Dr Frank LangbeinX Dr Frank Langbein is Principal Investigator for NRN AEM project NRN082 which aims to devise an efficient and accurate quantum device simulator for fermionic quantum spin networks, combining a multi-scale differential equation model with measurement data obtained from the device, to predict device operation given a control. Frank will deliver a morning workshop entitled 'Controlling the Quantum Technologies Hype' which will focus on quantum control and quantum technologies; specifically aimed at semiconductor platforms, for applications in networking, simulation and computation with discussion for use in MRI/NMR in medicine and security.
Dr Frank Langbein -
Professor Paul TaskerX Professor Paul Tasker is the Theme Leader for Advanced Sensors and Devices for the NRN AEM and is also PI for project NRN081. Paul will deliver a workshop on the South Wales Semi Conductor Cluster in conjunction with Dr Wyn Meredith of the CSC. CSCs vision is to provide Europe's first prototyping facility dedicated to allowing businesses and academics to demonstrate new technologies based on Compound Semiconductor materials that will be production ready - allowing rapid routes to market entry for entrepreneurs and technology leaders.
Professor Paul Tasker - Cardiff University
Philip WallaceX Philip started his career as an apprentice technician at Swansea University and subsequently moved to pursue an industrial career in titanium manufacture with Timet UK Ltd gaining extensive experience in both production and technical management whilst achieving ASNT (American Society of Non‐Destructive Testing) Level III certification in 1990. Having joined TWI in 2004 Philip went on to manage the TWI Technology Centre (Wales) in Port Talbot and is responsible for the strategic growth of the centre. Philip has recently gained a MasterDegree in NDT at University of Wales Trinity St David and is a Chartered Engineer with The Welding Institute Recently appointed Associate Director TWI Ltd, Philip is part of TWI Executive Board and also sits on a number of committees including the Rolls Royce /EPSRC strategic partnership operations board, Swansea University Industrial Liaison Committee and the Ser Cymru National Research Network Management Board.
Philip Wallace - Associate Director, TWI Ltd.
Dr Wyn MeredithX Dr. Wyn Meredith received a MA (Physics) from Cambridge University and PhD from Heriot Watt University in blue semiconductor laser development in 1997. Wyn has 19 years relevant industrial experience gained during time at Ferranti, British Telecom Research Labs, Sharp Research labs, IQE plc and as Commercial Director of Glasgow based Compound Semiconductor Technologies. Wyn is founding Director of the Compound Semiconductor Centre and was critically involved in defining its concept, vision and funding mechanisms. He is currently building the team necessary to execute the business plan and promote the development of Europe&rsquo;s first Compound Semiconductor Technology Cluster in South Wales.
Dr Wyn Meredith - Founding Director, Compound Semiconductor Centre (CSC)
Professor Johann SienzX Professor Johann Sienz received the Diplom-Ingenieur (FH) in Mechanical Engineering with specialisation in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences Augsburg, Germany, in 1989, the BEng (Hons) from the University of Central Lancashire, UK, in 1989, the MSc in 1990 and the Ph.D. in 1994, both from Swansea University, UK. He holds a Personal Chair in the College of Engineering, Swansea University, where he is the Deputy Head of College and the Director of Innovation and Engagement. He directs the project ASTUTE 2020 (Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies; www.astutewales.com). The ASTUTE project brings together academics and manufacturing companies to collaboratively work on advanced topics in manufacturing in sectors such as aerospace, automotive and medical engineering. All his projects involve extensive collaboration with industry in the face of a rapidly changing technology base. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE) and of the Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS), and a Member of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (MIMA). He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a Chartered Mathematician (CMath). He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal 'Applied Mathematical Modelling' as well as being on the editorial board of several other international journals.
Professor Johann Sienz - Swansea University / Astute 2020
Engineering Wales Conference
As part of the Welsh Government’s Sêr Cymru initiative The National Research Network (NRN) in Advanced Engineering and Materials (AEM) hosts 'Engineering Wales.'
This inaugural event is designed to enhance the voice of engineering from within Wales and promote its activities and scientific achievements during a one day event through an array of talks and workshops with the promotion of industry and academia collaboration at its heart.
- Hear from revolutionary industry breakthroughs such as Tidal Lagoon Power as well as industry leads such as Aston Martin on their recent development in to Wales. Talks from KTN and Innovate UK will also present to highlight securing funding for industry
- Join in workshops to explore both the relationship between academic and industry from both experienced academics from across Swansea, Cardiff and Bangor Universities as well as industry speakers from IQE, CSC and Qioptiq to name a few
Engineering Wales will ultimately provide you with a platform to see, hear and discuss the latest engineering and research developments from within Wales from both an academic and industry point of view.
We look forward to seeing you in October!