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Monthly Archives: January 2022

Call for Posters for Centre for Power Electronics Annual Conference 5-6 July 2022

IMAPS-UK and the Centre for Power Electronics (CPE) are pleased to announce a Call for Posters for the Annual CPE Conference from PhD Students and Post Doctoral Research Assistants (PDRA). The CPE Conference is planned to be held at the University of Warwick on 5-6 July 2022.

Abstracts are invited from PhD Students and Post Doctoral Research Assistants which describe the latest advances in Power Electronics and Drives. Up to 25 abstracts will be selected for Poster Presentation during the CPE Conference. Awards will be made to the Best and Runner Up Poster Presentations.

The following Research and Development topics have been highlighted:

  • Semiconductor and Passive Devices
  • Packaging and Interconnect
  • Converters and Drives
  • Control Test and Reliability
  • Power Electronics and Drives Related Applications

For further details please download CPE 2022 Conference 5-6 July 2022 - Call for Posters (4 downloads)

Abstracts are due by Friday 25th February 2022.

Please submit your Abstract to office@imaps.org.uk

Making Electronics Sustainable – Webinar by EPSRC eFutures Network – 3 February 2022 – 11:00 – 13:00 (UK)

The EPSRC-funded eFutures’ Network+, alongside the University of Glasgow, invites you to a morning online session on Thursday 3 February 2022 exploring “Making Electronics Sustainable”.

The speaker list is presented below, and you can Register Here for Free. All are welcome to attend.

Keynote from Prof Elvira Fortunato, Vice Rector at Nova University, Portugal, the Director of the Materials Research Center (CENMAT) and the integrated Associate Laboratory, i3N, the Institute of Nanostructures, Nanomodelling and Nanofabrication and an invited Professor at the Universidade Federal de Lavras, Brazil.

Prof Fortunato pioneered European research on transparent electronics, namely thin-film transistors based on oxide semi-conductors, demonstrating that oxide materials may be used as true semi-conductors. Her research focuses on exploring new electronic active materials that are environmentally friendly and compatible with flexible electronics.

Speakers:

  • Garam Bel, “Building Sustainable Regulation to Reduce E-waste” – Garam Bel is the Circular Economy Officer for the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), based in Geneva
  • Dr Gerardo Hernandez-Sosa “Ecofriendly Printed Optoelectronics” – Dr Hernandez-Sosa is a permanent researcher at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
  • Dr Roland Hischier “What is a sustainable use of ICT?” – Dr Hischier is Head of the Advancing Life Cycle Assessment (ALCA) Group within the Technology & Society Laboratory (TSL) at Empa in St. Gallen.
  • Dr Maria Smolander “Towards sustainability of flexible electronics” – Dr Maria Smolander is a research team leader of the “Flexible sensors and devices” research team at VTT, Finland.
  • Joshua Young “PragmatIC Semiconductor & Sustainability” – Joshua Young is the Circular Economy Market Development
    Manager at PragmatIC Semiconductor.

Chaired by Prof David Cumming, Head of the James Watt School of Engineering and Professor of Electronic Systems at the University of Glasgow.

CPE and IMAPS-UK to Promote Awareness of Electronics in Primary School Education

The Centre for Power Electronics (CPE) and IMAPS-UK are collaborating in the promotion of electronics in early stage education. Following the Centre for Power Electronics Annual Conference in 2021, the organising team is dedicating some funds to the procurement of Hot Wires – Plug and Play Electronics Sets for distribution to primary schools (suitable for Ages 8+) to raise the awareness of electronics and stimulating children with a wide range of experiments involving building of functioning electronics. The Hot Wires Plug and Play Electronics Sets will also be supplied with rechargeable batteries and a solar powered charger.

If you are involved in STEM activities in primary schools and are interested in applying for one of these sets, could you email the IMAPS-UK Office with details of the intended recipients of these sets and a short description of how you plan to actively promote electronics awareness in primary schools.

Could you send your request by 31 January 2022 and you will be informed of whether you will receive a kit for distribution to your proposed primary school by 28th February 2022.

Please submit your Request to office@imaps.org.uk