Materials Congress 2008 plenary speakers announced
Each day of Materials Congress, from 13-15 May, in Grantham, UK, will see a plenary speaker discuss materials for the future from a different perspective. Gerd Schumacher of the Jülich Research Centre, Germany, will deliver the first plenary lecture, on 13 May, taking a European stance. Schumacher is heavily involved in international affairs at Jülich, and is the German co-ordinator for the 7th EU Framework Programme.
A Singaporean and East Asian slant will inform delegates on 14 May, as Dr Michael Khor Khiam Aik, from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, delivers his presentation. He is Deputy Director of the Singapore office of the Singapore-MIT Alliance.
David Bott, Chief Executive of Materials UK, the representative body for the UK materials community, will consider materials for the future from a UK angle on 15 May. Forging links with industry and academia. Bott identifies business opportunities for materials-related companies to increase their competitiveness.
For full details of all plenary speakers, follow the links in the text above, or click through under ‘Plenary lectures’ on the Materials Congress home page.