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Promoting Equality: Leadership for BAME EngD Researchers

The M2A and COATED CDT are committed to improving the equality, diversity and inclusivity of our cohorts in our Masters and EngD courses. This not only includes the recruitment of individuals onto our programmes but also the opportunities we can provide to our research engineers once they graduate. In recognition of the barriers that BAME …

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The Brilliant Club – M2A and the National Tutoring Programme

I was first made aware of the Brilliant Club by a colleague, who described the scheme as a way for secondary school pupils to engage with university level research as part of their extra curricula education. Designed solely for Doctoral level Research Students, the scheme partners a Postgraduate Research Student with a secondary school and …

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M2A’S EBRIMA, AND THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING’S BLACK AND MINORITY ETHNIC NETWORK (BAME)

Ebrima Sallah joined the M2A in October 2017, having previous studied Biochemistry at Swansea University. Now, studying towards an Engineering Doctorate, Ebrima works with TATA, researching how to improve refractory lining within the steel making process. Alongside his studies, Ebrima finds time to work towards improving the student/staff experience via his activities with the Black …

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ELMARCO, CZECH REPUBLIC: ELECTROSPINNING AT SCALE

By Kiran Mistry In order to become familiar with the technique I will be applying as part of the scale up section of my EngD project, I visited the Elmarco facility based in Liberec, Czech Republic on 17th-19th November 2019. Elmarco is the industry’s first and leading supplier of industrial scale nanofiber production equipment. Specialising in …

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SPE FOAMS® 2019 – VALLADOLID, SPAIN

By Gethin Llewelyn. SPE Foams® 2019 was held in Valladolid, Spain, during 2nd-3rd October. Also, from the 30th September until 1st October, a tutorial was held by a world-renowned expert in the Foam Injection Moulding field: Pr. Chul B. Park. This tutorial explored everything related with foaming in plastics; right from the fundamental basics to recent technological advancements. …

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THE 16TH BIENNIAL WORLDWIDE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL CONFERENCE OF REFRACTORIE

By Liam Cotton. I had the privilege to present my research paper at the 16th Biennial Worldwide Congress of the United International Technical Conference of Refractories in Japan. This took place at the PACIFICO Yokohama Conference Centre from 13th to 16th October 2019. I presented my paper “An Industrial Study Of The Change In Behavior Of Microporous Insulation …

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FEBRUARY 2018 MANUFACTURING AND MATERIALS THEME REVIEW

By James Grant. Having just started my doctorate, I was invited to partake in the Manufacturing and Materials theme review which took place on the 7th of February 2018. This was a chance to discover what projects my colleagues were working on and their methodologies having had a few years’ more experience on the EngD course. …

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