This year’s IBP conference, Tech Foresight 2036, was another chance for industry leaders to gain exposure to the research being progressed at Imperial College London. This year we focused on the way material manufacturing and design tools may change in 20 years. Below you can find the keynote talks from our spotlighted Foresighters, Mary Ryan, Billy Wu, Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen and Neil Mansfield:
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Mary Ryan: Engineering the Lifespan of Future Materials
Professor Mary Ryan is Professor of Materials Science & Nanotechnology in the Faculty of Engineering
Her research seeks to understand the interactions of materials in different real-world environments at the nanoscale level. By focusing on the small-scale processes that affect the properties and lifespan of materials, her work aims to make industrial processes safer, more predictable and more efficient.
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Billy Wu: What’s Next for Additive Mnaufacturing?
Dr. Billy Wu is a Lecturer in the Dyson School of Design Engineering
Billy’s research focuses on additive manufacturing (3D printing) and electrochemical devices. His work explores industrial-grade additive manufacturing, solution-based methods for additive manufacturing and how to improve longevity, safety and performance characteristics of batteries and fuel cells for applications such as electric vehicles. He is also one of the founding members of the Additive Manufacturing Network [AMN].
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Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen: Reimagining Product Engineering as a Science
Professor Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen is Chair in Design Engineering and Design Methodology in the Dyson School of Design Engineering
Saeema’s research focuses upon improvements of both products and processes through developing a scientific understanding of the processes. She established and led the Design Engineering and Innovation group of over 35 researchers at the Technical University in Denmark. She asks very simply: could computers one day replace designers?
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Neil Mansfield: Human Experience and Performance 2036
Professor Neil Mansfield is Chair of Design Engineering and Human Factors in the Dyson School of Design Engineering
Neil’s research focuses upon designing for optimal comfort and performance, understanding the needs and capabilities of vehicle occupants from those working at the limits of performance in mining and military applications, to older drivers where the limits of performance might be in the process of decline.
Thank you again to everyone who managed to attend TF: 2036.