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Case Studies

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.

Could South African mine wastes provide feasible storage for CO2?

The SAT4CCS project, led by researchers from the universities of Pretoria, Oxford and Cape Town, aims to assemble detailed information on tailings across South Africa. The aim is to identify the total potential for sequestration in the South African mining sector.

Environment-sensing legged robot navigates by learning from its mistakes


A team of researchers at the Oxford Robotics Institute are working on the control of legged robots. They are developing solutions for these legged robots to be able to perceive their environment and make intelligent decisions to move from one point to the other.

Alumni profile: Dov Tate


Dov Tate is the founder of Parcours. Parcours is a leading performance cycling wheel manufacturer, that aims to make aerodynamics in cycling more accessible and compete with more expensive brands, whilst being backed up by scientific evidence. Dov studied for his undergraduate degree at Worcester College, matriculating in 2004, and graduating in 2008. We spoke to Dov about starting his business and how his Engineering background has helped along the way.

Student Profile : Naomi Mburu

Dphil student

Naomi Mburu is a 3rd year DPhil student and Rhodes Scholar working on developing materials for fusion reactors. She is also passionate about and actively involved in organising conferences for BME engineers and providing mentorship for younger students. We spoke to Naomi to find out more.