The Science of Sustainability: A Roundtable Discussion featuring Prof Jihong Wang, Dr Kerry Kirwan, Dr Guy Barker and Prof David Griggs (Knowledge Centre)
Lean, Mean and Green: A Talk by Dr Kerry Kirwan (Knowledge Centre)
A car made out of carrots, chocolate and tofu? Welcome to motorsports engineering in the 21st century, courtesy of Dr Kerry Kirwan and his colleagues at the University of Warwick, who have pushed the boundaries of manufacturing with sustainable materials. Dr Kirwan demonstrates their eco car at TEDx Warwick 2012, but, he warns, it's not easy being green.
IET Viscount Nuffield Lecture 2012: Made in Britain (Institution of Engineering and Technology)
Dr Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, came to WMG in 2012 to deliver the IET's annual Viscount Nuffield Lecture. Dr Speth's lecture was on the subject of Premium Vehicle Manufacturing for a Global Economy.
Tête-à-Tête: Sustainability (Knowledge Centre)
Dr Andrew Clark and Dr Kerry Kirwan discuss sustainable energy and the problems encountered in finding a solution.
Rapid Prototyping: Interview with Dr Greg Gibbons (Knowledge Centre) Imagine a future where solid objects, such as spare parts for toys and appliances, can be printed straight from your computer whenever they are required. For Dr Greg Gibbons, head of WMG's Rapid Prototyping and Tooling team, this future is closer than we think. Dr Gibbons is an expert in Additive Layer Manufacturing - a range of processes that make solid objects from 3D computer models - but some manufacturers remain unsure that it creates strong and sound products. Part of Dr Gibbons's job is to convince them.
Recycling Plastics (Knowledge Centre)
Interview with Professor Jan Baeyens, Visiting Professor at the University of Warwick