Oxford recognised with Silver Athena Swan award
24 March 2023
Oxford University has been awarded an institutional Silver Athena Swan award in recognition of our collective and continued efforts to advance gender equality across the University.
MPLS staff recognised at Vice-Chancellor’s Professional Services Awards
24 March 2023
Award Equality and Diversity MPLS
Congratulations to Daisy Hung (MPLS Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) and Louisa Bailey (Head of Administration and Finance, Earth Sciences) who were amongst the finalists for the inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Professional Services Awards announced on Tuesday 21 March.
Sector-leading energy business continuity work recognised with national award
14 March 2023
The University was recognised with one of three awards for UK universities at the Higher Education Business Continuity Network (HEBCoN) Awards 2023 last week in Cardiff, thanks to collaborative work last term, involving staff across MPLS, to prepare for potential energy supply disruption this winter.
MPLS early-career researchers celebrated at STEM for BRITAIN 2023
8 March 2023
Award MPLS Public Engagement Research
The annual STEM for BRITAIN competition gives early-career researchers an opportunity to present their work directly to Members of Parliament and other UK policy makers.
Winners of inaugural MPLS Awards for Outstanding Research Supervision announced
18 January 2023
Research staff and academics across the Division have been recognised as winners of the inaugural MPLS Awards for Outstanding Research Supervision, announced today.
University of Oxford Chemist honoured in annual Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists
18 January 2023
Award Chemistry Women in science
Professor of Physical Chemistry, Susan Perkin, has been named Award Laureate in the 2023 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in the UK. The award comes in recognition of her experimental work using a custom-built instrument – known as the Surface Force Balance – to determine the properties of fluids.
Professor Tim Palmer wins Royal Astronomical Society’s Gold Medal
13 January 2023
Professor Tim Palmer has today received the Royal Astronomical Society’s 2023 Gold Medal for Geophysics for his outstanding work in advancing the understanding and prediction of climate and weather.
Oxford’s Professor Saiful Islam one of three to receive Honorary Fellow accolade from the British Science Association
9 December 2022
Saiful Islam, Professor of Materials Modelling in the Department of Materials, has been made an Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association (BSA) for his work on new materials for lithium and sodium batteries, solid oxide fuel cells and perovskite solar cells in the field of energy.
New Oxford scholarship enabled by XTX Markets launches in memory of Maryam Mirzakhani
5 December 2022
A £2.48m gift from XTX Markets has enabled the endowment of a new DPhil scholarship at Oxford, in memory of the mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, paving the way for the next generation of female Fields Medallists.
MPLS researchers amongst four from Oxford to be awarded £100,000 Philip Leverhulme prizes
21 October 2022
Award Climate Engineering Materials science Research Sustainability & the environment
Four researchers from across the University of Oxford, including two from the Department of Materials and the Department of Engineering Science, have been awarded Philip Leverhulme prizes – the largest number awarded to researchers of any single UK university.
MPLS students take up Google PhD Fellowships in Engineering and Statistics
14 October 2022
Award Engineering Funding Research Statistics
MPLS DPhil candidates Liliane Momeni and Sheheryar Zaidi have taken up prestigious Google PhD Fellowships, each worth $60,000, after been selected from a highly competitive field of applicants last year.
Professor JC Séamus Davis awarded the 2023 Oliver E Buckley Prize by the American Physical Society
11 October 2022
The prize recognises outstanding theoretical or experimental contributions to condensed matter physics and Professor Davis is awarded the prize for his innovative applications of scanning tunnelling microscopy and spectroscopy to complex quantum states of matter.
OSCAR research team wins regional finals of 'Maker in China' SME Innovation and Entrepreneurship Contest
6 October 2022
Award Energy Innovation and Enterprise Materials science Research Sustainability & the environment
A team of researchers from the Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research (OSCAR) in China, the University of Oxford’s only engineering and physical sciences research institute outside of the UK, has won first place in the regional finals of the ‘Maker in China’ Jiangsu SME Innovation and Entrepreneurship Contest 2022.
MPLS education initiatives amongst winners and shortlisted entries at VC’s Education Awards
6 October 2022
Six education initiatives from across the University were recognised with prizes at the 2022 Vice-Chancellor’s Education Awards, which took place at Worcester College on 29 September, including the University-wide Opportunity Oxford programme.
Professor David Deutsch awarded Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics
22 September 2022
Award Computer science Maths Quantum Research
Professor David Deutsch has today been named as one of four internationally pioneering physicists to receive the 2023 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for his work on quantum information, while Professor James Maynard has received one of six New Horizons in Mathematics Prizes.
Two MPLS Professors elected as Royal Academy of Engineering Fellows
22 September 2022
Award Computer science Engineering Research Women in science
Professors Niki Trigoni and David Hills are among 72 leading figures in engineering and technology to be elected as Fellows of The Royal Academy of Engineering this week.
Six MPLS researchers honoured with Royal Society medals
24 August 2022
Award Chemistry Engineering MPLS Materials science Maths Physics
Each year, the Royal Society recognises exceptional research achievements through a series of prestigious medals and prizes named after great scientists of the past. This year eight Oxford University researchers, six of them from MPLS Division, have been honoured for their outstanding contributions to science and medicine.
Team from Chemistry named winners of the Oxford University Student Entrepreneurship Programme
17 August 2022
Award Chemistry Innovation and Enterprise
The StEP programme gives students the opportunity to have a go at becoming an entrepreneurs, challenging students to identify an idea for a new business based on a University research project, develop a business plan, and prepare a pitch to real investors - all in just four weeks.
Physics professor wins Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy
11 August 2022
Award Energy Physics Sustainability & the environment
Professor Henry Snaith has been awarded the University of Louisville’s 2021 Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy. Awarded biennially, this award recognises outstanding ideas and achievements in research around the science, engineering, technology, and commercialisation of renewable energy.