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AMCASH SME Workshop – The Future of Materials – University of Birmingham – 14/07/22


14 July 2022


09:30 – 15:30


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


AMCASH (University of Birmingham)

The Event

What can you expect from the workshop? Learn about new materials developments, trends and opportunities in relation to metals & microscopy, polymers & sustainability, advanced materials processing, ceramics engineering and sustainability. Understand how AMCASH has successfully delivered support and has helped transform specific businesses — enabling them to overcome technical challenges; improve efficiency; and inspire new product development. Attend our materials clinic/surgery where you can discuss your own technical challenges (including materials samples) in one-to-one discussion with AMCASH research fellows. Sign up to receive AMCASH fully funded support and resolve one of your technical challenges with a tailored support project delivered by the AMCASH team. Tour the University’s world-class testing facilities available at our School of Metallurgy & Materials. Agenda 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


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