kWh.

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Lubbock Day 2012: Thursday, 24th May

With the London Olympics just a couple of months from now and the Olympic torch relay underway, this year’s 38th Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture provided a fascinating insight into the construction of the multi-billion pound London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Park.

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The 2012 Sloane Robinson Scholarship

This year the Sloane Robinson Foundation has awarded a scholarship to graduate, Su Yi Zhang who is undertaking the Department of Engineering Science's MSc course in Biomedical Engineering.

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"Smart" water pumps for Africa

Oxford Engineers team up with Geography to make "smart" water pumps for Africa

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Facebook for animals' tested on birds

A new way of analysing the social networks that link individual animals to each other has been tested on wild great tits by Oxford University researchers. The research team, supported by Microsoft Research, consisted of Ioannis Psorakis, Stephen Roberts and Iead Rezek from the Department of Engineering Science and Ben Sheldon of the Department of Zoology.

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Professor Coussios receives Lizzi award from the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound

Constantin Coussios, Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Department, has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Frederic Lizzi Early Career Award by the International Society of Therapeutic Ultrasound (ISTU).

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International recognition for the Department of Engineering Science's EWH team

The Department’s Engineering World Health (EWH) team led by Dr Gari Clifford, researching low-cost blood pressure measurement technology, has won the Best Innovation Leveraging Technology Award in the international Dell Social Innovation Challenge – a prize of $10,000 to help bring the device to market.

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Biomedical Engineering initiative announced as a finalist in global health competition

The GSMA, in collaboration with the Qtel Group and Qualcomm Incorporated, recently announced that the Department’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering initiative, BabeeMon, took second place in its inaugural Mobile Health University Challenge.

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The 2012 Oxford Medtronic Lecture – Thursday, 21st June

For the last five years Medtronic, the global leader in medical technology, has supported the education and research of biomedical engineering across the Atlantic. Medtronic graduate scholarships, especially promoting women, and the Oxford Medtronic Lectureship have played a key part in encouraging the exchange of ideas in biomedical engineering between universities in the United States and Europe.

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Dr Martin Booth receives prestigious SAOT Young Researcher Award

Congratulations to Dr Martin Booth, EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow of the Department of Engineering Science, who has won this year’s prestigious Young Researcher Award of the Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technology (SAOT) , for his pioneering contributions in adaptive optics for microscopy and photonic engineering.

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Headstart for Sixth Formers

This year the Department of Engineering Science ran its sixteenth Headstart residential course for sixth formers from throughout the UK. The programme included practical problem-solving activities, team projects, industrial site visits, lectures and tours of laboratories - including a gala dinner at Hertford College.

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Oxford spin-out provides software to monitor vital signs via webcam

A new Oxford spin-out, OxeHealth, spun out from Oxford’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering, will allow a patient’s health to be monitored using a webcam and a software application.

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Professor Tarassenko is first Chief Advisor for new Open Access Journal

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced the appointment of Professor Lionel Tarassenko as the first of a team of Chief Advisors who will support and promote 'The Journal of Engineering', the IET’s new open access publication, due for launch in 2013. The decision to establish an international team of Chief Advisors reflects the broad scope and global reach of the new journal which will provide open access to essential engineering intelligence.

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The 2012 Sir Henry Royce Award for Technical Innovation

Dr Marko Bacic (and his colleagues Stephen Garner and Arthur Rowe), who works for Rolls-Royce and is an Oxford University Research Lecturer, recently received the prestigious 2012 Sir Henry Royce Award for Technical Innovation for work on model-based detection system for confirmation of Intermediate Pressure (IP) shaft failure on three-spool engines.

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International recognition for Professor Alison Noble

Congratulations to Professor Alison Noble FREng, Technikos Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Department of Engineering Science, who has been elected a Fellow of the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions Society (MICCAI)

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Royal Academy of Engineering headquarters is named Prince Philip House

The Royal Academy of Engineering announced that its newly renovated 'Forum for Engineering' in London is to be named Prince Philip House, in honour of its Senior Fellow HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who formally opened the building on Carlton House Terrace on Tuesday, 16th October 2012.

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Distinguished Science Award

Congratulations to John Allen, Professor of Engineering Science (Emeritus), who recently received a Distinguished Scientist Award at the “International Topical Conference on Plasma Science: Advanced Plasma Concepts” held in Faro, Portugal.

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New metamaterials technology offers a cable-free lifestyle

Dr Chris Stevens and his research team from Oxford’s Department of Engineering Science have developed a new technology that allows devices such as mobile phones and cameras to both charge and transmit data without cables. Current applications target smaller, low power devices. However, employed on a larger scale, this technology might eliminate the need for power and data cables altogether. Isis Innovation Ltd, the University of Oxford’s research commercialisation company, is working with Dr Chris Stevens to bring the technology to market.

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Engineering Leadership Advanced Award

Congratulations to the Department’s third year undergraduate, Neil Alliston (Worcester College), for receiving one of this year’s Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) "Engineering Leadership Advanced Awards".

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The 2012-2013 Sloane Robinson Scholarships

This year the Sloane Robinson Foundation has awarded two scholarships to graduates, Marisol Martinez-Alanis from Mexico and Qian Cheng from China, who are undertaking the Department of Engineering Science's MSc course in Biomedical Engineering.

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Winners of the 2012 IET Ambition and Achievement Awards

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Europe’s largest membership organisation for engineers and technicians and the largest engineering institution in the UK, recently held its annual Healthcare Technologies Network Lecture and its Ambition and Achievement Awards ceremony in London.

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Energy technology research collaborations between Oxford and Korea – a vision for the future

The Department of Engineering Science hosted two special visits recently by the Republic of Korea’s three largest energy technology institutes and by Mr Suk-Hwan Park, Korea’s Ambassador to the UK.

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Winner of the 2012 Salters’ Institute Award

The Salters’ Institute offers up to ten prizes, each of £1,000, to final-year undergraduates studying at UK universities. Candidates are expected to obtain a First Class Honours Degree in either Chemistry or Chemical Engineering in the Summer of 2012. The Department of Engineering Science is delighted to announce that this year David Adler (Oriel College) has won the Salters' Graduate Prize in Chemical Engineering.

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The 2012 New Civil Engineer Graduate of the Year Awards

Andrew Mather (Keble College), who graduated with a first class honours degree from the Department of Engineering Science, was one of the finalists for this year’s New Civil Engineer (NCE) Graduate of the Year. The NCE magazine’s Awards recognise the best and brightest graduates that demonstrate strong academic and practical achievements in their career combined with putting into practice what they learned at University.

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Father and Son are ‘High-flyers’

This month, the Department’s Turbomachinery Research Group hosted a ‘flying’ visit from Ian Whittle (former Boeing 747 Captain and son of Sir Frank Whittle).

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Department Graduate heads up new £38 million Centre

The Government recently announced that The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) will establish and manage a new £38 million centre to encourage innovative solutions in the UK healthcare market. Nigel Perry FREng, who has an MA in Engineering Science from this Department (St Peter’s College, Oxford), is Chief Executive of CPI.

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Biomedical Engineering Project Wins Top Global Healthcare Award

Congratulations to the Department’s Biomedical Engineering MSc student, Will Carspecken (Worcester College), who has won first prize from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his paper on the “Telespiro”, co-authored with Carlos Arteta (DPhil candidate in the Centre for Doctoral Training in Healthcare Innovation) and his supervisor, Dr Gari Clifford. Will Carspecken presented his paper at this year’s IEEE Point-Of-Care Healthcare Technologies Conference in Bangalore, India. The IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.

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Research into the next generation of mobile devices

The Departments of Engineering Science and Materials have been awarded a three year research contract worth approximately US$1.5m over three years by Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP) to open a new paradigm of flexible energy storage and generation systems.

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New president of MICCAI

Professor Alison Noble FREng, the Department's Director of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, has been elected President of the Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions (MICCAI) Society.

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New milestone in the life of the 'auto-drive Robotcar'

The Department of Engineering Science Mobile Robotics Group, led by Professor Paul Newman and Dr Ingmar Posner, recently announced the development of a new navigation system that enables a car to ‘drive itself’ for stretches of a route – taking the strain off drivers during a busy commute or school run.

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Life-saving engineering at its best

In a world first, a human liver has been 'kept alive' and functioning on a machine outside the patient's body. So far the procedure has been performed on two patients on the liver transplant waiting list and both are making excellent recoveries.

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The 2013 Oxford London Lecture

This year's prestigious, annual Oxford London Lecture, hosted by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, was given by Professor Paul Newman of Oxford University’s Department of Engineering Science, and supported by the Romanes Fund and The Guardian newspaper.

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First winners of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

The first winners of the £1 million Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering are five engineers who created the Internet and the World Wide Web. The announcement was made by Lord Browne of Madingley in the presence of HRH The Princess Royal at the Royal Academy of Engineering on 18 March 2013. The winners will come to London in June 2013 for the formal presentation of the prize by Her Majesty The Queen.

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2014 Rankine Lecture

Professor Guy Houlsby, the Head of the Department of Engineering Science, has been invited by the British Geotechnical Association to deliver the 2014 Rankine Lecture, the most prestigious of the invited lectures in geotechnical engineering.

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The 6th RV Jones Distinguished Lecture in Engineering at Aberdeen University

In April the 6th RV Jones Distinguished Lecture in Engineering on "Tidal Power: Opportunities for the UK" was delivered by the Head of the Department of Engineering Science, Professor Guy Houlsby.

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Engineering Science students present design work at CERN

In April twelve students were invited to visit CERN to present the work from their third year design projects.

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Lubbock Day 2013: Wednesday, 15th May

Mr Stefano Domenicali, Scuderia Ferrari Team Principal, delivered the 39th Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture on 15th May. The Department’s two main lecture theatres were full to hear the lecture titled “Ferrari”, with over 300 representatives from industry, the University’s alumni community, government, and schools from Oxfordshire.

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Bubble technology for Drug Delivery

Dr Eleanor Stride, University Lecturer at the Department’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering, describes how the bubble technology she is developing can be used to diagnose, treat and prevent illnesses such as stroke and cancer. Many more potential uses are in the pipeline, including for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and depression.

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PEGGIE wins the Technical Innovation Award

Congratulations to the Department's researchers in the Energy and Power Group and their partners at the Oxford Martin School who have won the Technical Innovation Award ahead of nearly 200 other teams for developing an Android app. This app maps the efficiency of the motor in real time for the driver, a reconfigurable photovoltaic array that allows optimisation of the solar energy use, and a clutch mechanism that allows regeneration braking while free-wheeling.

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The First Oxford Institute of Biomedical Engineering Distinguished Lecturer Seminar

In May, the Department’s first Oxford Institute of Biomedical Engineering Distinguished Lecturer Seminar was delivered by Professor Mathias Fink, Professor of Physics, École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles (ESPCI) de la ville de Paris & Collège de France and Member of French Academy of Sciences. He is also the Founder and Director of the Laboratory Ondes et Acoustique at ESPCI that in 2009 became the Langevin Institute.

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Dr Eleanor Stride receives 2013 R. Bruce Lindsay Award of the Acoustical Society of America

The R. Bruce Lindsay Award is given annually by the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) to a single researcher under the age of 35 across all fields of acoustics, who has made a significant research contribution to the field. Dr Stride received this prestigious award for ‘contributions to biomedical applications of acoustic bubbles’, with particular reference to the development of ultrasound-responsive microbubbles that can be guided and trapped under the effect of an externally applied magnetic field.

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Athena SWAN Award recognises careers of women in academia

Engineering Science is one of four departments at Oxford University that has been presented with an Athena SWAN bronze award in recognition of its efforts to help promote and advance the careers of women in academia. Accepting the Award on behalf of the Department at a recent ceremony in Edinburgh, was Professor Alison Noble, Director of the Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Technikos Professor of Biomedical Engineering.

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Two Engineering Science Professors awarded the OBE

Congratulations to both Professor Peter Dobson and Professor Alison Noble, who have been awarded an OBE in the 2013 Queen’s Birthday Honours List in recognition of their services to Engineering Science.

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New report on "Engineering evidence for safer medical devices"

On 19th June, Professor Lionel Tarassenko CBE FREng FMedSci, from the Department of Engineering Science, gave the keynote lecture at the Royal Academy of Engineering event on "Innovation in medical technologies". At this event a new report was launched: "Engineering evidence for safer medical devices".

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Helping to make the world’s most efficient civil turbofan

Rolls-Royce jet engines are being used on the Airbus A350, which had its first flight on Friday, 14th June in Toulouse. Rolls-Royce has collaborated with the Osney Thermo-Fluids Laboratory, part of the Engineering Science Department at Oxford University, in the development of technology used in the Trent XWB engine. Research performed in the University Technology Centre (UTC) in Heat Transfer in Aerodynamics and Heat Transfer and the UTC in Solid Mechanics have helped make the Trent XWB the world's most efficient civil turbofan.

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Honorary degrees awarded at Encaenia

Eight leading figures from the worlds of science, law, history, and the arts have received honorary degrees at Encaenia, Oxford University’s annual honorary degree ceremony. Mr Colin Smith, Director of Engineering and Technology at Rolls-Royce plc, was made Doctor of Science.

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Success of Headstart for Sixth Formers continues

This year the Department of Engineering Science ran its 17th Headstart residential course for sixth formers from throughout the UK. The programme included practical problem-solving activities, team projects, industrial site visits, lectures and tours of laboratories. On their last evening, Headstart students attended a gala dinner at Hertford College.

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Sloane Robinson scholars' report on their MSc research

This year’s two Sloane Robinson scholars, Marisol Martinez Alanis (St Catherine’s College) and Qian Cheng (St Hilda’s College), recently met with Mr George Robinson at the Department of Engineering Science prestigious Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture. They are now nearing the completion of their MSc in Biomedical Engineering and give an insight into their research projects…

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Pentland Firth turbines could generate 'almost half of Scotland’s electricity'

A new study reveals that tidal turbines stretched across Pentland Firth, which separates the Orkney Islands from mainland Scotland, could generate up to 1.9 gigawatts (GW) of power - equivalent to almost half of Scotland's electricity needs.

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Multi-million-pound boost for Oxford research in 'great technologies'

Oxford University projects on robotics, advanced materials, and energy storage have received a multi-million-pound boost thanks to an £85m national investment in technologies to drive UK growth.

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Professor Zhanfeng CUI elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Many congratulations to Professor Zhanfeng Cui (the Department’s Donald Pollock Professor of Chemical Engineering, Director of the Oxford Centre for Tissue Engineering and Bioprocessing, and Fellow of Hertford College) who has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE). This is a richly deserved recognition of Professor Cui’s contributions to engineering.

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The Royal Academy of Engineering awards new Research Fellowship

Dr. David Clifton has been awarded a prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship. The advanced fellowships, which are highly competitive (with two or three applications permitted per university), provide support for five years to outstanding researchers to enable them to establish independent research groups that are useful to industry or society.

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Vince Cable visits Begbroke Science Park

The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Vince Cable, visited Begbroke Science Park this month and heard about the need to attract more people to study engineering. He gained an insight into some of the challenges facing Oxfordshire businesses, including recruiting graduates with the right skills and learnt how University innovation is being turned into new business ideas.

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Academic Consortium enters joint venture with DONG Energy

The academic consortium, led by Oxford University’s Department of Engineering Science and including Imperial College London and University College Dublin, will investigate, along with DONG Energy and its partners, how offshore wind turbine foundations can be designed more effectively in the future. This work is a unique research and development project aimed at reducing the cost of energy from offshore wind turbines.

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Tiny sensor in pills could save the NHS millions

Professor Lionel Tarassenko CBE FREng FMedSci, from the Department’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering, has been working with colleagues from the Medical Sciences Division on the first UK clinical trials of a ‘texting pill’ that contains a tiny silicon sensor, which triggers the sending of a text to say the pill has been swallowed. This follows a UK study, which found that £300 million a year is spent on medicines that end up being thrown away. Part of the wastage is due to people not taking medication, called ‘non-compliance’.

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Rolls-Royce Director visits world class Thermo-Fluids Laboratory

The Department of Engineering Science recently hosted a visit from Dr Colin Smith, Director or Engineering and Technology at Rolls-Royce, to its Southwell Laboratory in Osney Mead, Oxford. Dr Smith had visited the building several years ago when it was first acquired by the Department and during his visit this time, he was able to see that it is now full of world class operational research facilities.

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Rodolfo Fleury wins Young Stress Analyst Prize

Rodolfo Fleury, a DPhil student in the Department of Engineering Science and St Edmund Hall, has won first prize in the Young Stress Analyst Competition for 2013. The prize is awarded annually to young researchers by the British Society for Strain Measurement (BSSM).

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Origami engineering inspires ‘Plate House’ refugee shelter

The Plate House is the first application of a new, folded shell structural system that in the future could be used by the UNHCR to house displaced refugees. It has been developed by Joe Gattas, a DPhil student in the Department of Engineering Science Special Structures Group, which is headed by Dr Zhong You. Joe’s inspiration comes from working in the emerging research discipline called origami engineering.

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New study shows nearly half of US jobs at risk of computerisation

A new study titled: “The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs to Computerisation?,” by Dr Michael A. Osborne from Oxford University’s Department of Engineering Science and Dr Carl Benedikt Frey of the Oxford Martin School, estimates that 47 percent of jobs in the US are “at risk” of being automated in the next 20 years.

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Alexander Hunt wins the 2013 SET Maritime Technology Award

Congratulations to Alexander Hunt (Worcester College) who has won this year’s Science, Engineering & Technology Student of the Year (SET) Award. Alexander won the Lloyd's Register Foundation Award for the Best Maritime Technology Student, which was judged by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology and the Royal Institution of Naval Architects.

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David Clifton receives Foreign and Commonwealth Office Award

Dr David Clifton, a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow in the Department of Engineering Science Institute of Biomedical Engineering, has been recognised in the 2013 Development Awards given annually by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), for work in the Southeast Asia region. This Award comes with a bursary.

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Royal Society announces prestigious University Research Fellowship

The Royal Society has announced the appointment of Dr Alfonso Arturo Castrejon-Pita, who recently joined Oxford University’s Department of Engineering Science, as one of 41 new University Research Fellows (URFs) for 2013.

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Major boost for imaging technologies that improve cancer treatments

Recent research by the Department’s Biomedical Image Analysis (BioMedIA) Group, co-directed by Dr Julia Schnabel, played a key role in the University’s Oxford Cancer Imaging Centre receiving a multi-million pound boost as part of a national initiative to improve cancer treatments.

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"Objects of Invention" inspire engineers, schoolchildren, parents and teachers

Over the last twelve months, students from the Department of Engineering Science have participated in "Objects of Invention", a new initiative at Oxford University’s Museum of the History of Science.

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The Institution of Engineering and Technology 2013 William James Award Winner

Congratulations to the Department's DPhil student, Joachim Behar, for winning this year's prestigious Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) 2013 William James Award. This month Joachim was presented with a prize, a plaque and a certificate in recognition of his work on "Non invasive foetal electrocardiography" at the IET Achievement Awards Ceremony in London.

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Two prestigious MICCAI Young Scientist Awards

Two researchers from the Department’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering have each received one of this year’s prestigious Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) Young Scientist Awards at the 2013 MICCAI Conference in Nagoya, Japan. The MICCAI Conference is one of the most important conferences in the field of medical image analysis.

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Major boost for research into stem cell therapy and tissue engineering

The Department of Engineering Science research programme in the field of stem cell therapy and tissue engineering has received a major boost thanks to a £1.5m investment by China Bio-Med Regeneration Technology Limited (CBMRT).

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Announcement of the 2013-2014 Sloane Robinson Foundation Scholarships

This year the Sloane Robinson Foundation has awarded two scholarships to graduates undertaking the Department of Engineering Science’s MSc course in Biomedical Engineering. The two students are Thaís Roque (Jesus College) from Brazil and Ritankar Das (Lincoln College) from India.

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New spin-out to target Chinese market

Translating and packaging research and technologies for the Chinese market will be the mission of the latest spin-out company founded by Professor Zhanfeng Cui, the Department’s Donald Pollock Professor of Chemical Engineering based at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering. Oxford MESTAR has been set up by Isis Innovation, the University of Oxford’s technology commercialisation company.

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Funding boost to develop new patient monitoring system

A team of researchers in the Department’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) and clinical staff from the Oxford University Hospitals (OUH) NHS Trust, led by Professor Lionel Tarassenko CBE, has developed an iPad-based early-warning system with Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funding. This is one of the projects funded by the ‘Safer Hospitals, Safer Wards’ £260 million NHS Technology Fund to improve patient safety.

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Daniel Mulvihill wins Tribology Trust Bronze Medal

Congratulations to Dr Daniel Mulvihill, who completed his doctorate at the Department of Engineering Science and Hertford College last year, for winning the 2013 Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Tribology Trust Bronze Medal Award.

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New international initiative focuses on brain mechanics and trauma research

Dr Antoine Jérusalem, from the Department of Engineering Science, is one of the founders of a new international initiative that will focus research on brain problems. Along with colleagues from Oxford University, Purdue University, the Technical University of Madrid and the University of California they have established the International Brain Mechanics and Trauma Lab (IBMTL).

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Three prestigious IET awards for Department spin-out OrganOx

OrganOx Ltd, a spin-out co-founded by academics Professor Constantin Coussios in Engineering Science and Professor Peter Friend in Surgical Sciences, was recently awarded 3 out of 15 possible 2013 innovation awards by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), alongside its prototype development partner Team Consulting Limited.

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Universities and Science Minister announces boost for postgraduate training

Universities and Science Minister, David Willetts, has just made an announcement that marks a boost for postgraduate training in a wide range of engineering and scientific fields. Funding for 19 new Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs), on top of the 72 CDTs announced in 2013, has been unveiled. The Department of Engineering Science is delighted that a number of these are for CDTs in Oxford.

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Engineering Science in Oxford at the forefront of new National Wind Tunnel Facility

Hypersonic wind tunnels at Oxford University will be upgraded as part of a Government investment in aerospace. Wind tunnels at seven UK universities are to be upgraded as part of a £13.3m project to place Britain at the forefront of aerospace research.

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Oxford spin-out to use ultrasound to treat cancer and back pain

A new spin-out, created by engineering academics Professor Constantin Coussios, Dr Robert Carlisle and Dr Christian Coviello, will use ultrasound technology to deliver advanced therapies for difficult-to-treat cancers and chronic low back pain.

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Island channel could power about half of Scotland

Researchers from Oxford University’s Department of Engineering Science and the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh have found that renewable tidal energy, sufficient to power about half of Scotland, could be harnessed from a single stretch of water off the north coast of the country.

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Brain Workshop demonstrates the convergence of scientific disciplines

The convergence of the scientific disciplines has gathered pace in recent years and nowhere was this more visible than in the 2014 Oxford Brain Mechanics Workshop held in Oxford on 13 and 14 January 2014. Understanding the brain, its pathology, injury and healing is no longer just a priority for clinicians but is a field where data analysis and mathematical modelling can work with clinical practice to further our understanding of the most complex of human organs.

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Updated 30/03/2014: Professor Tarassenko speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos

Lionel Tarassenko CBE, the Department’s Professor in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, together with other academics from Oxford University, join business leaders, politicians and heads of state from around the world in Davos, Switzerland this week for the World Economic Forum’s 2014 Annual Meeting.

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Professor Alison Noble elected Fellow of the Women’s Engineering Society

Professor Alison Noble OBE FREng has been elected a Fellow of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) - the highest grade of membership, which was introduced in 2013.

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Winners of the BP Ultimate Field Trip 2014

Congratulations to the Department’s three second-year students from Keble College, Christopher Clay, Talbot Kingsbury and Jan Paszkiewicz (team name: ‘I Challenge You to a Joule’), who have won the BP Ultimate Field Trip 2014. The students were presented with their prize, which includes spending the summer on an internship with BP’s Alaskan operations, by BBC broadcaster, Clare Balding, at the Royal Institution in London.

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Major award for Hydrogen in metals project (HEmS)

Alan Cocks, Professor of Materials Engineering at the Department, has recently been awarded a £5.5 million grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to investigate the process of ‘embrittlement of metals from hydrogen’. The ‘Hydrogen in metals - from fundamentals to the design of new steels’ (“HEmS”) project, led by Professor Cocks, is a collaboration with the Department of Materials at Oxford and the universities of Sheffield, Cambridge, Kings College and Imperial College London. Potential applications for the results of the research are envisaged across a wide range of key UK industries.

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The Sir William Siemens Medal Award 2014

The Department’s second-year student, Jan Paszkiewicz (Keble College), is one of nine engineers from some of the UK’s leading universities (Imperial, Lincoln, Loughborough, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Manchester, Sheffield and Strathclyde) to receive the Sir William Siemens Medal Award 2014. He has been recognised by both Oxford University and Siemens for engineering excellence and achievement during a student‘s first year at university.

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The 54th Rankine Lecture

Over 900 people attended the 54th Rankine Lecture, one of the world’s leading geotechnical engineering lectures, which was delivered by Oxford University’s Head of the Department of Engineering Science, Professor Guy Houlsby. Amongst the audience at the British Geotechnical Association Rankine Lecture at Imperial College London were Harvey Burd, Byron Byrne and Chris Martin, all Associate Professors from this Department.

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Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering

Congratulations to Professor Zhanfeng Cui, FREng (the Department’s Donald Pollock Professor of Chemical Engineering, Director of the Oxford Centre for Tissue Engineering and Bioprocessing, and Fellow of Hertford College) who has been elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). He recently received this prestigious award at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C.

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Award for best undergraduate project

Congratulations to Peter Forsyth (Trinity College), an undergraduate with the Department of Engineering Science, who has been awarded the Heat Transfer Society (hts) 'Best Undergraduate Project on Heat Transfer'.

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Oxford-Technikos venture capital deal yields tenth Isis Innovation spin-out

The 2006 deal in which London-based venture capital fund Technikos provided £12m for the University of Oxford’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering (IBME) in return for half of the University’s equity in new companies based on IBME intellectual property, has notched up its tenth spin-out company.

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Department awarded one of the Great British Technologies Fellowship Grants

Leading academics from 10 UK universities have been awarded a total of £13 million in Fellowship grants to maintain the UK’s research leadership in three areas identified as Great British Technologies; Advanced Materials, Robotic and Autonomous Systems, and Synthetic Biology. Congratulations to Professor Antonis Papachristodoulou, for being awarded an Engineering Fellowship for Growth on “Designing Feedback Control in Biology for Robustness and Scalability”.

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Lubbock Day 2014: Tuesday, 13th May

Dr Kinam Kim, President of the Semiconductor Memory Business, the flagship component business of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.(SEC), delivered the 40th Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture on 13th May, which was titled: “Technology innovations revolutionising society”. For the first time the Department of Engineering Science held the Lubbock Lecture in the University of Oxford’s new Mathematical Institute. Over 250 representatives from industry, academia, the University’s alumni community, government, and schools from Oxfordshire attended.

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CDT student wins exclusive Singularity University ANZ Global Impact Competition 2014

Congratulations to CDT for Healthcare Innovation student Susan Graham who has won the exclusive Singularity University ANZ Global Impact Competition 2014!

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Young Engineer Travel Award

Congratulations to Roberto Maffulli, a graduate student in the Department’s Turbomachinery Research Group supervised by Professor Li He, for winning a prestigious 2014 Young Engineer Travel Award. This was recently awarded to Roberto by the International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI), a technical institute of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Roberto’s research is focussed on developing an understanding of the way in which thermal boundary conditions affect heat loads to turbine blades.

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Best student paper award at the American Control Conference

Congratulations to Department of Engineering Science DPhil student Richard Mason who has been awarded the Student Best Paper Award at the American Control Conference.

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Best student poster award at Singapore International Water Week

Congratulations to Department of Engineering Science DPhil student Huijuan Wu who has won the best student poster award at this year’s Singapore International Water Week (SIWW).

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National Women in Engineering Day 23rd June 2014

National Women in Engineering Day has been set up by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) to celebrate its 95th anniversary. It takes place on 23 June 2014. The aim is to celebrate the work that women do in engineering, and to showcase the great engineering careers that are available for girls.

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Oxford University’s 'Objects of Invention' project shortlisted for major NCCPE Engagement Award

Congratulations to the team behind the University’s ‘Objects of Invention’ initiative, which has been shortlisted by NCCPE for its annual ‘Engage Competition’ in the STEM category. The initiative, led by the Oxford University Museum of the History of Science, involves 18 engineers from the Department, mostly graduate students.

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Computer-aided diagnosis of rare genetic disorders from family snaps

Computer analysis of photographs could help doctors diagnose which condition a child with a rare genetic disorder has, say Oxford University researchers.

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Best paper award at the 2014 European Conference on Networks and Communications

David Simmons a DPhil student working with Professor Justin Coon of the Communications Research Group has been awarded the best paper award at the 2014 European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC’14)

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