Doctoral Academy Annual Symposium 2018 Review

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“The first Postgraduate Research Symposium on Ferrous Metallurgy was an inspirational opportunity for young researchers to showcase their work to their peers, and to senior academics and industrialists.  I was delighted to chair the expert judging panel from the Armourers & Brasiers’ Company and it was a challenge to identify winners from so many talented contributors.  The Symposium is an invaluable addition to the calendar for this strategically important sector of UK manufacturing, providing support for the academic and industrial collaboration that is essential to its success.”

Professor Bill Bonfield CBE,
Chairman, Armourers & Brasiers Materials Science Committee

“It was fantastic to see how ferrous metallurgy is being taught and developed by these young minds. The symposium demonstrated that steel is the most recycled material in the world, which is essential for a successful UK economy to be sustainable. Hopefully, these symposium’s will continue to bring academics and industrial partners together to develop the solutions that continue to see steel being used in its adaptive form for many more centuries to come.”

John Dale,
Technical Director, British Steel

“It was a privilege to attend the Materials Processing Institute Postgraduate Research Symposium on 27th February, listen to the various papers and present prizes to the winners. The Worshipful Company of Armourers & Brasiers is delighted to work closely with the Materials Processing Institute in the sponsorship and promotion of next generation research.”

Chris Weston-Simons,
Upper Warden, Armourers & Brasiers’ Company


“PhD/EngDoc students, academics, industrial researchers and industry leaders enjoyed a programme of presentations on new materials design, functional materials and materials processing. The research symposium also gave delegates the opportunity to showcase their research, find out about support available and network with one another.”

Amber Trower, IOM3
28 Feb 2018

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“Presentation sessions on New Materials Design, Materials Processing and Materials Performance were held, in addition to a poster session. The event concluded with an excellent keynote speech by Bimlendra Jha, the CEO of Tata Steel UK on the bright future of the steel industry.”

Advanced Metalic Systems
6 Mar 2018

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Symposium 2019

2nd Postgraduate Research Symposium on Ferrous Metallurgy - 2019

Date: Tuesday 26th February 2019

Time: 10:00am - 6:30pm

Venue: Armourers' Hall, Armourers & Brasiers' Company, 81 Coleman Street, London EC2R 5BJ