Invited speakers

Invited speakers include:

Speaker biographies

May Cassar is Professor of Sustainable Heritage at UCL and Director of the UCL Centre for Sustainable Heritage. May has overall responsibility for research, teaching and consultancy in sustainable heritage. May is a member of the Science and Research Advisory Committee of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and is the Director of the AHRC/EPSRC Science and Heritage Research Programme. Internationally, May is a member of the European Union External Advisory Group for the RTD Theme, ‘Environment (including Climate Change)’ and a member of the Executive Board of the EU Joint Programming Initiative on ‘Cultural Heritage and Global Change’.

Mark Hadfield is Deputy Dean: Research and Enterprise within the School of Design, Engineering and Computing at Bournemouth University. His current research areas include experimental and analytical studies relating to Tribology and Mechanical Design. In 2010 he lead an EPSRC/RNLI funded project examining lifeboat slipway design which was short listed at the Times Higher Education Awards for contribution to Innovation and Technology.

Mark Jones is Head of Collections at the Mary Rose Museum and is responsible for conserving the hull and artefacts of the Tudor wreck the Mary Rose. He is involved with major research projects at the Universities of Cambridge, Kent and Portsmouth. He is a visiting Professor at the University of Kent.

Zulfiqar Khan has conducted research on 16MnR Pressure Vessel Steel to assess the influence of corrosive environment on fatigue life performance. Modern approach based on fracture mechanics was applied to fatigue crack initiation and propagation life predictions. He is a member of the IMechE and co-director of the Sustainable Design Research Centre (SDRC), focusing on studies of surface wear mechanisms and integration of sustainable development issues within advanced engineering components and systems. Dr Khan has published extensively on the application of rolling contact bearing elements and residual stress measurements. Recently The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Educational Prizes and Award Committee has awarded Dr. Zulfiqar Khan the prestigious Thomas Andrew Grants' award.

Richard Smith is the Director of The Tank Museum in Bovington, Dorset. Following a career in the logistics industry, he moved into the heritage field with responsibility for the care, presentation and business of one of the world’s most important vehicle collections.

David Watkinson

David Watkinson is a Reader in Conservation at Cardiff University, where he established a range of conservation degrees. He teaches and researches conservation theory and practice, with emphasis on the corrosion and treatment of ferrous metals. His research into desiccated storage of unstable iron underpinned the conservation of Brunel’s iconic steamship ss Great Britain, which won the Gulbenkian Museum prize in 2006. He is currently managing an AHRC/EPSRC Heritage Science funded research project examining corrosion rates of archaeological iron. In 2010 he was awarded the Plowden Medal for his research and contributions to the conservation profession. He is currently a Council Member of the International Institute for Conservation.

Lyn Wilson

Lyn Wilson is the Project Manager for The Scottish Ten and leads on digital documentation projects within Historic Scotland. Her primary areas of interest lie in the scientific application of 3D scanning within the historic environment and emerging technologies in heritage science. Lyn gained her B.Sc. (Hons) in Archaeology from the University of Glasgow in 1997. She received an MA (1999) and PhD (2004) from the University of Bradford, specialising in Archaeological Science. She joined Historic Scotland in 2007 after working for three years in commercial Archaeological Science.

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