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.
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.
Oxford to collaborate with Digital University Kerala on nanotechnology, AI, sustainability, digital health, and innovation
13 October 2022
The University of Oxford has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a new collaboration with the Kerala University of Digital Sciences, Innovation and Technology in India (known as Digital University Kerala or DUK).
OSCAR research team wins regional finals of 'Maker in China' SME Innovation and Entrepreneurship Contest
6 October 2022
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.
28 September 2022
A DPhil candidate in the Department of Materials is amongst three 2022-entry Scholars to embark on postgraduate studies with support from the Black Academic Futures programme, with a fourth Scholar due to join in 2023/24.
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.
Solar is the cheapest power, and a literal light-bulb moment showed us we can cut costs and emissions even further
1 August 2022
In an article first published on the Conversation, Matthew Wright (Department of Materials), together with colleagues Bruno Vicari Stefani from CSIRO and Brett Hallam from UNSW Sydney, explain how rethinking the type of silicon used in solar cells could make them much more efficient.
27 July 2022
New AI uses associative learning techniques rather than AI’s traditional neural networks to challenge the conventional wisdom that artificial neurons and synapses are the sole building blocks of AI.
16 June 2022
The innovative technique, developed in the Department of Materials, uses multiple polarisation channels to carry out parallel processing – enhancing computing density by several orders over conventional electronic chips.
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.
Chemistry researchers to develop novel energy and bioelectronic materials with new EPSRC Programme Grant
18 May 2022
Professors Andrew Goodwin and Iain McCullogh in the Department of Chemistry are part of the team of 10 researchers at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge that will be at the forefront of work that on a new generation of soft functional materials.
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.
1 April 2022
Prof Speller will lead research on high temperature superconductors for fusion technologies and new initiatives aimed at widening participation in STEM.
24 March 2022
‘Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production’ (STEP) aims to deliver a prototype fusion reactor with the potential to provide unlimited clean energy.
22 March 2022
The programme will establish a cross-disciplinary community of researchers in quantum computing and computer science, who will collaborate to address the global challenge of delivering quantum computing that is robust, reliable, and trustworthy.
21 March 2022
Phase-change nanowires could serve as the ultimate tunable frequency synthesizers and filters for the future of IoT and 5G networks.
8 February 2022
Researchers at the University of Oxford have collaborated with industry experts to develop an adaptable smart window technology that could reduce the energy usage of an average home by up to a third.
15 December 2021
Professor Saiful Islam (Oxford Materials' Statutory Chair of Materials Modelling from January 2022) joined forces with the Royal Society of Chemistry in November 2021 to claim back the Guinness World Record for the largest fruit powered battery.