Joint appointment of Professor of Sustainable Energy Engineering and ZERO Institute Director
9 March 2023
Paul Shearing has been appointed as Professor of Sustainable Energy Engineering and will lead the new Zero-carbon Energy Research Oxford (ZERO) Institute.
New breakthrough enables perfectly secure digital communications
9 March 2023
AI and data science Engineering
Researchers from the Department of Engineering Science have developed an algorithm that conceals sensitive information so effectively that it is impossible to detect that anything has been hidden.
From The Conversation: Great Mysteries of Physics 1 – is time an illusion?
8 March 2023
Engineering Physics The Conversation
Listen to Natalia Ares, a thermodynamics researcher in the Department of Engineering Science on the Great Mysteries of Physics podcast from The Conversation.
Oxford Engineering Science spinout opens R&D lab to apply AI to global issues
3 March 2023
Engineering Innovation and Enterprise Spin out
Spun out of the University of Oxford in 2016 by Professors Stephen Roberts and Michael Osborne, Mind Foundry has developed technology and products that help people and organisations to implement Artificial Intelligence more responsibly.
New hub receives £2m to develop the communications technology of tomorrow
1 March 2023
The Future Communications Hub on All Spectrum Connectivity is being supported by investment from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in a project led by Professor Dominic O’Brien (Department of Engineering Science).
Researchers to contribute to Pioneering Places study on Oxford’s transition to Net Zero
15 February 2023
University of Oxford researchers will work with a range of local partners on a feasibility study to improve understanding of the changes needed to prepare Oxford’s homes for a zero-carbon energy system.
Wellcome funding for multidisciplinary project to improve understanding about deadly disease outbreaks
3 February 2023
Climate Engineering Funding Medical science Research
DART (Dengue Advanced Readiness Tools) is a new, Oxford-led project involving scientists around the world, and one of 24 Wellcome-supported projects that will use climate data to better predict and prepare for infectious diseases outbreaks.
Oxford University to co-lead £8m Energy Demand Observatory and Laboratory to help UK reach net-zero
12 January 2023
The five-year programme, funded by the EPSRC and working with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), will establish a national energy data platform to help facilitate the transition to net-zero carbon emissions.
Significant scale-up investment for three Oxford spinouts
11 January 2023
Engineering Funding Physics Spin out
Three University of Oxford spinouts, including two from MPLS, have raised significant investment to scale their companies in vehicle automation, quantum computing and medical imaging respectively.
Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research hosts event to celebrate fourth anniversary
16 December 2022
Chemistry Engineering Innovation and Enterprise Research
The Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research (OSCAR), the University’s engineering and physical sciences research institute in China, has marked its fourth anniversary with a celebratory event in Suzhou.
Mapping the old with the new: handheld 3D scanning of Oxford's Sheldonian Theatre
12 December 2022
A collaborative project involving the Oxford Robotics Institute, the Sheldonian theatre, and multinational construction equipment company Hilti is bringing forward the next generation of digital mapping technologies.
Oxford robo-dogs helping to gather species diversity data
28 November 2022
Biology Business and Industry Engineering Research
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.
Four MPLS academics ‘showing great promise’ awarded major European Research Council Starting Grants
23 November 2022
Earth sciences Engineering Funding Physics
This year’s funding totals €636 million, with grants awarded through a highly-competitive process. Overall, just 14% of applications were successful this year.
Uncover Engineering programme funded for a further five years by CIWM
8 November 2022
Engineering Funding Outreach Schools
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
Oxford University joins €2.9 million Quantum Technologies Flagship project
3 November 2022
Engineering Funding Materials science
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.
From The Conversation: The danger of advanced artificial intelligence controlling its own feedback
24 October 2022
AI and data science Engineering Research The Conversation
'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.
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.
Oxford to host Electric Vehicle Summit on growth, investment and decarbonisation
20 October 2022
Chemistry Energy Engineering Innovation and Enterprise MPLS Materials science Physics
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.
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.
Chess: how to spot a potential cheat
29 September 2022
AI and data science Engineering The Conversation
Michael K. Cohen, graduate student in the Department of Engineering Science, writes about AI, chess and the difficulty of identifying cheating in an article first published on the Conversation.