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Dr. Alan Banks

Lightweight Structures Manager at Ford

Dr. Charles Footer

Lead of Advanced Materials and Devices at QinetiQ

Dr. Thanuja Galheja

Head of Advanced Materials at Department for Business and Trade

Dr. Cathryn Hickey

CEO at AMRICC

Vitor Farinha Marques

Chief Engineer Materials at Leonardo Electronics UK

Robert Mitchell

Principal Scientist - Energy Materials at CPI

Dr. Bram Neirinck

Manager Sintered Applications at Aerosint

Philip Withers

Regius Professor of Materials at University of Manchester

Wednesday 15th May, 2024


Theatre C - Creating Added Value in the Business of Advanced Materials


Theatre D - Advanced Ceramics in Focus


9.45 -
10.00

Keynote – Chair’s Address: Crafting Future Growth with Increased Collaboration in Material Science with Prof. David Knowles


9.45 -
10.00

Keynote – Chair’s Address: How the UK’s Ceramics Sector Can Compete on the International Stage with Dr. Cathryn Hickey


10.05 -
11.00

Cross-Industry Panel: Why Materials Will Make or Break the Circular Economy


10.05 -
11.00

How to Achieve More with Less: Is Low-Cost, Low Impact, Low-Energy Ceramic Manufacturing Possible?


11.30 -
11.50

The Importance of a Rock Solid Business Model for Materials SMEs – How to Create Irresistible Value


11.30 -
12.00

How Can Advanced Ceramics Help Shape Tomorrow’s High-Tech World?


12.05 -
12.55

What Does It Take to Scale an Advanced Materials Business in the Current Market, Regulatory and Investment Climate?


12.05 -
12.55

The Steps to Successfully Integrating Additive Manufacturing


14.10 -
15.15

Achieving Efficiency and Sustainability in Foundation Industries Through Advanced Materials


14.10 -
15.15

Redefining Boundaries: Are Next-Generation Fibres the Key to CMC Evolution?


15.30 -
16.15

Ensuring We Have the Human Resources Needed for Future Materials Industry Growth


15.30 -
16.15

Defence – Driving the Cutting Edge of Materials Applications – How Can Industry Adopt Outcomes?


16.20 -
16.30

Summary of Day 1 and Look Ahead to Day 2


16.20 -
16.30

Summary of Day 1 and Look Ahead to Day 2

Thursday 16th May, 2024


Theatre C - Industry 4.0 - Taking Design and Production to the Next Level


Theatre D - Application-Led Materials Innovations


9.45 -
10.00

Keynote – Chair’s Address: Industry 4.0: Implementing A New Era in the Materials Sector with Prof. David Knowles


9.45 -
10.00

Keynote – Chair’s Address: Shaping Tomorrow: Unleashing the Power of Advanced Materials with Tony Kinsella


10.05 -
11.00

Next-Level Efficiency: Innovative Tools Transforming Material Manufacturing


10.05 -
11.00

Creating Lighter, More Durable Advanced Materials for Transport Applications


11.30 -
12.30

Revolutionising Material R&D: The Impact of AI and Machine Learning on Material Innovation


11.30 -
12.30

Breakthrough Materials for a Green Energy Transition


13.45 -
14.05

Will Digitalisation in Material Science Lead to Unprecedented Innovations or Unmanageable Complexities?


13.45 -
14.05

Next-Gen Building Materials: Shaping Tomorrow’s Environments


14.10 -
15.00

Building the Resilient, Secure and Economical Raw Materials Supply Chain of Tomorrow


14.10 -
15.00

Developing Exciting Materials Solutions and Systems for Advanced Batteries


15.15 -
15.45

Speed Up and Save: Mastering Material Development with Efficient Characterisation


15.15 -
15.45

What’s Next in Materials for Electronics? Exploring Cutting-Edge Developments


15.50 -
16.00

Chair’s Final Comments


15.50 -
16.00

Chair’s Final Comments