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Engineering the Future Conference


The Engineering the Future Conference which will be held at the University of Manchester in the new Engineering Buildings A and B. The conference will be held across two days, the 28th and 29th of March, and it is intended to showcase the research and teaching in Engineering, Materials and Computer Science at the University of Manchester. At the conference, you can:

  • attend talks and interactive workshops focused on specific technical areas
  • meet our researchers and students
  • visit our facilities and understand how you can access them
  • speak with the business engagement teams and careers services to find out more about how to work with us
  • participate in a competition to win free access to our leading experimental and computational facilities.


The conference will showcase our recent and future research and well as the contributions we are making in educating the next generation of engineers. The event showcases the way our work is impacting the world around us (including contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals) and provides an opportunity to learn more about what we do.  


The event will be held in the brand-new home of Engineering and Materials at The University of Manchester. It is a place like no other and one of the largest higher education construction projects completed in the UK. This is where engineers and material scientists collaborate, innovate and make their mark on the world. The new campus is made up of five buildings - Engineering Buildings A and B, Oddfellows Hall, James Chadwick Building and York Street Building. These add to our existing presence in Kilburn Building and a range of other locations across campus. Unrivalled in scale in the UK as a hub of engineering and materials expertise, it combines Manchester’s heritage as the birthplace of the industrial revolution with new purpose-built facilities that are enabling a change in our approach to solving some of the world’s most pressing issues.


Places are limited and we suggest early registration. A number of the sessions will be run in a hybrid-form allowing attendees to join remotely. We are asking attendees from business to make a small contribution of £50 towards the running of the event with any surplus funds generated being used to support our postgraduate research.  


For more information and to register for the conference, please visit our website here: The conference will be livestreamed and recorded for those who are unable to attend in person, please register your interest in attending via livestream on the website. You are welcome to attend both days or just one day if you prefer.


Our department will be co-hosting a technical session ‘Artificial Intelligence’ on the 28th March at the conference, and our department will also showcase our Chemical Engineering Pilot Plant for advancing research and innovation on sustainable products on the same day. The information on the other sessions can be found on the website above.


You can contact with any queries.