News & Events
On February 12th and 13th , 100 student leaders from around the UK will gather at Oxford University in order to place students at the forefront of the UK’s battle against climate change. As the first student conference to respond to the disappointing outcomes of Copenhagen, the Oxford Climate Forum will provide student leaders with a unique opportunity to decide how students can take a leading role in maintaining the momentum of the climate change agenda.
Cut the energy losses between the dye and semiconductor parts of a dye solar cell, and you can dramatically boost the amount of electricity these inexpensive cells produce.
RSC's Chemistry World has a highlighted the work from the Professor F.A. Armstrong group. The news story writes "A novel enzyme-based catalyst developed by UK and US researchers hints at new ways of designing catalysts for the water-gas shift reaction, an important industrial reaction in the production of high grade hydrogen". When the research was started, the first two authors Oliver Lazarus and Tom Woolerton, were Part II and first year DPhi students respectively in the Armstrong group.
A team of academics from the Department of Engineering Science, Dr Willden, Professors Borthwick, Eatock Taylor, Houlsby and Taylor, have been awarded a four year £1.5m contract as part of a major new £8m multi-partner marine energy project funded by the Energy Technologies Institute.
A lightweight electric motor designed by Oxford University engineers is to power a new four-seat coupé, with track tests scheduled for the end of 2009.
A new Oxford University spin-out company, Oxford Yasa Motors, has been set up to commercialise lightweight electric motors developed by Dr Malcolm McCulloch and Dr Tim Woolmer at the Department of Engineering Science. The new technology promises to help firms build more efficient electric vehicles.
Dr Feliciano Giustino (a University Lecturer in Materials Modelling) has been awarded an ERC Starting Investigator Grant for the project ALIGN: Ab-initio computational modelling of photovoltaic interfaces.
A team of four Oxford undergraduates, including two from the Department of Materials (Samuel Humphry-Baker and William Herbert) have won a £10,000 prize in this year's "nPower Challenge" competition, for a presentation on nuclear energy.
Emitting carbon dioxide slower will not prevent dangerous climate change unless it involves phasing out carbon dioxide emissions altogether, before we reach an upper limit of one trillion tonnes of carbon, a team led by Oxford University scientists has concluded.
Begbroke Science Park launches Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle - MiEV.
With the help of Isis Innovation, the technology transfer company of Oxford University, Dr Malcolm McCulloch has raised sufficient capital to launch his spin out company, Intelligent Sustainable Energy (ISE), to market his new "smart meter".