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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.

Improving technology to support offshore wind production

Civil Engineering

An Oxford research team has improved engineering design for the ‘monopile’ foundations that support offshore wind turbines – reducing costs to enable the economic scale up of wind energy.

The Role of Robotics


Recent Oxford Post-Doc Romeo Orsolino discusses the role of robotics in manufacturing and his new employer, technology company and electric vehicle maker Arrival

Lionel Tarrasenko Professor of Electrical Engineering

The story of SEND

Biomedical Engineering

Professor Lionel Tarassenko, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Head of Department between 2014 and 2019, tells the story of SEND (System for Electronic Notification & Documentation), the mainstay of vital-sign monitoring in hospitals in Oxford and South Warwickshire

Big data and batteries help move towards clean energy


Professor David Howey and colleagues are using big data to improve battery testing – a vital step towards a clean energy future.