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‘What’s next for your engineering career’ a fireside chat with two of our Engineering alums – 9th March

‘What’s next for your engineering career’ a fireside chat with two of our Engineering alums, Thursday 9th March 2017, 6pm – 7:30pm, Pfeiffer Room

Join us for a fireside chat with two of our Engineering alumni, Haider Butt (PhD, 2009, Engineering) and Amit Bhave (PhD, 2000, Chemical Engineering) to hear about their career pathways and the lessons learned along the way.

About the speakers

Haider Butt

Dr Haider Butt, originally from Pakistan, joined Hughes Hall as an engineering MPhil student in 2007, on a Cambridge Trust Overseas Scholarship. Later he was awarded the Elizabeth Cherry Major Scholarship by Hughes Hall in support of his PhD in Engineering (January 2009-12). After his PhD, Dr. Butt secured a Henslow Research Fellowship (2012-13) at the Department of Engineering and Wolfson College. His fellowship was sponsored by the Cambridge Philosophical Society. In 2013 he joined University of Birmingham as the Lecturer in Nanotechnology and is currently leading the Nanophotonics Research Group with 11 PhD students and 2 postdocs. Dr. Butt has published over 75 research papers in prestigious journals including Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, Nano Letters, and ACS Nano. He has deliver over 35 conference talks (20 invited and 1 keynote). His research work focusses on laser based manufacturing of nanostructures and has received several research prizes including Leverhulme Prize, ABTA Doctoral Award, IET Ambitious Research Awards and Wellcome Trust Seed Award.

Amit Bhave

Dr Amit Bhave is the CEO and co-founder of CMCL Innovations, a technology company offering computer-aided engineering software products and technical consulting to the chemical, energy and automotive industries. His main responsibilities include software and services business development. For over a decade, he has also been responsible for fostering R&D partnerships with industry and research organisations worldwide and continues to lead collaborative projects in virtual engineering applied to powertrains, fuels, bio-energy, and emissions reduction technologies. Amit is a Chemical Engineer by profession (PhD, Cambridge) and trained in technology enterprise management (London Business School), and has over 40 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of low-emission energy conversion, low carbon vehicles, and cleantech. He has been a PhD student and a Fellow at Hughes Hall, and is currently a Senior Member of the College.


The evening will start with a brief introduction, followed by a Q&A session with the audience with plenty of opportunity to ask questions and start a discussion. Drinks and finger food will be provided. If you would like to attend this event, please register via Eventbrite.