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 [...]
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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 [...]
Despite improvements in our ability to manipulate ever-smaller volumes using microfluidics, the technology remains inaccessible to many biologists as it often requires complex manufacturing facilities (such as soft lithography) and uses materials foreign to cell biology (such as polydimethylsiloxane). Scientists at the University of Oxford – in the Department of Engineering Science and The Dunn [...]
The Royal Aeronautical Society is the world’s only professional body serving the Aerospace community. The Oxford Branch of the society was formed in June 2003 and includes local universities and RAF stations as well as local organisations involved in rotorcraft, space, and motor racing R&D. On Tuesday 15 May, at the Royal Aeronautical Society, Oxford [...]
Dr Priyanka Dhopade from OTI is excited to tell us about the inaugural Women in Engineering Symposium at the Dept of Engineering Science, University of Oxford. This event coordinated by Dr Dhopade, was held on the 1st May and arranged by the Women in Engineering Oxford network. The aims of the day included networking, discussions [...]