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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.

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.

Student Profile: Tom Commins

DPhil student

Tom Commins is a second year DPhil student based at Magdalen College, specialising in the development of materials for body armour. Before his DPhil, Tom studied here for his MEng in Engineering Science, where he worked with Nickel alloys and developed his interest in materials engineering. We spoke to Tom to find out more.

Energy harvesting gas power sub

Finding the flow to a smarter, more efficient future

Oxford Spinout

Oxford Flow is a spinout company from the Department of Engineering Science that has just celebrated its fifth 5th year in business. Oxford Flow designs and manufactures innovative pressure regulators and valves that improve the efficiency and flow of water, oil and gas. To find out more about this successful spinout company, we spoke to CEO, Neil Poxon.

3D map of New College, Oxford

Mapping the world through digital eyes


Researchers at the Oxford Robotics Institute are looking into how to map the world in 3D, that can then be used by robots to navigate and explore.