Our case studies showcase academic research from across the Department that has had an impact on the world or local community, and feature some of our current academics, research staff, Alumni and students.
Oliver graduated from Oxford Engineering Science in 2012, before going on to study accountancy. He is now Co-Founder and CEO of Swytch Technology, which produces kits to turn any standard bicycle into an electric bike. Oliver believes his engineering background has been invaluable in the business world.
For centuries, engineers have sought to prevent structures from buckling under heavy loads or large impacts, constructing ever larger buildings and safer vehicles. However, recent advances in soft matter are redefining the way we manipulate materials.
When a natural disaster strikes, emergency responders and aid agencies need all the intelligence they can get. Researchers have combined crowd-sourcing, machine learning and neural networks to rapidly reveal the many dimensions of disasters, and deployed the technology in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.