West of England metals and materials association

What is topological design ?

Wednesday 11 Jan 2023 at 18:45 for 19:00

The complement of the figure of eight knot

The complement of the figure of eight knot - source

We are joined by Professor Mark DENNIS and Professor Moataz ATTALLAH from Birmingham University.

Mark DENNIS has investigated the physics of waves and how geometry and topology may be used to understand and control their propagation and scattering. Particular interests include singular optics and structured light (optical vortices, optical angular momentum, polarization singularities), and applied topology in physics (especially applications of knot theory in optics, quantum mechanics and molecular biology). He has published over 100 research papers, proceedings, reviews, and book chapters, working with various other theorists and experimentalists around the world.

Moataz ATTALLAH has investigated advanced metallurgical processes, focusing on microstructure and structural integrity. His research is conducted through partnerships with organizations including Rolls-Royce, the European Space Agency, Johnson-Matthey, BAE Systems, TWI and Safran group. He has published over 90 journal and conference papers, contributed to two books and is a co-inventor for 7 patent applications. His awards include the UK Ministry of Defence and the French Delegation Generale pour l'Armement Award in 2013, and the Safran Group Innovation Prize in 2014. Moataz also serves as the academic leader for netshape manufacturing theme at the Manufacturing Technology Centre.

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