Who’s at Tec 66?

Tec 66 has attracted some fantastic speakers and this year is no exception. They will be covering a myriad of captivating and thought provoking subjects. Our speakers are at the forefront of their respected industries and will cover many subjects. Here is an overview of the speakers for Tec 66 2014.

Tim Pearce, CEO of Kurt J Lesker Co Ltd, will be opening and chairing the event. You can read Tim’s foreword for Tec 66.

Maggie Aderin-Pocock


Maggie Aderin-Pocock, MBE is a British space scientist.

She is a research fellow in UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies and an Honorary Research Associate in UCL Department of Physics and Astronomy. Maggie Aderin-Pocock has worked on many projects, from private industry to government contracts to academic research.

She began in the Ministry of Defence and the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency on missile warning systems.

She then worked on hand-held instruments to detect landmines. Maggie Aderin-Pocock moved back to Imperial College London in 1999 with a Fellowship from the Science and Technology Facilities Council to work on a high-resolution spectrograph for the Gemini telescope in Chile.

Maggie Aderin-Pocock will talk on the three era’s of space and will definitely be a must see talk. If you would like to be there for the lecture then please register here.

Dr Moritz Riede

moritz-riede-tec-66-2104Before starting at the Physics Department of the University of Oxford in May 2013, Moritz Riede worked as head of the organic solar cell group at the Institut für Angewandte Photophysik (IAPP) of the TU Dresden. His research focus is on small molecule based organic solar cells and organic
electronics in general and he has been working in this field for about ten years.

Moritz is a returning speaker from last year’s Tec 66 Conference, this year he will be discussing Vacuum Processed Organic Electronics.

If you would like to be there for the lecture then please register here.

Nanna Heiberg

nanna-heiberg-tec-66Starting with an MSc from the Institute of Cryogenics in Southampton, Nanna has 30 years’ experience of cryogenic applications in research and in industry.

Nanna has represented the cryogenics industry on various august bodies including a stint as Chairman of the British Cryogenics Council, which the Cluster is affiliated to.

Nanna’s industrial experience varies from laboratory sized bath cryostats, through closed cycle refrigerators to large scale cryogen storage and VOC recovery in the pharmaceutical market and her talk will be on Cryogenics.

Nanna will discuss vacuum in cryogenics and cryogenics in vacuum.

If you would like to be there for the lecture then please register here.

Jane Ollis

jan-low-tec-66-speakerJane Ollis is the CEO of BSK-CIC, a social enterprise with a mission to help ambitious people grow their business. Jane is also a Business Fellow of Oxford University.

She has many years experience in the economic growth agenda and more recently in the government’s policy towards investment and funding driven from the local level.

Jane is able to piece together the variety of funding available at all levels and paint a compelling picture of opportunities that are available to support job creation, innovation and competitiveness. This will be relevant to both business and academia.

If you would like to be there for the lecture then please register here.

Dermot Shean

Dermot Shean TEC66

Dermot Shean works for UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), as one of the principal South East Region ‘champions’ for helping companies to successfully export to the Gulf Region.  Before UKTI he was International Director for eight years with a hi-tech educational software company, exporting to 40 markets.  He also worked for 18 years with Reuters PLC in Europe and the Americas.

UKTI is the government organisation dedicated to helping companies to achieve their international business potential, supported by both the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Business,  Innovation & Skills. Dermot will discuss Middle East and UK trade investment opportunities and how to be a part of them.

If you would like to be there for the lecture then please register here.

Stephen Sweeney

stephen-sweenyProfessor Stephen Sweeney, Professor of Physics, EPSRC Leadership Fellow, Head of Photonics at University of Surrey.

Stephen’s primary research interests lie in the area of semiconductor laser physics with a particular onus on optimising laser performance.

He has produced >150 journal papers and conference proceedings in this area including several invited papers. Stephen has recently expanded his interests into photonic sensors based on both III-V and Si technologies. Stephen will be speaking on the rise of photonics in the 21st century.

If you would like to be there for the lecture then please register here.

 Michel De Jong

Associate Professor Michel de Jong of michele-de-jongUniversity of Twente’s present and past research directions include (organic) semiconductor spintronics, hybrid inorganic/organic materials systems for electronics and spintronics, electronic and magnetic properties of hybrid interfaces, strongly correlated electron systems, low-dimensional electron systems, organic based magnets, magnetotransport measurements, and electron spectroscopic techniques (e.g. synchrotron based).

Associate Professor de Jong will discuss “Recent advances in vacuum processing of graphene and related materials”.

If you would like to be there for the lecture then please register here.

Chris Smith

chris smithBefore joining the Intellectual Property Office in 2008, Chris Smith obtained a degree in Astrophysics at Cardiff University.

With this technical background Chris started at the office as a Patent Examiner specialising in measurement devices such as smoke alarms, optical devices and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance machines.

As of December 2012 Chris became a permanent member of the Business Outreach team where he functions as a Business Events Manager, which includes organising, delivering and attending exhibitions and presentations to a wide range of businesses.

Chris’s talk will be Create, Innovate, Protect Intellectual Property and how it works. This will be of great interest anyone, manufacturers or other who develop products for market.

If you would like to be there for the lecture then please register here.