EMMS committee members

Our committee members are located across the East Midlands with many at our meeting venues. If you have any queries on EMMS, would like to play an active role in the society or have suggestions for future events then please feel free to contact one of our committee members.


Simon Hogg  s.c.hogg@lboro.ac.uk

Simon HoggSimon joined the Department of Materials at Loughborough University as a lecturer in metallurgy in 2007. He obtained his BEng from Sheffield Hallam University and PhD from The University of Sheffield, Department of Engineering Materials. He has held postdoctoral appointments at Sheffield University working on feasibility studies in semi-solid metal processing and Oxford University working on Al-Li alloys for airframe applications.


Honorary Secretary

Dave Evetts  0115 973 3525  dave_evetts@hotmail.com

Dave EvettsDave is currently Honorary Secretary of the Society, having been in this role since 2006. Prior to this, he was President from 2001-2006. He was awarded an Outstanding service Award by the Institute in 2010, for service to this Society. He has been a member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and its predecessors since 1970, and a Fellow since 1995.He is a member of the Institute’s Council since 2003, representing the Midlands region. He is also vice-chair of the Local Affairs Board, and vice chair of Membership Committee. He worked at Rolls-Royce from 1964 to 2002, when he retired. He had a broad-ranging career in that company, comprising time in production laboratories and materials applications, being responsible for Rolls-Royce material specifications and materials selection. Externally, he was Rolls-Royce’s and the UK’s senior representative on national and international metallic materials standardisation, for which he was awarded a Distinguished Service Certificate by British Standards Institute.

Events Secretary and Webmaster

Martin Tuffs  martin.tuffs@rolls-royce.com

Martin TuffsMartin has worked at Rolls-Royce in Derby since 1998 firstly as a Materials Engineer. His current role in Manufacturing Technology includes developing products for aerospace applications using forming techniques and working closely with the Advanced Forming Research Centre in Renfrew, Scotland. He gained his PhD in Materials at Leeds University investigating the superplastic deformation response of titanium alloys. He has been a committee member of EMMS since 2001 and is a former honorary secretary.



Katy Voisey  Katy.voisey@nottingham.ac.uk

Katy VoiseyKaty Voisey is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering at The University of Nottingham. Her research is based on three main areas: corrosion, coatings and laser processing of materials. Some projects include all three areas, some only one or two. She is also the space lead at the university’s Institute for Aerospace Technologies where she is interested in how The University of Nottingham can better engage with the expanding UK space industry. Katy started off as a physicist, and was in the first cohort of the 4 year MSci physics course at Cambridge. She enjoyed studying materials during the first two years of the course so she did a PhD on laser drilling in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy. Her laser work was extended by a 2 year postdoc on using laser surface melting and alloying for corrosion prevention in the Corrosion and Protection centre in what was UMIST (now part of the University of Manchester). Katy moved to Nottingham to take up her lectureship in 2005.


Younger Members' Representative

Tomasz Zalewski


Council Members

Mike Clinch  Mike.Clinch@luxfer.net

Mike Clinch

Dr Mike Clinch is Director of Innovation at Luxfer Gas Cylinders, based in Nottingham, having achieved 25 years of service with the company. Mike spent the early part of his career at the UK Research & Development Centre of Luxfer’s former parent company, Alcan Aluminium.  After completing his thesis on “The Thermomechanical Processing of Aluminium Alloys for High Pressure Gas Cylinders,” Mike worked in various Technical and R&D roles within Luxfer Europe, before taking up the position of Vice President of Technology & Innovation at Luxfer USA, based in Riverside California, in 2009. While there, Mike built up a dedicated team that successfully developed and commercialised a number of breakthrough products based on carbon fibre composite technology. Returning to the UK at the beginning of 2013, Mike’s current role is to drive growth and profitability by commercialising new products and technologies, in partnership with key customers, and by building strategic alliances with leading universities and research organisations. Mike was admitted as a Fellow of the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining in 2007, in recognition of his work to promote the development and application of lightweight materials in both academia and industry. He is currently Chair of the Institute’s Light Metals Division, and has previously been Chair of the Younger Members Committee and President of the East Midlands Materials Society.

Sophie Cozien-Cazuc  sophie.cozien-cazuc@far-uk.com

Sophie Cozien CazucDr Sophie Cozien-Cazuc is a Technical Programme Manager at Far-UK Ltd since November 2013. She manages collaborative research projects which are part-funded by the UK and the European Commission as well as a team of Engineers. Sophie obtained her MSc on Advanced Materials in 2002 at Cranfield University and her PhD on Bio-medical Composites in 2007 from the Polymer Composites Group at the University of Nottingham. After holding a Research Fellow position in the same group, she joined Cytec Industrial Materials (formerly Umeco Composites Structural Materials/Advanced Composites Group Ltd) as a Collaborative Research & Technology Project Manager in December 2008. Additionally, she has been part of the committee of the East Midlands Materials Society (EMMS) which is affiliated to The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IoM3) since 2006. She is also member of the board of the British Composites Society since November 2014 and the board of the Automotive Division since April 2015. Through her research and work experience, she has a broad knowledge of polymer composite materials.

Gary Critchlow  G.W.Critchlow@lboro.ac.uk

Gary CritchlowGary is a former President of the Society. He has worked for Loughborough University since January 1987; initially as a member of the Surface Analysis Group of Loughborough Consultants Ltd located within the Physics Department. In 1990 this group became the Institute of Surface Science and Technology (ISST) and was later integrated within the Institute of Polymer Technology and Materials Engineering (IPTME), now the Materials Department. Currently the Professor of Surface & Interface Science; at any moment in time managing a number of industrial consultancies as well as larger more fundamental research programmes.  He is a member of the Surface Engineering Division Board and a member of the Light Metals Division Board of IOM3.

Keith Harrison  k.harrison428@btinternet.com 

Keith HarrisonA fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining since 2002, Keith was elected vice-chair of the Industry and Technical Policy Board in 2015. He has been a member of the Automotive Division Board for over 14 years and also sits on the Materials Science & Technology Division Board and the Energy Materials Group Committee. In December 2015 he stepped down as Chair of the Surface Engineering Division after eight years in office. He has been a Council member since 2008 and has represented Council on the Managing Board for the last four years. Keith has been involved with surface engineering for nearly 50 years. Now semi-retired Keith has worked in Research and Development, Production and Sales & Marketing with companies such as British Gypsum, Rolls-Royce, Plessey Telecommunications and Sulzer Metco. He is a past Board Member of the Materials Knowledge Transfer Network particulate engineering sector and a past Chairman of that sector's Research Committee. He was also a member the Materials & Structures National Technical Committee of the Aerospace and Defence KTN. Keith is a past Chair of the Thermal Spraying and Surface Engineering Association. Keith has been on the organising committees of a number of International conferences such as “Lean Weight Vehicle” and “Tribology 2008” and was a Topic Co-ordinator for EUROMAT 2009. More recently he was on the organising committee of the 2015 Parsons Conference and helped organise the UK Tribology launch event in October 2015.

 John Yarnall  john.yarnall@btinternet.com

John YarnallJohn is Managing Consultant Surface Engineer at Surface Innovations with more than 30 years industrial and academic experience in surface engineering. He has specialist knowledge of health and safety, with manufacturing client lead in sustainability and environmental issues in surface engineering. Notable roles include consulting training advisor to the Confederation of British Metal Forming (CBM, Birmingham) and secretary to Industrial Metal Forming Technology Group. John is a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv, and awarded fellowship of IOM3 in 2017 with Registration European Engineer (Eur Ing).


Csaba Sinka ics4@le.ac.uk

Csaba Sinka is a Professor at the University of Leicester.  His research interests are in the mechanics of granular materials and particle science and engineering with focus on constitutive law development and implementation, contact mechanics, and solving multi-physics and coupled problems. His research is applied to material systems including complex formulated products used in pharmaceuticals, food, detergents, ceramics and metal powders; and applications to powder compaction, flow, particle processing, drug delivery systems and additive manufacturing.


Dave Weston (University of Leicester)

Rebecca Sendala (Rolls-Royce)

Justin Steele-Davies (University of Derby)

Nikolaos Kalfagiannis (Nottingham Trent University)