The inaugural Quarterly Research Meeting for MAPP’s Investigators and Researchers was recently held at the Harwell Research Complex.  

The meeting included a series of presentations from the core projects across the two platform research (P) themes - Powders by Design and Process by Design. A lot of time and discussion was spent linking these platform projects with the research activities across our cross-cutting research (X) themes - In-Situ Process Monitoring, Advanced Characterisation, and Modelling and Control. 

First Quarterly Research Meeting for MAPP’s Investigators and Researchers - Networking lunch at the first Quarterly Research Meeting for MAPP’s Investigators and Researchers
First Quarterly Research Meeting for MAPP’s Investigators and Researchers - networking lunch

It is at the intersection between the P and X themes where the exciting advances will be made and we heard about some exciting early work on applying machine learning approaches to predicting the performance of processes such as additive manufacturing.  

The team discussed plans for the future and the activities at future Quarterly Research Meetings which will include workshops and training sessions for our researchers.

MAPP Director and RAEng Chair, Professor Iain Todd said: “After many months of planning and recruitment it was great to see the team in place and hear about the progress being made. 

First Quarterly Research Meeting for MAPP’s Investigators and Researchers - Listening to one of the presentations at the First Quarterly Research Meeting for MAPP’s Investigators and Researchers
First Quarterly Research Meeting for MAPP’s Investigators and Researchers - discussions
"Collaboration is at the heart of what we do and this event was about deepening our understanding of the research activities across the MAPP sites, how they interact and spotting opportunities for further collaboration.

“There was fantastic input and energy from all attendees and I’m looking forward to the next meeting at Imperial College London in March.”