Annual 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

A research symposium organised by the Armourers & Brasiers’ Company, the Iron & Steel Society of IOM3 and the Materials Processing Institute.

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 the symposium, both oral presentations and PhD displays, are welcomed from any student, but with a particular leaning towards the ferrous sector. Applications for the display are also welcome from universities and Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) to promote their work.

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.

Present or Attend

Present a Paper or Display

Papers for the symposium, both PhD displays and oral presentations, are welcomed from any student, but with a particular leaning towards the ferrous sector. Applications for the PhD display are also welcome from universities and CDTs, seeking to promote the work of their centre.

Applications for papers and/or PhD displays can be made by completing the Paper/PhD Display accessed by clicking the following button.

Paper/Display Application

Applications for Papers and/or PhD Displays should be submitted by 1st December 2018.

Register to Attend

The symposium is open to students, academics and industry and is particularly relevant for students planning to, or currently working on a PhD, as well as university academics, researchers and industries involved in materials, metals and process improvement.

Click on the following button to access the symposium Eventbrite registration page.

Symposium Registration

Programme

The initial outline Symposium Programme is shown below. Complete programme with full details to follow when relected papaers are announced.

10:00 - 10:20 Registration, Coffee and Networking
10:20 - 10:30 Welcome & Introduction
Chris McDonald (CEO Materials Processing Institute)
Session 1
10:30 - 11:50

Four Paper Presentations

11:50 - 12:10 Coffee, Networking and Poster Display
Session 2
12:10 - 13:10

Three Paper Presentations

13:10 - 14:00 Lunch, Networking and Poster Display
Session 3
14:00 - 15:20

Four Paper Presentations

15:20 - 15:40 Tea, Networking and Poster Display

15:40 - 16:00 Awarding of Prizes for Best Paper and Best Poster Display
16:00 - 16:40 Celebrity Lecture.
Industry Speaker - to be announced
16:40 - 16:50 Vote of Thanks
16:50 - 18:30 Drinks Reception

Jointly organised by

Materials Processing Institute Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining