Emma is a Research Fellow in the Vibration Engineering Section and an ECRN rep for Engineering.  Her research focus is on active and passive control of human-induced structural vibrations and having designed and commissioned the world’s first permanent active control system for concert-induced vibrations she’s currently developing a smaller, commercially attractive active control system for office floors.


The CEMPS Early Career Researcher Network (ECRN) ran their annual mini conference on Friday 3rd November in the Living System Institute.  The day started off with a lunchtime networking session, followed by introductory talks from Professor Ken Evans, Professor Nick Stone, and Professor Richard Everson.  Attendees were then invited to present to everyone and give a lay summary of their research in a challenging 60 seconds or less!  Following on from this, the poster session commenced and gave researchers a chance to quiz their peers and find out more about some of the great research that’s going on in different research groups and in other disciplines.  The day was concluded with a presentation from Karen Leslie, Head of Researcher Development and Research Culture at the Doctoral College, who also kindly presented awards for best 60 second talk and best poster as voted for by attendees.


Congratulations to Dominique Meyer for best 60-second pitch and runner-up in the poster competition, and to Congping Lin for best poster, both winning Amazon vouchers for their efforts.  Feedback from the day showed that this was a really well received event and very successful in encouraging Early Career Researchers to talk about their research with others in the college.  This was the first of several events to be organised by the CEMPS ECRN group.  Future planned events include an introductory workshop session for how to use LaTeX, as well as a Promotions Workshop, an Interview Panel Workshop with top CEMPS professors and many more! Plus don’t forget, if there’s a specific event that you would like to see run or just want more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch at ecrn-cemps@exeter.ac.uk.

Written by: Emma Hudson- Research Fellow in the Vibration Engineering Section and an ECRN rep for Engineering. To find out more about Emma and her work you can visit her web profile.