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Royal Academy of Engineering to Deliver NSIRC Event Speech

Tue, 25 April, 2023

Christina Guindy, Associate Director of Research Programmes and Awards at the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng), will make a keynote presentation at this year’s NSIRC Research and Innovation Conference.

The NSIRC Research and Innovation Conference, which is taking place 14 – 15 June, 2023, is an in-person event held at TWI in Cambridge. Over two days, the conference will showcase the industry-focused PhD research that is being undertaken at NSIRC, and outline the ongoing projects that are tackling some of most complex and novel engineering challenges facing society today.

Founded in 1976 and championed by the late Prince Philip, RAEng is the UK’s national academy for engineering and technology. Granted a royal charter in 1983, the academy is now a charity that seeks to create a more sustainable society and inclusive economy through the application of engineering.

Christina’s talk at this year’s annual NSIRC conference will focus on the importance of breaking down the barriers that prevent collaboration between industry and academia, as well as discussing how industrial knowledge can be used to improve the impact of high-level academia and how diversity and culture can be improved in academic environments, including universities.

Christina has worked hard to ensure diversity and inclusion are integral parts of her role for the RAEng, where she is responsible for the distribution of awards and grants to promote talent and innovation for the benefit of society.

Before joining the academy, Christina was a founding member of staff at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia, where she was heavily involved in creating global partnerships with other institutions. She also served as the university’s Assistant Dean, helping to grow and maintain the Physical Science and Engineering Division. In addition, she has worked at the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), where she encouraged greater collaboration between academia and industry.

The NSIRC conference is FREE to attend, with refreshments and lunch provided on both days. To register for your place, simply visit the conference homepage via the NSIRC website.

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