Invite Speaker I:
Dr Simon Barrans: BSc in Nuclear Engineering (Manchester University), PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Huddersfield University). Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and serves on their Academic Assessment Committee and Academic Standards Panel. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Dr Barrans spent 5 years in the Nuclear Industry before entering academia. For 8 years he was the leader of the Mechanical Engineering Subject Area at Huddersfield. Over the past 20 years Dr Barrans has supervised a number of PhD students and has published extensively on topics including air bearings, V-band clamps and multi-criteria optimisation. He is an editor for the Central European Journal of Engineering and a reviewer for seven other international journals. In 2014 he moved to the Turbocharger Research Institute at Huddersfield and is currently investigating the optimisation of turbine and compressor housings, high temperature bolted joints, wheel burst prediction and containment modelling and the use of V-band retainers in turbochargers.Speakers in 2023 to be announced soon......
University of Huddersfield, UK