PHEE 2016 Conference

The 2016 Professors and Heads of Electrical Engineering Conference (PHEE), in conjunction with PHOMME (Professors and Heads of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) was held at the IET, Savoy Place, London on 13th January, 2016. The presentations that were made available by the speakers for publication may be downloaded via the links below.

Theme: The Future of Engineering and Technology in Higher Education

Conference Programme

Session 1   Developments in Engineering Education
Chair Prof John Senior, Hertfordshire

Keynote Address: Issues and Developments in HE – Prof Madelaine Atkins, CEO, HEFCE

Teaching Excellence Framework – Prof Sean Ryan, Higher Education Academy (HEA)

New Model in Technology and Engineering– Prof Peter Goodhew, (NMITE), Hereford

Engineering University Reflections on running a branch campus – Prof Ian Pashby, University of Hull


IET Academic Partners – Jake Godfrey, IET Academic Account Manager


Session 2   Major Engineering Opportunities
Chair Prof Clive Neal Sturgess, Birmingham

Keynote Address: Is the employability of engineering graduates good enough? – Prof Sir William Wakeham, Vice President, Royal Academy of Engineering

HS2 and the Digital Revolution in our Railway Systems – Prof Clive Roberts, University of Birmingham

Tidal Energy: Prospects for the Future – Prof Chris Binnie, previously Chairman of the Thames Tideway Strategy Steering Group

Spectrum Crunch – An impetus for LiFi – Dr Wasiu Popoola, University of Edinburgh


Session 3   Demand for Graduate Engineers
Chair Prof John Robinson, York

Meeting the demand for graduate Engineers in the Engineering/Manufacturing Sectors – Verity O’Keefe, Employment and Skills Policy, Engineering Employers Federation

UK Electronics Skills Foundation: Tackling the graduate skills shortage in the Electronics Sector – Stewart Edmonson, CEO, UK Electronics Skills Foundation