Sheffield Hallam University recently hosted the 5th Postgraduate Experimental Mechanics Conference (PGEM) on the 6th and 7th of December. Organised by the British Society for Strain Measurement, the 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.
The conference covered areas of research such as Composites, Friction and Wear, and Tribology. Researchers from across the UK and further afield attended and presented at the PGEM conference. Alex, Saad, and Jack from the Materials and Manufacturing Research Group made the journey to Sheffield to take part in the conference. All of them presented recent developments in their research with an emphasis on recent experimental work.
A ‘Best Presentation Competition’, sponsored by leading testing equipment manufacturer Instron, ran again during the conference based on peer-assessed judging by all attendees. We are delighted to share that PhD student Jack Perris won the second prize for his presentation on his latest work on the Contact Stiffness of micro-structured interfaces!