Surface Technology Innovations for Net-zero by 2050, 12-13 October, Henry Royce Institute, Manchester

Join the surface engineering and manufacturing sector leaders from government, industry and academia to address the importance and contribution of the sector in achieving net-zero by 2050. 

Our conference programme is split across three key topic areas:

  • Material degradation and hot corrosion
  • Innovation in surface technology and digitalisation in advanced manufacture
  • Digitalisation in surface engineering

This two-day conference will take place at the Henry Royce Institute, Manchester, and aims to provide a forum for surface engineering professionals to meet and network. 

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Ticket information

  • IOM3 Member | £310 + VAT 
  • IOM3 Student | £168 + VAT
  • Non-Member | £372 + VAT

Tickets are available for virtual and in-person attendance at the same price. 

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Who should attend?

We welcome everyone working in the sector or interested to discover more. The event would also be of specific interest to early career researchers (including Master's and PhD students).

Benefits of attending

We provide an unique opportunity to listen to industry leaders, network with peers and provide a platform to consolidate the latest advances within the surface engineering discipline.


Keynote Speakers

Professor Philip Withers FRS FREng FIMMM

Prof Philip Withers FREng FRS CEng FIMMM, Chief Scientist at the Henry Royce Institute will in his session 'Advancing towards net zero' outline the importance of the industry to deliver next generation materials sustainably with less reliance on the availability of critical resources and in much shorter timescales than achieved previously to meet the UK's 2050 commitments. 

Dr Neil McSporran

Dr Neil McSporran, Incubator Director at NSG - will in his session 'Advanced glass manufacturing to meet the net zero challengediscuss some of the coating technologies used by the glass industry and the innovative products in which they are used across a variety of Industries to reduce emissions in the built environment eg architectural, automotive, photovoltaic.


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This event is organised by the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, on behalf of the IOM3 Surface Technologies Group






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