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AE Talks Test & Measurement

Thursday 22 April | 2pm

The upcoming edition of AE Talks will put the focus on the world of Test & Measurement!

Following the success of last month’s AE Talks: Aerospace Edition this next event will focus on all aspects of test and measurement, and put the spotlight on innovation, key themes, topics and trends within the industry.

Through our online platform you will be able to attend multiple engaging sessions, from leading innovators, give your thoughts and opinions on the hottest topics and innovations, and chat with your peers.

With keynote sessions led by speakers from Skyrora, Science and Technology Facilities Council, and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd and sessions from sponsors Monolith AI and APITech this is an event you won’t want to miss. 

AE Talks Test & Measurement

Keynote Speakers

Hear from three fantastic keynotes taking place throughout this event!

Robin Hague, Head of Launch, Skyrora

Dr Brian Le Page, Materials and Testing Functional Manager and David Costello CEng, Head of Mechanical and Propulsion, Surrey Satellite Technology

Robert Elliott, Head of Business Development, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Science and Technology Facilities Council

Participating companies

Hosted by

Bhavin Vyas

Thursday 22 April 2021

Bhavin Vyas, Head of Space, ADS Group 

Bhavin Vyas

Head of Space, ADS Group


Skyrora, making space sustainable

Thursday 22 April 2021

Robin Hague, Head of Launch, Skyrora

A little bit about Skyrora…

Founded in 2017 Skyrora are an Edinburgh based company working towards launching satellites from a UK Spaceport.  The UK is historically strong in spacecraft manufacture and space data services, but has been without independent access to space for 50 years; Skyrora will provide that missing pillar directly from the UK, and through clean burning waste derived propellants minimise the ecological footprint of launch.

Robin Hague

Head of Launch, Skyrora

Will AI-driven modelling change the way products are tested?

Thursday 22 April 2021

Dr. Richard Ahlfeld, Founder of Monolith AI

Session Outline: From understanding flight test big data to modelling complex systems like brakes – advanced machine learning solutions are taking the engineering world by storm. But how can companies and engineers leverage these solutions? Where do they apply them to and should the way we test change because of these new methods? 

A little bit about Richard…

Richard is the founder of Monolith, born out of his research work at Imperial which involved engagements with the most demanding engineering companies. He received the 2016 award for the greatest contribution to the University by a PhD student.

Dr. Richard Ahlfeld

Founder of Monolith AI

Copper Can’t Cut it: How Optoelectronics is changing the way data is transmitted.

Thursday 22 April 2021

Christopher Woodend, Product Manager Micro & Optoelectronics RF2M EMEIA, APITech

Session Outline: Join our Optoelectronic expert Chris Woodend, as he discusses the ever-evolving world of data transmissions in space and in our own skies. We will explore how the industry has shifted from using copper connections to fiber, and how APITech is keeping up with that trend.

A little bit about Christopher…

  • Graduated in 1994 with BSc dual honours in Chemistry & Material Science
  • Worked in the Microelectronics and Optoelectronics industry for 28 years. Last 8 years for API GY.
  • Held roles as engineer and manager in both R&D & Manufacturing .
  • Previously worked on JSF optical communications bus (including the smart missile), Eurofighter optical communications bus, Oil & gas down hole sensing, Vanguard & Trafalgar class submarine towed array. L-band naval AESA radar communication.
  • Responsible for API strategic optical product roadmap.
  • Experience in DFM (design for manufacture)of product concepts for end use application. (lifecycle management)
  • Experience in costing of full projects, product concepts and feedback technical notes for sales quotes.
  • Considered Optics and High temperature materials Subject matter expert within API

Christopher Woodend

Product Manager Micro & Optoelectronics RF2M EMEIA, APITech

ZeroAvia’s zero-emission powertrain: heralding the era of truly green aviation

Thursday 18 February 3:10pm GMT

Julian Renz, Business Development and Project Manager at ZeroAvia will be leading an informative session on embracing the future of environmentally friendly, zero-emission aviation.

A little bit about Julian…

“Julian is the Head of Programmes at ZeroAvia, the leader in hydrogen-electric zero-emission aviation. He’s been with the company since its inception three years ago, leading its HyFlyer I programme, through which ZeroAvia is flying the largest hydrogen-electric aircraft in the world. It is looking to extend its lead into 19-seat aircraft with its recently announced HyFlyer II programme.

Prior to joining ZeroAvia, Julian led project teams at SYSTEMIQ, a sustainability focused investment and advisory firm. He began his career in the green hydrogen sector after acquiring an MSc in Chemical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich.”

Julian Renz

Business Development and Project Manager at ZeroAvia

Panel discussion with Chris Gear and Julian Renz, hosted by Sameer Savani

Thursday 18 February 3:40pm GMT

Testimonial from AE Talks Aerospace Edition:

“Amazing event and some excellent speakers. Left me excited about how the whole industry is going to change for the better and these changes bring mass opportunities.” Mark Dalziel, New Business Development Manager, UK Electronics Ltd.

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