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THE ARMOURERS AND BRASIERS’ CAMBRIDGE FORUM

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THE ARMOURERS AND BRASIERS ’ CAMBRIDGE FORUM TUESDAY , 10TH JUNE 2008

Sponsors: 1851 Commission, AWE , Corus, Keltie, IoM3, IoP, NAMTEC – Materials KTN , Ranier Technology, Rolls-Royce, Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society of Chemistry

1.30 Registration on the Babbage Podium, New Museums Site, Cambridge.

THE GORDON SEMINARS

2.00 Welcoming remarks: Rear Admiral Patrick Middleton CB (Past Master A&B; Chairman of the A&B Materials Science Committee)

Session I Chair: Professor Colin Humphreys CBE FR Eng 2.05 Carbon nanotubes: Is the space elevator just a pipe dream?

Dr Milo Shaffer, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College

2.35 Spiders’ silks and their secrets unravelled Professor Fritz Vollrath, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford

3.05 Bio-inspired self-healing of fibre-reinforced polymer composites Dr Ian Bond, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Bristol

3.30 – 4.00 Tea – Babbage Podium (Posters Display) Session II Chair: Professor William Bonfield CBE FRS FR Eng

4.00 Ceramics on the front line Dr Colin Roberson, Advanced Defence Materials Ltd

4.30 The discovery, design and exploitation of Super Bainite steel armour Dr Peter Brown, DSTL

5.00 Armourers & Brasiers’ Materials Science Venture Prize presented by Professor William Bonfield (Master of the Armourers and Brasiers’ Company)

5.10 – 5.30 Tea – Babbage Podium (Posters Display)

THE TENTH KELLY LECTURE

5.30 Chair: Professor Lindsay Greer Materials by Design: Frankensteels driving innovation in research and education Professor Greg Olson, Wilson-Cook Professor of Engineering Design, Northwestern University

6.30 Vote of Thanks: Professor Anthony Kelly CBE FRS FR Eng

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