Electronics Materials & Processes for Space (EMPS) Workshops

The EMPS Workshops promote the development and awareness of materials and manufacturing processes utilised for Spacecraft Applications and enable industrialists, technicians and students to network together, and with members of the space community. Workshops are a University of Portsmouth (School of Engineering) initiative which started in 2010. The Workshops are held at least once per year, and typically at the site of an ESA-Approved Skills Training School. Additional Workshops held at the University, at ESA-ESTEC, or another location can be agreed by the organisers.

The Workshops are non-profit making and are managed as having a charitable status. The registration fees are kept to a minimum, aiming to just cover direct costs. Should any monies be accrued during the course of any year, that money will be used solely for promoting and supporting future workshops.

The organisers of the Workshops will include a member of staff from the University of Portsmouth. The present organisers are the EMPS Workshops co-founder Dr B. D. Dunn (formerly of ESA/ESTEC), Dr J. Hokka (ESA-ESTEC) and Dr M. Filip (University of Portsmouth).

All EMPS events shall be available to members of the public, but when participation is limited due to capacity constrains at any venue, the priority will be given to participants to the workshop and specialist engineers and scientists occupied in the fields of materials, manufacturing and the space industry.

The events will be publicised on this website and access will be made available for Registration and the downloading of the Workshop Agenda. The site links to past EMPS presentations. It is assumed that all presenters at these Workshops will permit their papers to be made available to interested persons visiting the website.