Propulsion Futures Beacon multi-user equipment showcase

Our vision is to deliver new materials, devices and propulsion systems for transport, reducing the destructive impact of travel on the environment and benefiting societies across the world.

This particular event will showcase some of the new multi-user equipment that the Propulsion Futures Beacon is investing in and examples of initial projects. This will provide exciting opportunities for collaboration across Science and Engineering.

There will be opportunities to talk to those leading individual Beacon-funded projects during the poster session, and there will be presentations about key equipment/resource funding and ambition. Although Propulsion Futures is based in Engineering and Science we are also interested in engaging with colleagues in other Faculties, for example respiratory medicine (our technologies and systems aim to reduce pollution and improve air quality); Economics/Business School (eg what are the economic benefits of hybrid or electric vehicles to the UK? Can we improve economic modelling to support analysis in this area? How can the UK maximise job creation and investment in electric/hybrid vehicle markets?); Sociology (what are the societal impacts of these new technologies?). So whether you have a specific interest or want to understand more about the Beacon please do come along. We will be running these showcase events 3 times a year.


1:30-1:45pm: Propulsion futures: overview and status (David Grant)

1:45-3:00pm: Short presentations on equipment/resource funding and ambition

  1. Propulsion futures devices lab
    Equipment and opportunities Optoelectric Device Fabrication (David Amabilino)
    Next gen batteries (Lee Johnson/Darren Walsh)
  2. Electric machine development and MW facilities
    PEMC building and initial projects (Power Hardware in the Loop) (Vincenzo Madonna)
    EFAN+ (Phase 1) (Vincenzo Madonna)
  3. Modelling
    In silico modelling of complete components from atomic to macroscale, driving and supporting new design strategies (Elena Besley)
  4. Disruptive Technologies
    (Seamus Garvey)
  5. Propulsion Futures Processing Lab
    (Ming Li/Tanvir Hussain)
  6. Thermal conducting/ electrically insulating materials
    (Xianghui Hou/Mike George)
  7. Enhancing specific characterisation equipment
    EPR facility (Graham Newton)
    Thin film analysis equipment (Simon Woodward)
    Dynamic Nuclear Polarisation (DNP) Enhanced Solid-state NMR (Jeremy Titman)
    X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (James O’Shea)
  8. Demonstration Projects
    E bike: High density power train (Jonathan Blissett)
    RExMoto: Hybrid Aircraft Range Extender (Richard Glassock)

3:00 – 3:30pm: Q&A with Beacon Vision Leads via a panel discussion

3:20 – 4:00pm: Individual discussions around posters and refreshments

4:00pm: Close

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