Lucideon Joins the Industrial Advisory Board of Queen Mary University College London
Lucideon is pleased to announce that Dr Phil Jackson, Healthcare Technical Manager, and Tony Kinsella, Chief Executive, have joined the Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) of Queen Mary University College London, School of Engineering and Materials Science.
The role of the IAB is to enable a regular flow of communication between the school and industry to ensure that teaching programmes remain relevant and that research undertaken is in line with industry requirements. Enhancing the employability of students is also a central aim of the IAB and its work.
Tony Kinsella, Chief Executive at Lucideon said:
“We were delighted to be invited to join the IAB for Materials and for Medical Engineering. We have a long-standing relationship with Queen Mary University College London, having provided sponsorships and work placements for their students for some years.
“Closer ties between academia and industry benefit both sides; we bring our cross-sector experience and extensive knowledge of materials, while the students bring a passion for the subject and a new way of looking at things.
“We firmly believe that advancement for industry lies in innovation and that innovation often stems from academia and industry collaborations.”
The IAB comprises representatives from companies such as Ford, BAE, Dyson, Jaguar Land Rover, DePuy and Rolls Royce. Lucideon is the only organization to have two representatives on the board.
Lucideon holds an annual information day for Queen Mary University College where medical engineering and materials science students can tour the facilities, learn about the careers on offer and hear from recent graduates who have taken up roles at the company.