Welcome to the Tyne and Wear Area

We are an active committee within the North East IMechE. Our focus is to bring together our engineers from different disciplines and backgrounds from within our area with the aim of promoting and encouraging local membership to participate in activities that enhance and promote Mechanical Engineering to the benefit of engineers and our community.

Having said all that, we have recently been working hard to update our site and organise events and activities for members in the area. I hope you find what we are doing of interest and if you would like to attend any of our events or would like any further information please don’t hesitate to contact either myself or any of the committee members.

This is your local IMechE panel and we are always on the lookout for new ideas and new people to get involved. Please take a look at upcoming events listed below in our Events Diary.

Adam Burgess


Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    25 September 2019 18:00 to 20:00
    The Corner Room - Newcastle upon Tyne
    As the UK’s railway moves towards decarbonising its energy sources, independently powered trains will be needed to run on non-electrified lines. Hydrogen is one such future source: the UK’s first hydrogen loco debuted in an IMechE competition in 2012, and the knowledge gained is being applied to retrofit a passenger train at Birmingham University. Mike Muldoon will look at the state of the art and possible things to come.
    Industry: Railway
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    14 November 2019 18:00 to 20:00
    Carpathia Room - Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Geoff Horseman, Chief Turbine Engineer of Siemens recently retired, will give a talk on the principal changes in land steam turbine design which occurred over the history of CA Parsons & Co from Sir Charles Parsons’ first steam turbine design of 1884 until the company became part of Siemens in 1997. He will focus on the keynote designs which represented the most advanced technology in each era and provide an insight into the design rationale and operating experience.
    Industry: Power Industries
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    02 December 2019 10:00 to 16:00
    Ramside Hall Hotel - Durham
    Complete the professional registration application form in a single day and get yourself registered to CEng or IEng in quick time.
    Industry: Cross-sector
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