Researcher chosen to present at STEM for BRITAIN 2017

Dr Sam Tammas-Williams, Research Associate in the Department, selected to present his research in Parliament today (Monday 13th March) at STEM for BRITAIN (formally SET for BRITAIN).

Sam Tammas Williams headshotChosen from over 500 abstract entries, Sam is one of only 35% to be selected to present at the House of Commons. His research, titled "Making Additive Manufacturing Live Up to the Hype", will be part of the Engineering Sciences session, and provides the opportunity for discussion with over 100 Members of both Houses of Parliament.

Based in the research group Designing Alloys for Resource Efficiency (DARE) and working with Professor Iain Todd, GKN/Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair Additive Manufacturing, Sam's research focuses on the of capabilities of additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, at a larger scale and looks at fatigue life of the materials produced.

Posters will be be judged by the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee, based on scientific merit and the researchers ability to communicate their work "in terms intelligible to an interested lay person".

Prizes include: Gold Award, £3000; Silver Award, £2000; Bronze Award, £1000; Engineering medal.

Further information

Established in 1997, the aim of STEM for BRITAIN is to encourage, support and promote Britain's early-stage and early-career research scientists and engineers who are an essential part of continuing progress in, and development of, UK research. It is supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Institute of Physics and the Society of Biology.