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WMG Associate Professor Lecture Series

WMG Associate Professor Lecture Series

Associate Professors Dr Mark Elliott & Dr Michael Auinger

Monday 1st February 2021, 1:00-2:30pm

Host: Paul Jennings

Unfortunately, due to technical issues Michael Auinger's presentation has been postponed. Mark Elliott will go ahead as planned at 1:00pm. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Speaker Biographies

Dr Michael Auinger joined WMG as an Assistant Professor for Materials Modelling in March 2015 and was promoted to Associate Professor, specializing in the field of Transport Phenomena, Thermodynamics and Corrosion in March 2020.

Dr Auinger obtained his diploma of Chemical Engineering in 2005 and his doctorate of Technical Sciences in 2009 (both from Johannes Kepler University, Austria). After this, Dr Auinger spend some time as a postdoctoral researcher at the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Eisenforschung GmbH (Duesseldorf, Germany) and as a Consultant for Theoretical Chemistry.

Awards: TP Hoar Award from the British Institute of Corrosion (2016) & EOS Prize of the European Optical Society (2016)

Talk title: "Materials Modelling and Corrosion - Insights from examples to connect theory with reality"


Dr Mark Elliott is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Digital Healthcare, WMG.

Mark's core research focuses on data analysis methods for monitoring, measuring and modelling human movement and physiology to infer health status. His work further extends into the broader area of using wearable and on-the-body sensing devices to make objective measures of human behaviour and behaviour change. Much of Mark's research is highly applied and involves collaborating with commercial and NHS partners. He has received funding from EPSRC, Innovate UK and SBRI Healthcare, as well as direct industrial funding. Prior to his current position, Mark was a Research Fellow in the Sensory Motor Neuroscience (SyMoN) lab at the University of Birmingham. He completed his PhD at Aston University, developing intelligent systems to discriminate between different walking patterns.

Talk title and abstract:

Keeping mobile: Understanding human behaviour and health through the measurement of movement.

Our movements can be performed with little thought or attention, such as walking, or they can involve a lot of concentration and training, such as in dance and sport. Either way, by measuring and analysing how we move, it is possible to gain a lot of insight into people's behaviour and even their health. In this talk I will give an overview of my research in human movement analysis and how it has led me to study many different subject areas, from understanding how dancers and musicians keep in time through to personalised surgical plans for people having a total hip replacement.

You are warmly invited to attend these lectures. Please register your details below and if you have any questions, please contact

Upcoming lectures - dates for your diary

Monday 22nd February 2021, 12:00-1:00pm - Associate Professor Dhammika Widanalage

Friday 12th March 2021, 12:00-1:30 - Kurt Debattista, Reader and Associate Professor Stuart Coles

Tuesday 30th March 2021, 12:00-1:30 - Associate Professors Prakash Srirangam Venkata and Claire Dancer

Registration Closed

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