Welcome to the Lancashire Area of the IMechE

The objectives of the Lancashire Area Committee are:

  • To provide a service for the IMechE members and the public in Lancashire, whether it's providing opportunities for Personal & Professional Development, or organising interesting and engaging Engineering related events.
  • To promote engineering through technical lectures, guided technical visits and STEM related activities involving companies, universities, schools and colleges as well as other charities.
  • To encourage local IMechE members to get involved and engaged with the Institution.
  • To inspire, develop and support volunteering members for a sustainable and strong committee.

As the new Chairman, I would like to encourage you to contact us, whether it's to attend an event, find out how to take your engineering experience and enthusiasm into schools, get involved in the Lancashire Area Committee, organise an event, or do a presentation at an event. 

Get in touch with us when you would like to…

This committee also supports North Lancashire Young Member Panel. This allows us to reach further into Lancaster and generate more ideas to support the above objectives. It also gives us the opportunity to organise events of a more social nature. Engineering is a passion and it is fun! 

I also want to sincerely thank Paul Shechter and all committee members for their support, mentoring and coaching they have provided over the past years.  I believe our committee has grown from strength to strength with Paul's leadership and I certainly will work hard to maintain and improve that trend.

We have a very diverse and inclusive committee that cultivates many great opportunities.  We look forward to hearing from you, and together we will improve the world through engineering.

Very best wishes,

Murat Islam CEng MIMechE Murat IslamCEng MIMechE

Honorary Chair – Lancashire Area Committee


Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    22 January 2019 18:00 to 20:30
    The University of Bolton, Senate House, Deane suite F2-008 - Bolton
    The presentation will commence with a brief overview of the history of John Crane Performance Plus® and cover how John Crane improve plant reliability through Mechanical Seal Managed Reliability Programs. Meet in Main Reception, Senate House for refreshments at 18:00. Main lecture in Deane Suite Lecture Theatre F2-008 at 18:30.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    24 January 2019 18:00 to 20:30
    Samlesbury Hotel - Preston
    This IMechE & IET joint talk will explain the role and workings of the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB), the UK's independent accident investigator for railways and tramways. It will then consider the tragic tram accident in November 2016 at Sandilands Junction, Croydon, to illustrate the range of work the Branch undertakes in order to understand the causes of accidents and to learn safety lessons from them. Light refreshments will be available.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    29 January 2019 18:30 to 20:30
    Leyland Trucks Ltd - Leyland
    Truck brakes are complex systems using the traditional stopping power of air discs with modern electronic control. This talk will summarise where we are today on the road to fully autonomous driving and where we are going next. Refreshments at 6:30pm for Talk at 7pm. Spaces are limited to 30 and delegates are required to provide their work address prior to the tour. Please allow 48 hrs for cancellations so that places can be re-allocated.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    19 February 2019 18:00 to 20:30
    The University of Bolton, Senate House, Deane suite F2-008 - Bolton
    The presentation will commence with a very brief overview of the history of John Crane and cover the technological advancements and challenges in the design of Power Transmission Couplings with opportunities to observe various product samples. Meet in Main Reception, Senate House for refreshments at 18:00. Main lecture in Deane Suite Lecture Theatre F2-008 at 18:30.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    02 March 2019 09:30 to 16:30
    John Dalton Building - Manchester
    CHAIN:19 is a free event for Young Engineers taking place in Manchester. Get the inside track on your early career in engineering from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Institution of Engineering and Technology, Manchester Association of Engineers, the Royal Aeronautical Society and many more. Please book your free place at Eventbrite website; https://chain_19.eventbrite.co.uk
    Industry: Cross-sector
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