MATERIALS AND DESIGN FORUM

Dr Steve Morris, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Smart Materials and Technical Textiles, Innovate UK KTN
Dr Neelam Mughal, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Advanced Materials, Innovate UK KTN
Dr Robert Quarshie, Head of Materials, Innovate UK KTN & Chair, MaDE

Friday 8 July, 16:15 - 16:45

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Hear highlights from the roving materials clinic at New Designers 22, and put your questions about materials selection and processes to our panel of materials experts.
Presented by Materials and Design Exchange (MaDE).

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Robert Quarshie

PANELLISTS

Dr Steve Morris (Knowledge Transfer Manager, Smart Materials and Technical Textiles, Innovate UK KTN)

Steve first started working for the Materials KTN through a placement at Leeds University delivering a series of polymer workshops and then moved to working with the smart materials community covering a wide variety of materials. After the formation of KTN he continued to work with advanced functional materials focusing on emerging technologies such as metamaterials and auxetics as well as graphene and other 2D materials.

Steve is a Fellow of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and sits on their Smart Materials and Systems Committee.

Dr Neelam Mughal (Knowledge Transfer Manager, Advanced Materials, Innovate UK KTN

Neelam’s background is in sustainable chemistry and her PhD research investigated the use of inorganic nanomaterials supported on functional carbons as composite electrode materials for Li-ion batteries. She also organised the first Women in Chemistry Conference at the University of Nottingham in 2019 and is now part of the Gender Inclusivity Network at KTN. As Knowledge Transfer Manager for Advanced Materials, Neelam’s role is to provide technical capability and expertise in the field of Advanced Materials, with a particular focus on topics in the field of materials sustainability, materials for demanding environments and for energy generation and storage.

Neelam is currently supporting the delivery of the ISCF Innovate UK Transforming Foundation Industries Challenge, the Commercialising Metamaterials Innovation Network, and lastly, the Materials for Earth and Space project as part of the European Space Agency’s Business in Space Growth Network.

Dr Robert Quarshie, Head of Materials, Innovate UK KTN & Chair, Materials and Design Exchange (MaDE)

Robert leads all materials activities at KTN. He was a key member of the Materials Innovation and Growth Team (Mat IGT) that developed the UK Strategy for Materials; and previously worked as Senior Technology Advisor for BIS. A materials technologist and business school graduate, Robert has more than twenty years’ industry experience working in polymeric and metallic coatings for steel and aluminium, including senior management roles at Tata Steel.