Professor Danielle George: Engineered in your Imagination
|Dates:||24 September 2015|
|Times:||18:00 - 19:00|
|What is it:||Welcome events|
|Organiser:||Student Welcome Team|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Professor Danielle George|
A revolution is happening. Across the world people are taking control of the devices we use every day, customising them, creating new things and using the sparks of their imagination to change the world. Now it’s your turn.
Inspired by the great inventors Electrical and Electronics Engineer, Professor Danielle George is tinkering for the 21st century. Using the full array of cutting edge devices available to us today: 3D printers, new materials, online collaboration and controlling devices through coding, Danielle will examine the new rules of invention and show you how to use modern tools and technologies to have fun, transform everyday items and make a difference.
Danielle George is a Professor in Microwave Communication Engineering and is the Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences. After completing her PhD here at Manchester, her early work saw her contribute to the design and development of some of the most sensitive instruments ever produced for radio astronomy, and she was awarded a Professorship at the age of only 38.
She is heavily involved in the $1billion next generation of astronomical instrument called the Square Kilometer Array (SKA), and her research interests have expanded into communications in aerospace and wireless sensor networks.
Last year, Danielle became only the sixth woman in 189 years to deliver Royal Institution Christmas Lectures on How to Hack your Home, which were televised on the BBC.
Professor Danielle George
Travel and Contact Information
Lecture Theatre C9