Industry and academic forums

Through a series of industry and academic forums we create new collaborations, hold exciting discussions and develop new opportunities.

Forums focus on our research themes and be are led by members of our Executive Board, featuring academics from University of Nottingham and existing and future industrial partners. 

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Introductory Session 


Tuesday 2nd September 2020

Introducing the Propulsion Futures Beacon and our plans for this series of Industry & Academic Forums.

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Energy Carrying Systems


Tuesday 22nd September 2020

Led by Professor David Grant this session looked at sustainable and innovative energy carrying systems with particular focus on batteries.

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Disruptive Technologies


Thursday 5th November 2020

Led by Professor Seamus Garvey on the technologies that will disrupt and drive greener, more sustainable transport systems.  

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Sustainable Materials 

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Monday 8th February 2021

Led by Professor David Amabilino, this session will explore sustainable approaches to composites for aerospace. 

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Onboard Energy                                       

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Wednesday 24 March 2021

Led by Professor Amalia Patanè, this session will focus in on Thermoelectrics. 

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Electric Propulsion for Transport


Tuesday 11th May 2021

Led by Professor Chris Gerada and Professor Michael Galea. Combining two visions Integrated Generation Systems and Advanced Propulsors.

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Energy Carrying Systems - Hydrogen 

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Led by Professor David Grant, to explore the opportunities in hydrogen for energy carrying systems. 

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