30 June 2022
Oxford biomechanics researchers have been using computer simulations and Hollywood-style motion capture to reveal how Harris hawks optimise their landing manoeuvres for an accurate descent.
Nadja Yang recognised by Women's Engineering Society with 'Top 50 Women in Engineering - Inventors and Innovators' award
23 June 2022
DPhil Systems Engineering student, Nadja Yang has been recognised as one of the UK's top 50 women engineers who are creating or significantly improving products or processes to make a difference in the world, on International Women in Engineering Day.
Engineering researcher awarded funding to lead international collaboration on machine-learning for cardiac monitoring
22 June 2022
Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow, Dr Tingting Zhu, has been awarded Royal Society funding to lead an international collaboration that aims to develop an open-source platform for cardiac monitoring, using machine-learning.
MPLS Professor Laurence Brassart and physicist Dr Archie Bott among 84 scientists awarded UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships
15 June 2022
The Fellowships were announced by Science Minister George Freeman this morning, to help the UK’s most promising science and research leaders to tackle major global issues and commercialise their innovations within the UK.
MPLS student Hannah Rana, who recently completed a DPhil in Engineering, selected for Schmidt Science Fellowship
10 June 2022
Hannah is one of 29 Schmidt Science Fellows selected this year to receive support for up to two years from Schmidt Futures, working in partnership with the Rhodes Trust, to help advance interdisciplinary research and innovation around major challenges facing humanity.
27 May 2022
On Thursday 26 May, the University’s brand new £3.25m Zero-carbon Energy Research Oxford (ZERO) Institute and Energy Systems Accelerator pilot (Mini-TESA), led from MPLS Division, opened their doors to showcase the range and depth of ambition in Oxford to drive forward the energy systems transition for the UK and globally.
26 May 2022
First introduced at COP26, the International Community for Local Smart Grids (ICLSG) will undertake ground-breaking research that will be informed by the learnings and expertise of the partners.
4 May 2022
Four early-career researchers have been recognised by Forbes' 2022 list, which is intended to illustrate the power that young entrepreneurs and leaders have to transform business and society.
Sapphire fibre developed by Oxford engineering researchers could enable cleaner energy and air travel
22 April 2022
As part of an EPSRC-funded cross-sector collaboration involving Rolls-Royce, researchers in the Department of Engineering Science have developed a sapphire fibre sensor that can tolerate extreme temperatures and has the potential to enable significant efficiency and emissions reduction improvements in aerospace and power generation.
Government gives £15 million to build software and computer systems at the heart of a new international telescope system
12 April 2022
Six institutions, including the University of Oxford, are leading efforts to deliver computational systems that will enable the world’s largest radio telescope
12 April 2022
Funded by Innovate UK, the £6.8M project will apply machine learning techniques to find fast, automated, and scalable ways to calibrate quantum computers. The aim is to build a system capable of controlling hundreds of qubits simultaneously across different types of quantum hardware.
24 March 2022
‘Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production’ (STEP) aims to deliver a prototype fusion reactor with the potential to provide unlimited clean energy.
23 March 2022
The University of Oxford today announces the launch of the multi-disciplinary ZERO Institute (Zero-carbon Energy Research Oxford) to tackle the challenges of an equitable, secure global zero-carbon energy transition.
DeepMind donation creates 12 new research internships in artificial intelligence and machine learning
1 March 2022
The University’s flagship UNIQ+ graduate access programme for students from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds will expand further in 2022 thanks to a generous donation from leading British artificial intelligence company DeepMind.
22 February 2022
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and Wellcome have announced a £18 million investment for nine multidisciplinary research projects through the Physics of Life Strategic Priorities Fund. Two of these projects are co-led by academics in MPLS departments.
14 February 2022
Created by a team from the University of Oxford in collaboration with King’s College London, the OxVent ventilator was designed especially for COVID-19 in response to the UK Government’s ‘Ventilator Challenge’ to address the potential shortage of ventilators caused by the pandemic.
8 February 2022
A new world-leading multi-disciplinary hub and co-working space located in Oxford, Mini TESA - The Energy Systems Accelerator pilot – aims to bring teams together to tackle the challenge of energy systems transition.
New approach to predicting battery failure could help maintain electricity for millions around the world
15 December 2021
The new method of predicting battery failure is 15 – 20% more accurate than current approaches.