Event Information

Friday 14th September 2018
10.00 - 17.30

Imperial College London
Department of Materials
Royal School of Mines
South Kensington Campus

  • Presentations - Royal School of Mines, Room G.20
  • Sponsors' exhibition, poster sessions, image competition and refreshments – Royal School of Mines, Room G.01

The Postdoctoral and Fellow Symposium is an annual event showcasing the latest research from our current postdocs and research fellows, with presentations from some of our sponsors. Free lunch will be available during the poster sessions and a prize giving ceremony for the best presentations, posters and scientific image will end the day with drinks and nibbles.

Everyone is welcome, so please come along and support our presenters, your colleagues and friends. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to share ideas, see what research is happening in the Department of Materials at Imperial College London, begin collaborations and network with sponsors!

We look forward to welcoming you to the Symposium in September.
Materials Postdoc Representatives.

Key Dates
01/05/2018  Registration and abstract submission opens
 17/08/2018  Deadline for oral abstract submission
 31/08/2018  Deadline for poster titles and scientific image competition submission
 04/09/2018  Registration closes
 14/09/2018  Symposium

Provisional programme - Friday 14 September 2018
TimeActivity Location
 10.00 Welcome coffee and opening remarks by Professor Peter Haynes (Head of Department)  RSM, G.20
 10.30 Oral Presentations Session 1  RSM, G.20
 11.15 Coffee break and Poster Session  RSM, G.01
 11.45 Oral Presentations Session 2  RSM, G.20
 13.00 Lunch and Poster Session  RSM, G.01
 14.00 Oral Presentations Session 3  RSM, G.20
 15.30 Coffee break and Poster Session  RSM, G.01
 16.00 Oral Presentations Session 4  RSM, G.20
 17.00 Prize Ceremony and closing remarks by Professor Peter Haynes (Head of Department)  RSM, G.20
 17.30 Drinks reception  RSM, G.01


We are currently seeking sponsorship for our highly successful Symposium through contributions towards the general event and for the following prizes:

  • Best Oral Presentation
  • Best Oral Presentation Runner-up
  • Best Poster Presentation
  • Best Poster Presentation Runner-up
  • Best Scientific Image

Sponsors of this event will have the opportunity for a presentation slot, presentation of prizes for the best oral, poster and scientific image, recognition in all symposium advertising and hosting of an information booth for the duration of the event.

Last year’s symposium was attended by over 100 people with 12 sponsors, and we are again expecting a rise in the number of attendees as the event popularity continues to increase. This year we would like to use this event to highlight the career opportunities available outside of academia, especially for researchers who have gained a PhD, and we encourage sponsors to attend and utilise this opportunity.

Many thanks to our sponsors for the 7th Annual Postdoctoral and Fellow Symposium held in September 2017: Solartron, Linkam, Nature Materials, Radioactive Waste Management, Aurel Automation, Lenton, Gamry (Scimed Ltd), Buehler, BP, Horiba, Nano Nature and Unisense.

If you would like to know more about sponsoring this event, please email the organisers (contact details below).


The Annual Postdoctoral and Fellow Symposium is organised by the Materials Postdoc Representatives. You can e-mail the Materials Postdoc Team:

Dr Ainara Aguadero - Postdoc Champion
Dr Ioannis Bantounas - Engineering Alloy
Dr Thomas Mellan - Theory and Simulation of Materials
Dr Axel Moore  - Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
Dr Federico Pesci - Functional Materials
Dr Camilla Stitt - Nanotechnology and Nanoscale Characterisation
Dr Celeste van den Bosch - Ceramics and Glasses