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Hub Releases Programme for 2019 Open Day

  • Wednesday, 14th August 2019
  • Reading time: about 3 minutes

The EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub has released its programme for the upcoming annual Open Day on Thursday 12 September 2019 at University of Nottingham.

This free-to-attend event will celebrate the second complete year of the Hub, providing partners the opportunity to highlight progress to date and showcase project outputs. This will be a great opportunity for those across the composites manufacturing supply chain to learn about the latest research and developments in this field.

2019 Annual Hub Open Day Programme

0900   Registration and refreshments

1000   Welcome from Hub Director (Prof. Nick Warrior, University of Nottingham)

1010   Industry Keynote (Dr Nuno Lourenco, Jaguar Land Rover)

1040   Research Challenge Landscape (Dr Richard Gravelle, Hub Research & Business Development Manager)

1100   Coffee break and poster session

1130   Introduction to Researcher Network (Dr Mikhail Matveev, Chair of the Researcher Network )

1140   Quick-fire Hub session

1220   Introduction to Young Engineers Competition (Tim Wybrow, Chairman of SAMPE UK & Ireland Chapter)

1230   Lunch, including judging of Young Engineers Competition

Researcher Session 1: Enabling technologies to enhance process robustness

1330   Technologies framework for Automated Dry Fibre Placement (Dr Anthony Evans, University of Nottingham)

1350   In-process eddy-current testing of composite structures (Dr Rob Hughes, University of Bristol)

1400   Manufacturing for structural applications of multifunctional composites (Dr David Anthony, Imperial College London)

1420   Controlled Micro Integration of Through Thickness Polymeric Yarns (Dr Ed Archer, University of Ulster)

1430   Coffee break and poster session

Researcher Session 2: Design for Manufacture via Validated Simulation

1500   New manufacturing techniques for optimised fibre architectures (Dr Vivek Koncherry, University of Manchester and Dr Shankhachur Roy, University of Manchester)

1520   An innovative approach to manufacturing closed-section composite profiles (Dr Shuai Chen, University of Nottingham)

1530   Active control of the RTM process under uncertainty using fast algorithms (Dr Andreas Endruweit, University of Nottingham)

1550   Virtual un-manufacturing of fibre-steered preforms for complex geometries (Dr Jonathan Belnoue, University of Bristol)

1600   Future Strategy (Dr Tom Turner, Deputy Director for Research and Operations)

1615   Drinks Reception, incl. announcement of competition winners

Attendees will discover how to engage further with the Hub, including the support the Hub requires to continue its development and expansion. Q&A sessions will provide opportunities to network and discuss research interests with Hub partners.

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