Speaker Group: The Cutting Edge.

Evan Watkins

I am in the final year of my Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in Materials, Modelling, and Manufacturing (M2A) at Swansea University. I have completed a BSc in Chemistry and an MSc in Sustainability and Environmental Engineering. My research, conducted in collaboration with Tata Steel UK, centres on the analysis and optimisation of existing organic coating systems,… Read more »

Jake Kramp

Jake is a PhD student in the M2A Coated PhD program, an EPSRC and industry funded Centre for Doctoral Training in the area of functional coatings and durability. He works under the supervision of Dr. Ian Mabbett, and Dr. Francisco Martin-Martinez (second supervisor).

Reza Nekouie Esfahani

Reza Nekouie Esfahani has >8 years’ experience in laser applications development for a wide variety of industries including 3D printing of electronics, electrification ad net-zero automotive, and energy both in academia and Industry. Reza is currently a Senior Research Engineer at the MTC where he is responsible for laser surface engineering leadership, roadmap, proposal writing… Read more »

Dr Marc Walker

Marc received his PhD in the surface structure of metal alloys and metal oxides from the University of Warwick in 2006. Subsequent post-doc projects led to the establishment of an open-access facility for surface analysis, primarily via x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy. In 2021, this facility joined 11 others as Research Technology Platforms,… Read more »

Professor Jas Pal Badyal

Jas Pal Badyal FRS was awarded BA/MA and PhD degrees from Cambridge University; where he subsequently held a King’s College Fellowship and the Oppenheimer Fellowship.  He then moved to Durham University. He is primary author / inventor on 194 publications / 46 patent families.  Honours include: the Royal Society of Chemistry Harrison Medal; the British… Read more »

Prof. Andrew Slark

Prof Andrew Slark is an EPSRC Manufacturing Fellow in the Department of Chemistry, University of Sheffield. He has over 25 years’ R&D experience (ICI, National Starch, Henkel & De La Rue) developing new polymer technology and products for various adhesives and coatings applications – including automotive, construction, textiles and packaging. He was awarded a £1.5M… Read more »

Dr James Redfern

Dr James Redfern is a microbiologist and academic in the Department of Natural Science, Manchester Metropolitan University. His research interests include developing test methods for antimicrobial material testing (planktonic and biofilm) that can model environmental conditions expected in end-use environments.