NEWS AND EVENTS
November 2015 - Warwick University hosted the first JLR Ph.D student conference in the last week of this month. The event was well attended with more than 80 posters being presented, over a quarter of which originated from students associated with the PSi programme. This was an excellent effort which was greatly appreciated by the PSi team. All told, JLR is currently supporting the work of over 100 Ph.D students of varying nationalities studying at 26 universities.
November 2015 - Chrys Bekakkos,an Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering PhD student at Loughborough University working on PSi theme 2 was awarded a prize for his research paper on Terramechanics at the 13th European Conference of the International society for Terrain-Vehicle systems held at Rome, Italy last month. Chrys's research paper focussed on the categorisation of soil behaviour based on the cohesion and the friction angle and included design of the interaction between purely cohesive and purely frictional soils with rigid wheels. The paper received an honourable mention for outstanding contribution to the field of Terramechanics from the editorial board and the chairs from each of the sessions.
October 2015 - Dr. Gustav Markkula and Prof. Richard Romano have started their respective roles as the Principal Investigator (PI) on PSi theme 3 and Chair in Driving Simulation at University of Leeds. We welcome Gustav and Richard to the PSi team and wish them well in their new roles.
August 2015 - Hearty congratulations to Prof. Peter Fleming, our Principal Investigator on Theme 8. He is the recipient of this year’s Edgeworth-Pareto Award from the International Society for Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM). This is the highest distinction that MCDM bestows upon a researcher who, over his/her career, has established a record of creativity to the extent that the field of MCDM would not exist in its current form without the far-reaching contributions from this distinguished scholar. Peter is pictured with Kaisa Miettinen (centre, President, MCDM) and Theodor Stewart (Past President).
- March 2015 - Sheffield University’s Ioannis Giagkiozis, working as a research associate on theme 8 presented his poster relating to the optimisation work in Theme 8 in the final of the 2015 SET for BRITAIN poster competition which took place at Westminster, London on 09 March 2015. SET for BRITAIN exists to raise the profile of Britain's early-stage researchers at Westminster by engaging Members of both Houses of Parliament with current science, engineering and mathematics research being undertaken in the UK. Typically 100 Parliamentarians attend the event. The poster can be found here.
Upcoming PSi events
- Next PSi Deep Dive session and Programme Steering Group (PSG) meeting will be held at Leeds on 04 April 2016.