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Postdoctoral Research Associate Opportunities in the study of Corrosion of Metals

 

Two Postdoctoral Research Associate positions are available in the study of the corrosion of metals; one at Imperial College and one at Kings College London.  The closing dates are 26 September 2017 & 12 October 2017 respectively and further details can be found at the links below:

 

Imperial College London                                                      Kings College London

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Full Programme for DARE Annual Symposium 2017 now available

 

The partners of “Designing Alloys for Resource Efficiency – DARE” are pleased to announce the full programme for the DARE Annual Symposium 2017, a copy of which can be found below.

This year we will have keynote speakers from TU Delft, Timet UK, Magnesium Elektron UK, TWI Ltd & Rolls-Royce plc, in addition to presentations from some our partners and early-career researchers.

We look forward to seeing you there on 7th& 8th September; you can register for the event here.

 

Programme 2017

 

Directions

The post code for the Rolls Royce Learning & Development Centre is DE24 9JQ and directions can be found in the attached document .

If travelling by rail to Derby it is approximately 10 minutes by taxi to the Venue.  If travelling by car please park at the Yellow car park and walk to the Venue from there (approximately 2 mins).  If you require a disabled parking space please email jean.simpson@sheffield.ac.uk who will arrange this on your behalf.

 

Travel from Sheffield

We have booked a 36 seat coach to take delegates travelling from Sheffield to the venue at Rolls-Royce; further details and times can be found below; tickets can be purchased via this link.

 

Coach travel

 

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Advanced Resource Efficiency Centre (AREC) Showcase in the European Parliament

On 27th June 2015, the AREC team, led by Professor Lenny Koh, showcased its research and impact at the ‘Pathways to Global Policy, Industry and Societal Impact on Resource Efficiency and Sustainability event at the European Parliament, Brussels.

The event was hosted by John Procter, MEP for Yorkshire and Humber, through the White Rose Brussels group, and attended by policy makers, industry representatives and academics. The main aims of the event were to present the impact of AREC’s research and develop potential future connections to further extend AREC’s impact reach.

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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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Announcement of DARE Annual Symposium 2017 – “Alloy Design – A Resource Efficient Approach 3”

 

We are pleased to announce that our third annual symposium will take place over two days on 7&8 September 2017 at Rolls-Royce Learning & Development Centre, Derby. Further details about the topics and registration can be found here.

 

Start and end times are as follows:

7 September:

Registration & coffee:                                                            10:00 – 10:30

Results of poster competition and drinks reception:         18:00 – 19:00 

 

8 September:

Coffee:                                                                                      9:00 – 9:30

Lunch:                                                                                      12:30 – 13:30

 

A detailed programme plus joining instructions will be posted on the website over the next few weeks.

 

 

 

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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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“Alloy Design – A Resource Efficient Approach”

On 1 September 2016 the DARE programme held its second Annual Symposium at the University of Sheffield.

The one day event had a mixture of presentations by DARE academic and industry partners plus guest speakers from throughout Europe. The presentations focussed on the challenges academics and industry face when trying to design new alloys with minimum material waste and less dependence on rare earth additions, whilst retaining their strength and resistance to wear and corrosion.  The Symposium was well attended by UK and International academic and industry delegates and all agreed that the event provided an interesting mix of high-level talks.

A big thank you to our speakers and delegates who attended the event.

Photos and presentations from the event can be found here.

 

 

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