Inaugural Lecture Series

The College of Engineering and Physical Sciences is running a series of Inaugural Lectures to showcase the leading scientists who are pushing the boundaries in their disciplines.

The event marks an individual’s promotion to Professor, but also provides a rare opportunity to hear first-hand about their research.

These events are open to the public, and free of charge. Please click on the below headings to learn more and register for the event.

Miss the lecture? Some of the lectures were recorded; follow the links to find out more.

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Professor Chris Good's Inaugural Lecture

Lecture Theatre A - Watson Building (R15 on the campus map)
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Einstein, Star Trek, and Gauss inspire Professor Paul Flavell

Earlier this year, Professor Paul Flavell, Head of Mathematics at the University of Birmingham, gave a public talk to celebrate becoming a Professor.

The Magic of Radio

Professor Costas Constantinou is an internationally leading expert on communications engineering, specifically radiowave (RW) propagation – the behaviour of radio waves as they travel, or are propagated, from one point to another or to permeate the world around us – whose groundbreaking work will help to make the IoT a reality, most likely within the next few years. He recently presented his Inaugural Lecture, 'The Magic of Radio'. This article profiles his life and research.

Making Problematic Ground Safe

Ian is an international expert in why the ground shifts and – at times – collapses, often at great financial and emotional cost, and is involved in engineering new and smart techniques to make it safe.

Catalysts for change - Professor Joe Wood

Using catalysis and reaction engineering, Professor Joe Woods is a pioneer of novel processes designed to help alleviate the world's energy crises by developing new and renewable fuels and chemicals.

Singing binaries: listening to the chirps of black holes

In his inaugural lecture Professor Ilya Mandel discussed the detection of gravitational waves and explored the potential research opportunities arising from this revolutionary discovery.
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