On Imagining the Future of Mobility: Putting the Civic in Engineering


Date: Wednesday 14 April 2021 17:00 - 18:15

Location: Online - link provided to registrants.

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How will transport engineers contribute to rebuilding London after lockdown? What is the relationship between transport and access to public space and how might this relationship be reimagined in the future? What is the relationship between mobility and social mobility in the engineering profession? This panel will explore the civic value of transport engineering by asking what the future of mobility in London might be.

Natalie Cheung, a civil engineer and STEM ambassador will talk about women’s access to public space and the role of social mobility in the engineering profession. Dr Jun Chen, QMUL Senior Lecturer in Engineering Science, will investigate how passenger flow in public transport shapes our experience of cities, and Louise Webb will reflect on her experiences as a Passenger Handling Project Manager for Thameslink Rail. Recently celebrated by the Women in Engineering Society as one of the Top 50 Women in Engineering 2020, QMUL Lecturer in Functional Materials Dr Petra Ágota Szilágyi will discuss her focus on energy and sustainability, and opportunities to address global challenges in a multidisciplinary way.

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