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Launch Event – Halliwell Centre

Launch event – 29-30th August – Halliwell Centre, Carmarthen

Download the invitation here – Ingram Tribology Launch event v1

To book your place please e-mail – hello@ingramtribology.com

I invite you to the launch of my new company – Ingram Tribology.  I set out on my own in January 2018, with a mission to provide short term/high impact consultancy and training.  With the push for more efficient and reliable machines, the science of friction and wear will always provide benefits to those companies that use it correctly.  I hope to be able to provide this knowledge and support companies develop innovative new products and services.

During this launch event, you will have the opportunity to hear from some of the brightest researchers that I have had the pleasure of working with.  I have invited my ex-PhD students, along with friends from the industry to give us talks on their research.  There will be a wide range of attendees from our industry providing lots of opportunities to see old friends and make new connections.

At 4 pm I will be giving a lecture entitled “What is tribology” which will be open to the public.  The lecture will be interactive and will include live demonstrations.  One challenge we face as an industry is attracting bright new talent.  This is my attempt at broadening the appeal of Tribology for future generations (along with explaining to my friends what it is I do all day!)  There will be space for networking for those who do not wish to see the lecture.

I understand the venue of Carmarthen is a significant journey for most people.  But you will get to see this beautiful part of the country, which you would not normally visit with work.  The date also allows international travelers to then travel onto Leeds, for the Leeds/Lyon conference the following week.

For those arriving on Wednesday, I have booked a table at the fantastic restaurant, Café No4 in the evening.

 Hope to see you there

Dr. Marc Ingram

Ingram Tribology Ltd

01267 233373



https://ingramtribology.com  (new website coming soon!)



Wednesday – 29th August

7pm – Dinner at Café No 4

6 course tasting menu. http://cafeno4.com/


Thursday – 30th August

Halliwell Centre, Carmarthen. SA31 3EP


Parking available on-site (or a short walk from Carmarthen town centre)


Time slots Affiliation
09:30 10:00 Arrival – coffee/tea served
10:00 10:30 Welcome / Introduction
10:30 10:55 Connor Myant Imperial College London
10:55 11:20 Alex Richardson University of Southampton
11:20 11:35 Break
11:35 12:00 Rich Baker PCS Instruments
12:00 12:30 PhD Student University of Leeds
12:30 13:30 Lunch
03:30 13:55 Alastair Clarke Cardiff University
13:55 14:20 Mark Fowell Volvo
14:20 14:35 break
14:35 15:00 Speaker tbc
15:00 15:25 Speaker tbc
15:30 16:00 locals arriving / spare time
16:00 17:00 What is tribology – open lecture
17:00 Drinks and canapes




Ivy Bush Royal Hotel


£79.00 per night, including breakfast.  Parking on-site.

01267 235 111

Please quote “Ingram Tribology” to get the corporate rate.


Halliwell Centre


Basic student type accommodation – £35 / night.  Parking on-site

01267 222252




A fast service runs between London Paddington and Swansea.  From Swansea take the Arriva Train Wales service to Carmarthen.  Total time ~ 4 hours.  Taxis are available from the train station to the hotel/conference centre.




Cardiff airport has good connections to Europe and the US.  From Cardiff airport take the rail link to Cardiff Central station.  Continue your journey by rail.

London Heathrow has good connections worldwide.  From Heathrow, take the Heathrow Connect to Paddington, or Rail Air bus to Reading.  Then continue your journey by train.



To reach Carmarthen by car from the south east of England, simply use the M4.  When the M4 ends, follow the A48 (dual carriageway) for the remaining 10 miles.  This takes you directly into the town.

Things to see and do

If you plan on staying on for a weekend, there are lots of things to see and do around Carmarthenshire.  Below are some of my favourites:

Llandeilo/Dinefwr Castle


National Botanical gardens of Wales


Llansteffan Castle


Hiking in Brecon


Biking in Brechfa



For more ideas:



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