Speaker Group: The Cutting Edge.

Dr Jonathan Ward

Throughout my career I have amassed expertise in a multitude of research disciplines including organic synthesis/materials design, photophysical analysis, and molecule–surface interactions. I obtained a First Class MChem degree from The University of York (2010). I then completed a PhD with Prof. Fairlamb developing light-activated therapeutic carbon monoxide-releasing molecules. As a PDRA with Prof. Bryce… Read more »

Associate Prof. Rosa Arrigo

Rosa Arrigo is Associate Professor in Inorganic Chemistry at Salford University and honorary scientist at Diamond Light Source. She obtained a MSc in Industrial chemistry at the University of Messina, and a PhD in Natural Science at TU Berlin. Following a FHI-postdoctoral fellowship, she was group leader at MPI-CEC, contributing pioneering work on interfacial spectroscopy… Read more »

Dr James Claypole

James is a researcher at the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating based in Swansea University and is the inventor behind the recyclable silver conductive ink technology. James’ background is in the formulation of novel materials for printing and in the rheological measurement of process materials. He has been the leading researcher on projects including… Read more »

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 »