The College usually admits six undergraduates each year to study Engineering Science.
Mansfield has two full-time Engineering fellows, Dr Chris Martin and Dr Vicente Grau, and a college lecturer, Dr David Clifton. Two other fellows of the college, Dr Galano and Dr Smith, provide specialist tuition in the materials aspects of the Engineering Science course.
Dr Martin is a civil engineer by training, and has been a University Lecturer at Oxford since October 2000. Before deciding to embark on an academic career he spent several years designing offshore structures for the consultants Ove Arup & Partners (latterly of ‘wobbly bridge’ fame!). Dr Martin has research interests in the theory of soil plasticity (as used in the analysis and design of foundations, retaining walls, etc.). He is also involved with a number of experimental projects, including a study on the development of novel foundations for offshore wind turbines in UK waters. Dr Martin provides tutorials in mathematics, mechanics and structural engineering.
Dr Grau’s research interests include development of biomedical image analysis techniques (image segmentation, single and multi-modality image registration, estimation of motion from medical image sequences), and application of biomedical image analysis to clinical and experimental problems. He has a special interest in the combination of biomedical image analysis techniques with computational models in order to a) build more accurate, more detailed organ models in healthy and pathological conditions; b) personalise the models to particular subjects and c) introduce in the models the statistical variations that may appear
Dr Clifton’s research interests include statistical signal processing and machine learning for predicting the behaviour of complex systems, such as jet engines, human patients, and oil & gas installations. His work on artifcial intelligence systems has been patented for use with the Eurofghter, Airbus A380, Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and various biomedical applications for monitoring patient physiology. Dr Clifton teaches engineering mathematics.
For information about the subjects required at A level (or equivalent) and other aspects of the admissions process, together with full details of the Engineering Science course, prospective students should consult the web pages of the Department of Engineering Science