Industrial Liaison Forum November 2023

Wednesday 8 November 2023, Various Venues

The next Industrial Liaison Forum in the School of Engineering and Materials Science (SEMS) is scheduled for Wednesday 8th November 2023, here at Queen Mary University of London. This particular forum will focus on showcasing our research activities. As usual, we also hope to build new relationships and to develop further those we already have with our established partners. This November, we will be offering tours of our facilities to our guests.

The morning session will showcase the research projects of our PhD students and postdoctoral researchers through a poster session and flash presentations (find the list of presentations below). During this time you can learn about our research activities and build collaborations with our researchers. In the afternoon we will run parallel sessions. In the first of these, we invite our alumni to speak to our current students in employer led panel sessions. This activity is designed to give our students an insight into the various career paths that they might consider, and is also an opportunity for our industrial partners to present information about themselves and the different schemes their companies offer. In the other parallel session we will run tours of our facilities, led by researchers so that you can see our in-house capabilities and find ways to collaborate on R&D.

Following these panels sessions the Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) meeting will be held from 3pm-5pm, if you are currently on our IAB or are interested in joining please do come along.


10:00 - 12:30

SEMS Research Showcase

  • People's Palace and Engineering Foyers
10:15 - 10:55

Postdoctoral Flash Presentations

12:00 - 12:30

Student prize-giving

  • People's Palace Foyer

12:30 - 13:30

Networking Lunch

  • People's Palace Foyer

13:30 - 15:00

Research Lab Tours

  • Starting from People's Palace Foyer

13:30 - 15:00

Student Facing Employer Panels and Networking Sessions

  • Panel session 1: room GC201, Graduate Centre

  • Panel session 2: room GC222, Graduate Centre

  • Panel session 3: Peston Lecture Theatre, ground floor, Graduate Centre

15:00 - 17:00

Industrial Advisory Board Meeting

  • Room GC201, Graduate Centre

Postdoctoral Flash Presentations

Location: People’s Palace Foyer Balcony
Session Chair: Prof Thomas Iskratsch / Session Judges: Dr Han Zhang and Dr Maria Crespo-Ribadeneyra

10:15 - 10:20

Designing Optimal Ablation Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation through Simulation and Deep Learning of Digital Twins
Alexander Zolotarev, Caroline Roney (Bioengineering)

10:20 - 10:25

Three-step strategy to boost the Seebeck coefficient of PEDOT:PSS
Jose F. Serrano-Claumarchirant, Oliver Fenwick (Sustainable Engineering)

10:25 - 10:30

PALPABLE: Multi-Sensing Tool for Minimally Invasive Surgery
Abu Bakar Dawood, Kaspar Althoefer (Intelligent Transport)

10:30 - 10:35

Bridging the Gap: Personalized Catheter Ablation Therapy in Cardiac Arrhythmia Management Through Computational Modelling
Mahmoud Ehnesh, Caroline Roney (Bioengineering)

10:35 - 10:40

Sustainable Electrospin Carbon Fibres for Electrodes in Flow Batteries
Michael Thielke, Ana Jorge Sobrido (Sustainable Engineering)

10:40 - 10:45

Organ-on-a-Chip Modelling of Human Musculoskeletal Tissues
Timothy Hopkins, Martin Knight (Bioengineering)

10:45 - 10:50 Superhydrophobic Surfaces: Moving from the lab to real life applications
Emma Sadler, Colin Crick (Sustainable Engineering)
10:50 - 10:55 Cardiac Digital Twins; Digital Environment Research Institute (DERI)
Laura Bevis, Caroline Roney (Bioengineering)