John Beynon is the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering and he gave a fascinating talk about research at the interface of materials and mechanical engineering, and its application to real world problems.
He showed how research into metals at a sub-atomic level can help predict how they will behave in real world situations. He discussed how metals are made up of crystals and that these are very complex structures, full of defects. And it is these defects that dominates how the metal behaves.
He also talked about how scientists and engineers can see problems from different angles, and knowing what types of questions to ask, and which areas to focus on when running experiments is an important skill to have in research.
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