Friday 11th October 2019 – IOMAC Forum 47

The Isle of Man Aerospace Cluster (IOMAC) is hosting their 47th forum at St John’s Mill Conference Centre on 11th October 2019 from 8:30am – 12:30pm followed by lunch.

Members– please register your attendance and extend this invitation to colleagues, including apprentices and graduates who may benefit from attending this forum.

Non-members working in the sector are also welcome, subject to availability.



09:00 Welcome and IOMAC and Department for Enterprise Update
Kirree Gooberman – IOMAC Manager and Business Development Manager for Export Isle of Man, DfE; Steven Beevers – Senior Policy Adviser/Manager, Brexit, DfE

09:20 Chamber of Commerce Engineering and Manufacturing Committee update
David Hester – Swagelok & Chamber of Commerce EMC

09:40 Industry Update
Dr David Bailey – CEO, North West Aerospace Alliance


10:30 Next Generation Material for Aerospace: From Self-healing to Sustainability
Dr Vijay Thakur – Research Lecturer in Manufacturing,Cranfield University

11:00 Detection &Sizing of Defects in Adhesively Bonded Structures

Dr Nadimul H Faisal, Reader in Mechanical Engineering & Micromechanics & Surface Engineering)

11:30 Interactive Workshop Session

12:30 WASHUP & AOB


Join in the conversation on twitter with our event’s hashtag: #IOMAC47

Dr Nadimul Faisal is currently a Reader in Mechanical Engineering (Micromechanics & Surface Engineering) at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. Experience includes leading research funded by Scottish Funding Council (SFC), Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC), Centre of Excellence for Sensor and Imaging Systems (CENSIS), The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). He is Member of IMechE, IMMM and CEng. He is Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA). He is EPSRC Full College member.

Dr Thakur has published more than 130 SCI journal research articles in the field of chemical sciences / materials science and holds one United States patent. Eleven of his research papers have been highlighted as Highly Cited Papers in the Web of Science and three papers have been classed as Hot Papers. He has also published 44 books and 35 book chapters on polymer science / materials science / nanotechnology with numerous publishers. Prior to commencing at Cranfield University, Dr Thakur worked as a Staff Scientist in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University, USA (2013-2016). He was also a Research Scientist in Temasek Laboratories at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2009-2012), and a Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Taiwan.


Register for the event here.