A research symposium organised by the Materials Processing Institute and supported by the Armourers & Brasiers’ Company and the Iron & Steel Society of IOM3.
The aim of the symposium is to:
Allow PhD researchers and university departments from across the UK to showcase their research.
Inspire academics and research students to engage in the research challenges of the steel industry.
Enable industry colleagues and academics to form strong and lasting networks.
Papers for presentation at the 2019 Symposium, or poster displays, are welcomed from any student, but with a particular leaning towards the ferrous sector. Applications for the poster display are also welcomed from universities and centres for doctoral training (CDTs), seeking to promote the work of their centre.
The 2019 symposium takes place on Tuesday 26th February 2019 at Armourers’ Hall, Armourers & Brasiers' Company, London.
Who should attend
The symposium is open to students, academics and industry and is particularly relevant to students planning to, or currently working on a PhD, as well as university academics, researchers and industries involved in materials, metals and process improvement.
This research symposium gives PhD/EngDoc students, academics, industrial researchers and industry leaders the opportunity to showcase their research, attend presentations about specific research, find out about support available and network with one another.
The Academy has strong links with many industrial companies, including SMEs, universities and Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT). However, it is completely independent and does not seek to promote any individual organisation.
Benefits for Students
The Academy aims to enrich the experience of doctoral students by providing opportunities to connect with a wider cohort of students, university groups and relevant industrialists. In addition to networking support, The Doctoral Academy provides opportunities to host students, mentoring and access to specialist expertise and facilities. This supports the training and nurturing of research experts to deliver innovation for the metals and materials industries and to develop leaders of the future.
Benefits for Companies
Through sharing resources, the Doctoral Academy provides a structure for companies to engage with academic research and expertise. This collaborative approach enables the Academy to increase understanding and establish better links between the metals and materials industries, doctoral students and universities working on relevant topics.
Benefits for Universities
The Academy works with universities and research groups in supporting their students to benefit from a closer connection with industry and in promoting the wider research of departments and research groups to industry.
The Academy also promotes awareness of doctoral education generally, publicising resources relevant to doctoral study, forging contacts between academia and industry and informing policy-makers on strategic development of doctoral education to support the metals and materials sectors.