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HetSys student rise to the challenge once again in the fourth HetSys Industry Study Group

Last week HetSys CDT students, together with staff and students from across the Faculty, took part in the fourth HetSys Industry Study Group.

We welcomed representatives from National Grid ESO and Adjacency who presented challenges focussing on the barriers that hamper current natural gas consumers in moving towards alternative lower carbon heating methods and the optimisation of fibre glass composite panels manufacturing, respectively.

Our students really rose to the challenge, and worked quickly and efficiently over the 3 days to devise, model, code and compute solutions to these complex problems using a variety computational and mathematical techniques and theories. Once again, this event really demonstrated the highly collaborative and interdisciplinary nature of HetSys.

Adam Connolly, Director at Adjacency said:

The HetSys study group was an invaluable experience. With an enthusiastic and expert team rapidly developing and integrating a range of contrasting approaches to the complex challenge we set them, our understanding and ability to execute in this field has advanced rapidly in the space of just a few days. I can’t recommend the hetSys event or team highly enough, and the deliverables from this event give us a solid grounding for future collaboration

Dave Parfitt, Senior Data Analysist at National Grid ESO said:

Well done to the HetSys team! It was a super well organised event and I was really impressed with the students’ ability to go from effectively zero background knowledge to a fully featured, working analysis within two days, even if they were still tweaking the model during the final presentation! It was great to see the fresh ideas coming in and some good examples of how we would like our internal models to function in the coming years.
The event was an excellent opportunity for our students to apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired through the HetSys training programme beyond their PhD projects. Oscar Holroyd, Second Year PhD student with HetSys commented that:

The December 2022 industry study group gave us an excellent pair of challenges. It was certainly a very frantic three days with both groups working right up to (and even during) the final day’s presentations. We managed to achieve a huge amount, and it was great to come together and focus on a single problem from our various perspectives. I’m definitely looking forward to a repeat next year.

Study Groups with industry have been running for over fifty years. They have been hugely successful in solving problems and providing insight for various organisations. Previous events have pump-primed current co-funded HetSys PhD projects with AWE and Astra Zeneca.

We would like to offer our thanks to the Knowledge Transfer Network and of course to our colleagues from Adjacency and National Grid ESO for their time and input. We look forward to future opportunities to collaborate.

Fri 16 Dec 2022, 15:32

Upcoming Event: HetSys Industry Study Group - 12 - 14 December 2022

HetSys is pleased to announce that it will be running a third Industry Study Group, in partnership with the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN).

Mathematical Science Study Groups with industry have been running for over fifty years and, having started with pioneering work in the UK in the 1960s, these groups now take place all over the world in a huge variety of shapes and sizes. They have been hugely successful in solving problems and providing insight for various organisations. Building on the successful sessions of 2017, 2019, virutally in 2020 and in Sprint 2022. HetSys and KTN are delighted to host this event for a multidisciplinary research audience of HetSys PhD students and their supervisors, academics and associated colleagues between the 12 - 14 December, on campus at Radcliffe House.

Mon 21 Nov 2022, 10:07

Upcoming Event: HetSys-KTN Industry Engagement Day - 12 September

The HetSys CDT has a range of existing project partnersLink opens in a new window who collaborate with its academics and co-fund PhD research projects, and is keen to grow this pool further. Innovate UK KTN and HetSys are organising an Industry Day which will take place in two stages. The first stage will be online event on 12th September, 1-4pm where an overview of the CDT and its research capabilities will take place. This will be followed by an in-person event on the Warwick Campus on 22nd September to link industry partners with potential academic collaborators and develop project ideas.

The online event aims to create further awareness of the state-of-the-art multiscale modelling research capabilities at Warwick and look at the various ways that Industry partners could engage with HetSys, ranging from Study Groups though to co-funded and co-supervised PhD projects.

The in-person event will provide an opportunity for discussion with potential academic partners, and opportunities to co-create and develop PhD projects either for October 2023 start, or October 2024.

For further details and to register, please visit the event webpage

Thu 25 Aug 2022, 14:29

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