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UK Sports Engineering Seminar Day 2022, Manchester Metropolitan University

07 Sep

UK Sports Engineering Seminar Day 2022, Manchester Metropolitan University


7th September 2022
10:00 am - 6:00 pm


Venue: 403 Benzie Building (4th Floor), Higher Ormond St, Manchester, UK

Date: Wednesday 7 September 2022

Time: 10:00-18:00 hrs BST

Join a community of sports engineers for a day of presentations and networking, and get inspired to pursue a future in this innovative, growing field. Speakers include sports engineering academics, PhD students and industry representatives. All are welcome to attend the free seminar day. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

The presentations will take place in 403 (4th floor), Benzie Building, Manchester Metropolitan University. Travel information.

Hosted by the Sports Engineering Research Group at Manchester Met


Registration, networking and tours from 9:30

Last tour departs at 10:00

All talks 10 minutes with 5 minutes for questions (unless stated otherwise)

Session 1: 11:00 – 12:30

Chair: Dr Adil Iman

11:00 – Welcome address by Professor Tomasz Liskiewicz, Head of Department of Engineering at Manchester Met

11:05 – PhD student talks – register interest in presenting here until 15/8/22.

11:30 – Dr Kristina Brubacher, The University of Manchester – Apparel Design Engineering for Sports Applications

11:45 – Gemma Leslie, Manchester Met – Development of a 3D Printed Synthetic Bone Surrogate

12:00 – Dr Siamak Khosroshahi, Queen Mary University of London – Head and Neck Protective Devices for Motorcycle Riders

12:15 – Dr Peter Theobald, Cardiff University

Lunch: 12:30 – 13:30

Session 2: 13:30 – 14:30

Chair: Dr Tasneem Sabir

13:30 – Professor Andy Alderson, Sheffield Hallam University – Smart Materials for Sports

13:45 – Olga Kravchenko, RHEON Labs – Design, Computational Methods and Design for Manufacture for Sports

14:00 – Dr Stefan Mohr, Head Sport – Racket Sport Research and Development at HEAD

14:15 – Dr Jonathan Shepherd, PING

Afternoon break: 14:30 – 15:00

Session 3: 15:30 – 16:30

Chair: Gemma Leslie

15:00 – Marc Douglas, World Rugby – Sports Engineering from the perspective of an international federation

15:15 – Dr Adil Imam, Canterbury University – Analysing Efficacy of Padded Clothing in Rugby using Finite Element Analysis

15:30 – Dr Caroline Adams, English Institute of Sport (EIS) – Sports Engineering at EIS

15:45 – Dr Jonathan Potts, Sheffield Hallam University – Wind Tunnel Testing 101 for Sports Engineers

16:00 – Professor Bert Blocken, Eindhoven University of Technology – Surprises in Cycling Aerodynamics

Afternoon break 2: 16:15 – 16:30

Closing remarks and prizes: 16:30 – 17:00

Best student presentation – Head judge Dr John Hart, Sheffield Hallam University

Best Tweet (to #SportsEng2022 from 9:00 till 16:00) – Head judge Dr Stuart McErlain-Naylor, Loughborough University

Drinks reception: 17:00 until 18:00 (building closes)

Post event networking: Salutation

Please click here to register. 

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