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: Nwangele Godwin
First inspired to study engineering by his parent’s constant struggle with patchy electricity provision during his childhood in Nigeria, Nwangele Godwin (Emeka) Chukwuemeka is now studying the MSc in Energy Systems at the University of Oxford.
Peering into the Moon's permanently shadowed regions with AI
The Moon’s polar regions are home to craters and other depressions that never receive sunlight. Permanently shadowed lunar craters contain water ice but are difficult to image. An AI algorithm now provides sharper images, allowing us to see into them with high resolution for the first time.
Student profile: Nadja Yang
Nadja Yang is a Rhodes Scholar and student at Keble College pursuing a DPhil in Systems Engineering, where she conducts research on the Urban Bioeconomy, a concept to help cities become more sustainable and productive in terms of its biological resources. Nadja was recently elected President of European Young Engineers and 2021 winner of the McKinsey Achievement Award in the Women's Achievement category.
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.