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Warwick Centre for Industrial Ultrasonics open day

The Centre for Industrial Ultrasonics (CIU) at the University of Warwick is holding an Open Day event at Warwick's Department of Physics on Wednesday April 25th, 2018.

steve dixon

The event will feature an exhibition of products and services related to the field of ultrasonic technology, and a series of parallel seminars and presentations by CIU members on the results of their collaborative R&D projects with the CIU.

Tours of the CIU's laboratories will showcase some of the capabilities and latest developments in R&D projects managed for CIU members for which confidentiality agreements permit disclosures.

Public and private Investors with interests in backing innovative new technologies and projects will be invited, as will be the relevant press.

*Journalists are welcome to attend and will have the opportunity to speak with the researchers and members who are present at the CIU Open Day.*

Professor Steve Dixon, Director of the Warwick Centre for Industrial Ultrasonics, commented:

“The annual Open Day at the University of Warwick for the Centre for Industrial Ultransonics is a window on new innovations for industry involved in ultrasonic technology for SME industry and investors.”

Jim Doherty, Scale-up Director, Enterprise Europe Network and Inventya Limited, commented:

“Inventya work closely with innovative companies with real impact technologies and products, helping them to present their offering to the investment community ensuring they have maximum impact when engaged in fundraising.

“Inventya are passionate about entrepreneurs and look to develop long term relationships with entrepreneurs and their teams – and are proud to support the University of Warwick’s Centre for Industrial Ultrasonics”

The Programme for the event will be as follows:

10.30 Registration & Coffee
11.00 - 12.30 Networking exhibition & lab tours
12.30 - 13.30 LUNCH
13.30 - 15.30 Presentations on innovation management, new research / collaborative projects:

15.30 - 16.00 Focus Group Feed Back and Q&A (Steve Dixon/Alan Finn)


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Image: Professor Steve Dixon, Director of the Warwick Centre for Industrial Ultrasonics - credit University of Warwick (CLICK IMAGE FOR HIGH RES)

There will be a small price for admission for delegates to cover catering costs and also an opportunity to take up exhibition spaces on tables which will be provided in the central exhibition area.

£25.00 CIU members - to include exhibition space if required

£50.00 Non- CIU Members - meeting & lunch

£75.00 Non-CIU Members - with exhibition space

The Centre for Industrial Ultrasonics (CIU) at the University of Warwick consists of a team of over 30 researchers across the Faculty of Science, led by four highly experienced academics who have run a number of very successful, large scale research projects and technology transfer programmes.

CIU was set up to help industrial organisations get access to specialised research expertise and equipment.

Professor Steve Dixon has been working in ultrasonics research for over 25 years, and has worked on collaborative R&D projects with over 50 different industrial partners.

He established the Centre for Industrial Ultrasonics in 2011 in order to make it easier for industry and particularly SMEs to engage with University research. He is a Royal Society Industry Research Fellow and also holds a 5 year EPSRC Fellowship, researching a new generation of ultrasonic transducers.

He has previously served as the Academic Chair of and is currently a founding Member of the EPSRC funded Research Centre for NDE. He has previously held a 5 year Royal Academy of Engineering Fellowship and a 5 year EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship.

For 10 years he was the Editor-in-Chief of Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation and is on the editorial boards of Insight and NDT&E International. In recognition of his work to deliver impact and real world benefits to industry he was made a Warwick Ventures Enterprise Champion.

Further information contact:

Luke Walton, International Press Manager

+44 (0) 7824 540 863

+44 (0) 2476 150 868

L dot Walton dot 1 at warwick dot ac dot uk


*Journalists are welcome to attend*