Keynote Speakers

Associate Professor Dr. Salim M Salim, CEng MIMechE SFHEA

Dr Salim M Salim CEng MIMechE SFHEA develops and coordinates strategies for international student recruitment and partnership for Engineering. He engages with external stakeholders to progress institutional collaborations and raise Swansea University's profile and reputation. He travels globally to establish educational partnerships and deliver guest lectures and research talks. Dr Salim has gained extensive experience in transnational education having lived and worked in Asia, Middle East and Africa. He has developed research collaborations in Malaysia, China, Italy and Japan, published over 40 articles and presented at international conferences. His research expertise is in CFD and Urban Fluid Mechanics. Dr Salim instructs on Engineering Analysis and supervises research projects in Computational Fluid Dynamics with a focus on Urban Fluid Mechanics, Fluid-Structure Interactions and Turbulence Modelling. Dr Salim is a registered Chartered Engineer and elected Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Advanced HE). Dr Salim is an Honorary Senior Lecture (Associate Professor) at the University of Dundee and Adjunct Faculty at Saveetha University, India. He is also a member of the UK Fluid Networks Urban Fluid Mechanics Group.

Dr. Tomas Chochole, Ph.D.

Dr Tomas Chochole loves projects and interdisciplinary teamwork. His interests brought him to the interdisciplinary cooperation in several international project. He is independent journalist, lecturer, researcher and head of interdisciplinary cooperation at Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic. He helps to connect the world of business and creativity and brings orders and practical tasks among students so that they can work on them and build their portfolios. He was educated at West Bohemia University in Pilsen and at Jan Amos Comenius University in Prague. In his doctoral thesis he focused on the development of competencies of basic skills tutors with regard to better employment of people with low literacy, numeracy and IT in the labour market. In his research and lecturer activities he is focusing and exploring innovative ways of cooperation, problems solving and creativity, using his journalistic experience.

Dr. John Easton, MEng, PhD, MCMI, MIET, MIEEE

Dr John Easton is a Lecturer working with the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) at the University of Birmingham. His research interests centre on methods for the storage, processing and display of railway related datasets – in particular data representation and exchange via ontologies, manipulation and integration of data relevant to the multimodal transport system, and cyber security in industrial control systems


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