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IMechE Lancashire Area

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 who meet at Lancaster University, South Lancashire Young Member Panel who meet at University of Central Lancashire as well as Blackpool & Fylde College. 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! Some advice for students and young engineers can be found in the following presentation:

2019_03_02 - Facing Challenges as Young Engineers by Murat Islam

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
Honorary Chair – Lancashire Area Committee


Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    24 September 2019 10:30 to 15:30
    BAE Systems - Salmesbury
    All Engineers, who satisfy the academic and competence requirements and who wish to make an application for Professional Registration as a Chartered or Incorporated Engineer should attend this workshop.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Talk or debate
    15 October 2019 18:00 to 20:00
    Lancaster University - Lancaster
    Rapid or Additive Manufacturing (AM) has become a must-have capability to survive in the current business environment. The rise of AM in recent years opens new opportunities for engineers to significantly shorten the time-to-market, cut the cost of product development, and bring ‘impossible’ designs to life. In this talk Dr Yingtao Tian, a Lecturer in Advanced Manufacturing at Lancaster University, shares his experience of AM and vision for its future.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    17 October 2019 18:00 to 20:00
    University of Central Lancashire (GBLT) - Preston
    This event will encompass two lectures. • Open Source Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) for Hazard Consequence Modelling. • An overview of CFD research topics in Academia The first lecture will explain how CFD is used to model Major Hazards (e.g. toxic releases, fire and explosions) in the oil and gas industry and also focus on the use of Open Source software for industrial applications. The second lecture will present an overview of current areas of research for CFD analysis in Academia.
    Industry: Process Industries
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    30 October 2019 18:30 to 20:00
    Rolls-Royce Bankfield Facility - Barnoldswick
    The tour of the Rolls-Royce Bankfield facility in Barnoldswick and brief introductory presentation will cover the modern design concepts of turbine blades and how that and their manufacture have changed over the years. In addition quality control techniques, an insight into the future, and whether carbon fibre and graphene are likely to have a role to play, will be covered.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Sellafield Visit    Fully Booked
    Event Type: Technical visit
    05 November 2019 12:00 to 17:00
    An officially organised visit to Sellafield, a industry leading nuclear fuel reprocessing and decomissioning site. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the industries present in the North West and to gain valuable insight into career opportunities.
    Industry: Other Industries / Sectors
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