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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.

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.

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.

Creating chemical sensors to catch drug-drivers

Creating chemical sensors to catch drug-drivers

The University of Oxford’s chemistry department leads the way in electrochemical sensors that can be used to detect the presence of drugs in saliva samples – or even measure how hot chillies are.

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.

Urban hotspots

Getting critical

Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute analyses the risks to the nation’s infrastructure.

Dülük Baba Tepesi

Smartphones become Smart Stones

Research at Oxford is demonstrating how ordinary smartphones can be turned into cheap, simple devices to monitor climate and environment.

Bethecar Moor

The value of a green and pleasant land

Oxford research work helps to highlight the value of the natural world.

Professor Bent Flyvbjerg

Understanding ambition

It is human nature to be optimistic. If asked, we will almost all claim to be good drivers; statistics indicate that the truth is otherwise. Research by Professor Bent Flyvbjerg of Oxford University’s Saïd Business School has analysed this sensibility, among other things, to achieve a better understanding of ambition and risk in megaprojects.