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Women in Engineering

Women in STEM event, January 2020. Female engineers chatting at a stall. Women in Engineering Network

Women in Engineering Network

The Department of Engineering Science is committed to advancing women’s education and career prospects in Engineering

The Women in Engineering (WiE) network was established in the Department of Engineering Science in 2012 with the intention of organising talks, social events, career development events and other networking activities. Membership of this group consists of postdoctoral research assistants, postgraduate students, undergraduate students and other academic staff. Over the years, it has evolved into a dynamic, supportive community of women engineers across many disciplines and career stages. We also work closely with the Department to raise issues relevant to gender diversity within the Department. 

International Women in Engineering Day Flash Talks

Flash Talks

In celebration of International Women in Engineering Day under the theme #EngineeringHeroes, the Women in Engineering Network hosted a Flash Talk style event with Oxford researchers and alumni from across multiple engineering disciplines. Women engineers in Oxford shared their research and inspirational working stories in an engaging and informative way covering topics about robotics, cutting-edge surgery technology, infectious diseases (COVID), environment, energy, turbomachinery, control, and mechanobiology Featuring: Dr Katia Mandaltsi, Business Development and Strategy Manager at Oxford Heartbeat Dr Thea Ekins-Coward, Chief Scientific Officer at Industrial Phycology Dr Chia-Chen Hsu, Head of R&D at OxSed Professor Perla Maiolino, Oxford Robotics Institute Dr Chiara Falsetti, Oxford Thermofluids Institute Carla Fuenteslopez, Oxford Mechanobiology Yana Lishkova, Oxford Control

Relaunch of the WiE Network

March 2021

Wie Video Snip

Do you want hear about the relaunch of the Women in Engineering organization and the role the Oxford e-Research Centre is playing in that? Listen to the interview with Prof. Susanna Sansone, associate director of the Oxford e-research centre, and Maitha Al Shimmari, the new president of WiE.

Three students in lab coats looking at a machine

Outreach activities

The Department of Engineering Science is committed to encouraging women to study engineering, and to attracting talented undergraduate applicants who reflect the diversity of the UK population.

We have a dynamic and successful Outreach programme, led by our Access & Alumni Officer, designed to explain what engineering is and to encourage more female students to study engineering, particularly at Oxford.

We form and maintain active external links with schools, University colleges and industry to further these aims.


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Engineering post-doctoral researcher Dr Maria Lissner has been awarded the DYMAT 2021 PhD Prize, for research into how structures made of adhesively bonded similar and different materials behave under stress, with applications in aerospace and beyond

@STEMWomenEvents are hosting a virtual STEM careers event for students and recent graduates to network with London based STEM employers on 29th September. Register here if you would like to attend: