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AILU’s Early Career Researchers Seminar

December 6, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm GMT

Free – £60.00


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Founded in 2017, AILU’s Early Career Researchers (ECRs) Group represents the next generation of laser industry and academic professionals. The Group, operating as a committee with an elected Chair and Secretary, is spread across research centres and industrial manufacturers both in the UK and Europe.

On Wednesday 6th December the Group will host a morning seminar followed by a tour of the new Advanced Manufacturing Group facilities at the University of Manchester. The members of the Committee will give short presentations highlighting the current focus of their research or application area.

The seminar is open to AILU members and non-members and would be of interest to those who might join this group or would benefit from networking with this enthusiastic and talented pool of individuals.



09:30 -10:00    Registration & Refreshments                                                                        

10:00 -10:05    Welcome. Raja Abdullah (Chair)  University of Birmingham

10:05 -10:15    Tailored laser engraving geometry through the application of spatial light modulators.  Daniel Wilson
                         (University of Manchester)     

10:15 -10:25    TRUMPF TruPulse nano laser. Neda Baktash (TRUMPF)     

10:25 -10:35    Laser beam oscillation welding of Al and Cu dissimilar joints.  Amirhossein Sadeghian  (Coventry University )

10:35 -10:45    How can beam shaping technology help to improve the performance of  high speed dissimilar laser
 Tianzhu Sun (Warwick University) 

10:45 -10:55    The practical side to our industry Will Buchanan (Graham Engineering) 

10:55 -11:05    Refined grain structures in high deposition rate AM processes. Romali Biswal (Cranfield University)

11:05 -11:35    Refreshments

11:35 -11:45    Water jet guided laser cutting of carbon fibre reinforced polymer. Helen Elkington (MTC) 

11:45 -11:55    Laser micro-hole drilling for hydrogen applications. Mitchell Leering (MTC)

11:55 -12:05    Novel methodology for investigating the through thickness molten pool shape during remote
                         laser welding. 
Venkat Vivek Pamarthi (Warwick University)

12:05 -12:15    Robotic assembly of laser systems. Donald Risbridger (Heriot-Watt University)

12:15 -12:25   Surface profiling of the AM surface for biomedical applications. Raja Abdullah (University of Birmingham) 

12:25 -13:25    Lunch

13:25-14:05    Tour of new laser facilities at the University of Manchester 



Room B2.002
Engineering Building B
The University of Manchester 
Booth Street East
M13 9SS

The meeting is in Engineering Building B which you access via the link bridge on the 2nd floor of Engineering Building A. See the images below.

Parking is at the Aquatics Car Park, Manchester, M13 9SS. This is an APCOA car park – the APCOA Connect App can be downloaded for easy payment.


















Featured image courtesy Daniel Wilson, University of Manchester


December 6, 2023
9:30 am - 12:30 pm GMT
Free – £60.00
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University of Manchester
Engineering Building A, Oxford Road
Manchester, M13 9PL
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