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Electric motor

Electric motors fit for racing cars

Think of electric vehicles and you probably picture sluggish hybrid cars -- but University of Oxford engineers are developing electric motors that power the world’s fastest sports cars.

Understanding oil-rich strata

Understanding oil-rich strata

For more than thirty years Oxford geologist Dr Hugh Jenkyns has been researching what rock formations are likely to have produced oil and why.

Impact case studies

How global warming is changing tropical forests

Professor Yadvinder Malhi, is leading a team of scientists researching the impact of climate change on the forests of the Peruvian Andes. His report will influence national and international policymaking.

coastal flooding and cliff erosion

Calculating the risks of coastal flooding and cliff erosion

Scientists at the University of Oxford are developing yet further a computer model that will forecast the environmental risks to Britain’s coastline for decades ahead. This will be of immense value to local authority planning departments.

How to be certain of uncertainty in climate and weather forecasts

How to be certain of uncertainty in climate and weather forecasts

Within every weather and climate forecast there is embedded a degree of uncertainty. This is inevitable. The big question for meteorologists and climatologists is: how do you quantify that uncertainty? This is the subject of Professor Tim Palmer’s research at Oxford University.

Pioneering research takes to the skies

Pioneering research takes to the skies

Lighter, faster, more environmentally friendly jet engines are being created by University researchers and Rolls-Royce engineers.

Efficient fuel cells powered by enzymes

Efficient fuel cells powered by enzymes

Alternative energy sources don’t yet pack the desired punch – but researchers in Oxford are changing that by developing fuel cells inspired by nature.

Mobile Robotics Group

Creating cars that drive themselves

An engineering project at University of Oxford offers the possibility of autonomous personal transport, which could save people time, reduce emissions and make roads safer.

A new window on solar energy

A new window on solar energy

Innovative solar cell technology based on research at the University has created glass that generates electricity.

Discovering the rainforest ‘diversity police’

Discovering the rainforest ‘diversity police’

University of Oxford-led research reveals that fungi regulate diversity in rain forests.

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