8 September 2021
Five of the new Fellows are from MPLS Division. The Fellowships have been created by UKRI to help develop the next wave of world-class research and innovation leaders in academia and business.
19 August 2021
A consortium of seven UK-based organisations, including Oxford University, have signed a memorandum of understanding to combine ambitions to develop world-leading prototype solid-state battery technology, targeting automotive applications.
30 June 2021
The Energy Systems Accelerator pilot (Mini TESA), to be based at Osney Mead in Oxford, is a world-leading multi-disciplinary hub, championing green innovation
29 June 2021
Dr Natalia Ares from the Department of Materials and a team from Oxford and the University of Basel have been working on a machine learning approach which could significantly accelerate the development of quantum technologies.
7 May 2021
Dr Natalia Ares from the Department of Materials writes about a new study published in Physical Review X, in which for the first time she and colleagues have measured the entropy generated by a minimal clock.
4 May 2021
With the increasing demand for high-tech devices such as smart phones, wearable watches and portable health monitoring devices, the semiconductor manufacturing industry faces a big challenge of fabricating these devices in a sustainable and cost-effective way.
Breaking Moore’s Law: New photonic computing project aims to speed up artificial intelligence computing power to petascale processing levels
15 April 2021
The PHOENICS project brings together world leaders in neuromorphic photonic computing to achieve for the first time energy efficient petascale processing powers with ultra-high bandwidth. This is the processing power required by AI to reach its full potential.
14 April 2021
Professor Islam will become the next Statutory Chair in Materials Modelling. He will take up his appointment in January 2022.
30 March 2021
A team of scientists, including those based at the University of Oxford as part of the Faraday Institution CATMAT project, researching next-generation cathode materials have made a significant breakthrough in understanding oxygen-redox processes involved in lithium-rich cathode materials.
Winners announced for Oxford’s Beyond Boundaries art competition to encourage inclusion in STEM sciences
24 February 2021
Oxford University has today announced the winners of its science-inspired schools’ art competition Beyond Boundaries which was launched to encourage inclusion in science research
11 January 2021
A team of international scientists has demonstrated an initial prototype of a photonic processor using tiny rays of light confined inside silicon chips that can process information much more rapidly than electronic chips and also in parallel - something traditional chips are incapable of doing.
EC advisory group, led by Prof Nicole Grobert, issues recommendations on the use of biodegradable plastics
15 December 2020
Most biodegradable plastics only degrade in specific environments and should only be used in line with new recommendations from the European Commission’s independent Group of Chief Scientific Advisors (GCSA), led by Oxford Professor Nicole Grobert.
Prof Peter Nellist and Prof George Smith awarded Honorary Fellowships of the Royal Microscopical Society
12 November 2020
This is the most prestigious award possible from the RMS for researchers around the globe, and is bestowed by the Society for pre-eminence in microscopy and related branches of science.
3 November 2020
Professor Nicole Grobert, Professor of Nanomaterials and Associate Head of Department (Research) in the Department of Materials, has been elected Chair of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors to the European Commission. Professor Sir Paul Nurse, Director of the Francis Crick Institute, joins her as Deputy Chair.
2 November 2020
For the first time, researchers from Oxford’s Departments of Physics and Materials have managed to image hybrid metal halide perovskites with atomic-scale resolution providing new insights into these wonder-materials.
3 September 2020
Natalia Ares from the Department of Materials talks to the Science Blog about how rapid breakthroughs in the fabrication and measurement of devices at the nanoscale are now presenting us with the opportunity to explore new physics in the laboratory.
19 August 2020
Researchers at Oxford University, in collaboration with DeepMind, University of Basel and Lancaster University, have created a machine learning algorithm that interfaces with a quantum device and ‘tunes’ it faster than human experts, without any human input. They are dubbing it ‘Minecraft explorer for quantum devices’.
4 August 2020
Professor Bryan Birch (Mathematical Institute), Professor Ben Davis (Department of Chemistry) and Professor George Smith (Department of Materials) have all received Royal Society 2020 medals or prizes.