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AILU’s Early Career Researchers Seminar

November 30, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm GMT

Free – £50.00


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Early Career Researchers Seminar

Wednesday 30th November 2022



Founded in 2017, AILU’s Early Career Researchers (ECR) 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 30th November the Group will host a morning seminar followed by a tour of the Additive Manufacturing facilities at the University of Nottingham’s Institute for Advanced Manufacturing. 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 -10:20   Introduction to the University and AM Group – Marco Simonelli (University of Nottingham)

10:20 -10:30   Fluid and particle dynamics in LPBF – Ioannis Bitharas (Heriot-Watt University)

10:30 -10:40   FeNi36 deposition using AM processes: In-situ alloying and pre-alloyed FeNi36 – Romali Bismal (Cranfield University)

10:40 -10:50   Hybrid Manufacturing and Binder Jet AM – Raja Abdullah (University of Birmingham)

10:50 -11:00   Impact of laser beam shaping technology on weld quality in E-Mobility applications – Tianzhu Sun-Warwick-

11:00 -11:10   The role of new product development within laser manufacturing – Sheona Day (TRUMPF)

11:10 -11:40   Refreshment Break

11:40 -11:50   Record microgroove production using a spatial light modulator – Daniel Wilson (University of Manchester)

11:50 -12:00   High power water jet guided laser machining of advanced materials – Helen Elkington (MTC)

12:00 -12:10   Development of Thulium-doped fibre lasers – Martin Buckthorpe (University of Southampton)

12:10 -12:20   Laser welding of dissimilar materials for electric vehicle battery manufacturing – Amirhossein Sadeghian (Coventry University)

12:20 -12:30   Lasers in Surgery and Robotics – Donald Risbridger (Heriot-Watt University)

12:30 -13:30   Lunch

13:30 -14:15   Tour



Advanced Manufacturing Building
University of Nottingham
Jubilee Campus,

(Sat Nav postcode NG7 2GX )

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The Centre for Additive Manufacturing is located in the Advanced Manufacturing Building, Jubilee Campus (Building 59) just off Derby road via the Jubilee Campus South Entrance.

If driving, use the visitor car park which is only 5 minutes walk away  (the car park is to the right of Building 9 on the map).





Main image courtesy of University of Nottingham



November 30, 2022
10:00 am - 2:30 pm GMT
Free – £50.00
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University of Nottingham
Advanced Manufacturing Building
Jubilee Campus, Nottingham NG8 1BB United Kingdom
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