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Building complex circuits out of fluids

In 2017, a collaboration between the Walsh group (Engineering Science) and Cook group (Sir William Dunn School of Pathology) set out to develop a technology that uses fluids as building blocks. The core idea behind ‘freestyle fluidics’ is that solid walls used to confine liquids in the macroworld can be replaced in the microworld [...]

Building complex circuits out of fluids2020-11-06T18:05:18+00:00

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship for OTI Researcher

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship for Researcher to enable pioneering ground-based testing of space travel Dr Tobias Hermann aims to ensure that future spacecraft are able to re-enter the earth’s atmosphere safely despite being exposed to extreme heat Dr Tobias Hermann, Senior Research Associate in Hypersonics at the Oxford Thermofluids Institute, is to receive a [...]

UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship for OTI Researcher2020-10-18T08:57:47+01:00

RAEng Silver medal awarded to Marko Bacic

OTI is pleased to announce that Marko Bacic has been awarded an RAEng Silver medal for an outstanding personal contribution to UK Engineering. Read the full story on the RAEng website. Marko's innovative work has ensured both engine safety and also reduced the carbon footprint of Rolls-Royce aero engines. Dr Bacic is also working on technologies [...]

RAEng Silver medal awarded to Marko Bacic2020-09-21T21:48:02+01:00

The Oxford Thermofluids Institute and the Covid-19 Pandemic

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 [...]

The Oxford Thermofluids Institute and the Covid-19 Pandemic2020-06-25T19:00:42+01:00

Oxford Engineers awarded Amelia Earhart Fellowship two years running

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 [...]

Oxford Engineers awarded Amelia Earhart Fellowship two years running2020-05-06T08:33:12+01:00

DPhil student wins Stratasys Design Challenge Award

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 [...]

DPhil student wins Stratasys Design Challenge Award2020-05-06T08:33:12+01:00

OTI at Culham Summer School

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 [...]

OTI at Culham Summer School2020-05-06T08:33:12+01:00

Raising fluid walls around living cells

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 [...]

Raising fluid walls around living cells2020-05-06T08:33:13+01:00

DPhil student’s “unique and special work” wins prize at Washington Conference

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 [...]

DPhil student’s “unique and special work” wins prize at Washington Conference2020-05-06T08:33:13+01:00

Transpiration Cooling of Hypersonic Vehicles

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, [...]

Transpiration Cooling of Hypersonic Vehicles2020-05-06T08:33:13+01:00
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