28 November 2022
A partnership between the Oxford Robotics Institute and Department of Biology is using cutting-edge robots to assess the state of species diversity and ecosystems in the UK.
23 November 2022
This year’s funding totals €636 million, with grants awarded through a highly-competitive process. Overall, just 14% of applications were successful this year.
8 November 2022
The programme is designed to increase the number of engineering students from socio-economically disadvantaged or under-represented backgrounds and help address the UK skills shortage
3 November 2022
The grant to Professor Natalia Ares from the Department of Engineering Science will fund the ASPECTS consortium, which brings together leading experimental and theoretical physicists across Europe with the common goal of uncovering the limitations of natural timekeeping devices to assess whether precision measurements can be more energy efficient.
24 October 2022
'How would an artificial intelligence (AI) decide what to do?', asks Oxford DPhil candidate in Engineering Science, Michael K Cohen, and his co-author Marcus Hutter from the Australian National University, in this article which highlights the potential risks of relying on the 'reinforcement learning' approach in AI research.
21 October 2022
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.
20 October 2022
The 2022 Oxford Electric Vehicle Summit will focus on growth and investment, as it returns to Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. The event is in partnership with Oxford City Council, Oxfordshire County Council, Oxford University and Oxford Brookes University and aims to deliver on decarbonised transport in the UK, and beyond.
14 October 2022
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.
22 September 2022
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.
Oxford partners with the Optiver Foundation to launch new international postgraduate scholarship programme for women in STEM
26 August 2022
The partnership aims to increase the number of women from low- and middle-income countries who take up offers to study Master's programmes in MPLS departments, with the first Optiver Foundation Scholars joining in October 2023.
24 August 2022
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.
29 July 2022
The new air-powered hand provides a lightweight, low-maintenance and easy-to-use body-powered prosthetic option particularly well suited for children and those in low and middle-income countries.
26 July 2022
Fourth-year student Anahy Mercado Zambrana has been recognised with an upReach Student Social Mobility Award, awarded annually to ten students from lower socio-economic backgrounds, across the UK, who have excelled in their studies and show great potential for their future careers.
20 July 2022
A profile of Professor Byron Byrne in the Department of Engineering Science. In 2021, Professor Byron Byrne was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of his research contributions to offshore wind.
15 July 2022
Engineering students were amongst those involved in a team of 50 students from across the University who worked together to build an electric car showcased at the IMechE Formula Student event held at the home of British Motor Racing, earlier this month.
11 July 2022
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Eleven MPLS researchers have been recognised in this year’s MPLS Impact Awards, which showcase research impact across the division and help us to identify examples of impact excellence that will help us to prepare the ground for future Research Excellence Framework (REF) submissions and similar exercises.
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.