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Dr Rebecca Boston is a Lloyd’s Register Foundation and Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield.

Professor Diana Huffaker currently holds the Welsh Government Ser Cymru Chair in Advanced Materials and Engineering. She is Scientific Director of the Institute for Compound Semiconductors (ICS) at Cardiff University.  Her appointment as Professor at Cardiff University is held jointly between School of Engineering and School of Physics.  She maintains Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of California at Los Angeles where she directs the Integrated NanoMaterials Laboratory.  Professor Huffaker has co-authored over 300 refereed journal publications with more than 11000 citations and many invited presentations world-wide. Her research interests include integrated optoelectronic devices, nanostructures, quantum technologies.

Noha Abu El Magd obtained her BSc degree in Nanotechnology (Chemical) (2014) with first class honours from the University of Leeds, UK. In September 2014, she joined the Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials at the University of Bristol and is currently in the final year of her PhD project entitled “Nanoporous Protein Crystal Biohybrid Materials”. 

Claire Adjiman is Professor of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. She holds an MEng from Imperial College and a PhD from Princeton University, both in Chemical Engineering. Her research interests include integrated process and molecular/materials design, including the development of design methods, property prediction techniques and optimisation algorithms. She works extensively with industry, especially the oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals sectors and has licensed thermodynamic modelling software.

Ankush is a Lecturer in Engineering and a member of the Glasgow Computational Engineering Centre at the University of Glasgow.

Neil is currently Vice-Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Engineering at Imperial College London.

University of Surrey

Dr. Stephen Allen is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Architecture and Civil  Engineering at the University of Bath. He is an engineer focused on energy and sustainability in the built environment, with professional experience across academia, industry and public policy. He has worked as the Energy Adviser at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology in Westminster, and as a consultant in industry. Stephen is a joint recipient of the George Stephenson Prize from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (2009) for one of his journal publications, and a member of the Early Career Forum of EPSRC’s Engineering Theme.

John Bagshaw is a BAE Systems Engineering Fellow, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and the Royal Aeronautical Society, and a Chartered Physicist and Engineer.

Dr Laura Baker has 20 years' experience in the Steel Industry including senior leadership roles within Technical, Supply Chain and Manufacturing departments. She has represented the industry at international events and has an excellent understanding of the challenges facing manufacturing and the steel industry supply chain in particular.

Professor Mike Barnes is Deputy Head of the Power & Energy Division in the School of Engineering at Manchester University

Imperial College London

John is a Professor in Energy and Climate Policy at the Sustainable Research Institute (SRI), University of Leeds with over 20 years of experience in energy and climate policy. His research interests include energy demand, resource productivity, energy and economy modelling, carbon accounting and exploring low carbon transitions. John has been the Director of a number of large research centres that has employed a range of modelling approaches, including Multi-Regional Input-Output Models, to understand how changes in production and consumption can contribute to a low carbon future. 

Jeremy Baumberg is Professor of NanoScience at the University of Cambridge, and leads centres of NanoPhotonics and a Centre for Doctoral Training in NanoTechnology.

Martin Baumers is Assistant Professor of Additive Manufacturing Management at the Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CfAM) in the Faculty of Engineering. In his research, Martin focuses on the economics and efficient operation of AM as well as the benefits that can be derived from adopting the technology. Starting with his doctoral research, Martin's work has concentrated on the development of novel approaches to production costing and build time estimation. Further areas of interest are process selection, computational build volume packing and scheduling approaches and shape complexity measurement techniques. Martin also investigates the environmental sustainability of additive processes, with an emphasis on energy consumption, to assess whether AM provides a pathway to more sustainable manufacturing and more benign products. Recently, Martin has started investigating management in digital manufacturing settings from the ecosystems and platform perspectives.

University College London

In 2008, Paul was appointed as the Head of Strategic Development, for Siemens Technology and Concepts Group. He continues to be the UK representative responsible for identifying new technologies and concepts for Siemens AG's future portfolio, developing relationships with key universities in support of these developments.

Professor Stephen Belcher became Met Office Chief Scientist in December 2016.

Currently in her second year in the Fluid Dynamics Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) at the University of Leeds, Megan's PhD research centres on the interaction of environmental wind shear and moist convection in the West African Monsoon.

Matthew works at the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). 

Dr Kate Black became a lecturer in the School of Engineering at the University of Liverpool in July 2013. Her research background is in Additive Manufacturing, with particular interest in the development of functional materials for inkjet printing. She is also a member of the Young Academy of Europe and is the chair for the Liverpool Women in Science and Engineering society (LivWiSE).

Liam Blackwell is Deputy Director for Quantum Technologies, with responsibility for our contribution to the UK's National Quantum Technologies Programme, for EPSRC's participation in the Clean Growth Challenge in the Industrial Strategy and ISCF.

Andrew Blake was appointed as the first Director of The Alan Turing Institute in October 2015. Formerly, Andrew joined Microsoft in 1999 as a Senior Researcher to found the Computer Vision group. In 2008 he became a Deputy Managing Director at the lab and in 2010 took up the position of Microsoft Distinguished Scientist and the Laboratory Director of Microsoft Research Cambridge, England.

Dimitra Blana is a Research Fellow in Biomedical Engineering at Keele University. She studied for her undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering in the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, before moving to Case Western Reserve University (Ohio, USA) for her MSc and PhD in Biomedical Engineering.

Dr Peter Bonfield joined world leading building science centre BRE in 1992 as Senior Scientific Officer and rose through the ranks to become Chief Executive of the BRE Group in January 2012. A materials engineer with a PhD in wind energy and the design of turbine blades, Peter has led major initiatives in these areas of new build and existing housing, as well as in commercial and public sector buildings.

Paula Booth is currently Daniell Professor of Chemistry and Head of Department at King’s College, London, where she leads the renaissance of the discipline at the university. She is also a Group Leader of a Satellite Laboratory at the Francis Crick Institute. Paula leads an active, interdisciplinary research group working at the interface between Chemistry and Life Sciences, having previously held Faculty positions at Oxford, Imperial College and Bristol in Biochemistry. Her research addresses the biosynthetic folding of integral membrane proteins, studying reaction mechanisms, regulation by membrane lipids and constructing biomembranes for Synthetic Biology applications. Her innovative research has been recognised with  awards including a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award and Philip Leverhulme Prize, and her funding includes a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award, ERC Advanced Grant, EPSRC-NFS award, BBSRC-EPSRC Synthetic Biology Centre funding as well as grants from BBSRC, EPSRC and the Leverhulme Trust.

Paula has extensive experience at executive and advisory level, for example serving on the UK Biochemical Society, US Protein Society and University of Bristol Councils as well as several Scientific Advisory Boards including the Rosalind Franklin Next Generation Chemistry Board that she will Chair in 2021. She is also a REF 2021 panel member, sits in BBSRC Appointments Board and has served on many funding panels including BBSRC,EPSRC, ERC and The Wellcome Trust.

Andrew is Director of Partnerships and leads EPSRC's strategic interactions with key partners within the university, business, regional and international sectors to ensure the successful implementation of the EPSRC Delivery Plan and the contribution this brings to the wider objectives of UKRI.  Andrew is also responsible for EPSRC’s Impact agenda and our approach to Public Engagement.

 

Professor Veronica Bowman is a senior principal statistician at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory and is internationally recognised as the lead technical expert for Chemical, Biological and Radiological (CBR) knowledge management. She specialises in uncertainty calculation and communication and Bayesian inference. In particular, she has spent many years applying Bayesian methodology and data fusion techniques to problems in the military domain as well as working with academia to improve understanding of how uncertainty is propagated and how decisions should be taken under uncertainty. She was the founder and chair of the Calculating and Communicating Uncertainty Conference (CCU 2015), which bought together leading researchers from the field of uncertainty and instigated the EPSRC funded research into decision making under uncertainty.

Jack is currently a non-executive director of FTSE companies Mitie plc and TT Electronics plc, and until recently Laird plc. He is a Council Member of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and on the Board of the Sir Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials. He recently co-chaired the UK Advanced Materials Leadership Council at the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. He is a serial entrepreneur and previously chaired advanced materials company Ilika plc which he took from a spin-out to the AIM market. He was awarded an OBE in 2015 for services to Science and Engineering. He holds degrees from Stanford University, the London School of Economics and Insead.

Imperial College London

I am a lecturer in geotechnical (ground) engineering. I want to find the best way to assess, preserve and strengthen our ageing transport infrastructure, so that it is fit for purpose in the 21st Century. I have undertaken field investigations, laboratory modelling and numerical simulations to better understand the behaviour of old (mainly Victorian) railway embankments, retaining walls and historic buildings.

Dr. Alexandra Brintrup is Lecturer in Digital Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge’s Engineering Department and is leading the Manufacturing Analytics Research within the Institute for Manufacturing.

Alan has worked as a medicinal chemist for over 24 years and has been involved in the discovery of multiple clinical development candidates in several therapeutic areas including pain, cardiovascular, allergy and respiratory, urogenital and sexual health and has also been involved in the discovery of candidates in several non-traditional areas of chemistry such as synthetic vaccines.

David Bull holds the Chair in Signal Processing at the University of Bristol. His previous roles include Lecturer with the University of Wales, Cardiff, and Systems Engineer with Rolls Royce.

Alison has over 30 years of experience in electronic engineering and semiconductor design, particularly in the field of ultra-low power wireless communication for medical applications.  She splits her time between two roles, as Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) at Sensium Healthcare, and VP of Clinical Engineering at DnaNudge.  

Dr Burdett is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (FIET) and a Senior Member of the IEEE.  She was as a member of the Technical Programme Committee for the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) from 2009 – 2018, serving as European Regional Chair 2012 – 2014 and Technical Program Chair for ISSCC 2018.   She has been an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (TBioCAS) since 2008, and is Associate Editor in Chief of the IEEE Open Access Journal of Circuits and Systems (OJ-CAS).

Professor Edmund Burke joined the University of Leicester as Deputy Vice-Chancellor in July 2018.  Before that, he had been the Vice-Principal for Science and Engineering at Queen Mary University of London since 2015.  He joined Queen Mary from the University of Stirling where he held the posts of ‘Senior Deputy Principal & Deputy Vice-Chancellor’ and ‘Deputy Principal for Research’.  Before joining Stirling in 2011, he was Dean of the Faculty of Science at the University of Nottingham.  He had been a member of staff at Nottingham for 21 years.

Rebecca Cain is an Associate Professor and leads the multi-disciplinary Experiential Engineering research group in WMG at the University of Warwick. Her expertise is the involvement of users in co-design process for products, environments and services across the automotive, healthcare, energy and rail sectors.

Siobhan Campbell is Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser and Head of the Central Research Team in the Department for Transport (DfT).

University College London

Francesca Cecinati is a civil and environmental engineer, currently studying Indian climate extremes at the University of Bath as a Research Associate. She got a double Master's degree from the Universitá di Genova (Italy) and the Massachussets Institute of Technology (USA), thanks to a Fulbright Scholarship.

As Head of Partnerships at the BBC, I lead on our partnerships for research and innovation. Tackling challenges for the creative industries with experts and practitioners from academia and industry is our focus. By working closely with funding bodies, we share the outcomes of our discovery and translational research with wider industry for public good, commercialising our IPR for revenue generation. With our diverse partners we work on problems at scale for paradigm shifts in technology and business models to future proof the BBC as well as shorter-term more tactical innovations. Continuously upskilling our staff and ecosystem of suppliers/users is critical for our next generation workforce; through R&D partnerships we nurture people that bridge physical and social sciences and engineering and human factors.  

I have spent my career at the interface between industry and academia. Over eleven years at the BBC I have worked with the wider research community, serving as a REF Impact Assessor, sitting on Research Council panels, influencing Government’s funding priorities, and advising industry forums. I have previously managed the private sector agendas for the universities of Lancaster and Manchester as well as co-founding a spin-out company from UMIST, growing it over 8 years, establishing surface analysis laboratories Europewide.

Jérôme Charmet is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Digital Healthcare, WMG, University of Warwick. He received the Diplôme d'Ingénieur in Microtechnology Engineering from HES-SO Arc in Switzerland in 1998, the MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Bern, Switzerland, in 2010, and the PhD degree from the University of Cambridge in 2015. Overall, he worked for more than 10 years in both industrial and academic positions, including Intel Corporation, the National Centre for Sensor Research of Dublin City University in Ireland and the Microtechnology Institute of HES-SO Arc in Switzerland.

Professor Fiona Charnley joined the University of Exeter in May 2019 as the Co-Director of the Centre for the Circular Economy.

Amanda's main responsibility is to provide strategic leadership for EPSRC's engagement with business and in accelerating the impact of the research and training investments made by EPSRC. Amanda has specific corporate oversight for our relationships with Jaguar Land Rover and BAE Systems.

Adam joined the University of Nottingham as a Lecturer in January 2010 after completing both PhD and postdoctoral research at the University of Liverpool. Since then he has undertaken fellowships at the University of Tokyo, Rolls-Royce and the High Value Catapults (AMRC/MTC). In 2017 he was appointed as Professor of Manufacturing Engineering and also holds a Lik Dak Sum Chair at the University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus.

Dr Mike Colechin is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with wide experience of innovation in the transport and energy sectors.  He is the founder and owner of Cultivate, an organisation that consults in academia, firms, and not-for-profits to deliver strategies that drive innovation forward and engage project stakeholders in creative ways.  He is also a co-founder of Heuristic a joint venture to design and run training games that engage business, government and academic audiences in unique learning experiences.

Joanna Collingwood studied Physics at the Universities of York and Warwick. She then specialised in synchrotron methods for the study of iron bio-mineralization in the brain, with support from the Alzheimer’s Society and EPSRC. Joanna subsequently established the Trace Metals in Medicine Laboratory in the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick, where from 2018 she holds a Readership.

Professor Brian Collins is Professor of Engineering Policy and Director of the Centre for Engineering Policy at University College London.

Sonia Contera is Associate Professor in Biological Physics at the Physics Department of the University of Oxford.

Paul Conway is the Professor of Manufacturing Processes and Associate dean for Enterprise at the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Loughborough University, where he leads the Interconnection Research Group.

Jenny Cooper specialises in energy research and development management with particular focus on energy networks. She has over twenty five years' experience in innovation within the energy industry, with an initial focus on the electricity industry, developing into gas, short and long term strategic planning, environmental issues, new technology and increasingly all aspects of energy technology.

Professor Cooper holds the Wolfson Chair in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Glasgow, with a track record in translation of medical devices both through collaboration, spin-out, advisory positions and industrial collaboration. He has extensive experience of working in the delivery of medical diagnostics in low resource communities, particularly with partners in Southern and Eastern Africa.

He was a panel member on RAE2008 (Electrical Engineering), REF2014 (General Engineering) and currently serves on REF 2021 (Engineering). He also sits on the International Advisory Board Chinese Academy of Sciences Innovation Cooperation Centre and is a Visiting Professor, University of Oxford and OSCAR, Suzhou, China and at The School of Medical Science and Technology, IIT Kharagpur, India. He is an Emeritus Vice Principal, having previously been VP (PVC) in Knowledge Exchange & Innovation (2014-2019). He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering as well as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Rachel Cooper OBE is Distinguished Professor of Design Management and Policy at Lancaster University, where she is also Chair of the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts and co-Director of ImaginationLancaster.

With a background in pharmacology Karen has always had an interest in healthcare and in 2008 was appointed to a lectureship at Loughborough University within the Department of Chemical Engineering.

Over the past 25+ years at Pfizer I have been fortunate to have worked on a wide range of drug products (e.g Tikosyn, Vfend, Sutent, Macugen, Celzentry, Toviaz, Bosulif, Vizimpro, Lorviqua, Talzenna) and drug delivery technologies (Vfend IV, Caduet, and Viagra ODT) including IR and MR tablets and capsules, parenteral, oral liquid products, inhalation and paediatric dosage forms. 

Joanna is the Deputy Director for Strategic Business Development at the EPSRC with a focus on new and emerging programs and projects. She is also advisor to the Executive Chair and works with many external bodies to drive forward the interests of the Engineering and Physical Sciences research community.

Andy Crabtree is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham, though a sociologist by background and training. His work has played a formative role in developing the qualitative social science approach ‘ethnography’ to support IT research and systems design. He was the first ethnographer to be awarded a Senior (Established Career) Fellowship by the EPSRC, which focused on privacy and accountability in the Internet of Things.

He is co-investigator with the Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute and the Trusted Autonomous Systems Governance node, member of the ESRC and EPSRC peer review colleges, and the Strategic Priorities Fund evaluation advisory group.

Professor Jason Crain received his undergraduate degree in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and PhD from the University of Edinburgh where he later held the Chair of Applied Physics. He concurrently held senior management and executive positions (Head of Physical Sciences and Executive Director of Research) at the UK's National Physical Laboratory from 2007-2016.

University of Oxford

University of Glasgow

A graduate of Bath and Lancaster Universities, Trevor has a PhD in compound semiconductors. He is a Fellow and a council member of the Institute of Physics.

Based at Heriot-Watt University, Dr Gerard Cummins holds his bachelor degree from University College Cork, Ireland and his doctorate from the University of Edinburgh, where he was the recipient of the Wolfson Microelectronics Scholarship. 

Professor Paul Dalby co-Directs the EPSRC Future Targeted Healthcare Manufacturing Hub, which works with over 35 industry partners to tackle the manufacturing and formulation challenges of biological medicines including engineered antibodies, gene therapies and cell therapies.

Richard Dale is Executive Director of Finance at Newcastle University, a post he has held since 2008.

Katie is Deputy Director for Partnerships at EPSRC.  Her main responsibilities are to provide strategic leadership for our partnerships with universities, regional engagement and international policies.

Rob joined the School of Engineering, Technology and Maritime operations at Liverpool John Moores University in early 2012 and teaches engineering design, design for manufacture and innovation development among other subjects.

Professor Darzi is Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London. He also holds the Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery at Imperial College London, and the Institute of Cancer Research and is Executive Chair of the World Innovation Summit for Health in Qatar. He is a Consultant Surgeon at Imperial College Hospital NHS Trust and the Royal Marsden NHS trust.

Jonathan Dawes is Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Bath. His research interests are in applied dynamical systems and mathematical modelling. In 2015 he established Bath's Institute for Mathematical Innovation which he directed until 2020.

Dr de Sousa has extensive experience in people, project and scientific leadership within the global pharmaceutical industry. He has delivered across all stages of pharmaceutical R&D including pre-clinical research, clinical development and regulatory approval and has had leading roles in the development of many new medicines across a wide range of disease areas.

Professor Charlotte Deane is the Deputy Executive Chair of the EPSRC and joins us on secondment from the University of Oxford where she is currently Professor of Structural Bioinformatics, and was Head of the Department of Statistics. Professor Deane is the UKRI director for the COVID-19 response.

Professor Delpy is a world-renowned researcher specialising in the development of techniques for the physiological monitoring of patients and especially the imaging of neonatal brain function.

Dr Christina Demski is a senior lecturer at Cardiff University where she is part of the Understanding Risk group as well as an Associate Director of the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST).

Dr Vimal Dhokia is an Assistant Professor in Engineering Design in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath, specialising in the interface between design and manufacture.

Sir Ian Diamond is Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen, an appointment he has held since 01 April 2010. He was previously Chief Executive of the Economic and Social Research Council and before that Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Southampton, where he had been for most of his career.

After careers at Imperial College and Philips Research laboratories he was appointed to a University Lectureship and College Fellowship at the Queen’s College Oxford in 1988 and a Professorship in 1996. There he conducted research on nanoparticles, nanostructures, optoelectronics and biosensors.

University of Cambridge

Raechelle D'Sa is a Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Liverpool.  Her research involves the design of biomaterial interfaces for antimicrobial and tissue engineering applications. 

Professor Chris Dungey is the Director of the Joining 4.0 Innovation Centre which is a collaboration between TWI and Lancaster University focusing on the digitalisation of advanced fabrication technologies and associated manufacturing systems.

Dr Sarah Dunn is a Lecturer in Structural Engineering at Newcastle University. She has a MEng in Civil and Structural Engineering (2010), a PhD in Civil Engineering (2014) and has previously held an EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship (2015). Her research revolves around infrastructure resilience and aims to develop techniques that can recognise vulnerable areas within infrastructure systems, identify fragile system architectures and establish methods that can help to protect them from hazard.

Robert Eason received a B.Sc degree in Applied Physics in 1975 from University College London, and a D.Phil in Physics from the University of York in 1982. He is a Professor of Optoelectronics at the University of Southampton, and the Deputy Head of School Research in the Optoelectronics Research Centre.

University of Oxford

In my PhD research I will explore the intersection of theory and practical implementation of energy flexibility to answer the question of how much energy flexibility buildings have and how novel control strategies could allow unlocking this flexibility to benefit the wider energy system.

Professor Alicia El Haj is Theme Lead of Bioengineering and Therapeutics at Keele. She is a leading figure in Regenerative Medicine and has been involved in bringing together interdisciplinary groups within biomedicine, physical sciences and engineering interested in aspects of cell and tissue engineering.

After studying Natural Sciences at Cambridge I completed a multi-disciplinary PhD at Imperial College, working at the intersection of microfluidics, synthetic biology, and soft matter. I was then awarded a Doctoral Prize Fellowship, followed by an EPSRC Fellowship, allowing me to undertake independent research into the construction of artificial cells.

Peter leads the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI), the UK’s leading HealthTech trade association, representing 300 companies in MedTech, diagnostics and digital health. ABHI advocates industry’s needs at senior government level, supports UK market access, informs on commercial matters, provides regulatory advice, promotes ethical compliance and develops international trade opportunities for SMEs.

Suzanne Ellis is a Research Director in Johnson Matthey, focussing on building sustainable innovation opportunities in low carbon technologies and resource efficiency.

University of Bath

Alison is Professor of Probability and Deputy Head of the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division in the University of Oxford.

Professor Brian G. Falzon is the Head of School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queen's University Belfast and is the Royal Academy of Engineering - Bombardier Chair in Aerospace Composites.

Peter Ferris is a Senior Strategy Manager working in the Strategy and Planning team within EPSRC.

Anthony Finkelstein is a graduate in systems engineering and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and of the City & Guilds of London Institute. Formerly, Dean of UCL Faculty of Engineering Sciences, Head of UCL Department of Computer Science and Professor of Software Systems Engineering at University College London (UCL). Anthony is currently serving in the capacity of a Chief Scientific Advisor affiliated to the Government Office for Science.

Michael Fisher is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Manchester, holding a Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies, and is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Liverpool. His research centres on the safety, ethics, trustworthiness and verification of software, particularly within robotics and autonomous systems.

He co-chairs the IEEE's international Technical Committee on the "Verification of Autonomous Systems” and is involved in a variety of standards activities concerning robotics and autonomous systems, including with the British Standards Institution and the IEEE. He has also been involved in a range of public engagement activities.

Samantha is a Deputy Director for the Research Base at EPSRC. Her responsibilities include leadership in our Engineering, ICT, Managing the Portfolio and Research Infrastructure portfolios.

Jeremy Frey is Professor of Physical Chemistry and head of the Computational Systems Chemistry Group at the University of Southampton. 

Professor Sir Richard is the Cavendish Professor of Physics at the University of Cambridge and has considerable experience both within academia and also the world of business. He has pioneered the physics, materials science and engineering of semiconductor devices made with carbon-based semiconducting polymers.

I am a robotics PhD student at the University of Bristol. I've just completed my masters year, during which I was researching Machine Learning on crowdsourced data. Specifically around designing nanoparticles (tiny, tiny particles which can carry chemotherapy drugs directly to tumours) which is very expensive and time consuming. Thus finding a way to automate this would be invaluable to the research.

I am a Senior Lecturer in Engineering at Swansea University. My expertise includes smart manufacturing and sensors technologies, with emphasis on knowledge and information management, data analytics and machine learning. Before joining academia, I worked for a decade in industry in senior roles delivering, planning and coordinating software development projects. 

Professor Vernon Gibson is Chief Scientific Adviser at the Ministry of Defence and an ex officio member of EPSRC.

Professor Dame Lynn Gladden is the Executive Chair of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and was appointed in October 2018. Dame Lynn, is the Shell Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Cambridge in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, and a Fellow of Trinity College.

Jon Gluyas has 28 years’ experience as a geoscientist in the petroleum industry and a further 10 years in academia.

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