Mon, 24 April, 2023
NSIRC is proud to announce that Dr Christina Guindy, Associate Director of Research Programmes and Awards at the Royal Academy of Engineering will be making a keynote presentation at the NSIRC Research and Innovation Conference 2023.
The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) is the United Kingdom’s national academy for engineering and technology. Founded in 1976 and championed by the late Prince Philip, the academy was granted royal charter in 1983, and today is a charity that utilises engineering towards the creation of a more suitable society and inclusive economy for all.
During her keynote presentation, Christina will focus on the importance of breaking down barriers that prevent collaboration between academia and industry, how industrial knowledge can better the impact of high-level academia, and how we can improve diversity and culture within universities and academic environments.
In her role at RAEng, Christina is responsible for the distribution of awards and grants that aim to promote talent and innovation for the benefit of society, and she has taken steps to make sure diversity and inclusion are integral parts of this process.
Before joining the Academy, Christina was a founding staff member of KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, in Saudi Arabia) and was heavily involved in creating global partnerships with other institutions. She also served as Assistant Dean, helping to grow and maintain the Physical Science and Engineering Division at KAUST. She has also worked at the EPSRC to encourage collaboration between academia and industry.
The NSIRC Research and Innovation Conference 2023 is an in-person event only, taking place at TWI in Cambridge, home of NSIRC in the UK. Over two days, the conference will exhibit the industry-focused PhD research taking place at NSIRC, outlining the ongoing projects that are tackling some of most complex and novel engineering challenges facing society.
Attendance is FREE, with full refreshments and lunch provided on both days. To register, visit the conference homepage via the NSIRC website.