The International Centre, Telford. 10th - 11th July 2019

Advisory Board

The Advanced Materials Show is shaped by the leaders and innovators from this industry. Our advisory board will continue to grow to ensure the show represents the hottest topics, opportunities and key challenges facing the advanced material supply chain.

3M Advanced Materials

Sean Appleton
General Manager
3M Advanced Materials


Sean is General Manager of 3M’s Advanced Materials Division and is passionate about driving innovation through materials science, helping some of the world’s largest technology, energy and engineering companies to develop cutting edge, disruptive solutions which can provide them with a strong competitive advantage within their market sectors.

Sean has an MBA with Distinction from Henley Business School and has completed a Business Marketing Strategy course at J L Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Illinois. Sean is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) where he has completed a Post-Graduate Diploma.


Cerion Nanomaterials

Landon Mertz
CEO
Cerion Nanomaterials


Landon Mertz is the Chief Executive Officer of Cerion, and a member of the company’s board of directors. Mr. Mertz joined Cerion as its Chief Financial Officer in January of 2009, taking on responsibility for the company’s overall financial management. In June of 2012, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to joining Cerion, Mr. Mertz was the Chief Operating Officer of the Festival Network, an international company who develops and acquires multi-day music festivals in geographically unique destinations around the globe. During his tenure, he was responsible for the strategic direction and growth of operations in nineteen (19) distinct markets across three (3) continents.

Prior to Festival Network, Mertz served as the Chief Executive Officer of Intermedia, a nationally recognized firm responsible for producing large-scale events, product launches, meetings, conferences and award shows on behalf of Fortune 500 / 1000 companies and consumer brands. Clients included: Goldman Sachs, Hewlett Packard, Hearst Publishing, Fairchild Publishing, Pitney Bowes, SIFMA, Chase, Citibank, GRAMMY Awards, Univision, Vera Wang and Tommy Hilfiger amongst others.


BP

Sheetal Handa
Associate Director BP-ICAM
BP


Sheetal Handa graduated in Chemistry from King’s College, London in 1982 and completed his PhD in organic synthesis (Synthetic Opiate Analgesics) also at King’s in 1985. He then went on to a postdoc at Duke University in North Carolina in developing enantioselective synthetic methodologies using carbohydrates. This was followed by a postdoc at Cambridge under Professor Sir Alan Battersby FRS in vitamin B12 biosynthesis.

He joined Shell Chemicals at the Sittingbourne Research Centre in 1988 as a bio-organic scientist. Here he led a team of chemists and bio-chemists discovering and developing bio-catalysts for organic synthesis as well as for key chemical targets.  During this time he developed novel bio-mimetic catalysts for oxidation. He then spent three years as a senior scientist in Shell Agrochemicals and led a team developing scale up routes for Shell’s current and development agrochemicals.


Fraunhofer IPA

Dipl.-Ing. FH Ivica Kolaric, MBA
Head of Department - Functional Materials
Fraunhofer IPA



National Physical Laboratory

Prof. Mark Gee
Fellow
National Physical Laboratory



Graphene@Manchester

James Baker
CEO
Graphene@Manchester


James Baker is the 2D materials commercialisation champion at the Henry Royce Institute and CEO of Graphene@Manchester.

The Royce is the UK’s national body based in Manchester for research and innovation in advanced materials – and it is supported by the Graphene@Manchester community which includes world-leading experts and research facilities.

Manchester therefore leads the world in graphene research and James heads the business-facing development of graphene and 2D materials – including the acceleration, application and commercialisation of these new materials and technologies.

With more than 235 researchers across a wide range of disciplines in graphene and related 2D materials, the University is home to the £61m National Graphene Institute, where academics and commercial partners work side by side to develop the graphene applications of the future.

To accelerate taking products to market, the £60m Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) will open later this year. The GEIC will have pilot production facilities and characterisation for the industrial scale-up of graphene, as well as develop graphene and 2D materials applications.

Before joining the University in 2014, James spent 25 years in industry where, most recently, he was Vice-President of Technology Collaboration Programmes and Managing Director of the Advanced Technology Centres for BAE Systems in the UK.

Following graduation, James started his career working for Pilkington Optronics based in North Wales were he undertook a number of roles in the production of electro-optical assemblies and products for the aerospace, defence and space sectors.

After 10 years he moved to GEC Marconi which then became BAE Systems following the merger with British Aerospace and his responsibilities included a number of business management, strategy and technology roles in the BAE Systems Avionics group.

In 2004 he was appointed as managing director of the Advanced Technology Centres in the UK responsible for the development of new and innovative collaborative approaches to technology development and acquisition programmes, as well as being responsible for the leadership of the BAE Systems corporate technology programme and activity which involved the development and commercialisation of technologies from both within BAE Systems and its partners in academia and the supply chain.

James was a representative on the joint Industry/MoD Research and Development Group and a council member of the National Centre for Universities and Business.

A strong promoter of engineering and innovation, James was also responsible for setting up a partnership with UK Sport which provided technology and innovation in support of British athletes and helped in achieving a number of gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics.

James joined The University of Manchester, originally as Business Director Graphene in 2014. In this role he looked to develop the industrial partnerships and collaborations to accelerate the commercialisation opportunities for graphene, building on the knowledge base of The University of Manchester - where graphene was first isolated by Professors Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov.

James is a chartered engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.


The BP International Centre for Advanced Materials

Prof. Allan Matthews
Director
The BP International Centre for Advanced Materials



Innovate UK

Ben Walsh
Innovation Lead - Advanced Materials
Innovate UK



National Physical Laboratory

Prof. Fernando Castro
Head of Materials Science & Engineering
National Physical Laboratory



Ceramic Applications

Karin Scharrer
Editor in Chief
Ceramic Applications



Metalysis

Dr Ian Mellor
Managing Director - Technology & Materials Discovery
Metalysis



Nanotechnology Industries Association

Dr Sean Kelly
Senior Project Manager
Nanotechnology Industries Association



Ceramic Industry

Susan Sutton
Editor in Chief
Ceramic Industry



Graphene Council

Terrance Barkan
Executive Director
Graphene Council



Imperial College London

Dr Luc Vandeperre
Faculty of Engineering, Department of Materials
Imperial College London



UCL

Dr. Eugenio Zapata-Solvas
BEAMS Strategic Research Facilitator (platforms & Industry)
UCL



Manufacturing Technology Centre

Tom Wasley
Senior Research Engineer
Manufacturing Technology Centre


Dr. Tom Wasley is a Senior Research Engineer within the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing based at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry, UK. Tom leads an R&D team focused on development of the Ceramic AM process chain, increasing technology awareness and, application of ceramic AM technologies to enhance the manufacturing capability of UK industry.


The Sixth Element (Changzhou) Material Technology Co, Ltd

Bernhard Münzing
Sales Director
The Sixth Element (Changzhou) Material Technology Co, Ltd



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