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Droplet and flow interactions with bio-inspired and smart surfaces SIG

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Join the Droplet and flow interactions with bio-inspired and smart surfaces Special Interest Group (SIG) of the UK Fluids Network for a free industry event to discuss your industrial research needs and challenges, view the groups research capabilities and discuss how these may be combined for mutual benefit.

Industrial involvement is particularly welcomed from the fields of surface coating/ treatment, thin film engineering, bio-surface/ interface engineering and surface instrumentation. If you'd be interesting in delivering a 10 minute presentation about your industrial needs and challenges, please contact Fouzia Ouali at Fouzia.ouali@ntu.ac.uk or Anna Trybala at A.trybala@lboro.ac.uk.

  • From: Wednesday 29 November 2017, 10 am
  • To: Wednesday 29 November 2017, 4 pm
  • Registration: 10:00am
  • Location: Pavillion Building, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG11 8NS
  • Booking deadline: Wednesday 29 November 2017, 12.00 am

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Event details

The droplet and flow interactions with bio-inspired and smart surfaces Special Interest Group (SIG) of the UK Fluids Network would like to invite you to a free industry event where we will discuss your industrial research needs and challenges, showcase our research capabilities and discuss how these may be combined for mutual benefit.

With over 60 researchers from 11 UK universities, this multidisciplinary SIG focuses on engineered surfaces inspired by nature that alter flow and motion of liquids whether as droplets or in internal flow (channels, pipes, etc) or external flow (past surfaces), utilising multidisciplinary expertise (Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Micro-engineering, Manufacturing, Materials, Microsystems, Physics).


This event aims to:

  • Provide a forum for our existing and potential industrial partners to hear about our research capabilities and expertise and find out how they align to their current and future requirements
  • Give industry the opportunity to inform us of their existing challenges and future research needs
  • Provide networking opportunities both for industry and academics
  • Explore possible opportunities for future projects and collaborations

This event will feature a short welcome speech from the SIG leader, Professor Glen McHale (Pro Vice-Chancellor in Faculty of Engineering & Environment at Northumbria University), followed by an overview of our current research capabilities within the SIG. This would be followed by short talks by industry and academia of current and future needs and challenges. We strive to include as many contributors as possible, so let us know if you would like to give a presentation on registration.

If you'd be interesting in delivering a 10 minute presentation about your industrial needs and challenges, please contact Fouzia Ouali at Fouzia.ouali@ntu.ac.uk or Anna Trybala at A.trybala@lboro.ac.uk

Programme

10:00am - 10:30am: Arrival and refreshments

10:30am - 12:40pm: Talks

  • Welcome and introduction of the scope and objectives of the SIG hosted by Prof G McHale (15 mins)
  • Industrial needs and challenges: short presentation (10 mins each)
  • Overview of research capabilities within the SIG (15 mins)
  • Working with industry: an academic perspective (20 mins)
  • Ways to engage with the SIG (15 mins)

12:40pm - 2:30pm: Lunch/ discussions and posters

2:30pm - 3:30: Breakout sessions around industry problems (there will also be possibilities for short private/ confidential discussions between academic and industrial partners)

3:30pm - 4:00pm Reporting on breakout sessions

This event is sponsored by the Society of Chemical Industry and the Printing and Graphics Science Group of the Institute of Physic.

This event is also supported by NTU's Enabling Innovation Programme, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Booking information

If you would like any information about the day please contact Fouzia Ouali (Nottingham Trent University) at Fouzia.ouali@ntu.ac.uk or Anna Trybala (Loughborough Univessity) at A.trybala@lboro.ac.uk.

If you'd be interesting in delivering a 10 minute presentation about your needs and challenges, please contact Fouzia Ouali at Fouzia.ouali@ntu.ac.uk.

Location details

Address:

Pavillion Building
Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG11 8NS

Parking:

Free parking is available on site at our Clifton Campus.

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