Our case studies showcase academic research from across the Department that has had an impact on the world or local community, and feature some of our current academics, research staff, Alumni and students.
By Shamit Shrivastava and Robin Cleveland
Ngoni Mugwisi is a second-year DPhil student based at Trinity College, specialising in power electronics. Born in Zimbabwe, he studied at Arizona State University before winning the highly competitive Rhodes Scholarship, which enabled him to continue his studies here at Oxford.
Currently, nearly one quarter of the world’s urban population lives in informal settlements or encampments, most in developing countries but increasingly also in the most affluent ones.