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Groningen Engineering Center Annual Scientific Meeting 2019

When:Tu 29-01-2019


12.00-13.30: Lunch with poster session

13.30-13.45: Opening by prof. dr. ir. Jacquelien Scherpen, Chairman of the GEC/GEBC

13.45-14.30: Keynote lecture by dr. Michael Wise, new Director General of SRON Netherlands for Space Research
Title: Engineered Discovery in Space Research
Abstract: The discovery process in science can be unpredictable and serendipitous, but it is rarely accidental. Some of the most important scientific discoveries, such as the recent detection of gravitational waves for example, take decades of preparation and technological innovation. At SRON, our mission is to enable scientific discovery in international space research through a combination of fundamental science, pioneering technology, and advanced instrumentation development. We work with the community to identify the important questions in space research and then develop the technologies and instruments needed to answer them. In this presentation, I will highlight some of our ongoing activities at SRON and the crucial role our technology and engineering programs play in ensuring the next generation of scientific discovery.

14.30-15.00: Best engineering thesis award and best poster award

15.00-15.30: Coffee/tea with poster session

15.30-16.00: GEBC introduction by prof. dr. ir. Jacquelien Scherpen

16.00-17.00: "Research meets industry and vice versa": Parallel sessions with the themes Green Chemistry, Software Intensive Systems and High Tech Systems and Materials

17.00-18.00: Drinks and poster session