Read about the work the Department is undertaking, about its achievements and the valuable contributions students and staff are making to society …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.