Professor Paul Withey's Inaugural Lecture In 'Inaugural Lecture Series' Inaugural Lecture Series Back to 'Events' Wednesday 26 June 2019, 17:30 - 18:30Venue: GC13, Metallurgy and Materials (G6 on campus map - PDF) A View from the Boundary Casting is widely perceived as being old fashioned and low technology. Professor Paul Withey will explain how casting is the only process which can produce parts for the newest of jet engines and will show how modern casting knowledge allows materials to be used to the limits of their design capability. Paul joined the School of Metallurgy and Materials in 2018 after a career in Rolls-Royce, culminating as the Engineering Associate Fellow in Casting Technology. This has limited the number of refereed papers to just over thirty, but this has been balanced by fourteen published patents. Paul’s interests involve investment casting with a focus on the casting of aerospace components. Much of his industrial career has been spent developing the processes, and understanding of the single crystal casting of turbine components. The fundamental link between the materials chosen for casting, processing to form the desired shape, and the properties achieved through processing will form the basis of his ongoing research. To attend this event, please complete the registration form below. Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be served at the drinks reception following the event. Alcoholic drinks will only be served to those who are aged 18 or over. Registration Name First Last Email School/Office/Organisation (please state) Capacity in which you are attending this event Please select Staff Student Alumnus Applicant Friend/Family Other (please specify below) Please select one Additional information How did you hear about our event? Please select University of Birmingham website Emailed invitation Friend/Colleague Twitter LinkedIn Facebook Instagram College screens Other (please specify below) Additional information Additional guests Please select 0 1 2 3 4 5 Submit Your data matters to us! For details on how we manage your personal data, please read our up-to-date information regarding events. The information supplied on this form may be used by the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences to contact you by either telephone or email with details about this event only. Please visit the University's Data Protection Policy page to read more.