College of Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Conference (internal event)

Bramall Music Building
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research
Tuesday 25th October 2016 (09:20-17:00)
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Aston Webb

The 2016 College of Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Conference celebrates the breadth of College research excellence, and identifies and addresses some of the grand challenges colleagues face in their day-to-day work. It seeks to highlight the interdisciplinary strengths of groups and individuals across the disciplines. Representatives from each of the Schools will shine a spotlight on the research priorities and leading projects to raise awareness of internal expertise.

This conference is open to academics, research students and professional services staff from the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences only.


The outline schedule is as follows. 
09:20 - 09:30                        Welcome and introduction Professor Andy Schofield, Theoretical Physics, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head of College
09:30 - 10:00 A question of numbers - quantification in biology using optical microscopy Dr Robert Neely ,Chemistry
10:00 - 10:30 Repairing the human body: a case study of approaches Dr Sophie Cox, Chemical Engineering
10:30 - 11:00 Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) Dr Hector Basoalto, Metallurgy and Materials
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break & networking  
11:30 - 12:00 The Gravitational-wave sky and binary black holes: just the tip of the iceberg? Professor Alberto Vecchio, Astrophysics
12:00 - 12:30 Artificial intelligence and robotics at scale: from offices and warehouses, to cities, suburbs, oceans and beyond  Dr Nick Hawes, Computer Science
12:30 - 13:00 On the search for computational hardness: challenges at the interface of physics, statistics and combinatorics Dr Will Perkins, Mathematics
13:00 - 13:30 The National Buried Infrastructure Facility - Exciting research opportunities Professor David Chapman, Civil Engineering
13:30 - 15:00 Poster session (including buffet lunch)  
15:00 - 16:30 Panel session: from open problems to grand challenges Keynote speakers
16:30 - 16:40 Closing thoughts and best poster awards Professor Jon Rowe, College Director of Research
16:40 - 17:00 Tea and coffee  


Poster Competition

PhD and Post-Doctoral Researchers (PDRAs) from across the College are encouraged to submit posters for the conference competition. These will be displayed throughout the day in the Great Hall and two £500 prizes will be awarded, one for the best PhD student poster and one for the best PDRA poster. The deadline for submissions is Friday 21 October 2016.

Finished and printed posters should be delivered to Sukhi Birks in Poynthing Physics (R13 on the map) along with the following form by 15:00 on Friday 21 October. Suhki's office is P14 and is located on the ground floor. Posters should be A1 and portrait.

For more information about submitting a poster please contact us.


Registration is now closed.