SCEEM Research Conference April 2021

1 April 2021, 10.00 AM - 1 April 2021, 1.00 PM

Online Zoom Webinar

We would be delighted if you would join us for the 2021 SCEEM Research Conference, a chance to hear about the research being carried out by some of our esteemed research colleagues and take part in a panel Q&A with our invited speakers. This event is primarily intended for academics and professional service staff from within or who work in collaboration with the Engineering Faculty, though we welcome anyone who has an interest in the research being presented. 


Please register in advance for this webinar.

Short Talks

These 5 minute talks are an opportunity to get a broad overview of research occuring within SCEEM, with a couple of talks included from friends from outside of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Bristol.


  • Kate Robson-Brown: "Science in space - data analytics at the heart of payload development"
  • Leon Danon: 'Modelling the COVID19 pandemic in the UK'
  • Marc Holderied, Faculty of Life Sciences, UoB: 'Acoustic Metamaterial gives Moths Stealth Camouflage
  • Martha Lewis: 'From words to sentences and beyond: Teaching computers to understand language'
  • Nicolas Wu, Imperial College London: 'Effective Programming'
  • Rob Dean, Where the Wall: 'How Bristol Influenced The World Wide Phenomenon Of Street Art’ 
  • Xiaoyang Wang'Future Open RAN - Intelligence and Challenges'

Other speakers are currently being confirmed. 

Discussion Panel and Q&A: 'The Climate Crisis - is engineering enough?'

Each of our panel members will briefly discuss their ideas around the question 'The Climate Crisis - is engineering enough?'. Questions will then be taken from attendees. 

Panel Members

We are pleased to introduce our confirmed panel members as follows: 

  • John Sauven, CEO Greenpeace
  • Philip Taylor, PVC for Research, UoB
  • Rachel Lunnon, Activist, Extinction Rebellion
  • Chris Preist, Professor of Sustainability & Computer Systems, UoB     

Conference Schedule

10:00 am Online event start 
  Welcome from the School Research Director, Conor Houghton
 10:05 5 minutes talks
  Speaker 1: Kate Robson-Brown
  Speaker 2: Leon Danon
   Speaker 3:  Xiaoyang Wang
  Speaker 4: Rob Dean
  Speaker 5: Martha Lewis
  Speaker 6: Nicolas Wu
  Speaker 7: Marc Holderied
11:00 - 11:30 am Break

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Panel talks
12:00  - 12:45 pm Panel Q&A

12:45 -  1:00 pm

Break out and event close


Contact information

Please address any enquiries to Harriet Lloyd by emailing

Portrait photograph of street art depicting the girl with a pearl earring with mask added during Covid lockdown 2020

Girl with a pearl earring street art, Hanover Place, Bristol

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