Talks and Visits

We have a selection of talks that are suitable for a range of audiences. These talks can be delivered on our campus, at your school/college or remotely. 

If you are interested in one of the talks or activities below please get in touch to find out more

Taster Lectures and Academic Talks

Saving babies lives using bioengineering
Dr Tina Chowdhury

In this inspiring talk Dr Chowdhury explains the pathway she took to becoming the only female academic bioengineer from Bangladesh at Queen Mary’s Faculty of Science and Engineering. She discusses her research in investigating ways to repair holes in the fetal membranes after premature rupture and reduce preterm births. The talk covers how fetal membranes can be repaired with a new bioengineering approach that mixes the best in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEAMM) subjects at Queen Mary University of London.

Audience: Can be adapted to suit from year 7 - 13

Metal-organic frameworks for sustainable energy conversion and storage
Dr Petra Ágota Szilágyi

Dr Petra Ágota Szilágyi was recognised in Women's Engineering Society top 50 women in engineering for sustainability and is a lecturer in Functional Materials in the School of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary. Her research is focussed on the sustainable synthesis of metal-organic frameworks and their application for energy conversion and storage. Metal-organic frameworks are a new class of hybrid (inorganic-organic) porous materials, which have received tremendous scientific and technological interest. In this lecture she will discuss the effect of engineering the chemistry for host-guest interactions in these materials on their applicability for sustainability purposes. She will showcase the recent work of her group aimed at a range of energy and environmental applications.

Talk length 30 minutes plus questions

Audience: Year 11 - 13 particularly suited to those studying science subjects

Subject Talks

20 minute subject specific talks covering topics within the subject, projects and possible careers.

Aerospace Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering

Robotics Engineering

Audience: Year 12 -13 students thinking about engineering options at university

Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary

A 30 minute talk covering the subjects taught in the School of Engineering and Materials Science at Queen Mary. From Aerospace and Biomedical to Materials Science and Robotics, this talk covers the basic principle of the engineering process, examples of projects undertaken by our students, how we teach and our facilities as well as admissions information.

Audience: Year 12-13 students thinking about engineering options at university

Visits to Queen Mary

We offer visits to the School of Engineering and Materials Science for different year groups. These visits normally involve hands-on-activities, practical demonstrations, Q&A with current students and a campus tour. The day can be tailored to suit your year group and what they are studying.

Contact Us

 If you are interested in arranging a talk or visit, please email