Challenges and Innovations in Automotive Engineering Research

23rd February 2016

The event is aimed at directors, managers and engineers engaged in automotive research and those wanting to know and have a say in its future direction.

The event is intended as an opportunity to inform the automotive industry and its supply chain of the challenges and innovations in automotive engineering research. We will also be showcasing leading research being undertaken in the Engineering Faculty of the University of Sheffield and the latest developments in the creation of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, AMRC, Factory 2050. Last Booking Date for this Event: 21st April 2016 Thursday 28th April 2016, at the Knowledge Transfer Centre, Advanced Manufacturing Park, Rotherham. 10.00: Registration 10.30: Dr Oliver Schauerte, Head of Materials Research & Manufacturing Processes, VW Group Research Prof Mark Rainforth, Materials Science Engineering, 'High strength steels for light weighting automotive applications' Dr Martin Jackson, Materials Science Engineering, 'Solid state processing of titanium alloy powder' Prof Rob Dwyer-Joyce & Dr Tom Slatter, Mechanical Engineering, 'Friction, wear and energy savings in the auto- engine' Mr Steve Nesbitt, Electrification Manager, Jaguar Land Rover Automotive Plc Professor Keith Worden, Mechanical Engineering, 'Reducing the design and test cycle with the structural dynamics laboratory for verification and validation' Professor David Stone, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, 'Integration of batteries into electrical vehicles' Prof Peter Hall, Chemical and Biological Engineering, 'Supercapacitors for energy storage' 13:10: Lunch 13.55: Mr Richard Gordon, Head of Advanced Technology Development, Ricardo Plc Mr Gary Wilson, Director - Business Development, Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) Prof Sam Turner, CTO AMRC (Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre), 'AMRC and Factory 2050' 14.45: Panel Q&A 15.15: Optional tours of AMRC or Factory 2050 (can be booked when registering for event. Transport will be provided to Factory 2050 To register please visit

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