Postgraduate Research Conference 2015


John McIntyre Centre, Pollock Halls


Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 08:30 to 17:00

The Graduate School are delighted to share details of our upcoming Postgraduate Research Conference 2015.

All 2nd year PhD students will be presenting a poster on their research at the conference and keynote talks will be given by:

  • Professor Lesley Yellowlees
    Immediate Past President, Royal Society of Chemistry

    Lesley Yellowlees is currently Vice Principal and Head of the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. She has worked with the Royal Society of Chemistry for many years and became their first female President in July 2012.

    Her research interests include inorganic electrochemistry and spectroelectrochemistry, epr spectroscopy, solar energy and CO2 conversion. She is a champion for the promotion of women in science. Lesley was awarded CBE in 2014 for services to chemistry and admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2012.

  • Prof Gordon Masterton

    Gordon was until his recent retirement a Vice President of Jacobs, and was the UK government Project Representative for Crossrail (2009-13), the biggest construction project in Europe. He is a civil and structural engineer and has international experience in the design and management of civil engineering infrastructure. He is a graduate of Edinburgh University, the Open University and Imperial College, London, and the author of over 50 technical papers. He was President of the Institution of Civil Engineers (2005-06). In 2008 he was awarded an OBE for services to civil engineering in Scotland. He launched the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame in 2011.

  • Professor Jason Reese

    Jason Reese is the Regius Professor of Engineering in the University of Edinburgh. A graduate in Physics from Imperial College London, and in Applied Mathematics from the University of Oxford, he was a postdoc at the Technische Universitaet Berlin and at the University of Cambridge. In 2013 he was appointed to the Regius Professorship in Edinburgh University, the ninth incumbent since this chair was established by Queen Victoria in 1868. A winner of the Philip Leverhulme Prize for Engineering (Leverhulme Trust), Bruce-Preller Prize Lecturer (Royal Society of Edinburgh), and a MacRobert Award (Royal Academy of Engineering) finalist.

Full Conference Programme
  • 08.30, Venue opens for poster hanging
  • 9:00-9:40, Registration, tea and coffee
  • 9:40-9:45, "Welcome" from conference host Dr Tim Stratford, Acting Head of Graduate School
  • 9:45-10:30, Professor Lesley Yellowlees keynote
  • 10:30-11:15, Dr Gordon Masterton keynote
  • 11:15-11:20, EngGradSoc update from Esme Anderson
  • 11:20-11:30, Coffee break
  • 11:30-12:55, Oral presentations I
  • 12:55-14:00, Poster viewing session I and lunch (served 13:00-14:00)
  • 14:00-14:45, Professor Jason Reese keynote
  • 14:45-15:55, Oral presentations II
  • 15:55-16:45, Poster viewing session II & drinks reception
  • 16:45-17:00, Awards announcements
How to get there

The Graduate School has hired buses to provide free and accessible transport from King's Buildings to Pollock Halls during the PGR Conference (14th April). The buses will run as follows:

  • 9:15, Alrick Building (gate 4) to John McIntyre Centre
  • 12:15, Alrick Building (gate 4) to John McIntyre Centre
  • 15:30, Alrick Building (gate 4) to John McIntyre Centre
  • 14:15, John McIntyre Centre to Alrick Building (gate 4)
  • 17:00, John McIntyre Centre to Alrick Building (gate 4)
Conference attendance and registration

All students and staff are invited to the conference. Please register your interest if you would like to attend: Registration now closed.

Further Information

Professor Lesley Yellowlees
Professor Lesley Yellowlees
Prof Gordon Masterton
Prof Gordon Masterton
Professor Jason Reese
Professor Jason Reese

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