Current Meeting

Registration can be made online - Click here

Payment should be in GBP Sterling in advance. There is a deadline of 30th November 2018 for receipt of the reduced meeting fee of £70. From 1st – 31st December 2018 the fee will be increased to £80, with the fee for delegates paying on 1st January 2019 or later being £90. The meeting fee for students who are not presenting and unemployed/retired members is £40

Delegates who are not existing members of UKSAF will be charged an additional one-off joining fee of £10, which can be selected from the appropriate option during on-line registration

VAT receipts cannot be provided as there is NO VAT content in the costs of the meeting.

Local hotels close to the venue are as follows:

On site at Warwick University - A number of rooms on a first come basis are available at Arden, Scarman and Radcliffe conference accommodation sites.

Village Hotel in Coventry.  Dolomite Avenue, Coventry Business Park Coventry, CV4 9GZ .  This is on bus routes 11/11U to the University.

Holiday Inn in Kenilworth. Abbey End 212, Kenilworth, CV8 1ED.  This is on bus route 11 to the University.

Premier Inn Coventry South. Kenpas Highway, Coventry, CV3 6PB .  Note this is approximately a 10 minute drive from campus.

Feather Bed Cottage B&B.   79 Westwood Heath Rd, Westwood Heath, Coventry, CV4 8GN.  This is a 5 minute drive / 15 minute walk to the campus.

The Old Bakery. 12 High Street, Kenilworth, CV8 1LZ .  This is a 2 min walk to bus route 11 to the University

The Old Mill. Mill Hill, Baginton,West Midlands, CV8 3AH.  This is approximately a 15 minute drive from campus

Our hosts are the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), who will host the event at the International Digital Laboratory (IDL) at WMG, University of Warwick.  A campus map showing the IDL can be found in the preceding link.

Full travel information can be found at the University of Warwick travel pages.

There will be a pre-meeting social event at Hickory's Smokehouse in Burton Green (CV4 8AN), around a 5 minute drive from the University campus, at 8pm on Tuesday January 8th.

If you wish to attend, please contact Marc Walker ( so that your name can be added to the booking list. Please also indicate if you will require transport to/from campus.

Any delegates staying in on-campus accommodation will have parking included. For delegates travelling by car to the University of Warwick just for the meeting on January 9th, please note that traffic on all approaches to campus during term time is extremely busy, so please allow extra time for your journey. Parking spaces on campus are limited, so we advise that you arrive no later than 9am.

A number spaces are currently reserved for delegates in Car Park 15, a short walk from the International Digital Laboratory where the meeting will be held. If you wish to utilise one of these spaces, please contact Marc Walker ( with your name and registration so that your details can be passed on to Security. See for directions from Car Park 15 to the IDL. Please note that Car Park 15 is for staff and registered visitors ONLY and so pre-registration is essential.

Anyone arriving by car who has not pre-registered will have to find alternative parking in one of the following car parks: 7, 8, 8a, 9, 10, 12, 13. Parking is very limited in these locations and so arrival before 9am will be essential.

All parking (reserved and non-reserved) will cost £4.50 to £5 for the day and payment machines accept coins only (no credit cards).


Confirmed Speakers, January 2019

The welcoming address will be given by Prof. Barbara Shollock, Academic Director of WMG

  • Dr Ross Hatton, University of Warwick – “Organic Photovoltaics: Nanostructured Optically Thin Metal Electrodes”
  • Dr Paramaconi Rodriguez, University of Birmingham – “Electrochemical preparation of nanomaterials for environmental remediation and energy applications”
  • Dr Nicola Beaumont, Oxford Photovoltaics
  • Dr. Neil Wilson, University of Warwick – “Local electronic and atomic structure in two-dimensional heterostructures”
  • Dr Paul Bagot, University of Oxford – “Atom Probe Tomography – nanoscale chemical analysis for Energy Applications”
  • Dr. Jonathan Counsell, Kratos Analytical – “XPS group analysis of novel material systems”
  • Dr Tan Sui, University of Surrey – “Exploring and modelling chemical-structural relationship of Li-ion battery cathodes”
  • Dr. Limhi Someville, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Prof. Peter Cumpson, Newcastle University & UNSW Sydney, Australia