The University of Glasgow hosted for the first time the Postgraduate Experimental Mechanics Conference (PGEM) on the 6th and 7th of December. Organised by the British Society for Strain Measurement, he PGEM Conference aims to bring together PhD/MPhil postgraduate students and early career researchers involved in the field of Engineering measurement and experimental techniques in stress, strain and vibration analysis.
Due to its relevance to a lot of our work and proximity, the conference was well attended by our group with Kayleigh, Scott, Colin, Chris, Ross, Alex & Saad presenting during the 2-day event!
The conference attracted researchers from 10 different UK and European universities and the work presented focused on key areas including composites, metals, tribology and biomaterials.
A ‘Best Presentation Competition’, sponsored by leading testing equipment manufacturer Instron, ran during the conference based on peer-assessed judging by all attendees. We are delighted to share that MRG PhD student Chris Triantafyllou won the first prize for his presentation on his latest work on the fatigue behaviour of Ti64 UD plate.
We would like to thank the organisers for the smooth running of the conference and we hope to see everyone at next year's PGEM conference at Sheffield Hallam University! You can find out more about the BSSM and the conference sponsors below:
As this is also our final update for 2018, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! We'll be back with more news and updates in 2019!