Each week a different group of hackers, makers, and engineers will be online to answer questions inspired by Danielle George’s 2014 CHRISTMAS LECTURES.
More engineers will be added as names are confirmed, click the names to read more about them on their profile pages.
Let’s meet the engineers…
Week 1: 5th–11th January
Embedded Systems Engineer at UCL
Senior Lecturer at Bath University
I’m a teaching fellow in a university, I specialise in ways to make light and uses of it.
CTO of a fashion technology company based in London
Making science fiction science fact on the biggest stage in the world.
Software Engineer at Thales
Write code – mostly cool, some not so – for all sorts of things.
Week 2: 12th–18th January
Product Development Scientist at Keit
I use light to measure what’s in things, so people can make richer butter or tastier chocolate.
Postdoctoral Researcher at UCL
I am a researcher investigating how people interact with technology, from medical devices, to novel technology in museums and theatres to help people with visual impairments.
Senior Lecturer at University of Manchester
My work is concerned with the design, implementation and evaluation of wireless and network communication systems.
Control & Software Engineer
I work on the software systems for robots used to maintain & decommission nuclear reactors & sites.
Week 3: 19th–25th January
Research Associate at Jodrell Bank
I am involved in the design and building of state of the art, ultra-low noise, high frequency amplifiers for use in the receiver electronics of radio telescopes.
Electronics Design Engineer at Landis and Gyr
Interested and experienced in various aspects of RF and microwave engineering.
I make robots for teaching children about technology.
Week 4: 26th–31st January
Education Ambassador at Ultimaker GB
Passionate about 3D Printing and all of the exciting possibilities that it’s opening up.
PhD Student at Imperial College London
I blast bacteria with invisible UV light, making dirty water safe to drink.
RF Development Engineer at NVIDIA
I am an RF (radio frequency) and microwave engineer, and presently develop the hardware for 3G and 4G mobile phones and tablets.
PhD Researcher at Jodrell Bank
I am a telecommunications engineer specialized in radio frequency and microwave technologies, working towards the development of Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs) for the ALMA Observatory in Chile.
A couple of engineers won’t be live in a certain week, but will be available to answer questions throughout the event.
Presenter of the 2014 CHRISTMAS LECTURES
Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Manchester
RI CHRISTMAS LECTURES
I like to build things, take things apart and make things but better than that is showing other people how to do it.
Series Producer at RI CHRISTMAS LECTURES
I’m the Series Producer of the Christmas Lectures for BBC Four.