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Postgraduate Institute for Measurement Science

PGI Conference

Postgraduate Institute for Measurement Science 5th annual conference

Next generation metrology - A virtual platform for innovation

Please join us for this exciting four-session online conference throughout September. The sessions will be delivered in two-hour slots each week, and will include notable keynote speakers, student talks and poster presentations. These will culminate in a three hour career development workshop delivered by key professionals from diverse sectors, including potential employers.

For more information, please see the conference programme 

Tuesday 8 September, 11am-1pm - Engineering solutions for tomorrow's challenges
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is the ongoing transformation of traditional manufacturing and industrial practices combined with the latest smart technology. Different sectors are adopting new and innovative approaches. This session explores new engineering solutions and next-generation metrology.
Keynote Speaker: Dr Rachel Cooke (MA Meng PhD CEng FIChemE), Senior Reliability Engineering Manager, Amazon Europe

Tuesday 15 September, 11am-1pm - Metrology for the digital age
In the digital age, the world of measurement is changing fast and metrology plays a critical role. With digitalisation, the use of electronic measurement data is rapidly increasing. This creates new opportunities but also poses challenges in legal metrology, highly accurate simulation or virtual measurement instrument and reliable data analysis. Learn how the national digital strategy is impacting metrology, and how businesses can be transformed through digital innovation.
Keynote Speaker: Dr Ramona Marfievici, Senior IoT Manager, Digital Catapult

Tuesday 22 September, 11am-1pm - Carbon net zero
In 2019, the UK government put forward an amendment to the Climate Change Act making it a law to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. This made the UK the first of the G7 group of nations and the first major global economy to make such a target legally binding. This session looks at how the UK aims to achieve this target and how metrology can help. 
Keynote Speaker: Dr Neil Jennings, Partnership Development Manager, Faculty of Natural Sciences, The Grantham Institute for Climate Change

Tuesday 29 September, 10am-1pm  -  Career Workshop
This workshop, led by a panel of experts from diverse sectors, aims to provide researchers with the tools required in career planning. This includes using a proactive approach to map out your career strategy, build networks, raise your profile, prepare for the job market and CV writing. These skills will be useful for all students, whether you are in your first, middle or final years.

Session 1:  Career planning and job market
Dr Sanjiv Sharma, Systems Engineer, Airbus
Dr Matat Jablon,  Applications and Field Support Engineer, Oxford Instruments France
Prof Karen Faulds, Professor of Chemistry, University of Strathclyde
Dr Yi Luo, Senior Policy Advisor, International Research and Innovation Directorate, BEIS

Session 2: CV diagnosis and interview tips
Dr Dorothy Evans, EngD Programme Co-ordinator, Advanced Forming Research Centre, University of Strathclyde
Sophie Williams, Talent Acquisition Manager, NPL

All sessions are online, free and are designed to be flexible, so once registered, please do participate for all or parts of them.

Please register to attend here.

You only need to choose one date to register for, and then when prompted, you can click the checkboxes for any other dates/session(s) you are interested in. Once registered, Eventbrite will automatically send you their confirmation to say you have registered for the PGI Conference 2020.

Closer to the time, the PGI will send you the formal calendar appointments for all sessions that you have shown interest in. These formal calendar invites will include the joining instructions, conference weblinks and a full conference programme.

If you have any questions please contact us.

 

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Bringing together experts and practitioners of measurement science

The annual Postgraduate Institute for Measurement Science (PGI) conference brings together experts and practitioners in the field. The conference celebrates the success of its unique strategic partnership with the University of Surrey and University of Strathclyde.  

Measurement science is transforming businesses, increasing productivity and providing confidence by promoting accuracy and reducing business risk. We aim to broker connections by bringing together a community of users and fostering new collaborations between academia, research institutes and industry, including SMEs and start-ups.

Read the report from the 2019 PGI conference.

PGI Conference 2019

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