CGCA Annual dinner 2023

Please note that the event will take place from 18:45 on 24 February 2023 (local time). 

About this event

For 2023, the event will be held at the Carpenters Hall, London , where our president Professor Anil Bharath will be welcoming engineering alumni, young and old, as well as academic staff and special guests.

The CGCU will also organize an after dinner party at a nearby venue. Details are not yet available, but please email us at if you would like to receive further information.

Dinner information
Your ticket price will include drinks on arrival, a four course seated meal, wines, mints, port and coffee.

We encourage a good representation from our student membership by providing limited student tickets at the subsidised rate of £45. Please consider whether you might help to sponsor one or more students, or simply make a contribution of your choosing to the overall cost of student places.

Please note that if you book your tickets on or after 9 February, your place will be confirmed, but your name will not be included in the event booklet.

About the speaker

We’re delighted to have with us Professor Wen Wang CEng, FIMechE, FHEA, FAIMBE, FREng. Professor Wang is Vice-Principal and Executive Dean for Science and Engineering, Queen Mary University of London.

Professor Wen Wang obtained his PhD in Bioengineering at Imperial College London in 1993. Following his postdoctoral research at University of Manchester and his Wellcome Trust Fellowship in the Medical School of Imperial College London, he joined Queen Mary University of London as one of the founding members of the Queen Mary Biomedical Engineering programme and subsequently had his Professorship in Biomedical Engineering in 2003. Supported by a Royal Academy of Engineering Global Research Award, he joined the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard in 2007 and then worked in the Department of Biological Engineering at MIT. After his return from the US in 2009, he took on a number of leadership roles at Queen Mary, including Head of School of Engineering and Materials Science, Dean for Research in the Faculty of Science and Engineering and the Deputy VP for Science and Engineering. He was elected to the Council in 2017. He became the Vice-Principal and Executive Dean for Science and Engineering in 2018.

Wen is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. His work on vascular bioengineering and biomaterials is supported by the Wellcome Trust, the British Heart Foundation, EPSRC and industry. He has more than 120 publications in leading scientific journals, including PNAS, Nature, JFM and Circulation.

CGCA contacts

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It may be necessary for reasons beyond our control to change the content and timing of the programme, the speakers, the date or the venue at any time prior to the event date. In the unlikely event that we have to cancel or reschedule a publicised event, registrants will be notified via email and a refund of any pre-paid registration fees will be offered.