The lab has successfully resumed some activities since the end of May, as part of the pilot scheme run by the University of Oxford to re-open its buildings. Thanks to the outstanding work of our admin and technicians, we have implemented a new one-way system, hygiene stations and new induction program that, together with [...]
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Oxford Thermofluids Institute DPhil candidate Suria Subiah has been awarded a Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship. The US$10,000 Fellowship is awarded annually to up to 30 women pursuing doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering and space sciences. Another Engineering Science DPhil, Hannah Rana (Space Cryogenics group), was awarded the Fellowship in 2019. Read the [...]
OTI DPhil student Daniel Fahy recreated a Hoberman Sphere from scratch DPhil student Daniel Fahy has won first place in Stratasys’ annual Extreme Redesign Challenge Awards. Fahy took first place in the ‘Art, Jewelry and Architecture’ category, winning a $2,500 scholarship, a free Stratasys FDM 3D Printer for a year and a printout of [...]
Naomi Mburu a Rhodes Scholar at OTI attended the 56th Culham Summer Plasma Physics School! She had a wonderful time learning about the different facets of plasma physics and how they apply to nuclear fusion and astrophysics. The participants at the summer school were also given tours of the Joint European Torus (JET) and Mega Amp [...]
Engineers have miniaturized the liquid handling involved in biomedical workflows by borrowing methods used so successfully to shrink integrated circuits in computer chips. However, few biologists exploit the resulting devices because they are so expensive, complex, and made with unfamiliar materials. What materials would biologists like to use? The answer is: the culture media [...]
The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) has bestowed one of their highest honours, the SLAS Innovation Award 2019, on Cristian Soitu, a DPhil student at the University of Oxford (Harris Manchester College). This internationally-renowned award, which comes with a personal $10,000 cash prize, was open to scientists from both academia and [...]
OTI’s Hassan Saad Ifti presented his paper on “flow characterisation of porous UHTCs (Ultra-High-Temperature-Ceramics) for transpiration cooling of hypersonic vehicles” at the ’22nd AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference’ within the AIAA SPACE Forum 2018. This innovative work is the first of its kind. Hassan highlighted work on permeability measurements of UHTC samples, [...]
OTI had a strong presence at the IF Oxford Science and Ideas Festival. The community centre in Blackbird Leys was transformed into a hub of talks, demonstrations and activities. The programme of talks, aimed at families, began with a tour of the real-world alternatives to the technology seen in the movie The Black Panther. OTI’s [...]
OTI Featured Researcher Series OTI: Lovely to have you here today, can you please introduce yourself and tell us a bit about your research? Gladys Ngetich: My name is Gladys C Ngetich. I am a Rhodes scholar and a PhD student at the Oxford Thermofluids Institute. I was born and raised in Kenya. [...]
Dr Neil Ashton of the Oxford ThermoFluids Institute (OTI) is the chair and lead organiser of the 10th international conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics in Barcelona from 9-13 July 2018. ICCFD, the International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, is a leading international conference devoted to all innovative aspects of Computational Fluid [...]