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New Events

Tue 04 Apr 2017

Industry 4.0 Summit 2017

All Day

Industry 4.0 Summit 2017 4th & 5th April 2017 The Industry 4.0 Summit aims to be the leading...

From Innovate UK Network

Tue 28 Mar 2017

Launch of Centre for Energy Efficient Materials (CEEM)

09:00 until 17:00

KTN is working with York University to launch a National Centre for Energy Efficient Materials...

From Materials and Design Exchange

Fri 24 Mar 2017

5th International conference ICNBS Egypt 2017

Mar 24 / 09:00 until Mar 26 / 17:00

Naqaa Foundation for scientific Research, Technology and Development is organizing the fifth...

From Naqaa Nanotechnology Network NNN

Tue 21 Mar 2017

Joining of Composites

09:30 until 16:30

Much of the research effort in composites in recent years has focused on their manufacture - to...

From Materials

Mon 05 Dec 2016

UK Workshop on Data Metrology & Standards

10:00 until 16:00

This is a one-day workshop being held at the University of Cambridge, designed to identify UK...

From Sensors and Instrumentation

Upcoming Events

Mon 03 Jul 2017

16th European Meeting on Fire Retardant Polymeric Materials - FRPM17

Jul 03 / 09:00 until Jul 06 / 17:00

The University of Bolton and University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) are delighted to be hosting the 16th European Meeting on Fire Retardant Polymeric Materials. Fire research at the University of...

From Materials

Mon 03 Jul 2017

Workshop on BSDEs, SPDEs and Their Applications

Jul 03 / 09:00 until Jul 07 / 17:00

Organisers Name Institution Cohen, Samuel University of Oxford Crisan, Dan Imperial College London dos Reis, Gonçalo University of Edinburgh Ottobre, Michela Heriot-Watt University Siska, David...

From Industrial Mathematics

Mon 10 Jul 2017

13th International Conference on Materials Chemistry

All Day

The 'MC' conference series has provided a showcase for materials chemistry for two decades, and is the flagship event of the RSC's Materials Chemistry Division. Held in the ACC Arena in Liverpool...

From Chemistry

Mon 10 Jul 2017

New Directions in the Higher Infinite

Jul 10 / 09:00 until Jul 14 / 17:00

Organisers Name Institution Brooke-Taylor, Andrew University of Leeds Dimopoulos, Stamatis University of Bristol Welch, Philip University of Bristol Set theory is a fundamental area of...

From Industrial Mathematics

Sun 16 Jul 2017

11th European Conference on Precision Agriculture

Jul 16 / 09:00 until Jul 20 / 17:00

The 11th European Conference on Precision Agriculture (ECPA) will continue with a successful format of previous conferences building in strong industry sessions and participation. The theme of...

From Biosciences

Mon 17 Jul 2017

Harmonic Analysis and its Interactions: in Honour of Tony Carbery

Jul 17 / 09:00 until Jul 21 / 17:00

Organisers Name Institution Barcelo, Juan Antonio Universidad Politecnica de Madrid Bennett, Jonathan University of Birmingham Gressman, Philip University of Pennsylvania Iliopoulou, Marina...

From Industrial Mathematics

Mon 24 Jul 2017

Matrix Factorisations and Related Topics

Jul 24 / 09:00 until Jul 28 / 17:00

Organisers Name Institution Kalck, Martin University of Edinburgh Wemyss, Michael University of Glasgow Dirac used matrix factorisations in his seminal work on the electron (1920s). Since then...

From Industrial Mathematics

Sat 26 Aug 2017

Save the Date - PhotoVoltaic Technical Conference 2017

All Day

SAVE THE DATE: April 26-28, 2017! The PhotoVoltaic Technical Conference 2017, PVTC, the 8th event of a series of international PV specialty conferences, will take place for the second time in...

From SuperSolar Hub

Thu 31 Aug 2017

BioMaAp 2017 (Biomaterials conference)

Aug 31 / 09:00 until Sep 01 / 17:00

BioMAAP 2017 offers an opportunity for both researchers and industry players to come together and gain better knowledge, find new business partners, discover possible synergies or sector crossovers...

From Industrial Biotechnology

Thu 28 Sep 2017

ChemBioSphere 2017

All Day

Save the date! In the meantime, information on the 1st SynBioSphere from Sept 2016 can be found here.

From Synthetic Biology Special Interest Group