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Internal News - 21 January 2008

Professor to address international centres of excellence network

Professor Gary Hawley from the Department of Mechanical Engineering has been invited to address the Canadian AUTO21 network of centres of excellence in June this year at their annual conference.

AUTO21 was formed to focus Canadian research expertise on the task of improving and enhancing the global competitiveness of the Canadian automotive industry.

The network currently supports over 265 top researchers working at more than 42 academic institutions, government research facilities and private sector research laboratories across Canada and around the world.

The theme of the conference is ‘Collaboration in Motion’ and Professor Hawley has been asked to share his experiences of working within the UK automotive sector.

Professor Hawley, who holds the Medlock Chair of Engineering, said: “Collaboration with industry is vitally important as it recognises the value of the research work being undertaken in universities.”