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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.

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Robots for a safer world


The Oxford Robotics Institute has been awarded £725,000 to undertake research for the development of new technologies to operate in extreme and challenging environments.

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Alumna profile: Corinne Stuart


Corinne Stuart matriculated in 2011 and studied for an MEng at University College. Corinne is a Senior Mechanical Engineer for Dyson, previously working on electric vehicles and now on personal care products and sustainability projects. We spoke to Corinne to find out more about her engineering career so far.

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Tamara Sopek, Hypersonics Group


Dr Tamara Sopek is a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Hypersonics Group at the Oxford Thermofluids Institute. Hypersonics is the study of very fast and highly energetic flows encountered by space vehicles, planetary probes and air-breathing engines called scramjets.

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Alumni turns to nature to help save the planet


How does L’Occitane en Provence, a business steeped in the poetry of the natural world, deal with the grim realities of climate change? Engineering Alumni Adrien Geiger, L’Occitane’s first ever Group Sustainability Officer, explains.