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.
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.
Dynamics, Vibration and Uncertainty Lab
Planthopper bugs may be small, but they attract mates from afar by sending vibrational calls along plant stems and leaves
Institute of Biomedical Engineering
Mathematical modelling research taking place in the Institute of Biomedical Engineering is allowing researchers to ‘peer inside’ the human brain – using techniques developed for the oil and natural gas industries.