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HiPerNano 6th Annual Conference & Exhibition


Now in its sixth year, the HiPerNano (High Performance Nano-engineering) Conference and Exhibition is a forum for bringing together nanotechnology solution developers and end-users with engineering challenges to solve.

Date and Time

13 March 2014 - 09:00-17:00


London, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the Tribology TPN. Contact Natasha Sim at for more information.

About this event

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HiPerNano focuses on performance engineering challenges such as corrosion, erosion, friction, wear, impact, electrical and thermal properties. The event attracts around 80 senior delegates, the majority from industry, and is a unique opportunity for the whole supply chain to network, form partnerships for collaborative research funding, and find commercial products.

To download the flyer click here (pdf)


Programme is subject to change:

09.30Registration, Networking & Exhibition
09.50Welcome & Introduction
Dr Martin Kemp, Theme Manager – Engineering Applications, NanoKTN
10.00Keynote: HVMC – Helping to Bring New Technologies to Market
Dick Elsy, CEO, High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult
10.30Keynote: Graphene
Prof Andrea Ferrari, Cambridge Graphene Centre tbc
11.00Latest Developments in Nano-coatings for Aero Engine Applications
David Rickerby, Corporate Specialist, Rolls-Royce plc
11.25Break, Networking & Exhibition
11.55Advanced Coatings for Surface Protection in Automotive and Aerospace Applications
Steve Hutchins, Keronite
12.20Nanocomposite Coatings for Enhanced Tribological Performance
Prof Allan Matthews, The Leonardo Centre for Tribology & Surface Technology, University of Sheffield
12.45Horizon 2020 EU Funding
Craig Sharp, UK H2020 National Contact Point for NMP
13.00Technology Pitches
13.20Lunch, Networking & Exhibition
14.30Technology Pitches
14.50Exploiting Nanotechnology in Medicine - Artificial Trachea Case Study
Prof Alexander Seifalian, Professor of Nanotechnology & Regenerative Medicine, University College London
15.15Assessing Damage to Advanced Engineered Surfaces
John Nunn, Materials Division, National Physical Laboratory
15.40Advanced Coatings for Construction Applications
Dr Siva Bohm, Principal Scientist, Tata Steel Research & Development
16.05The Opportunities & Challenges in the Application of Nanotechnology to the Space Environment
Terry McCaul, Expert - Non Metallic Materials, Airbus Defence & Space
16.30Closing Remarks

Reasons to attend

HiPerNano 2013 feedback:

“I enjoyed the conference and thought that it went very well; the event had that certain “buzz” about it which is always the sign of a successful conference.”
Keith Harrison, Materials KTN

“Thanks to @nanoktn for excellent HiPerNano event today. Learned a lot & met some interesting people.”
Jim Bullock, iFormulate (via twitter)

Additional information

HiPerNano 2014 will take place on 13th March 2014 in London, and will again be sponsored by The IET. 

Registration information

Click here to download the delegate registration form or request a copy from

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