Research Forum 2014

26 September 2014

The Royal Academy of Engineering hosts an annual Research Forum to showcase the work of our awardees. This event includes presentations from both Academy funded researchers and their industry sponsors as well as a panel discussion involving representatives from other national research funding bodies. It provides an excellent opportunity for those engaged in engineering research (both within academia and industry) and other interested parties, to network and hear about leading edge research that is sponsored by the Academy.

Sir Ric Parker CBE FREng welcomes guests.

Dr Paul Shearing, University College London, gives a talk on 4-dimensional tomography of electrochemical devices.

Professor Dino Distefano, Monoidics Ltd, gives his talk about software verification for a billion people.

Dr Sithamparanathan Sabesan, University of Cambridge, gives a talk about tracking goods and luggage.

Dr Helen Treharne, University of Surrey, gives her talk about applying formal methods to rail control.
Introduction to afternoon session by Professor Sir John O’Reilly FREng

Dr Mark Taylor, of McLaren Racing, and Professor Spencer Sherwin, of Imperial College London,  give a joint talk about the aerodynamics of racing cars.  

Professor Martin Dawson, of Fraunhofer UK, and Professor Alan Kemp, of the University of Strathclyde, give a joint talk about lasers.

Panel discussion- Research Impact: Is it really important?
Chaired by Professor Ric Parker and including: 
Professor Jeremy Watson CBE FREng Managing Director: Capital Science and Policy Practice at Willis and Vice Dean, Engineering Sciences, University College London; Professor John Fisher CBE FREng Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Leeds and Chair, EPSRC/RAEng Evaluation of Impact of Engineering Research and Training; Professor Carole Goble CBE FREng Professor of Computer Science, University of Manchester; Professor Steve Williamson FREng Chair, REF2014 Sub-Panel 13 and former Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Enterprise), University of Surrey; Dr Robert Sorrell, VP Public Partnerships, BP International Ltd 

Keywords: Sir John Parker, Dr Paul Shearing, UCL, Monoidics, Tomography, Rolls-Royce, software verification, Professor Dino Distefano, Dr Sithamparanathan Sabesan, University of Cambridge. Dr Helen Treharne, University of Surrey, luggage tracking, rail control, CFD, lasers, racing, aerodynamics, research impact, Professor Sir John O’Reilly FREng, Research Chair, Fraunhofer

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