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IOP Women in Physics webinar series

Hosted by the IOP’s Women in Physics (WiPG) and Nuclear Industry Groups (NIG) and with support from the Physics Communicators Group (PCG), the Institute of Physics will host five lunchtime webinars on 20th – 24th July 2020, 1 – 2pm.

The opportunities for women and men to develop and sustain physics themed careers in the Nuclear industry are large, encompassing the multiple physics and stem roles from energy production, optimal fuel cell design, reprocessing and waste to materials research using high energy electron beam of the Diamond light source. This industry is a major employer of STEM professionals across the UK and Ireland, and there are opportunities for sustained and flexible careers that embrace a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Registration

Click here to register: https://www.iopconferences.org/iop/1543/home

Programme

Each day has a theme speaker (up to 30 minutes) on career pathway’s, skills and inclusivity with contributions:

Mon 20th : Powering the low-carbon future

Jennifer Liley, Project Engineer, EDF-Energy

(Host: Dr John T Bruun, Chair PCG, WiPG & Research Fellow at Uni. of Exeter)

Tues 21nd : Fan the fire

Sam King, Head of Technical Strategy, RWM Ltd

(Host: Lucy Bailey, Head of Research Support Office, RWM Ltd & NIG)

Wed 22nd: Our Sellafield legacy – the original Northern powerhouse

Dr Rebecca Weston, Chief Operating Officer, Sellafield Ltd

(Host: Dawn Watson, Head of Strategy & Technical, Analytical Services, Sellafield Ltd, & WiPG/NIG)

Thur 23rd : Diversity in a National Laboratory

Lindsay Edmiston, Head of Capability, Waste Management and decommissioning; National Nuclear Laboratory

(Host: Heather Beaumont, Head of Profession for Physics, Waste and Environment, Jacobs & Chair NIG)

 Fri 24th : Diversity in defence

Dr Lauren Hobbs, Physics Operations at AWE.

(Host: Heather Beaumont, Head of Profession for Physics, Waste and Environment, Jacobs & Chair NIG)

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IOP Nuclear Industry Group Webinar Series: Micropower from Gamma Fields

This presentation will focus on recent results in the development of a diamond gamma-voltaic: a device that generates power from ambient gamma fields. Gammavoltaics is a nascent field and this work represents the first steps towards the concept becoming a reality.

Speaker 

Robbie Mackenzie is a PhD student at University of Bristol. He completed his MSci in Physics  in 2016, spending some time as an engineer in the semiconductor industry before returning to start his PhD under Professor Tom Scott in late 2017.

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Please register for this talk via the Institute of Physics website.

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IOP Nuclear Industry Group webinar: Diamond Batteries

This Presentation will focus on the most recent developments in Bristol University’s effort in developing diamond beta-voltaic devices for a variety of applications.

Speaker 

Tom Wallace-Smith is currently a PhD student at Bristol in the Interface Analysis Centre. He completed an MPhys in Physics at Bath University in 2018 including one year at Rolls-Royce submarines as a reactor Physicist. He now works under Professor Tom Scott in developing diamond beta-voltaic batteries from repurposed materials.

Registration

Please register for this talk via the Institute of Physics website.

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Further talks in this series will be held on:

  • Tuesday 2nd June, 13:00 – Robbie Mackenzie, University of Bristol (Gamma Voltaics)
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