The Brazil-UK Frontiers of Engineering symposium is a partnership between the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) where four topics – Smart grids, Big data in healthcare, Bioremediation and Oil and gas will be covered.

The overall co-chairs are:

Professor Alison Noble FREng, Director of the Institute for Biomedical Engineering, University of Oxford

Professor Euclides de Mesquita Neto of FAPESP  

This event will bring together 60 outstanding young engineers (aged 30-45) from industry, universities and government labs to discuss leading-edge research and technical work across a range of engineering fields.

Convening engineers from disparate fields and challenging them to think about developments and problems at the frontiers of areas different from their own will potentially lead to a variety of desirable results. These include: collaborative work, the transfer of new techniques and approaches across fields and establishment of contacts among the next generation of leaders in engineering. 

Confirmed session chairs and speakers include:

Tamara Holmgren (Foster Wheeler)

Dr Oscar Rodriguez (University of São Paulo)

Dr Steve Thornton (University of Sheffield)

Martin Hill (Scottish Power)

Dr Walmir Freitas (UNICAMP)

Further information at the Brazil-UK FoE website

If you have any queries, please contact  Cuong Dang