August 2017 News

Recent Appointees in Manufacturing Research Conference 30 -31 October 2017

Posted on Thursday 31st August 2017 by Christine Stevenson

Tom Rodgers from the University of Manchester has asked for this information to be circulated.

I would like to draw the attention of all early career people (PhDs, PDRAs, academics, and industry) to the Recent Appointees in Manufacturing Research conference supported by the EPSRC ( which will be held in Manchester during reading week (30-31st October 2017). 

The abstract deadline for this meeting is the 1st September, early bird registration deadline 22nd September.

This conference is aligned to the Manufacturing the Future theme of the EPSRC and will cover topics across the whole of the Productive Nations strategy.

The EPSRC will be in attendance at the event giving a presentation on the latest EPSRC strategy in Manufacturing, but also will be available to discuss the New Investigator Awards and provide information on Early Career Fellowships throughout the event.

The event is also an opportunity to network with people from across the Manufacturing sector.

If you have any questions please email

Best Regards


CPACT Studentships

Posted on Tuesday 29th August 2017 by Christine Stevenson


CPACT, the Centre for Process Analytics and Control Technology, is an industry/academic consortium dedicated to the development and application of process analytics and control technology (PACT).  CPACT is keen to encourage PhD research in topics relating to PACT and is offering up to five £10K bursaries to assist with the funding of new PhD studentships in CPACT Universities.  The projects must be in the areas of interest to CPACT’s members.  For example:

  1. Process Analysis
  2. Chemometrics
  3. Process performance monitoring
  4. Process Control

Projects that have the support of more than one CPACT member company are likely to be preferred and researchers should discuss proposals at an early stage with the CPACT Technical Director, Prof. Julian Morris (, or CPACT member company representatives (  

To apply for these studentships, please email the following information to

Details required:

  • Title of project
  • The supervisors and affiliation
  • Brief summary of the project (maximum 500 words)
  • Expected benefits to industrial process analysis and control (maximum 200 words)
  • Sources of other funding (agreed or prospective)
  • Anticipated start and end dates of the project

The  deadline for applications is  31st October 2017.

CPACT will aim to give an answer to applications in 10 – 20 working days of acknowledging receipt.  If approved, evidence of the other sources of funding needed to create the full PhD studentship will be required before funds are transferred.

Malcolm McIvor CPACT Prize

Posted on Thursday 17th August 2017 by Christine Stevenson

The winner of the 2017 Malcolm McIvor Prize has been announced as Magdalene Chong from the University of Manchester.  Magdalene will receive her prize and will present a talk entitled "Development of novel fluorescence-based PAT" at the 20th Anniversary event on 5th October.


Posted on by Christine Stevenson

The Call for Papers for APACT 18 has been issued.  Abstracts should be submitted by Monday October 16th 2017.

The APACT 18 Conference will be held 25-27 April 2018 in Newcastle, England.

For more details see

CPACT's Summer Newsletter

Posted on Wednesday 2nd August 2017 by Christine Stevenson

The latest newsletter is now available under Newsletters