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Third Postgraduate Experimental Mechanics (PGEM) Conference 16 Nov 2017 to
17 Nov 2017

Imperial College London, UK. Conference

The British Society of Strain Measurement are pleased to invite you to the Third Postgraduate Experimental Mechanics (PGEM) Conference 16th – 17th November 2017 hosted by Imperial College London, UK.

Deadline for abstract submission extended to 20th October 2017

The BSSM 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 provides an excellent opportunity to share and discuss their current research in a low pressure and relatively informal environment, learn about research projects at other institutions, network amongst like-minded people and make contacts for the future. The conference is also an ideal opportunity for professionals from academia and industry to learn more about the cutting edge research currently taking place within UK Engineering technology institutions. Sessions will be co-chaired between the student attendees / academics. A ‘Best Presentation Competition’ shall be run during the conference based on peer-assessed judging by all attendees.

The conference will be spread over two days. The timetable has been designed to accommodate travel to/from London. A provisional schedule of events:
Day 1
10.00 Arrival / registration
10.30 – 11.30 Presentations
11.30 – 12.30 Keynote
12.30 – 1.30 Lunch
1.30 – 3.00 Presentations
3.00 – 3.30 Coffee break
3.30 – 4.30 Networking event
19.00 Conference dinner

Day 2
9.30 – 10.30 Presentations
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30 ‘Three minute thesis’ competition / Presentations
12.00 – 1.00 Lunch
1.00 – 2.00 Presentations
2.00 – 2.30 Coffee break
2.30 – 3.00 Awards and conference close
Speakers will be required to present either a summary of their research so far or on a particular aspect of their research. Presentations will be kept short to 10 mins, focusing on presentation skills and clarity of communication, followed by 5 mins of questions. Presenters do not need to prepare a written paper for publication at the conference (although distribution of any materials amongst participants is welcome). A collection of the presentation slides and a summary of each subject will be available for download from the BSSM website after the conference
An additional competition shall be held for final year EngD/PhD students to present a brief summary of their culminated work to date in an ‘elevator pitch’ style event in front of a panel of academic and industry figures. Presentations shall be limited strictly to three minute with the aid of only one plain PowerPoint slide.
Application for a presenting place is by completion of a 1 page written abstract. Entries are to be submitted by email to the organisers by the 8th September 2017.

To register for the 3rd BSSM PGEM please email the conference organisers with the following information:

University / Company:
Research Interests:
Are you applying to: PRESENT / OBSERVE
Are you applying for the ‘Three minute thesis’ contest: YES / NO
Are you interested in chairing a session? YES / NO

Full conference: £130
 - includes refreshments, lunches and conference dinner in South Kensington.

Key dates
20th October 2017 Deadline for abstract submission extended.
27th October Author notification.

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