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Nature’s way of making amazing materials, especially spiders!

  • 27 Aug 2020
  • 4:00 PM
  • Via Zoom Webinar
  • 830


  • For individuals who do not hold membership of The Welding Institute
  • For individuals employed by a company that is an Industrial Member of TWI Ltd
  • For Professional Members of the Institute - AWeldI, MWeldI, or FWeldI also with Engineering Council registration if applicable

Registration is closed

Overview: This talk will highlight how new materials have been developed historically and the potential for biomimetic (natural materials) developments taking materials science to a new more sustainable level.

Speaker: Mr Christopher Punshon CEng FWeldI 

Speaker Biography: Chris is a Fellow of The Welding Institute and Industry Sector Manager for Power and New Energy at TWI. Chris graduated with an Honours degree in Metallurgy from Sheffield University and over the years has developed his expertise in the field of power beam (EB) welding and application. Most recently he has focused on business development in the Decarbonisation of Power production and the Energy transition including  Wind, Geothermal power, Nuclear power plant, waste and decommissioning, Fusion development and Next Generation nuclear power plant sectors. Although based in the Electron Beam group for many years Chris has worked on a wide range of power generation projects and developed business and strong relationships with key clients in related industries and academic institutions.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Attending this event supports your professional development.  You can claim 2 CPD points per hour for this event.  As a member of the Welding Institute you can record your CPD activity online from your membership portal.

Please note that a recording of the event will be uploaded to our Membership Portal for members to view at a later date, if agreed with the speaker. A copy of the presentation slide deck will not be shared unless agreed with the speaker.

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