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.
For centuries, engineers have sought to prevent structures from buckling under heavy loads or large impacts, constructing ever larger buildings and safer vehicles. However, recent advances in soft matter are redefining the way we manipulate materials.
When a natural disaster strikes, emergency responders and aid agencies need all the intelligence they can get. Researchers have combined crowd-sourcing, machine learning and neural networks to rapidly reveal the many dimensions of disasters, and deployed the technology in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.
Collaboration with Oxford's Pitt Rivers Museum will allow antique instruments to ring out again.