Science and Society event today: Jet engine and nuclear reactor safety

Dr David Rugg

The University’s next Science and Society event – ‘The Science of safety: jet engines and nuclear reactors’ – takes place today (Tuesday, 13 March).

Rolls-Royce Senior Fellow for Materials, Dr David Rugg, will be leading the lecture and exploring the experimental techniques required to support safe design and operation in jet engines and nuclear reactors.

Students, staff and members of the public can attend the event for free. It will take place in the Eleanor Rathbone Theatre from 5.30pm to 7pm.

Dr David Rugg

David Rugg FREng received his PhD in rapid solidification of magnesium alloys from Sheffield. He then went to IMI Titanium to work in the R+D group for a period of seven years prior to moving to Rolls-Royce where he has been for 20 years.

He is currently the Rolls-Royce Senior Fellow for Materials which spans all materials and all business sectors. The role includes extensive interaction with universities and national labs. David has a passion for advanced experimental techniques including use of synchrotrons and X Ray lasers for industrial application and holds a visiting chair at Oxford.

If you would like to attend the event, please register at: ‘The Science of safety: jet engines and nuclear reactors’.

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