5 December 2022
Ahead of COP15, researchers make key recommendations for policymakers to support Asian countries to meet 2030 biodiversity targets.
28 November 2022
As nations prepare to meet in Uruguay to negotiate a new Global Plastics Treaty, a study from Oxford and Nekton scientists has revealed the discovery of synthetic plastic fibres in air, seawater, sediment and sea ice.
We must stop fossil fuels causing global warming, before the world stops using fossil fuels - Prof Myles Allen
11 November 2022
We have to stop fossil fuels from causing global warming, before the world stops using fossil fuels, insists physicist and Professor of Geosystem Science Myles Allen, as he outlines an approach to reaching net zero by 2050.
24 October 2022
The Nekton Maldives Mission, involving Oxford marine biologists, has found evidence of a previously undescribed ecosystem - ‘The Trapping Zone’ - that is creating an oasis of life 500 metres down in the depths of the Indian Ocean. The discovery has been hailed as highly significant by the Maldives Government.
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.
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.
11 August 2022
Professor Henry Snaith has been awarded the University of Louisville’s 2021 Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy. Awarded biennially, this award recognises outstanding ideas and achievements in research around the science, engineering, technology, and commercialisation of renewable energy.
14 July 2022
Members of MPLS departments were amongst those recognised at the University's seventh Environmental Sustainability Awards today, hosted by Vice Chancellor, Dame Professor Louise Richardson.
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.
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.
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.
20 April 2022
Researchers from Oxford's Department of Biology and the University of Kent have carried out the first quantitative assessment of both the environmental impact of a large organisation and feasible options for mitigation, to inform work towards net-gain biodiversity for the University of Oxford by 2035.
19 January 2022
A new study published in the journal Global Environmental Change reveals a new policy tool developed by an international team, including scientists at Oxford University, which could slash plastic waste.
30 November 2021
The Innovation Centre for Applied Sustainable Technologies (iCAST), a £17m collaboration aiming to translate sustainable chemical technology research into commercial products, recently launched in Swindon.
Oxford scientists show how green mining could pave the way to net zero and provide the metals we need for a sustainable future
30 June 2021
Scientists from the Department of Earth Sciences demonstrate how it is possible to directly extract valuable metals from hot salty fluids (‘brines’) trapped in porous rocks at depths of around 2km below dormant volcanoes.
26 May 2021
Plastic pollution and other ocean debris are a complex global environmental problem. Every year, ten million tonnes of plastic are estimated to be mismanaged, resulting in entry into the ocean, of which half will float initially. Yet, only 0.3 million tonnes of plastic can be found floating on the surface of the ocean. Where has the rest of the plastic gone?