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4th Year Undergraduate Student Project Poster Competition

Overall Winner: "Novel Weighted A* Footstep Planner for Quadruped Robot Over Rough Terrain", Katherine Greatwood

4th Year Project Poster Competition Overall Winner

The 4th Year Project Poster Competition, held annually since 2001, is an amazing platform that offers Engineering Science 4th year students the opportunity to showcase their work to representatives from industry, alumni and academics in the Department of Engineering Science.

Based on their 4th year projects, students are invited to present a poster on their work to a panel of judges with the aim of winning one of four categories or being the overall winner, all with cash prizes. The overall winner is also given the opportunity to present their project at the Department‘s Jenkin Lecture in the autumn.

Each year judges from industry and our Alumni network work alongside our Director of Fourth Year studies to assess the posters.

The prizes this year were sponsored by Oxford Engineering Alumni, BP, Ecrin and the Department of Engineering Science. The 2021 winners were announced during our Lubbock lecture event on 17 June.

View all the winning posters

Alumni Overall Best Poster Winner

Katherine Greatwood, "Novel Weighted A* Footstep Planner for Quadruped Robot Over Rough Terrain"

Best Poster sponsors - GSK, Ecrin, Bp & Alpine Racing.

Best Poster Winners

Information, Control and Vision

Katherine Greatwood, "Novel Weighted A* Footstep Planner for Quadruped Robot Over Rough Terrain"


Oscar Lemmens, "Optimising Neurotherapy - Bayesian Optimisation of Deep Brain Stimulation"

Civil and Offshore

Max Bowman, "Machine Learning Techniques to Estimate the Stiffness of Offshore Foundations"

Solid Mechanics and Materials

Sophie Kuang, "Hybrid print head for low-cost 3D printed electronics"

Electrical and Optoelectronic

Benjamin Campbell / Dimitar Ruzhev, "Design, Build and Test of a Motor Controller for a Single Seat Electric Race Car"

Chemical & Process

Martha Fitzpatrick, "Valorisation of Daffodil Waste Stream and Stabilisation of Haemanthamine by Nanoparticle Encapsulation"


Eleanor Thompson, "The Impact of Automation on Green Jobs"

Thermofluids and Turbo Machinery

Tara Mulcahy-Murray, "Additive Manufacturing and Ultra Compact Heat Exchangers"


In 2022 a further ‘Engineers in Business’ Prize will be funded by Sainsbury Management Fellows, the MBA scholarship scheme of Engineers in Business Fellowship - a registered charity that promotes business education for engineers. The Engineers in Business Prize will comprise £2,000 for the winner and £500 for the runner-up.