29 September 2014

Annual EngDoc and MRes Seminar

EngDoc student Joel Troughton receives one of the awards from the Swansea University Vice Chancellor

The annual EngDoc and MRes seminar took place on the 23rd September 2014 at the Village Hotel Swansea. The event, attended by 170 people from the world of industry and academia featured a series of talks from Doctorate students covering a number of topics including corrosion, functional coatings, renewable energy, metallurgy and steel making. The talks demonstrate the hard work and results the doctorate students have achieved over the past year and show how the industry driven scheme is adding value and driving innovation.

The EngD seminar has been running since 1994 but has grown both in terms of the number of delegates and speaker and in the number of company partners. Over 40 companies are involved with the scheme, each providing a number of real life research problems for the programmes Doctorate and research Masters to tackle. The actual seminar day consists of talks from the 3rd year Doctorate students along with poster presentations from the remaining students. Exhibition stands from the METaL (Materials Education Training and Learning) training project and the outreach project Materials Live all added to the event to provide delegates with information on the wider Materials Academy which provides flexible, demand led training for the future and existing workforce.

The evening ended with a formal dinner attended by government officials, heads of industry and esteemed academics including prizes given for categories such as best poster and best presentation.

Dr James Sullivan commented, “it is great to see the extent of industrial collaboration and the diverse range of research projects, it all leads to a great student experience and to fruitful partnerships”.

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