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Research To Industry (R2I) event complete programme announced

August 27, 2015

The programme for our Research to Industry Conference has now been finalised.
With 4 keynotes focused on funding translational research, 16 high-impact talks, a poster sessions and an industrial audience looking to attract new talents or discovered new technologies, this is THE EVENT to attend to increase your research’s impact, and find industrial collaborators.

Thanks to the support of the KTN, IMAPS-UK and the University of Sheffield, the event this year is free to attend, register here as attendance is limited.

You will find more information on the event, and a write-up of previous editions, on our website:  This year’s keynotes will focus on the support available to bridge the gap that still often exists between academic research and industry.  We have four fantastic speakers: Nigel Rix from the KTN on support available from the government; Dr Lucy Wheeler from the Royal Academy of Engineering, who will talk about the funding available for academics to undertake a period of research within a company; Dr Keith Brown, Director of the CDT in Embedded Intelligence at Heriot-Watt University who will talk about Centres for Doctoral Training and how the industry can share in academic research through joint PhD studentships, and Dr Stuart Calverley, from Magnomatics, on the process of spinning-out a company from a university research lab.


8.15 Registration
9.10 Welcome & Intro
Session 1
9.15 Keynote 1: Nigel Rix – KTN – Government support to Collaborative Research in Industry
9.45 Academic presentations

  • Andreas Schneider – STFC-RAL – Interconnect Bonding Techniques for X-ray/ gamma-ray Detectors in Scientific and Technological Applications
  • Kang Wu – Loughborough University – Laser Processing of Printed Copper Interconnects
  • Vimal Gopee – NPL – Temperature Carbon nanotube interconnects realised through functionalization and sintered silver attachment
  • Ali Mansourian – King’s College – Simple Nanorod Fabrication by Electromigration in a Porous Substrate

10.30 – Break, Posters & networking

Session 2
11.15 Keynote 2: Dr Keith Brown – Heriot Watt University – EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training and the CDT in Embedded Intelligence
11.45 Academic presentations

  • Ian Park – Loughborough University – CDT-EI Case Study Project: Coherent Measurement of Surface Geometry on a Large Scale
  • Andrew Ballantyne – University of Leicester – Enipig surface finishes for electronics
  • Iain Thayne – University of Glasgow – The PowerGaN Consortium – Current Status and Future Plans
  • Andreas Tsiamis – University of Edinburgh – On-Chip Post-Processing Fabrication Techniques for ISFET pH Sensing Technologies on Foundry CMOS

12.30 – Lunch, Posters & Networking

Session 3
13.45 Keynote 3: Dr Lucy Wheeler – Royal Academy of Engineering – Royal Academy of Engineering – supporting collaborative research
14.15 Academic presentations

  • Emma Goosey – MTG research – Green chemistry for the separation of metals in PCBs and batteries
  • Richard McWilliam – Durham University – Designing electronic systems that last longer and cost less to maintain
  • Jorgen Lundgren – Entegris GmbH – Entegris advanced polymer research
  • Kathryn Wills – NPL/Coventry University – Smart conductive fabrics for use in the wearable electronics sector

15.00 – Tea Break, Posters & networking

Session 4
15.30 Keynote 4: Dr Stuart Calverley – Magnomatics – Spin out. Starting Magnomatics: Personal experience
16.00 Academic presentations

  • Ewen Blair – University of Edinburgh – Microelectrode Sensor Technology for Harsh Environments
  • Gerry Scott – Southampton University – PRiME – Power-efficient, Reliable, Many-core Embedded systems
  • Seyed Amir Paknejad – King’s College – High temperature semiconductor die attach
  • Taihai Chen – Southampton University – Ten times faster: The world’s first technique for performing error correction at the speeds required for 5G mobile telephony

16.45 – Break

16.50 Closing Summary
17.00 Event Close


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