2018 Archive

Mon 5th March – Dr. Fayyaz Rehman – “An overview of Additive Manufacturing Technology and its applications”

Recent advancements in the field of Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology and its applications have opened exciting opportunities for the manufacturing industry to adopt this technology as the future of manufacturing. The successful application of this technology in some sectors has forced industry and academia to do research and explore its application in wide range of sectors like consumer products, automotive, aerospace, medical, engineering/construction and many more areas. This talk will give an overview of Additive Manufacturing fundamentals, some key sub-processes/technologies which are being used successfully in the industry as well as application and future of Additive Manufacturing (AM) in different sectors.

Dr. Fayyaz Rehman is an Associate Professor in the Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering at Southampton Solent University (UK) and is the lead tutor and researcher in the area of engineering design. Before joining academia Fayyaz worked as material handling equipment and supporting steel structure designer in industry for over 5 years. Fayyaz has over 15 years of experience in teaching and research in the fields of engineering design and manufacture both in UK and overseas. He worked on an internationally funded advanced engineering design and manufacture education related project in collaboration with six other universities of the world. His research interests are Concurrent Engineering, CAD/CAM/CAE, Advanced Manufacturing Techniques especially Additive Manufacturing Techniques and their applications.

Mon 5th February 2018 – Dr. Rick Stafford, Bournemouth University – “The ecology of marine fisheries and its role in a changing political landscape”

Fish are a vital part of the marine ecosystem, and understanding their ecology should play a vital role in managing the marine environment, and especially the fishing industry. This talk will examine the basics of fisheries science, but also explore new research which suggests that overexploiting fish stocks can have unforeseen consequences, such as directly contributing to climate change. It will also examine the relationship between fisheries science, ecology and politics, and explore whether political changes such as Brexit may help or hinder the recovery of UK fish stocks.

Dr Rick Stafford is a Principal Academic in Marine Conservation at Bournemouth University, working both in the natural and social science aspects of conservation. His interests are in the effective protection of biodiversity, biomass and ecosystem function in the marine environment, and has conducted work on the wider ecological issues of fishing, and the effectiveness of solutions such as marine protected areas worldwide.

Mon 15th January 2018 – Prof Tim Underwood – From genome to clinic – tales from the oesophagus

Tim will illustrate how early detection of oesophageal cancer is enabled by genome sequencing, and how large-scale sequencing of patients is uncovering the biology behind this disease, enabling life-saving surgery and treatment to be targeted to the individual.

Tim Underwood is a surgeon at University Hospital Southampton with a special interest in oesophageal cancer and minimally invasive surgical techniques, and also Professor of Gastrointestinal Surgery at the University of Southampton.

Following a Medical Research Council (MRC) Clinician Scientist Fellowship, he became a Cancer Research UK & Royal College of Surgeons of England Advanced Clinician Scientist Fellow in April 2017.

Professor Underwood leads a programme of research studying the role of the tumour microenvironment in cancer development and progression. His team develop and apply advanced technologies to understand tumour complexity in oesophageal cancer including highly parallel genome-wide expression profiling of single cells using nanoliter droplets (DropSeq) and the generation of multicellular organoid models.

Professor Underwood is a member of the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Upper GI Clinical Studies Group and he is a member of the Steering Committee of the Oesophageal Cancer Clinical and Molecular Stratification (OCCAMS) consortium. He is a past Chairman of the Oesophageal Cancer Westminster Campaign and a trustee of Heartburn Cancer UK.