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Academic takes the chair for advanced material conference

Academic takes the chair for advanced material conference

A University of Wolverhampton research academic is taking the chair at a leading forthcoming industry conference dedicated to high-performance materials technology. 

The two-day exhibition and conference, presenting The Advanced Materials Show, Ceramics UK, Battery Cells & Systems Expo and Vehicle Electrification Expo is being held at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham on 29 and 30 June 2022 and brings together four connected industries for two days of networking, lead generation and education. 

The free to attend the conference will feature global experts and cover the latest innovations and developments across the four exciting industries.  

Dr Klaudio Bari, Principal Lecturer in the University’s School of Engineering is chairing the morning session on the second day - “Transportation Light Weighting for Planet and Profit” - with Alan Banks, UK Lightweight Innovation Manager, Ford, John Phipps, 3M Europe and Toby Dorell, Head of Composite Production Technology Arrival, Electric Bus. 

In this session, the leading UK composite manufacturers will present their vision for using lightweight composite material in an electric bus and heavy freight vehicles and discuss supporting the academia for bidding on novel research funding. 

Dr Bari said: “This conference presents an excellent opportunity for our researchers to connect with industry and build research consortiums for potential funding applications to Innovate-UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The Advanced Materials Show will offer unrivalled insight into current and future materials development, with experts from all sides of the industry in attendance. 

“I’m really looking forward to chairing the session which I’m sure will prove to be both enlightening and informative for visitors to the conference.” 

The free to attend exhibition and conference will showcase over 300 exhibitors and over 100 speakers with over 4,500 people expected to attend including project managers, design engineers, buyers, materials scientists and senior executives. 

Materials on display will include the latest in nanomaterials, composites, polymers, ceramics, adhesives and sealants, coatings, foams, metals, textiles and thermoplastics, showcasing innovation across industries including space/aerospace, automotive, energy, renewables, medical, electronics, construction and defence.  

Staff, students and members of the public can register for the event here. 

Anyone looking to study at the University of Wolverhampton should register for one of our forthcoming Open Days. 



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