Workshop on the ‘World of Materials & Importance of R&D’

DHA Suffa University hosted a workshop of Cranfield University UK titled “Materials World and the Importance of R&D” on 26th-May-2022 in its Executive Lecture Theatre (ELT). Presenters at this workshop included eminent world renowned researchers from Cranfield University’s Surface Engineering and Precision Center (SEPC), who spoke on the latest advancements in Material Science and their widespread applications in the specialized domains of bio & affinity sensors, micro & nano manufacturing, precision engineering & metrology, steel pipework systems and high-temperature surface engineering. Presenters at the workshop included Dr. Gregory Bizarri, Head of SEPC at Cranfield University UK, Professor John Nicholls, Dr. Sue Impey, Dr. Zhaorong Huang, Dr. Adnan Syed, Dr. Simon Gray, Dr. Francesco Fanicchia, Dr. Christine Chalk, Dr. Iva Chianella, Dr. Adrianus Indrat Aria, Dr. Glenn Leighton, Dr. Claudiu Giusca, Dr. Jeff Rao and DSU’s Dean (EAS), Engr. Prof. Dr. Johar Khurshid Farooqi. The workshop was attended by Ms. Martha Monterisi, Second Secretary Bilateral Prosperity at the British Deputy High Commission Karachi, delegates from NED University of Engineering & Technology (NEDUET), NUST PNEC, Karachi University, Peoples Steel Mill and Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works, as well as by DSU’s Engineering faculty. During the Q&A sessions of the workshop, speakers from ‘Cranfield University UK’ answered wide ranging questions of managers and working professionals from Pakistan’s Steel Industry, as well as academicians from the Materials and Engineering departments of some of the leading Pakistani universities represented at the workshop. The workshop concluded with DSU’s Dean EAS presenting a memento to Dr. Adnan Syed, faculty at Cranfield University UK, as a token of appreciation for being the key facilitator of this workshop. Following the workshop’s conclusion, in a one-to-one interaction that ensued between Cranfield University’s researchers and DSU’s Dean EAS Engr. Prof. Dr. Johar Khurshid Farooqi, DSU’s Director ORIC, Engr. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Hussain and DSU’s Director IERC, Engr. M. Asadullah Siddiqui, various possible avenues of collaboration between DHA Suffa University and Cranfield University UK, with regards to joint research activities, joint supervision of MS and PhD dissertations of DSU’s postgraduate engineering students, as well as facilitation of DSU’s undergraduate engineering students to enroll in Cranfield University’s Aerospace Engineering and Material Sciences MS programs, were discussed.