Dr. Cristian Soitu, a former student from Professor Edmond Walsh’s OTI lab in the Department of Engineering Science has won a prestigious Human Frontier Sciences Program cross-disciplinary Fellowship, in March 2021.HFSP cross disciplinary fellowships are awarded to researchers with a degree outside the life sciences and support innovative ground-breaking projects.With the award of three [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]