News archive for May 2016

International Year of Light 2015

CIM-Laser was closely engaged in supporting events throughout the International Year of Light – 2015, recognising the importance of raising global awareness about how light-based technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture and health.


National Strategy Kick-off Meeting held at MTC

This initial “kick-off” Workshop, held at the Manufacturing Technology Centre was attended by nearly 50 members of the Strategic Working Group drawn from industry, academia and government agencies.

A very productive day leading to the formation of sub-groups tasked with taking the next steps in the Strategic Plan aimed at stimulating growth in industrial laser-based production technologies across diverse sectors in UK manufacturing industry.

LPM 2018 comes to Edinburgh!

2018 will see the 19th Internation Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication coming to Edinburgh!

Whilst attending LPM2016, Professor Duncan Hand, Director of CIM-Laser, pitched to hold this internationally renowned conference here at Heriot-Watt University in 2 years time and of course, was successful.

Well done and we look forward to welcoming all attendees in 2018!


Heriot-Watt PhD students wins top student award at LPM 2016

Amiel Lopes, a Heriot-Watt PhD student working in the CIM-Laser micro-processing theme, who was attending his first international conference, scooped the Outstanding Student Paper Award at the 17th International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication held in Xi'an, China.

Congratulations Amiel!