On 16 Jan 2018 the third KTN event for Metamaterials took place in London, focussing on Industrial and Commercial Applications of Metamaterials. Pavel Petrov, one of our first years, presented a poster for the first time, and our CDT Director, Alastair Hibbins, was invited to introduce the CDT to the about 150 industry and academic representatives with his talk “Creating new leaders for academia and industry: Exeter’s collaborative approach to doctoral training in functional and meta-materials”.
The talk was well received and provided an excellent opportunity to showcase the breadth of the CDT. We used the KTN event to catch up with existing partners and build links with new companies, e.g. Metaboards and Metasonics, who are currently recruiting – we will try to invite them for talks in our Beyond A PhD series later this year.
The next big event in Materials Science will be the Materials Research Exchange & Investor Showcase 2018 (MRE2018) on 12 and 13 March 2018 in London, with over 1000 expected exhibitors. Staff and PGRs are ecouraged to register now – the delegate rate will be £0 until 8 February 2018 (early bird rate).