- Dr Simon Leigh,
- PhD - (Birmingham), MSci (Birmingham)
School of Engineering
University of Warwick
CV4 7AL, UK
Phone: +44 (0)24 761 51357
Fax: +44 (0)24 76 418922
Simon Leigh received his MSci in Chemistry and his PhD in Micro- and Nano-structuring of Surfaces from the University of Birmingham. He joined the School of Engineering at the University of Warwick in 2009. Since joining Warwick, his work has been focused on developing innovative materials, machines and devices based around the technology of 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing. He leads the Digital and Material Technologies Laboratory within the School of Engineering and is a theme champion for Adaptive and Functional Materials through the Warwick Materials GRP (http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/research/priorities/materials/)
His research interests include Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing, Advanced and Functional Materials, Micro and Nano-fabrication, Surface Science, Lithography, Electron Beam Lithography and Surface Chemistry.
The group website can be found at: http://go.warwick.ac.uk/dmtl
The group blog can be found at: http://warwick3dprint.wordpress.com
SET for Britain Silver Medal
On the 12th March 2012, Dr Leigh presented a poster detailing his research at the prestigious SET for Britain competition. The event entailed presenting a poster to members of both Houses of Parliament at Westminster along with expert judges. Awards were made on the basis of the very best research work and results by an early-stage or early-career researcher. Dr Leigh was awarded the Silver medal in the Engineering category
SET for Britain is run by The Parliamentary and Scientific Committee with a series of subject prizes offered in collaboration with The Royal Academy of Engineering, The Institute of Physics, the Society of Biology, The Royal Society of Chemistry, the Physiological Society, the Wellcome Trust and the Society of Chemical Industry, with financial support from BP, Airbus/EADS, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, AgChem Access, Oxford Instruments, IBMS and GE Hitachi.
You can read the University of Warwick press release here at http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/warwick_researcher_takes/
You can read the RAEng press release at http://www.raeng.org.uk/news/releases/shownews.htm?NewsID=733
You can read the IET press release here at http://www.theiet.org/membership/member-news/28a/set-for-britain.cfm
Scientists Snap Up Prizes in Photographic Competition
The prize winners of the 2010 Snapshots of Science Competition (part of the British Festival of Science). The pictures were judged by a panel which included David Gregory, Science Correspondent for BBC Midlands Today; Sarah Shalgosky Curator at Warwick Arts Centre and Jo Lumani, Head of Communications at Birmingham Science City. Our winning submission was entitled 'A Quick Cup of Coffee' (pictured below) and showed a miniature cup produced using Micro-stereolithography on top of a 5p piece.
Advanced and Functional Materials
Micro and Nano-fabrication
Electron Beam Lithography
Personal web page: www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/research/sensors/dmtl/
Source: Simon Leigh