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Early Career Professionals Best Railway Paper 2017

Call for Papers

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Hear from several young railway professionals who will deliver a presentation on a technical subject of their choice.

Date and Time

16 November 2017 - 18:00-21:00


London, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Contact Natalie Sullivan at nsullivan@theiet.org or on 01438 765636 for more information.

About this event

Do you want to feel inspired?

Come and hear our Railway Young Professional speakers give their short presentations and demonstrate their presentation skills by presenting to a panel of expert judges on a technical subject of their choice.

Anyone may attend as part of the audience so if you have an interest in railway engineering and technology come along and support the event.

This offers Young Professionals the opportunity to showcase their presentation skills on a railway technical topic of their choosing, to win a cash prize.

The Finalists are:

Katherine Clarke, Assistant Project Engineer, Network Rail
Title - Rationalised Autotransformer System Protection on the Great Western Mainline Electrification

Ajtony Farkas, Graduate Mechanical Engineer, ESG Rail
Title - Investigating the Effect of Track Quality on a Railway Vehicle’s Stopping Distance

Lakshan Subenthiran, Assistant Project Engineer - Northern Line Upgrade 2, London Underground
Title - Unlocking the Northern Line's Potential

Mohammad Reza Zolfaghari, Doctoral Research Student & PGTA, Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education
Title - Improving Requirements Management Accuracy for Future Railway Infrastructure Projects by Means of System Dynamics Tools

Chen Zhao, Graduate Design Engineer, Siemens
Title - Feasibility and Performance Analysis of the Static Frequency Converter Supplied AC Traction Power System


Alongside the presentation we have a keynote in the evening, with speaker:

Stephen Dapré CEng MIET MIRSE Signalling Design Group Manager Reading/Swindon/Cardiff at Network Rail - giving a talk on Crossrail 2

This is a great opportunity to meet members of the engineering community and learn more about the IET Railway Technical and Professional Network.


18:00 - Registration and refreshments
18:30 - Welcome & judges' introductions
18:40 - Young Professionals presentations
19:40 - Keynote speaker: Stephen Dapré
20:30 - Announcement of winner and photographs
20:45 - Vote of thanks
20:45 - Close of event

Reasons to attend

  • Be part of the audience
  • Come and hear our Railway YP finalists give their short presentations
  • You will get the chance to listen to some exciting engineering presentations, network, interact with presenters and other audience members and, more importantly, help develop a Young Professional's presentation skills

Continuing Professional Development

CPD logo declaring this event can contribute 2 hours towards your Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.


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