Society of Oxford University Engineers

The alumni society for Oxford engineering graduates

March 2006: Open Day invitation

Open Day
Thursday, 11 May 2006

Programme of Events

From 2.00 p.m. undergraduate project work will be on view in Thom Building Lecture Room 3. A competition will be held for the best display (in various categories), with prizes totalling £1400 in value on offer from the Society of Oxford University Engineers and Sharp Laboratories of Europe. The standard of work is expected to be very high - the exhibition will be well worth a visit.

There will be opportunity during the afternoon to see the final stages of some one-week Coursework Modules undertaken by the second year students, on Mechanical Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, Energy and Environment, Mobile Robots, Electronic Engineering and Solar Vehicle Challenge. You can also visit research groups in the department: please feel free to approach individual academics to make arrangements. Details of our research activities can be found on the Department's web site

In Thom Building Lecture Theatre 1, there will be three lectures during the afternoon. The first two talks, by members of the Department, describe some work on optical and electronic devices. These reflect the theme of the Lubbock Lecture, which will be given by Mr Warren East. Warren is a graduate of this department, and after a spell at Texas Instruments joined ARM Holdings where he is now CEO. ARM is a fast-growing semiconductor designer, whose products feature in devices like iPod music players. The lecture programme is:

1500-1530       Professor T Wilson
"Making light work in microscopy"
or, how to turn a regular microscope into an optical-sectioning microscope.
1530-1600 Dr J E Huber
"Ferroelectric RAM: A Memory of the Future?"
A survey of memory technologies, and a plug for ferroelectrics.
1615-1645 Tea in the Holder Building Common Room
1645-1745 The 32nd Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture

"The Semiconductor Industry: Making Business and Technology Innovation work"

Mr Warren East CEng, FIEE
Chief Executive Officer and Director
ARM Holdings plc
1800- Buffet Supper in the Holder Common Room, Department of Engineering Science

The department is grateful to the Lubbock Trustees for their generous support of this event.