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Fourth Postgraduate Experimental Mechanics (PGEM) Conference 6 Dec 2018 to
7 Dec 2018

University of Glasgow, UK. Conference

The British Society of Strain Measurement are pleased to invite you to the Fourth Postgraduate Experimental Mechanics (PGEM) Conference 6th – 7th December 2018 hosted by the University of Glasgow, UK.

Deadline for abstract submission 19th October 2018

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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.

PGEM 4 is sponsored by Instron.

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 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
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 19th October 2018.

To register for the 4th 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.

Key dates
19th October 2018 Deadline for abstract submission.
27th October Author notification.

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