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School seminars

We hold regular seminars in the school to discuss a wide range of exciting and thought-provoking research topics.

Speakers include both members of staff and invited guests. If you are interested in attending one of our seminars, please contact stating the date and title of the event, and why it interests you.

DateEvent Guest speakerTopic
13 December 2023 

Panel Session: Sam Evans and Phil Bowen

Promotion and Motivation for Research

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29 November 2023 Panel Session: with Professors Adrian Porch, Tony Jefferson and Dr Andrew CrayfordGrowing your Research Group

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15 November 2023 Dr Anthony Soroka, Anita Howman, Mari Nowell and Ailsa DaviesFunding your Research

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1 November 2023 Professor Peter Cleall and Nathan Roberts

Career Review, The Probation Period, and FEH Accreditation

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25 October 2023 Professors Rhys Pullin, Alan Kwan, and Sam Evans

The Academic Interview Process

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18 October 2023 15:30IROHMS Professor Steven Schockaert, School of Computer Science and Informatics, Cardiff UniversityDistilling Conceptual Knowledge from Language Models
12 October 2023 11:00HRC Professor Songdong Shao, Dongguan University of Technology, ChinaMesh free Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) modelling for coastal and offshore applications
11 October 2023 11:00Engineering Net ZeroProfessor Meysam Qadrdan

Engineering Net Zero (MSc) at Cardiff University.

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Open to home and international students.

25 September 2023 15:30IROHMS Speaker 1:  Professor Dr Yuichi Nakamura, Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University, JAPAN

Speaker 2:  Dr Jun-ichiro Furukawa, Research Scientist Man-Machine Collaboration Research Team, RIKEN, Kyoto, Japan
Assistive and Supportive Technology for Everyone

Exoskeleton Robot System and Assistive Control Strategies
6 September 2023 13:00 – 15:00RESCOM Dr Christian Gauss, University of Waikato, New ZealandExploring the efficiency of natural and bio-derived resources for the development of new materials at the University of Waikato
15 August 2023 11:00 – 12:00HVMProfessor Dr. Fazleena Badurdeen, Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing, University of Kentucky, USALeveraging 6R-based Sustainable Manufacturing for Advancing Towards Circular Economy
14 June 2023 13:30 – 16:30IROHMSSarah Brandt and Roslyn Rios, NewsGuardTrust Data for Training AI Models: NewsGuard's Human Intelligence Solution to the AI Problem
17 May 2023REFProfessor Adrian PorchWorkshop: How to write an AFI: Interactive session; Peer to peer learning

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10 May 2023REF

Dr. Jonny Lees

Requirements for Environment. ENGIN experience and take home messages from REF2021 Environment

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3 May 2023REFProfessor Rossi SetchiREF review panel: ENGIN experience with preparing REF2021 Requirements for Quality

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26 April 2023ENGIN Research Seminar Series 2023

Professor Cathy Holt

Cardiff University School of Engineering

Experience with REF2021 review panel UoA 12

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19  April 2023ENGIN Research Seminar Series 2023

Professor Philip Bowen

Cardiff University School of Engineering

REF: requirements for impact

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30 March 2023 11:00 to 13:00CREWE

Professor Yi-Bing Cheng

Foshan Xianhu Laboratory, Foshan City, Guangdong Province, China.

Professor Agustin Valera-Medina

Centre of Excellence on Ammonia Engineering, School of Engineering, Cardiff University, UK

Seminar on Ammonia Energy Applications
29 March 2023 14:00CHFDr Xiaobang Shan, NPLOn-wafer S-parameter measurements of planar circuits at millimetre-wave and terahertz frequencies
28 March 2023 11:00 to 12:00ENGIN Research Seminar Series 2023

Professor Caroline Lear

Professor in Earth Science, Director of Research, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Experience with REF2021 review panel UoA 7

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22 March 2023 14:00CHFDr Stefano Leoni, School of Chemistry, CUSemiconductors for technological applications: from crystal structure prediction, to crystallisation, to transport properties
22 March 2023ENGIN Research Seminar Series 2023
Mrs Jennifer Hulin
Senior Planning Advisor, Cardiff University
Introduction to the Research Excellence Framework

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09 March 2023: 12:00 to 13:00
Dr Lucas Hof, PhD
École de technologie supérieure, Université du Québec, Canada
Towards intelligent circular manufacturing process: Circular Manufacturing 4.0
22 February 2023 15:30 to 16:30HVM

Dr Carolina Guerra Figueroa

Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile

Advantages of producing materials with smart properties by additive manufacturing
22 February 2023 10:30HRC

Professor Songdong Shao

Dongguan University of Technology, China

Development of Engineering Software for Industrial Applications
15 February 2023 13:00CHFE

Dr Jung Han Choi

Fraunhofer Institute (Heinrich-Hertz Institute), Berlin, Germany

Recent high-speed RF Researches for optical communications at the Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz Institute
01 February 2023 13:00CHFE

Professor Michela Meo

Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Sustainability challenges in radio access networks
16 November 2022 12:00 to 13:00GRC 

Professor Rao Martand Singh

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at NTNU, Norway

Geothermal energy pile foundations for heating & cooling buildings
02 November 2022 5:00 to 16:00RAIMDr Yuanchang Liu (UCL)Advanced autonomy for marine robots
19 October 2022GRC 

Joanne Kwan

Senior Research Manager, CIRIA

Extreme weather events and contaminated land – current and future Challenges
28 September 2022IROHMS

Md Atiqur Rahman Ahad


Activity Understanding based on Vision and Sensors: Some Healthcare Perspectives
10 August 2022GRC

Professor Deyi Hou

School of Environment in Tsinghua University, China

Sustainable Remediation of Contaminated Soil:
Past, Present, and Future
13 July 2022TPMSM

Dr Riccardo Maddalena

Cardiff University

The future of construction materials: durability and sustainability
06 July 2022CHFE

Professor Kangwoo Cho

Division of Environmental Science and Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)

Environmental Electrochemistry for water treatment and energy harvesting
24 June 2022RESCOMProfessor Tomoya Nishiwaki and Tomoya Asakawa3D printing and THz spectroscopy in Concrete @ Tohoku University
16 June 2022HRC

Clay Walden and Daniel Carruth

Mississippi State University, USA

Off-Road Autonomy Research at the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems at Mississippi State University
16 June 2022IROHMS

Professor Ah-Hwee Tan

Professor of Computer Science, Singapore Management University

Cognitive computing: Theories, models and applications
15 June 2022TPMSM

Professor Gao Min

Magnetics & Materials, Cardiff School of Engineering

Developing High Performance Thermoelectric Materials for Thermal Energy Harvesting
15 June 2022CHFE

Dr Jin Li

Centre for High Frequency Engineering, Cardiff School of Engineering

Macromolecular engineering of synthetic cells using an integrated microfluidic platform
09 June 2022IROHMS

Professor George Huang

Professor in Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Hong Kong

Cyber-Physical Internet (CPI) for Cross-Border Logistics of Manufactured Products
07 June 2022IROHMS

Dr Rob Deaves

Robotic System Architect, Dyson UK

Horizon in Autonomous Robotics
18 May 2022TPMSM

Dr Samuel Bigot

Robotic System Architect, Dyson UK

Machine Learning & Advanced Manufacturing – A Personal Perspective
04 May 2022TPMSM

Dr Peter Theobald

MedEng, Cardiff School of Engineering

Towards Multi-Physical Additive Manufacturing
20 April 2022TPMSM

Adriana and Johanna

Colombian School of Engineering Julio Garavito, Colombia

Evaluation of the effect of adding iron oxide to an Al-Mg-Si alloy in microstructure and hardness: a novel aluminum-iron oxide composite from industrial by-products
13 April 2022IROHMS

Reda Mansy

Cardiff University, Computer Science

Human-Robot Interaction: Libraries in Human Detection and Object Recognition
8 June 2022ENGIN Research Seminar Series
Royal Academy of Engineering-Sêr Cymru Research, Fellow
Hydro-environmental Research Centre, Cardiff University, UK
How do logjams slow the flow? Prediction of logjam-generated upstream backwater rise and flow redistribution

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9 March 2022ENGIN Research Seminar Series

Professor David Wallis

Institute for Compound Semiconductors, School of Engineering, Cardiff University

Gallium Nitride: A Green Semiconductor

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9 February 2022ENGIN Research Seminar Series

Dr Lorenzo Morini

Applied and Computational Mechanics Research group, School of Engineering, Cardiff University

Vibration control and wave filtering using quasicrystalline phononic structures

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12 January 2022ENGIN Research Seminar Series

Dr Daniel Zabek

Magnetics and Materials Research Group, School of Engineering, Cardiff University

Ferroelectric and Ferromagnetic Smart Materials and Fluids

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8 December 2021IROHMS

Dr Abdullah Alhusin Alkhdur

Cardiff University

Using EEG brain signals to facilitate a collaborative human-robot assembly
17 November 2021ENGIN Research Seminar Series

Dr Ameya Rege

Institute of Materials Research, German Aerospace Center Cologne.

Computational multiscale modelling of nanostructured porous materials

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21 July 2021IROHMS

Dr Ze Ji

Cardiff University

Robot learning and active sensing
07 July 2021CHFE

Dr Tommaso Cappello

University of Bristol

Improving the linearity-efficiency trade-off in RF sub-systems
23 June 2021IROHMS

Dr Emmanuel Senft

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Designing robotic technologies for natural interactions with humans
16 June 2021IROHMS

Professor Daniel Polani

University of Hertfordshire

Empowerment: Theme and Variations
9 June 2021IROHMS

Dr Jos Elfring


Mapping, localisation, and world modelling in automated driving
2 June 2021IROHMS

Dr Cristian Vergara

KU Leuven

Chorrobot: Challenging Operations using Reactive ROBOT control
2 June 2021IROHMS

Dr Ziad Salem

Joanneum Research

I4RC (Illumination for Robotic Control):  The potential of visible light communication, positioning and sensing in the robotic domain.
26 May 2021IROHMS

Dr Tom Carlson

University College London (UCL)

Shared Control for Assistive Robotics and Brain-Machine Interfaces
12 May 2021 

Dr Juan D. Hernández Vega

Cardiff School of Engineering

Motion Planning for Multipurpose Autonomous Systems
11 May 2021Cardiff TWS

Dr Bing Zhang

Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS)

Composites delamination suppression and prediction
5 May 2021CHFE 

Prof George Dimitrakis

Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham

Dielectric spectroscopy; a viable tool for process monitoring and optimisation of processes