Speaker Group: The Cutting Edge.

Dr Xianghui Hou

Dr Xianghui Hou is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Engineering at The University of Nottingham. Dr Hou has extensive experience in processing and fabrication of films, coatings, composites and nanostructured materials for various engineering applications, including hydrophobic and icephobic surfaces.  He has published more than 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He has been… Read more »

Dr James Murray

Dr James Murray is a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham. He has extensive experience in the field of surface modification of materials for next generation manufacturing, by techniques including electrical discharge, pulsed electron irradiation, and thermal spray processes. He has published over 35 journal papers in the field… Read more »

Matthew Wadge

Matthew holds a first-class BSc (Hons) degree in Biomedical Materials Science and is currently completing a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering and Materials Design (both University Of Nottingham). His research primarily focuses on the production and chemical modification of PVD coatings, 2D and 3D structures (microspheres, scaffolds etc.) for biomedical applications. Matthew is an award-winning speaker… Read more »

Dr Charlie Cunningham

Charlie has a background in project management and performance coaching.  He has worked as a Senior Careers Consultant at the University of Warwick for 8 years, supporting students from a range of disciplines make career decisions and apply for jobs and further study.  Charlie works closely with the Directors of Student Experience in both Chemistry… Read more »

Dr Ian Hancox

Ian is the operational manager of the Research Technology Platforms (RTPs) at the University of Warwick and also runs Warwick Scientific Services (WSS). The RTPs are the core research technologies that underpin the research carried out at Warwick, whilst also providing dedicated, highly experienced technical staff who are able to train and carry out measurements… Read more »