This workshop aims to present research capability and industrial landscape of surface engineering in UK and promote collaboration between academia and industry in surface engineering.
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Session 1. Chair: Professor Ping Xiao
9:20 – Welcome by Ping Xiao, Chair of Surface Engineering Division, IOM3
9:30 – ‘Henry Royce Institute and Surface Engineering’ | Prof Philip Withers, Chief Scientist, Henry Royce Institute
10:00 – ‘EPSRC networkplus on Digitalised Surface Manufacturing’ | Prof Allan Matthews, Director of the EPSRC network, University of Manchester
10:30 – ‘Surface Engineering – the key to meeting the Government’s Grand Challenges Strategy’ | David Elliot, Chairman of Surface Engineering Association and Surface Engineering Leadership Forum.
11:00 – 11:10 Break
11:10 – ‘Surface engineering challenges to protect the leading edges of turbomachinery blades’ | Prof Robert Wood, University of Southampton
11:40 – ‘Some Current and Future Surface Engineering Challenges in Aero Engines’ | Richard Wellmen, Rolls-Royce
12:10 – ‘Overview of the surface engineering challenge for BP’ | Mandar R Thakare and Sheetal Handa, BP
12:40 – 13:10 Lunch break
Session 2. Chair: Professor Philip Withers
13:10 – ‘Opportunities and challenges for thermal spray coatings in the offshore wind sector’ | Henry Begg, The Welding Institute, UK
13:40 – ‘Measurements for Engineered Surfaces’ | Mark Gee National Physical Laboratory, UK
14:10 – ‘Obtaining plasticity characteristics and in-plane residual stress levels in near-surface regions via indentation plastometry’ | Bill Clyne, University of Cambridge
14.40 – ‘Shaping the future of tomorrow’s talent’ | Andy William, Chromalloy UK
15:10 – 15:20 Break
Session 3. Chair: Professor Allan Matthews
15:20 – 16:00 – Group Discussion: Surface Engineering Future strategy in UK
About the session chairs
Professor Ping Xiao
Prof. Ping Xiao currently hold the Rolls-Royce/Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in Advanced Coating Technology. Since the 1st of May 2020, he has been Chair of Surface Engineering Board, Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3). He is a professor in the Materials Science Centre, University of Manchester. Prof Xiao completed his undergraduate and postgraduate study of Chemistry at Jilin University, China. He then completed a DPhil in materials science at Oxford University and then became a postdoctoral research fellow there.
Professor Philip Withers FRS FREng
Professor Philip Withers obtained his PhD in Metallurgy at Cambridge University and took up a lectureship there, before taking up a Chair in Manchester in 1998. His interests lie in applying advanced techniques to follow the behaviour of engineering and natural materials in real time and in 3D, often as they operate under demanding conditions. In 2005 he was elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering and in 2008 set up the Henry Moseley X-ray Imaging Facility, which is now one of the most extensive suites of 3D X-ray Imaging facilities in the world.
In 2017 he became the inaugural Regius Professor of Materials and Chief Scientist of the newly founded Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials.
Professor Allan Matthews FREng
Allan Matthews is Professor of Surface Engineering and Tribology in the School of Materials at the University of Manchester and Director of the BP International Centre for Advanced Materials. He has published over 300 refereed papers as well as several books and book chapters. He has had a central role in many professional and learned societies, including the British Vacuum Council, the American Vacuum Society and the Society of Vacuum Coaters. He has received several awards, including the IoM3 Gold Medal in 2011. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier journal Surface and Coatings Technology.
Biographical information has been taken from the University of Manchester research pages.