Maxwell, Manchester and Me Seminar
|Dates:||3 December 2019|
|Times:||17:30 - 19:30|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering|
|Venue opening hours:||17:30 - 19:30|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Alumni, Current University students|
|Speaker:||Professor Anthony Peyton|
This talk will take a look at the role of a research academic by tracking the journey of three different research programmes from their initial conception, through their various phases of fund raising and delivery, to their current position. The research is based on different aspects of electromagnetic inspection and in different industrial sectors, but conducted at the University of Manchester.
New non-destructive testing (NDT) system EMspecTM for monitoring the microstructure of steel during hot processing Monitoring the integrity of structure network cable Humanitarian demining. Each example highlights the challenges of delivering research from initial conception, through proof of concept and converting the results to impact, and the nuances of the translating research into practice.
The talk will reflect on the nature of the academic mission against an environment of increasing corporate management, TEF, REF, pathway to impact, H-index, impact factor, league tables, student satisfaction, social responsibility etc, and ultimately our duty to the public that fund us; s well as touching on the changing nature of the role Universities are expected to play in today’s society. This will hopefully be an entertaining accompaniment to early evening pizzas.
Professor Anthony Peyton
Role: Professor of Electromagnetic Tomography
Organisation: University of Manchester
Travel and Contact Information
Sackville Street Building