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NIDays 2012 | Guest Speakers

NIDays London

 

 

Christian Coviello & Jamie Collin, University of Oxford

As postdoctoral research, the team at The University of Oxford are working to improve ultrasonic tumour therapy with passive acoustic detection. They rapidly developed a monitoring application for use in surgery, acquiring from a custom 32 channel sensor array at 50 MS/s, using LabVIEW and NI FlexRIO.

Session: Keynote: System Design for the 21st Century

Dr. Michael Rendall, Chief Technology Officer of Diverse Energy

As Chief Technology Officer in the development of Diverse Energy’s PowerCube, Rendall is responsible for the implementation of LabVIEW and CompactRIO to control fuel cell technology designed to replace diesel generators in providing power to sub-Saharan Africa and enable mobile communication infrastructure with zero local carbon emissions.

Session: Keynote: System Design for the 21st Century

Dr Danielle George, Dean of Teaching and Learning, The University of Manchester

Dr Danielle George has been instrumental elevating the teaching in her department to rank number one in the UK league tables. She lectures to both undergraduate and postgraduate students while maintaining research into ultra low noise receivers for radio astronomy.

Session: Academic Keynote: Do Engineering: Undergraduate, Research and into Industry

Dr Andrew Weightman, Lecturer in Engineering Design, Manchester Metropolitan University

An expert robotic system researcher for medical rehabilitation applications and a LabVIEW user for many years, Andy has recently taken on a lecture post at Manchester Metropolitan University and is passionate about engineering education.

Session: Academic Keynote: Do Engineering: Undergraduate, Research and into Industry

 

Stuart Bonthron, VP: Product Development, Cobalt Light Systems

Stuart has 11 years of LabVIEW programming experience in Test and Measurement and Product Development, bringing experience from a number of hi-tech companies to Cobalt, where different technologies are integrated to make high end scientific instruments.

Session: Next Generation Aviation Security using LabVIEW

Dr. David Keeling, Teaching Fellow within the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Leeds

During his undergraduate degree at the University of Leeds, David was blown away by the research being conducted within the school of mechanical engineering, in particular the medical engineering projects. After his undergraduate degree he was awarded a scholarship to join a multi disciplinary team who aimed to develop a novel heart assist device,where he was given the challenging task of advancing the device’s design and control.

Session: Control of a Heart Simulator with CompactRIO

 

Dr Andy Clegg, Industrial Systems and Control (ISC) Ltd, Managing Director

Andy has been with ISC Ltd since 1996, and took over as Managing Director in 2010. In addition to management responsibilities, he also delivers training in control engineering to companies including Ford, BP and BAE Systems, as well being involved in consultancy across a very wide range of industries.

Session: Advanced Offshore Control Systems: Facilitating Safer Boat Transfers

Louis Saund, Thales UK, Assistant Project Manager (JNUP), Transportation Systems UK, Thales UK

Louis is a Project Manager and Engineer supporting the crucial regeneration of London’s transportation network. In his role at Thales, he is involved in implementing a state of the art signalling technology system called SelTrac, which will increase capacity and optimise travel within London.

Session: Testing the London Underground with Virtual Trains

David Catto, Austin Consultants, Systems Architect

David has been using LabVIEW FPGA for over eight years. Previously, he was the lead developer of a small tech company in the semiconductor market. David is now the lead FPGA Architect at Austin Consultants Ltd. David has experience using CompactRIO and FlexRIO, having developed numerous bespoke hardware interfaces and customer specific IP.

Joint presenter in LabVIEW FPGA Design Flow and Best Practices

 

Richard Thomas, Senior Systems Engineer , Product Technology Partners

Dr. Richard Thomas is a Senior Systems Engineer at Product Technology Partners and a qualified Certified LabVIEW Architect. He is fanatical about LabVIEW and holds the title of the UK’s first LabVIEW Champion.

Session Title: Developing a Design Qualification System for Digital Audio Broadcast Technologies

Nicolas Newell, PhD Student , Imperial College London

Nic graduated with an MEng (Hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering from Durham University in 2009 and is currently in the third year of his PhD in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London. The main focus of his research is foot and ankle blast injury and its mitigation.

Session Title: Gaining Better Understanding of Injuries Sustained in Battlefield Explosions with LabVIEW and PXI

Matthew Surridge, University of Portsmouth

Matthew Surridge spent more than four years working as a registered electrician in industrial and commercial installations. He currently studies Electronic Engineering at the University of Portsmouth where he makes extensive use of NI hardware and software.

Session title: Tips and Tricks to Avoid Common Pitfalls on DC Measurements

 

Dr Danielle George, Dean of Teaching and Learning, The University of Manchester

Dr Danielle George has been instrumental elevating the teaching in her department to rank number one in the UK league tables. She lectures to both undergraduate and postgraduate students while maintaining research into ultra low noise receivers for radio astronomy.

Session: Academic Keynote: Do Engineering: Undergraduate, Research and into Industry

Dr Andrew Weightman, Lecturer in Engineering Design, Manchester Metropolitan University

An expert robotic system researcher for medical rehabilitation applications and a LabVIEW user for many years, Andy has recently taken on a lecture post at Manchester Metropolitan University and is passionate about engineering education.

Session: Academic Keynote: Do Engineering: Undergraduate, Research and into Industry

Hassan Hakim Khalili, Masters Student, The University of Manchester

Hassan’s research is sponsored by Rolls Royce. He is studying the RF interference within a jet engine to allow reliable wireless communications between systems and sensors. To achieve this he is using the NI USRP software defined radio platform and LabVIEW.

Session: Enhancing Practical Comms Education with Software-Defined Radio

Prof. Martin Levesley, Director of Student Education, University of Leeds

As Director of Teaching and Learning, Levesley has incorporated design, build and test challenges throughout the first and second year curriculum, developing his students’ practical, team-working and communication skills to prepare them for careers in research and industry.

Session: User Solutions: Teaching and Research

Prof. Paul Reynolds, The University of Sheffield

Reynolds was recently presented an EPSRC Leadership Fellowship to fund research into the active dampening of floor structures, ranging from single pedestrians to crowded sports stadia. This builds on a career of control and data acquisition application leading to his position as Technical Director of the Vibration Engineering Section.

Session: User Solutions: Teaching and Research

Dr. Gareth J. Bennett Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in Trinity College Dublin

Currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in Trinity College Dublin, Dr. Bennett’s Principle area of research is sound, vibration & aeroacoustics where he is involved with several FP7 projects. He is also active in the areas of Design and Engineering Education. Dr. Bennett has recently implemented project based elements to his undergraduate courses incorporating community involvement and real application needs with engineering product design, measurement and control. The NI myDAQ with LabVIEW was one tool used to good effect as part of this module.

Session: NI myDAQ Experimentation Discussion

 

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