Organisers

Dr. Sayed is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Robotics for Extreme Environments in the School of Engineering at The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. During his PhD, Dr. Sayed was working on developing a multi-sensing robotic platform for inspection and monitoring of offshore energy platforms.

Mr. Roberts is a Research Associate in Robotics for Extreme Environments in The School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. Mr. Roberts is a PhD Candidate working on Task Decomposition for Robotic Systems in the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics.

Dr. Marles-Wright is a Senior Lecturer in Structural and Synthetic Biology in the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences at Newcastle University and the Director of the Marles-Wright Laboratory at Newcastle University. Their research focuses on uses structural biology, biochemistry and cell biology techniques underpinned by synthetic biology technologies to answer questions relating to the function of bacterial compartmentalization systems.

Dr. Kovac is a Reader in Aerial Robotics and Director of the Aerial Robotics Laboratory at Imperial College London, UK. Dr. Kovac's research group focuses on the development of novel, biologically inspired flying robots for distributed sensing in air and water and on autonomous robotic construction for future cities. Dr. Kovac's particular specialisation is in robot design, hardware development and multi-modal robot mobility.

Prof. Turberfield is a Professor of Physics and the Director of the Self-Assembled Structures and Devices Research Group at the University of Oxford, UK. Prof. Turberfield's main research group works on nanofabrication by biomolecular self-assembly. The research group works with colleagues in biochemistry, physiology, chemistry and computer science departments around the world to develop and exploit the ability to make molecular-scale structures by self-assembly.

Prof. Buehler is a Jerry McAfee (1940) Professor of Engineering and Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Prof. Buehler is the Director of the Laboratory for Atomistic & Molecular Mechanics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts, USA. Prof. Buehler's reasearch interest is making bio‐inspired nanotechnology sustainable and scalable for large‐volume materials applications.

Dr. Stokes is an Associate Professor in the Institute for Integrated Micro and Nano Systems and Director of the Soft Systems Group at The University of Edinburgh, UK. Dr. Stokes is a member of the Executive Committee of the UK-RAS Network, a member of the OGTC Academic Panel, and a Member of The Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Young Academy of Scotland.