Engineering Wales

  • Location : Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa, 24-26 Newport Road, Cardiff
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As part of the Welsh Government’s Sêr Cymru initiative The National Research Network (NRN) in Advanced Engineering and Materials (AEM) hosts ‘Engineering Wales.’ 

This inaugural event is designed to enhance the voice of engineering and promote Welsh activities and scientific achievements during a one day event through an array of talks and workshops with the promotion of industry and academia collaboration at its heart.

You will:

  • Hear from revolutionary industry breakthroughs such as Tidal Lagoon Power and industrial manufacturer Aston Martin on their recent development in Wales.
  • Get updates from KTN and Innovate UK who will highlight routes to securing funding for academia-industry joint projects.
  • Participate in collaborative workshops exploring the relationship between academia and industry. These sessions will be delivered by experienced academics from across Swansea, Cardiff and Bangor Universities jointly with industry speakers from IQE, CSC, BT, TWI and Qioptiq.
  • Find out about interesting developments with the BWR network on Boiling Water Reactor technology as well as the new research programme IMPACT (Innovative Materials, Processing and Numerical Technologies).

Engineering Wales will ultimately provide you with a platform to see, hear and discuss the latest engineering and research developments from within Wales.

We look forward to seeing you in October!

“Engineering Wales is a chance to appreciate the real strength and breadth of engineering research that we have here in Wales and a chance to see the efforts that we’ve made and successes that we have in bringing universities and industrialists together to promote joint research and really forge a joint working pattern between the two.”

– Prof Huw Summers, Chair of Engineering Wales

Professor Huw Summers

Chair of Engineering Wales and Director of the NRN AEM.

Huw D. Summers received a BSc. Degree in Physics from Cardiff University, U.K. in 1990 and the Ph.D. degree in Laser Physics from Cardiff University in 1993. From 1996 to 2001, he was an Advanced Research Fellow of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in the UK, working on monolithic microscale laser systems combining solid state and semiconductor technologies. Since 2008, he has been a Professor with the College of Engineering, Swansea University, U.K. and his current research interests are in the application of engineering analysis techniques to biological cell populations and the use of flow cytometry for cell population characterisation. He is the author of more than 100 articles and recent editor of a book on nanomedicine. He is a member of the International Society for Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC), a Senior Affiliate Member of the Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Houston, Texas and an Associate Editor of the newly launched journal, Advances in Physics: X.

Huw is currently Director of the Sêr Cymru NRN in Advanced Engineering and Materials, a Welsh Government funded research network that is promoting research excellence in Wales through the award of PhD, Research Fellow and research project funding.