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27th February 2019
09:30 to 10:00 Registration, Tea & Coffee
10:00 to 10:10 Welcome and Introduction Jane Leeks (Newton Gateway to Mathematics)
David Abrahams (University of Cambridge)
10:10 to 10:20 Outline and Summary of INI Research Programme 'The Mathematics of New Matierals' Xian Chen (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Session 1: Innovations for Materials in Medical Devices and Regenerative Medicine (Chair: Richard James, University of Minnesota)
10:20 to 10:55 Shape Memory Thin Films for Medical Applications Eckhard Quandt (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel)
10:55 to 11:25 Opportunities for Novel Actuators in Surgical Robotics Chris Wagner (Cambridge Consultants)
11:25 to 11:45 Tea & Coffee Break
11:45 to 12:15 Materials for Regenerative Medicine Ruth Cameron (University of Cambridge)
Session 2: Innovations for Materials in Energy (Chair: Eckhard Quandt, Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet zu Kiel)
12:15 to 12:50 New Concepts for the Direct Conversion of Heat to Electricity Richard James (University of Minnesota)
12:50 to 13:50 Lunch
13:50 to 14:20 Domestic-scale Thermal Storage Using Phase Change Materials and Heat Pumps Andrew Bissell (Sunamp)
14:20 to 14:50 Mechanocaloric Materials for Environmentally Friendly Refrigeration Xavier Moya (University of Cambridge)
Session 3: Innovations for Materials in Robotics (Chair: Ruth Cameron, University of Cambridge)
14:50 to 15:25 Lifesaving Capsule Robots Pietro Valdastri (University of Leeds)
15:25 to 15:45 Tea & Coffee
15:45 to 16:15 Bio-inspired Soft Robotics: Turning Soft Materials into Intelligent Machines Fumiya Iida (University of Cambridge)
16:15 to 16:40 Bottom-up Robotics - Emerging Intelligence in Materials Stoyan Smoukov (Queen Mary University of London)
16:40 to 17:00 Discussion & Questions
17:00 to 18:00 Networking and Drinks Reception