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Welcome to IET Sussex!

We are the local network of the IET, organising events and seminars and promoting engineering in schools and businesses across the county.

To get involved, you might come along to one of our events. We have a wide variety of lectures throughout the year, all free of charge, and you don't need to be an IET member to attend!

You might also consider signing up to this online network. Here you can network with other engineers in Sussex, discuss recent lectures, and get access to an archive of slidedecks. To join, you need to first register an account with the IET, and then visit this page and you'll see an option to join.


Introduce Yourself!

Introduce yourself to IET members across Sussex on our forum. Share your background with other engineers, and see the variety of disciplines and industries that are represented. This is a great way to get to know some of the other people in our community.

Visit the forum today and say hello!

Upcoming Events
Our events are free and open to all (IET members and non-members alike). Those attending should register in advance through the website booking system. Find out more and register by clicking one of the links below.

Jan 6th ’157:30 pm
Wey & Arun Canal
Graeme Lewington (WACT volunteer)

Jan 20th ’157:00 pm
Bowers and Wilkins - John Bowers's Vision and Legacy
John Dibb BTech, PhD; Senior Development Engineer at B&W

Feb 3rd ’157:30 pm
Low Dimensional Carbon Technologies
Prof. Ravi Silva Silva FREng FIET, Director of ATI University of Surrey

Feb 17th ’157:00 pm
Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy
Professor Jeremy Watson CBE FREng FIET

Apr 7th ’157:30 pm
Cars, Cavities and the Cold War
Tim Whittle BA, BSc, C.Eng, FInstMC

Apr 21st ’157:00 pm
Renewable energy generation for remote locations in low-income countries
Lara Lewington MIET AHEA, Professional Network South East Regional Co-ordinator for Engineers Without Borders – UK

May 19th ’157:00 pm
Future Cities
Prof. Chris Chatwin, University of Sussex

Previous Events
Event slides attached where available.

Dec 16th ’147:00 pm
Smart grid: charting a path towards 21st century power system
Joy Aloor BTech, MEng, MBA, LLM, Mott MacDonald
Download Poster
Lecture Slides

Dec 2nd ’147:30 pm
Is the growth in data centres sustainable?
Prof. Ian Bitterlin (CEng MIET MCIBSE MBCS)
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Lecture Slides

Nov 18th ’147:30 pm
Internet Records and the Cost of Passwords
Gary Williams MSc, ITSEC; Technology Manager, Cyber Security and Communications, Schneider Electric
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Download material from this lecture:
Lecture Slides
Additional Material - Learning Moment

Nov 4th ’147:00 pm
The Brighton Atlantic Project
David Jones
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Oct 21st ’147:00 pm
Let There Be Light
Peter Parker, retired Lighting Engineer
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Oct 7th ’147:30 pm
The Magic of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Dr Jonathan Ashmore, King's College Hospital NHS Trust
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Event Slides

Sep 23rd ’147:30 pm
Measuring Particles in Space – Current and Future Projects
Colin Howard, istech consulting ltd.
IET joint with InstMC

Sep 24th ’137:30 pm
Lessons from Buncefield
Colin Howard, istech consulting ltd.

Oct 1st ’137:30 pm
Safety in the Skies
David Hawken, Director NATS Operations

Oct 15th ’137:00 pm
Future Network Performance and Resilience of the GB Transmission Network
Dr Vandad Hamidi, National Grid UK
Event Slides

Nov 7th ’13 7:30 pm
Managed Motorway
Robin Cordell

  Nov 19th ’13 7:00 pm
The Bluebell Railway
Richard Salmon of The Bluebell Railway

Nov 26th ’13 7:30 pm
Paradox - The Nine Greatest Enigmas in Science
Professor Jim Al-Khalili, University of Surrey
See the talk on IET.tv!

Jan 7th ’14 7:30 pm
Fifty Years of Development in Control Engineering
Prof. Derek P Atherton, University of Sussex
Lecture slides

Jan 21st ’14 7:00 pm
The Return of the Vulcan
Dr Robert Pleming FRAeS MIET MBCS, CEO Vulcan to the Sky
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Feb 4th ’14 7:30 pm
Pigs, Pipelines and PLUTO
Tim Whittle BA, BSc, C.Eng, FInstMC
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Feb 11th ’14 7:00 pm
Glyndebourne Backstage Tour
Simon Yapp

Feb 18th ’14 7:00pm
Malware – Does it really matter?
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Links to videos from the lecture:
Malware infection the new Pearl Harbour
Symantec STUXNET demonstration
Malware attacking a Power Plant

Mar 13th ’14 4:00 pm
Electrification Seminar
Various speakers

Mar 14th ’14 2:00 pm
Tour of NATS
Various speakers

Apr 1st ’14 7:30 pm
Airborne Early Warning (AEW) Radar Systems – AEW does it all ways, always!
Edwin Cowley, FIET, Thorn EMI now Thales, Crawley
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Apr 15th ’14 7:00 pm
Accidents that don’t happen – How does IEC 61508 help?
Chris Dale, Safety-Critical Systems Club Meetings Coordinator
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May 6th ’14 7:30 pm
The Birth of Satellite Outside Broadcasting
Malcolm Harman C.Eng, MIET, formerly BBC R&D
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May 20th ’14 7:00 pm
Powering the future - how different will it be?
Professor John Loughhead FREng FCGI, FIET, OBE - IET Energy Sector Chairman
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Jun 3rd ’14 7:30 pm
Satellite & Fibre Communications - a Solution for Africa
Prof. Chris Chatwin, University of Sussex
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Most Recent Blog Posts

Posters are now available for the remainder of the 2013/2014 IET Sussex event calendar. The remaining talks are: 1st April: Airborne Early Warning (AEW) Radar Systems 15th April: Accidents that don't happen; How does IEC 61508 help? 6th May: The Birth of Satellite Outside Broadcasting 20th May: Powering the future - how different... read more...
Posted by Laurence Tondelier on IET Sussex Network Feb 25, 2014 3:51 GMT
For those that weren't able to make it to this week's talk on Malware, we're providing the slides below, as well as links to a few videos that were shown during the presentation. Download Slides Links to videos from the lecture: Malware infection the new Pearl Harbour Symantec STUXNET demonstration Malware attacking a Power Plant read more...
Posted by Laurence Tondelier on IET Sussex Network Feb 20, 2014 9:00 GMT

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Local IET group promoting Engineering and Technology in Sussex. We have a wide and varied events programme, and active involvement in schools and local businesses. The IET Sussex committee meets several times a year and would be interested to hear from you if you'd like to get involved.

For information on the Retired Chartered Engineers Association in Sussex, including their program of events, talks, visits and other activities see http://www.rceasussex.org.uk/.

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Sussex Committee

Katherine Tegerdine

Philip Birch

Roger Williamson
Treasurer and Benevolent Fund

Laurence Tondelier
Communications Officer
Michael Underhill
Events sub-committee chairman

Hamish McNaughton
Events sub-committee secretary and Mentoring Coordinator

Chris Teasdale
Universities Liaison Officer
Bernard Challen
Business Relations

Zivanayi Musanhi
Local College Relations

Kenneth Jacobie
Local College Relations

George Turnbull
Business Relations

Derek Wright
Committee member

Michael Mooney
Committee member

Adam Soubra
Committee member

Brenda Whitmell
Committee member

Lisa Miles
Community Relationship Manager (IET Staff)