Welcome to the Eastern Region


Dear members and visitors to this page,

It is for me a great honour to follow in the footsteps of many great Eastern Region Chairmen.

It feels like it was only yesterday when I became a corporate member of the Institution and a Chartered Engineer, but this was in fact back in 2004, just before I moved to Cambridgeshire. At that time I thought I would give back a bit and decided to join the Beds and Cambs committee. I then had the pleasure of being the Chairman of that area committee from 2006 for a great five years and I am delighted to have seen keen volunteers join the committee as I did earlier and that there is now a solid team that will ensure local activities will continue to grow from strength to strength.

Contemplating my upcoming 2 years as Chairman of the Eastern Region, I hope to assist all our local committees in delivering exciting programmes of events. I hope that my enthusiasm for the promotion of engineering will inspire members into joining committees near them to assist in this great challenge to inspire the next generation of engineers.

If you are new to the Institution or to the Region, welcome! If you are already active with the Institution I would like to personally thank you and urge you to continue and encourage other members to imitate you. If you are considering becoming active, I would be delighted to discuss the many possibilities with you.

I would also like to point out, in case you didn’t know, that as Regional Chairman I am the representative on Council for all the members of the Region. If you have a question that you would like the Trustees to answer, please do not hesitate to forward them on to me and I will make sure to ask and report back on the answer.

It will be our immense pleasure to guide the 128th President of the Institution Patrick Kniveton in his visit of the Eastern Region on 12 and 13 September, culminating in our Annual Dinner on the evening of Friday 13 September where we will once more return to the exceptional atmosphere of Jesus College were we hope to see many of our Regional members and their guests. Our after dinner speaker with be Professor Ann Dowling DBE, head of the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge who will also be our host for the first day of our Presidential visit.

I would like to finish by adding my personal thanks to my predecessor in the role, Professor Richard Folkson and to congratulate him on his election as Deputy President.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, suggestions or comments.


Dr Sylvain Jamais CEng FIMechE MCMI


07920 768257/01223 392296

Email: EasternChair@imechenetwork.org

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Current and Future Events

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  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    22 April 2014 19:00 to 21:00
    Vincent Auditorium, Cranfield University - Cranfield
    Torotrak products and partners span the commercial vehicle, both on- and off-highway, and passenger car industries. It designs products to meet the common need for cleaner, more efficient vehicles, focusing on key areas of supercharging, kinetic energy recovery and main drive transmissions.
    Industry: Automotive
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    23 April 2014 19:30 to 21:30
    Dunton Technical Centre - Essex
    Bloodhound SSC is a 130,000bhp, 6.5 tonne car with 47,000lbs of thrust which will reach 1000 mph/Mach 1.4 in 40 seconds - the rocket has a Cosworth F1 engine just to drive the fuel pump. Low speed runs (800 mph) are planned in South Africa in 2014 and this presentation will describe the latest design developments of this iconic British engineering project; inspiring both young and not so young!
    Industry: Automotive
  • Event Type: Soft Skills Presentation/Training Day
    29 April 2014 18:00 to 20:00
    Lecture Room 5, Engineering Department, Cambridge University - Cambridge
    A fun, engaging business simulation and team activity, created to enable peer learning and reflection on important problem-solving challenges run by Simon Jones and Stephen Pauley from Realising Ambition. Book now!
    Industry: Management
  • Event Type: Technical Lecture
    29 April 2014 19:30 to 21:00
    The Quality Hotel - Colchester
    Cardiac Assist Devices are mechanical pumps that assist a failing heart to circulate oxygenated blood round the body in anticipation of a transplant or to aid the heart in post-operative recovery.
    Industry: Medical Engineering
  • Event Type: Professional Development Event
    01 May 2014 18:30 to 20:00
    University of Hertfordshire, College Lane Campus - Hatfield
    Want to learn more about Professional Registration? Whether you are an Affiliate, Associate or non-member this event is for you!
    Industry: Non Industry Specific
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