Congratulations to all of the brilliant WMG students who graduated at the University of Warwick’s Summer Ceremony this week.
This year a total of 294 Master’s and Postgraduate Research students graduated from across WMG.
Professor David Mullins, Acting Head of WMG said: “It was a delight for us to honour the achievements of our new graduates at the degree congregation. It is a wonderful day of celebration for our students, with their family and friends, as they leave their studies to embark on the next stage of their careers.
“We wish them all the very best for their futures and the impact that each will make on their companies and communities.”
Professor Mullins added: “All of us at WMG are very proud of our alumni including Dr Roy Cheung who was also honoured at the ceremony and presented with an Honorary Doctor of Science. Dr Cheung also gave a stirring speech to our graduates on the opportunities that lie ahead.”
We are delighted to announce that one of our PhD students, Siddartha Khastgir, has been recognised as part of the prestigious FORBES 30 Under 30 Europe Industry list.
Siddartha joined other ‘young disruptors’ at an exclusive launch event in London last night (Monday 22 January 2018), to celebrate the brightest young entrepreneurs and breakout talent in Europe.
Siddartha sits within the Intelligent Vehicles team at WMG working under the supervision of Professor Paul Jennings on ‘Developing testing methodologies for ensuring safety of autonomous vehicles and his work is influencing international standards.’
In June 2017 he was elected to the respected IMechE Council of Members. He also holds a number of other key positions at IMechE too, as Chair of the IMechE International Young Member Committee, and as a member of the International Strategy Board of IMechE.
In April he also received the prestigious ITS UK national award for Young Professional of the Year in the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), and more recently he was declared the UK’s leading engineer under 30 at the TechWorks Awards.
One of our PhD students, Siddartha Khastgir, has been declared the UK’s leading engineer under 30 at last night’s TechWorks Awards.
The awards celebrate the year’s key electronics innovations, people and companies from across the UK and Ireland. While these are the inaugural TechWorks Awards, they follow on from the NMI Awards, which ran from 2001 to 2016.
Siddartha was presented with his award by the BBC’s technology correspondent, Rory Cellan-Jones, who said the “quality of the field was outstanding.
“Siddartha’s personal skill set, work effort and initiative are making a big difference to WMG. Whilst still at an early stage in his career, he is already recognised widely, and internationally.”
WMG doctoral graduate, Pinar Satilmis has received a Faculty of Science Doctoral Thesis Award for her PhD project “High Fidelity Sky Models”.
Pinar’s thesis, “High Fidelity Sky Models” involved investigating innovative ways to simulate light, to accurately replicate real world lighting and cloud illumination in virtual environments. Pinar investigated a number of different methods including generating animated virtual environments to model changes in skylight in real time and using machine learning to predict light values.
One of our PhD candidate’s, Siddartha Khastgir has been elected to the respected IMechE Council of Members. The Council guides and advises the Trustee Board on strategy, membership and other key issues for IMechE.
Siddartha says: “I am pleased and honoured to be elected to the IMechE Council. I would like to thank the Institution and all its members worldwide for the faith and responsibility they have bestowed upon me.
“I am looking forward to working with the rest of the Council members and the Trustee board, and contributing towards the future of our Institution and engineering as a profession.”
Newly elected Siddartha will sit on the Council for a three year period. He holds a number of other key positions at IMechE too, as Chair of the IMechE International Young Member Committee, and as a member of the International Strategy Board of IMechE.
PhD researcher sought to help test huge car electrical system that will stretch from Newcastle to London
Car battery researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick have just bought specialist “Hardware-in-the-Loop” high power computing equipment. This will connect real time high tech battery research testing at the University of Warwick with simultaneous tests on real advanced hybrid electric vehicle components at five other universities. Now WMG are looking to recruit a PhD research student to run the battery test while connecting it to an England wide simultaneous test of a vehicle’s electrical systems.
PhD Candidate Siddartha Khastgir has received the prestigious ITS UK national award for Young Professional of the Year in the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).
ITS UK is a membership association for the promotion of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). It is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to promote the benefits of ITS and expand the ITS market in the UK.
Kateryna Hechu, the lead author of a research paper entitled ‘Real-Time Measurement of Contraction Behaviour of Peritectic Steels During Solidification,’ has, along with her co-authors been awarded the prestigious 2017 Jerry Silver Award by The Association of Iron and Steel Technology (AIST).
AIST represents an international network of steel industry knowledge and expertise. It is a non-profit organisation with 17,500 members from more than 70 countries.
The Jerry Silver award is presented to the author of a process metallurgy or product applications technical paper judged to be the ‘best of class’ by the AIST Metallurgy – Processing, Products and Applications Technology Committee. One of the authors must be a student.
He is undoubtedly one of WMG’s most experienced doctoral supervisors, noted for his academic rigour, quiet efficiency and capacity for hard work, as well as his loyalty to colleagues and dedicated supervision of his students. It comes as no surprise that Paul’s approach has won the highest respect and admiration from colleagues, students, and industrial collaborators.
For the third year running WMG has sponsored the SET for Britain awards, and this year was delighted to present PhD student Thomas Rogers with the silver Engineering Award.
Thomas, a student at University College London, and originally from Banbury, beat off stiff competition from over 50 other hopefuls, to receive the award for his innovative engineering project on cargo inspection which also earned him a £2,000 prize.