University of Leicester to hold 2015 Summer School on Materials Processing

Posted by ap507 at Jun 18, 2015 04:25 PM |
Centre for Doctoral Training in Innovative Metal Processing (IMPaCT) welcomes experts to lecture at five-day event

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 18 June 2015    

The University of Leicester is to host its first summer school on Materials Processing at the Department of Engineering from Monday 22 June to Friday 26 June.

The summer school has been organised by the Centre for Doctoral Training in Innovative Metal Processing (IMPaCT).  Leicester was chosen as the lead institution for the IMPaCT, which brings together world-class metals research teams from the universities of Birmingham and Nottingham along with 14 industrial and international partners.

Over the five days of the summer school, guest lecturers are lined up to lead morning and afternoon sessions.

Lecturers taking part are:  

  • Pippa Newby and Claes Fredriksson, of Granta Design, who will present an ‘Introduction to materials information technology in engineering and education’
  • Shu Yan Zhang, of ISIS, Science and Technology Facilities Council, will consider ‘Neutron and X-ray Diffraction and its application in materials study’
  • Paul Withey, of Rolls-Royce, on ‘Gas turbines and investment casting technology’
  • Peter Goodhew, the  Chair of IMPaCT CDT Advisory Board, will consider ‘Active learning, engineering education and career development’
  • Rajab Said and Frederic Boitout, of ESI Group, will be lecturing on ‘Modelling of welding using SysWELD and the Modelling of casting using ProCAST’

There will also be a session of presentations from CDT students with a group discussion for all attendees.

IMPaCT trains future technical leaders for the aerospace and energy sectors and was set up as part of a £350 million Government initiative to train over 3,500 post graduate students in engineering and physical sciences. The funding, targeted at areas vital to economic growth, was allocated by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

The summer school is a free event.

For more information about the School and the IMPaCT CDT, please visit:

If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Charlotte Ratcliffe on:


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