DARE PhD student to work with leading academic at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

 

Guy Skinner, a PhD student based at Kings College London and a member of the  DARE programme, has been offered a summer internship with Professor John Moriarty of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

This opportunity came as a result of personal communication with John Moriarty regarding the Generalised Pseudopotential Theory (GPT) he developed, which enabled Guy to subsequently develop his own mathematical model for use in the DARE research theme “Magnesium Alloys less dependent on Rare Earth additions”.

During his internship Guy will be working with John Moriarty on the creation of novel Mg-Ca, Mg-Li pair potentials using GPT. These will be used to simulate the energetics of defects and interfaces in these alloy systems with DFT-like accuracy.

We look forward to hearing more about Guy’s research activities in the US on his return in the autumn.

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“Thinking Life Cycle in a Circular Economy” – Louis Brimacombe

                                                                                                                                        Formerly the Head of Environmental Technology, Tata Steel, Louis is currently a Visiting Fellow in the Faculty of Engineering and he will present his inaugural lecture at 10:30 am, Tuesday 10 January 2017, Lecture Theatre 22, Sir Robert Hadfield Building.

The programme has now been finalised and can be found below, together with an abstract of his presentation and directions.

We look forward to seeing you on 10 January 2017; you can book a place for the lecture here.

 

Brimacombe Presentation       Programme                 Abstract           

Directions to Sir Robert Hadfield Building campus-map-a-z-feb2016

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Materials Life Cycle Analysis Workshop

DARE is pleased to be participating in the Materials Life Cycle Assessment Workshop to be held here at the University of Sheffield on Friday 22 April 2016.

This is a free one day event which will focus on the current and future trends of Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), particularly in materials supply chain, and will be of interest to academics, students, representatives from industry and local and national policymakers.

The full programme will be announced shortly but more details of the event can be found in the flyer below, together with directions to the venue.  Start and end times are as follows:

Registration & coffee:                 9:30 – 10:00

Drinks reception & networking: 15:00 – 16:00

 

You can book your place at the following link:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/materials-life-cycle-assessment-workshop-tickets-22221562291

 

Please note:

When booking your place at the event please email any special dietary or other requirements to:

jean.simpson@sheffield.ac.uk

 

MaterialsLCAworkshop   Materials LCA workshop Programme  Directions

 

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DARE Inaugural Meeting – Programme Announced

Dr Martin Jackson at Ti-2015

The programme for the DARE Inaugural workshop has now been finalised and can be found below:

Programme

We hope to see you at our first event where you will hear about our planned research programme and you can register for the meeting here.

Should you require overnight accommodation in Sheffield when attending the meeting, you can book accommodation at the venue here.  Alternatively there is a list of hotels below which give preferential rates; when booking please quote “University of Sheffield” or the code given in the attached document.

Hotel accommodation list

Directions

The event is held at the Ridge, The Ranmoor Village, Shore Lane, Sheffield, S10 3AY. A map showing the location is available for download below:

The Ridge and Ranmoor Village Map & Directions (PDF  638kB)

Right: Dr Martin Jackson, academic partner of the DARE project, gave the opening talk at The 13th World Conference on Titanium in San Diego, and will be talking about his research on advanced Ti alloys at the inaugural meeting.

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Dare Inaugural Meeting

The DARE programme is pleased to announce that it will hold its inaugural meeting in Sheffield on 3 September 2015.

The event will be of interest to academics and students, representatives from our industrial partners and members of national and local Government departments involved in supporting the growth of the metals manufacturing industry.

The day will focus on the Programme’s research plans over the next five years and how we will help one of the largest sectors within manufacturing in the UK and Europe to face future challenges around resource efficiency.

Presentations will be given by project partners, and leading academics who have carried out research in the same field.  Some of the topics to be discussed are shown in the attached flyer and a full programme will be available shortly.  Start and end times are as follows:

Registration & coffee:     10:00 – 10:30

Poster session and drinks reception:    17:30 – 18:30 

DARE Inaugural workshop

You can now register for the event here.

Should you require overnight accommodation in Sheffield when attending the meeting, you can book accommodation at the venue here.  Alternatively there is a list of hotels below which give preferential rates; when booking please quote “University of Sheffield” or the code given in the attached document.

Hotel accommodation list

Directions

The event is held at the Ridge, The Ranmoor Village, Shore Lane, Sheffield, S10 3AY. A map showing the location is available for download below:

The Ridge and Ranmoor Village Map & Directions (PDF  638kB)

 

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DARE to be different…

Alloy atom and dislocation

Companies that manufacture and process metals to form components are faced with a growing problem of securing supply chains linked to particular materials. The risks these companies face include increased competition from emerging economies due to the globalisation of manufacturing, political risks (especially when reserves of a particular resource are concentrated in one country) and price instability.

The DARE project has been funded by the UK’s Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council to look at alloy formulation in conjunction with industry. DARE looks to develop improved alloys, and where possible reduce their dependence on sensitive resources.

The expected outcomes of the project are improved technological competitiveness of key UK metal industries, with reduced political and price sensitivity of their products in the global market place.

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