This two-day meeting will ensure the breadth of research currently being undertaken in these areas are represented fully. The first day will focus on research into the design of novel materials. The second day will concentrate on the development of novel manufacturing techniques.

Meet the speakers

This event will bring together leading members from the community to hear key information from our invited speakers.

Stay tuned for further speaker announcements in the lead up to this event.


Professor Woon-Hong Yeo

Dr. Yeo is a TEDx alumnus and biomechanical engineer. Currently, Dr. Yeo is an Assistant Professor at the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Yeo received his BS in mechanical engineering from INHA University, Korea in 2003 and received his PhD in mechanical engineering and genome sciences at the University of Washington, Seattle in 2011. From 2011-2013, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Beckman Institute and Frederick Seitz Materials Research Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research focuses on the fundamental and applied aspects of nanomechanics, biomolecular interactions, soft materials, and nano-microfabrication for nanoparticle biosensing and unusual electronic system development, with an emphasis on bio-interfaced translational nanoengineering. Dr. Yeo is a recipient of a number of awards, including BMES Innovation and Career Development Award, Virginia Commercialization Award, Blavatnik Award Nominee, NSF Summer Institute Fellowship, Notable Korean Scientist Awards, and Best Paper/Poster Awards at ASME conferences.


Dr Patrick Bradley

Dr Patrick Bradley received the PhD degree from Dublin City University 2009. From then to 2013, he was an IRC Empower postdoctoral researcher at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University College Dublin. In 2014, he joined the Antenna and Electromagnetics Group, Queen Mary, University of London, as an IRC Elevate Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow before returning to Dublin City University in 2017. Dr Bradley is active in many areas, including computational electromagnetics, optimisation, model order reduction, antennas, metamaterials and transformation electromagnetics. Over the past three years, he has focused on developing next generational computational algorithms that will bridge the gap between what is theoretically possible using transformation optics and what can be realised using existing additive manufacturing technology.


Murray Niman

Murray Niman (BSc, MIET) is a principal research engineer within the BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Laboratories (AI-Labs) at Great Baddow, Chelmsford Essex. Originally a Marconi-sponsored student, he has had broad experience of rf/microwave engineering, technologies and systems for more than 30 years and currently works within the Antennas and Electromagnetics (A&EM) Group. An early focus on radar and satcoms system hardware has evolved over time to broader applications of rf/microwave phased arrays, simulation software and advanced technologies including metamaterials, RFMEMS and IoT/5G communications.


Candice Majewski

Candice is a senior lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, with over 15 years’ experience in the field of Additive Manufacturing. She is a founding member of the University of Sheffield’s Centre for Advanced Additive Manufacturing (AdAM), an inter-disciplinary research group comprising members from across the University, and manages the Centre’s Advanced Polymer Sintering Laboratory. During her career to date she has built up a large network of academic and industrial collaborators, focussing much of her research towards improving 3D printing materials and processes in order to increase their potential for widespread industrial usage. In 2011 she was awarded the International Outstanding Young Researcher in Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Award for her contributions in this field.


Christopher Tuck

Christopher Tuck is Professor of Materials Engineering, FIET, Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in AM (AM-CDT. With over £8.6M as PI in the field, he specialises in the coupled materials-process aspects of AM, particularly the controlled deposition of new AM materials. He has published widely in leading international journals (e.g. Mat. Sci. & Eng A, Proc Roy Soc.) is on the editorial board for Nature Scientific Reports and is a regular invited speaker/keynote at international conferences/industry events (e.g. EUSPEN 2016, TMS and MS&T in the USA). Co-Founder of a successful spin-out and central to 3 patent families, he works closely with industry (e.g. leading I:UK ALSAM & FLAC projects).


James Churm

James graduated in 2013 with MEng(Hons) in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the University of Birmingham, where he specialised in on-body adaptive antenna design. He went on to study for a Ph.D. in Microfabrication for Bioengineering focusing on optimising fabrication processes for neural interfaces. In 2017 James became a research fellow in the Metamaterials Engineering Laboratory at the University of Birmingham, under the direction of Dr Alexandros Feresidis, where he is developing new metamaterial systems and fabrication processes for future millimetre wave and terahertz applications.


Dr Flynn Castles

Dr Flynn Castles is a Lecturer in the Antennas and Electromagnetics Group at Queen Mary University of London