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Queen's aims to change the future of car manufacturing with 'super computer'

Queen's University Belfast

Leading industry experts and international car manufacturers are coming to Queen's University to see how academics are aiming to change the future of car manufacturing through a new 'super computer'.

The £500,000 'super computer' at Queen's, which is one of only a few in the UK dedicated to materials modelling, aims to develop new materials for use in industry including car-making. It uses innovative technology to develop high strength lightweight steels which could replace the materials currently used in car design to create new light weight vehicles.

International industry leaders, including those from BMW, Voestalpine, ThyssenKrupp and many more are coming to Queen's for the first annual Consortium. The 'meeting of minds' aims to unite the research which is taking place at Queen's with the use of the super computer and those who are at the front line of manufacturing.

WHEN: Monday 16 April and Tuesday 17 April

WHERE: School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen's University Belfast.

WHO: Guests include: Sebastian Veith, BMW; Klemens Mraczek, Voestalpine; Richard Thiessen, ThyssenKrupp; Eggert Reese, EADS; Babak Hosseinkhani, SKF; Professor Anthony Paxton, Queen's University.

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES: Media are invited to attend. Journalists and photographers are asked to confirm their attendance to Claire O'Callaghan at Queen's Communications Office on 00 44 (0) 28 9097 5391 / 07814422572 or c.ocallaghan@qub.ac.uk

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