The National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC) held its second Annual Conference on 27 and 28 June at its newly established Cambridge facilities.
The keynote speakers for the conference included Sir Harry Bhadeshia from the University of Cambridge; Dr Dolores Byrne, a representative from the Institute of Engineering and Technology; and Professor Richard Clegg, Managing Director of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation.
Second- and third-year PhD students presented their research work to delegates and fellow researchers, while first-year students participated in a poster session.
More than 150 delegates attended the conference, which brought together representatives of partner universities, sponsors and key people from industry. Building on the successes of the previous year’s event, the conference received positive feedback from both delegates and students.
One student commented: ‘The NSIRC Conference is an event that I am proud to participate in during my PhD – I am already looking forward to the third NSIRC Conference.’
The two-day conference concluded with prizes being awarded for the best presentations and posters. The winners were as follows:
- Francisco Arteche – Winner, Best Presentation
- Jialin Tang – Runner-up, Best Presentation
- Muntasir Hashim – Winner, Best Poster
- Berta Navarro – Runner-up, Best Poster
NSIRC would like to thank all the students for their hard work preparing for the conference and making it such a success. We also would like to thank the keynote speakers for their participation and encouragement given to the students.
If you are interested in finding out more about the conference and reading about NSIRC students' research download the 2016 conference booklet (13.6MB PDF).
NSIRC, a state-of-the-art research facility based in Cambridge, UK, was established to collaborate with leading universities around the world to deliver industry-inspired research through PhD programmes.
The initiative was jointly funded by the Regional Growth Fund (RGF), the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and by industry. The founder sponsors of NSIRC are the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, BP and TWI. The objectives of the initiative are to address the following:
- Build and operate state-of-the-art facilities for research, development and testing
- Translate research and development into industrial products and systems
- Generate qualified researchers and engineers
Over a period of ten years, NSIRC will carry out fundamental research, partnering with universities worldwide and disseminating the outcome to the industry. The centre will train postgraduate students and generate a pool of talent for the industry. For more information please visit the NSIRC website.