Speaker Agenda

09:20 – 09:30 Innovate UK Speaker: Jacqui Murray B.Sc. M.Res. MBA C.Eng. C.Env. FIMMM MWES Subject: Is the UK creating an Electric Vehicle Battery Sector? Jacqui Murray spent the early part of her career as an engineer in the Steel industry and is a specialist in materials engineering, regulation and transformational change. She worked on industrial environmental regulation policy for the Environment Agency and Welsh Government, crediting these experiences as teaching her how to untangle problems, policies and legislation that inhibit successful outcomes in business, Government and regulators. She is now Deputy Director of the Faraday Battery Challenge, the UK Government’s £246 million Industrial Strategy Programme. Along with the team, they are transforming the UK into a world-leading centre for automotive battery technology. Outside of work, she is Formula 1 fan, a mum of two and an active STEM Ambassador. She works with the British Army on a STEM outreach event at Sandhurst. Last year this was front page of the Telegraph and had companies like Dell, Airbus and Amazon working together to make a difference. This year it is 2000 children and has expanded covering blockchain companies like Calastone all the way through to Williams F1. Member of the WiSTEM Board for Wales, chair of their STEM Women in Industry Subgroup and a newly appointed Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Engineers. 09:35 – 09:55 Thermo Fisher Scientific Speaker: Dr Simon Nelms Subject: Using new analytical technologies to study Li-ion battery degradation products Simon Nelms is the Regional Marketing Manager for Trace Elemental Analysis in the EMEA region. He has been part of the Thermo Fisher Scientific team for almost 20 years, save for a 2-year postdoctorate sabbatical at the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements in Geel, Belgium. Simon’s instrumentation experience has meandered through the whole range of trace elemental analysis applications, from environmental to chemicals analysis. Simon is now responsible for marketing AA, ICP-OES and ICP-MS products in EMEA for, among others, the industrial and environmental analysis markets. Simon holds a BSc in Analytical Chemistry and a PhD in research involving ICP-MS method development from the University of Hull, UK.   10:00 – 10:20 Advanced Propulsion Centre UK Speaker: Garry Wilson – Director – Business Development, Marketing and Communications Subject: Opportunities for developing the UK’s electrified supply chain