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AMCASH Workshop on ‘The Future of Materials’ – Thursday 14th July

Join the AMCASH Workshop on ‘The Future of Materials’ and find out emerging trends, how to improve your business and inspire new products.

About this event

The Future of Materials – Understanding the emerging trends, developments and opportunities to help your business improve, innovate and inspire new product development

Available to SMEs in the LEP areas of Greater Birmingham & Solihull, Stoke & Staffordshire, and The Marches.

9:30 – 10.00 Arrival and registration, refreshments and networking

10:00 – 10:10 Welcome and introduction to the University of Birmingham / Outline for the day by Julian Moore, Business Engagement Manager (AMCASH)

10:10 – 11:00 Materials Today – Emerging developments, trends and opportunities

  • Metals and Microscopy – Dr Yu-Lung Chiu, Project Director (AMCASH)
  • Polymers and Sustainability – Dr Mike Jenkins, Senior Lecturer, School of Metallurgy and Materials
  • Advanced Materials Processing – Professor Moataz Attallah, School of Metallurgy and Materials
  • Ceramics Engineering – Dr Vinothini Venkatchalam, Research Fellow (AMCASH)
  • Finite Element Simulation – Dr Richard Turner, Senior Research Fellow (AMCASH)

11:00 – 11:15 Comfort break and networking

11.15 – 12:00 SME Case Studies – How AMCASH support has helped transform my business (context provided by RFs and/or endorsement by company representatives) 10 minutes per session, followed by a short Q&A

12:00 – 12:20 Advanced Materials Characterisation & Simulation Hub (AMCASH) Project How can this project help my business overcome technical challenges, improve efficiency and inspire new product development? – Mike Small, Business Engagement Manager (AMCASH)

12:20 – 12:30 Pause for Reflection / Outline of Afternoon session – Julian Moore

12:30 – 14.00 Lunch and Networking (including Challenges Discussion)

Challenges Discussion: An opportunity for businesses to discuss/share their challenges with expert overviews and insight provided by AMCASH Research Fellows:

  • Mechanical Testing
  • Microstructure Characterisation
  • Metallurgy
  • Polymers
  • Ceramics
  • Simulation & Process Monitoring

14:00 – 14:15 Next steps – Signing up to the AMCASH programme, introduction to other University of Birmingham programmes, upcoming events – Mike Small

14:15 – 15:15 (OPTIONAL) Lab tour of designated facilities within the School of Metallurgy and Materials

15.15 – 15.30 Wrap-up, close and departure – Julian Moore

Date and time

Thu, 14 July 2022

09:30 – 15:30 BST


School of Metallurgy and Materials, Prichatts Road
Room 1B11/1B12 (first floor)
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT