Introduction to the Materials and Engineering Hub
Support for SMEs
The Science and Technology Hub at Nottingham Trent University is offering an introduction into the expertise and facilities accessible to SMEs through the Enabling Innovation programme. This will include presentations from academic experts in the fields of chemistry, materials science, physics, mathematics and forensics. Discover how your businesses can benefit from collaborating with the University.
- From: Wednesday 19 October 2016, 1 pm
- To: Wednesday 19 October 2016, 5 pm
- Location: Clifton campus, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
Discover how your business could benefit from collaborating with Nottingham Trent University.
The Enabling Innovation Team are delighted to invite you to this free event, which is open to SMEs in the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire (D2N2) area.
The Science and Technology Hub at Nottingham Trent University is offering an introduction into the expertise and facilities accessible to SMEs through the Enabling Innovation programme. This will include presentations from academic experts in the fields of chemistry, materials science, physics, mathematics, and forensics.
The event will conclude with an exclusive tour of the world-leading scientific and engineering research facilities at the University, so you can see first-hand the range and calibre of scientific and analytical equipment accessible to prospective collaborators.
Enabling Innovation is a three-year collaboration between Nottingham Trent University, the University of Nottingham, and the University of Derby to support SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to innovate. It is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
About the speakers:
Gareth CaveDr Cave's main areas of interest are therapeutic transport devices, supramolecular chemistry, and green chemistry – with emphasis on physical-life sciences interface. Supramolecular chemistry enables the development of discrete nanometre scale molecular capsules and tubes; capable of encapsulating and protecting a variety of guest molecules. The capsules can then be used for the attachment of hydrophobic / hydrophilic groups, biodegradable linkers, gene and peptide sequence, novel excipients, MRI tracers, pH and UV responsive systems, etc.
Current and recent research is being carried out with the collaboration, funding and / or support of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the National Eye Research Centre, Higher Education Innovation and Regional Fellowships, Lachesis and the Universities of Missouri-Columbia, Western Australia, and University of California, Los Angeles.
Dave FairhurstDr Fairhurst is interested in complex fluids and the behaviour of droplets on surfaces. Most everyday liquids contain a range of various components which can interact in complex ways. Many foods and drinks contain micron-sized colloidal particles; detergents and cleaning products contain surfactant molecules which have one water-loving end and the other oil-loving end; long chain polymer molecules are added to many products to give particular material and flow properties. Research in this broad field ranges from the phase behaviour of hard sphere colloidal suspensions, in particular the effect of polydispersity; the non-equilibrium behaviour and rheology of surfactant solutions; foam stability using novel molecules.
Current and recent research is being conducted with the collaboration, funding and / or support of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Nuffield Foundation, the Royal Society, Unilever Research, Angus Fire, and GEA Pharma.
Demosthenes KoutsogeorgisDr Koutsogeorgis has been one of the founding members (in 2006) of an initiative for providing industry with direct access to the expertise of his Research Group at NTU, via "Thin Film Services" (TFS). This initiative was succeeded by a wider initiative "Scientific Services To Industry" (SS2i), covering the whole School of Science and Technology at NTU. More recently he has been a founding member of the iSMART facility (Innovations in Surfaces Materials And Related Technologies), an NTU initiative serving as an interface between Academia and Industry, carrying out consultancies and direct research funded by industry. Dr Koutsogeorgis' research interest is in the area of Material Science. Specific areas of interest include thin film technology, laser processing, luminescent devices, plasmonics, electronic devices, and smart coatings.
1 pm – 1.15 pm: Registration and coffee.
1.15 pm – 1.30 pm: Introduction to Materials and Engineering.
1.30 pm – 1.50 pm: Gareth Cave (High throughput nanoparticle synthesis and formulations).
1.50 pm – 2.10 pm: Demosthenes Koutsogeorgis (Laser processing of Thin Film Materials).
2.10 pm – 2.20 pm: Break.
2.20 pm – 2.40 pm: Talk three (TBC).
2.40 pm – 3 pm: Dave Fairhurst (Characterising Liquids & Interfaces).
3 pm – 4 pm: Tour of facilities.
4 pm – 5 pm: Light refreshments and networking.
To reserve your place please use the 'add to basket' function above and complete the short online booking process.
This event is free to attend, but attendees must register in advance. In order to attend this event you must be eligible for support from the Enabling Innovation Programme, which supports SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
If you would like any further information about this event before booking your place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org