King's JRF presents research in Parliament

King’s Junior Research Fellow and Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow, Dr Mark Ainslie, attended Parliament last week to present his engineering research.

Mark Ainslie and Daniel Zeichner
Dr Mark Ainslie (right) with his poster and Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge (left). Photo Credit: John Deehan Photography Ltd

Mark was shortlisted from hundreds of applicants to take part in SET for Britain, a poster competition in Westminster for early-stage and early-career researchers. Mark’s poster featured his research on compact and energy-efficient superconducting electric machines using high-temperature superconductors.

On presenting his research in Parliament, Mark said, “I was greatly honoured to have been selected to present my work at the SET for Britain event, and I had an enjoyable afternoon discussing my research with the leaders of the country, as well as other early-career researchers. I hope that my poster showed the positive impact that applications of superconductivity can have for industry and society as a whole.”

Professor Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE FREng FRS, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, said “Engineers make a difference in all our lives. They create solutions to the issues we face as individuals and as a society. SET for Britain provides a great opportunity for these innovators to connect with the decision makers in Parliament, to showcase the superb engineering research being carried out in the UK, and the new technologies that can help improve our lives and drive new growth in our industries."

Dr Mark Ainslie is a Research Fellow in the Bulk Superconductivity Group of the Department of Engineering. More information about Mark's research and publications is available from Mark's departmental page.

15 March 2016