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Theme: Superior Science

This event occurred on
October 28, 2014
5:00pm - 9:30pm GMT
(UTC +0hrs)
Leeds, Leeds
United Kingdom

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University of Leeds
Woodhouse Ln
Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT
United Kingdom
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Emma Caton

Emma has a great interest in global development and the natural world, in particular conservation. A big fan of the TEDx format, science communication is something she always enjoys getting involved with and she loves sharing her views and the latest fascinating discoveries in her field through her radio show and online blog.

Jeremy Wyatt

Jeremy's research is directed at uncovering the generic principles underlying eHealth, so focuses on the design and evaluation of technologies for helping implement research evidence (eg. decision support systems), supporting self-care (eg. telehealth) and helping to prevent long term conditions (eg. smartphone Apps, SMS msgs). He is also concerned about the social impacts of these technologies and contributes to eHealth and innovation policy debates.

Jonathan Summers

Dr Jonathan Summers is a senior lecturer in the faculty of engineering at the University of Leeds, his research interests include coating flows, dynamic wetting, fluid mechanics, thin films and the thermal management of data centres.

Lars Jeuken

Dr Lars Jeuken is researching redox-active membrane proteins and biological electron transfer as part of the school of biomedical sciences. His research aims to control the interaction between biological macromolecules and inorganic 'solid' surfaces. Practical applications for this research include producing Microbial Fuel Cells (MFC's) and improving their power output through the use of nanotechnology as well as a novel biotechnology that will harness solar energy using a new biological synthetic approach. His research is featured in over 50 publications.

Mark Birkin

Robert Richardson

Dr Robert Richardson is the Director of the Institute of Engineering Systems and Design, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds; a research institute of 15 academic staff and over 50 members. He currently holds a prestigious research contract to explore The Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt using robotic technology and has discovered writing in the Great Pyramid that was hidden for thousands of years... watch to find out more!

Stefano Vrizzi

Through his study in neuroscience Stefano has recently been investigating computational modelling to replicate motor output with a long term view of doing a PhD in this area. All of this thinking about inputs and outputs changed the way Stefano sees the world. In his spare time Stefano volunteers in the local community.

Organizing team


  • Neil Morris
    University of Leeds Contact
  • Katy Sexton
    Team Lead
  • Jonny McGuigan
    Filming Lead