Professor Roger Goodall

The UKACC PhD Showcase and Roger Goodall Memorial

The annual UKACC PhD Showcase did not take place during the COVID-19 pandemic and is being reinstated in 2023. The 2023 PhD Showcase will be a tribute to Professor Roger Goodall, who sadly passed away in 2022. Roger was instrumental in the creation of the original UKACC PhD Showcase and as such this event is dedicated to Roger’s memory. The PhD Showcase has the aim of bringing postgraduate researchers and the control community together and celebrating the work taking place by PhDs students. All PhD students working in any area of control are invited to submit a four-minute presentation on their research (see separate guidance document for details on how to apply).

Members of the control community are invited to attend, see the latest research from PhD students working in control and celebrate the life of Roger Goodall with UKACC.


Date: 20 October 2023 12pm – 4.30pm (includes lunch).

Venue: Loughborough University, Holywell Conference Centre.

Deadline for registration: 9am Thursday 19 October 2023.

Registration is free for PhD students. 

Registration is £40 and FREE for UKACC Group Member institutions.

Register here.

Agenda on the day:

12pm - 1.30pm Networking Lunch

1.30pm - 3pm PhD Showcase

3pm - 3.30pm Break

3.30pm - 4.30pm Professor Roger Goodall Memorial Lecture - Roger Dixon, John Pearson, announcement of the winning presentation.

4.30pm Close

PhD Presentations

There will be a limited number of presentation slots available. A panel will review the abstracts that are submitted, those successful will be invited to present at the event on 20 October 2023. A UKACC panel will judge and award a prize for best presentation on the day.

Timeline for Presentations:

29 September 2023: Deadline for submitting a presentation (PhDs):

6 October 2023: Panel review

by 8 October 2023: Successful applicants notified.

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