Chris Savage, Industrial Advisor, Nuclear Industry Association


Huw Jenkins, Fit for Nuclear Industrial Advisor, Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC)


Dave MacLellan, Executive Director, AILU


Jon Blackburn, Group Manager, TWI


Chris Sutcliff, Professor of Mechanical, Materials & Aerospace Engineering, University of Liverpool & Renishaw


Hywel Jarman, Director of External Affairs, EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation




Dr Uday Phadke, Chief Executive, CARTEZIA


Jan Lukaszewski, Techincal Manager & Ian Oliver, Marketing and Communications Manager, Aluminium Federation (ALFED)


Peter Winebloom, Technical Director, EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation


Alistair McKinlay, Technical Analyst, Jumpstart UK


Tom Donnelly, Product Strategy Manager, Productiv


Dr Steven Moseley, Chief Scientist (Power Tools & Accessories) at Hilti AG, Liechtenstein and Co-Chairman of EuroHM, the European Hard Materials Group of the European Powder Metallurgy Association (EPMA)

Jill S

Dawn Broad, Business Development Manager, National Skills Academy for Nuclear & Nuclear Manufacturing

Romilly Close



Romilly Close, Coventive Composites, Part of the NetComposites Group

Chair - Multimaterial Composites

Clive Carter

Clive Carter, Technical Project Manager, Saietta Group

All Saietta motors feature permanent high-power magnets and an axial flux architecture to ensure breathtaking levels of power and efficiency both as a motor and a generator.  Unique to this architecture is the ability to run directly off a DC power supply and switch internally at over 100 phases per revolution thus ensuring complete smoothness and ultra high torque from zero to maximum speed.  These unique features also simplify the external controls and guarantee a compact, lightweight package.

Marine Favre

Marine Favre, Project & Support Engineer, GRM Consulting

Integrated GRM Consulting team in 2013 after graduating as CAE Engineer and started working on passenger safety and train seat integrity on several rail related projects.

Since then has been involved in projects across a wide range of different sectors including automotive, aerospace, defence, rail and medical.


Been using Genesis for linear static analysis and its optimisation tools for wide range of project from automotive powertrain research to composite chassis for motorsport.


Now taking care of software trainings for Genesis and add-on optimisation tools in Ansys Mechanical and work actively to support our customers on their own projects.

Rob Lightfoot

Rob Lightfoot, Sales Engineer, CG Tech

5 year mechanical engineering apprenticeship with Simon-Hartley
6 years day release Newcastle College of FE attaining City & Guilds part 1&2. 
City & Guilds toolmaking with distinction.
Lentros Engineering, Massachusetts USA 1979-1986  Projects undertaken for Raytheon, Hughes Aircraft and other Aerospace companies.
Framingham State College – 3 Years Computer Science
1986-2005, Pathtrace Engineering Systems – Edgecam CADCAM software.
2005-Present, CGTech – VERICUT Simulation and Verification software.




Ben Morgan

Dr Robert Scudamore, Associate Director, TWI Ltd




Dave Harvey, Consultant - Surface Engineering, TWI Ltd





Henry Sarel-Cooke

Professor Ian Cooper, Technology Fellow Advanced NDT, TWI Ltd


Professor Rocco Lupoi, Director Science and Technology in Advanced Manufacturing (STAM), Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering Department, Trinity College Dublin

Laurent Espitalier



Laurent Espitalier, Technical Manager, Wallwork Cambridge

Laurent holds a MSc in Materials science and a MSc in surface engineering, both obtained with merit and was awarded the title of Ingenieur Maitre in Material Science. He recently completed a MBA with distinction and is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. Laurent is the senior manager in charge of R&D, material testing laboratory and coating processes at Wallwork in Cambridge. With nearly15 years of experience in process development in PVD and PECVD, he has been involved in numerous industrial projects involving SMEs, Multi-nationals and Universities worldwide.

Laurent is responsible for the strategic development and management of Wallwork’s research activities. His excellence is this role has enabled successful product and process development through building and leading a talented team, having innovative ideas and excellent project management skills. A short summary of his experience is listed below:

• Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
• Peer review articles for ‘Surface and Coating technology’.
• Staff recruitment and training.
• Industrial supervisor of PhD and MSc students
• Co-inventor on 1 patent



Jesus P

Dr. Jesús Peñafiel, Marketing Director, AMES S.A.


Dr Carl Diver, School of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering, University of Manchester


Dr Chris Keely, Senior Business Development Manager, Office of Corporate Partnership & Knowledge Exchange, Trinity Research and Innovation, Trinity College Dublin


Dr Uday Phadke, Chief Executive, CARTEZIA


Dr Amrit Chandan, CEO, Aceleron

Jill S

Lisa Edge, Director, Lancashare Limited


Stephen Crawley, Skills Director, Skills Training UK

Jack Taylor

Jack Taylor, Commercial Manager, Composite Metal Technology

After gaining his Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Edinburgh, Jack worked in the City building his commercial acumen. The desire to combine these two skills was achieved with a move to CMT in 2013, where his role focuses on business development and account management of commercial and government contracts.

Bernard Sikkel

Bernard Sikkel, Senior Specialist (Adhesives), 3M

Dr Sikkel is a senior specialist with 3M company and especially interested in the relationships between cyclic stress and durability in adhesively bonded joints and in achieving high speed assembly of complex structures using adhesives.

Lawrence Cook

Lawrence Cook, Research Fellow, Cranfield University

Lawrence researches joining techniques for composite and multi-material structures, and is knowledge base supervisor for the Innovate UK funded Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with bigHead. He worked previously at Scott Bader, as R&D Applications Engineer, and has diverse industrial experience, some in Germany. He holds a PhD from Cranfield, sponsored by the UK CAA, on Visual Inspection Reliability for Composite Aircraft Structures, and completed his MDes in Industrial Product Design at Coventry University.