Black to the Future 2023

Black to the Future, 11th July 2023 at Imperial College London

Black to the Future 2023 was organised by the James West Scholarships' PhD Studentships Committee to showcase the best of the UK's Black engineers.

This event brought together Black engineers to highlight their cutting-edge research, exposing students, technicians, and researchers at all career levels to engineering research excellence at all levels.


  • "What is an Engineering PhD?" session by Engineering PhD students
  1. Samuel George-White: Imperial College London 
  2. Naima Adan: Imperial College London 
  3. Peter Bryan: Imperial College London 
  4. Sunshine Iguodala: Imperial College London 
  5. Sanjae King: University of Bath 
  6. Sallu Pejuh: University of Surrey 
  • "Black inventors inducted in the National Inventors Hall of Fame."

Professor James E. West, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, John Hopkins University. 

  • What is engineering research in academia and industry? 
  1. Dr Ernest Kamavuako, Reader in Engineering at Kings College London 
  2. Dr Krystelle Mafina, UVS & TEA Product Leader at PerkinElmer, Inc.