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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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THE 3RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RHEOLOGY AND MODELLING OF MATERIALS

By Sara Lairah Mugabo. My journey to Lillafured – Miskolc (Hungary) for The 3rd International Conference on Rheology and Modelling of Materials (ic-rmm3) started on Sunday morning from Cardiff Airport to Budapest via Amsterdam, and finally arrived at my destination – Hunguest Hotel Palota – which was also the conference venue, and got myself rested for the next …

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ACA CORROSION & PREVENTION 2017, SYDNEY

By James Edy The annual Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA) Corrosion & Prevention 2017 meeting took place over 12th-15th November 2017 at the ICC centre in Darling Harbour, Sydney. The 4-day conference saw over 500 world experts on corrosion mitigation from industries such as; water, defence, mining, oil & gas, cathodic protection and power, gather to share …

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