Forensic engineering

Details to be available soon.


Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.


27 Oct 2023

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Add to Calendar 10/27/2023 14:00 10/27/2023 15:30 Forensic engineering Details to be available soon. Savoy Pl, London WC2R 0BL, UK


London Local Network

Registration Information

Registration will be available soon.

These lectures are preceded by an optional lunch where there is an opportunity to network with colleagues.

If you wish to attend this lecture, please book a place on the IET website.

During the booking process, you will have the opportunity to pre-book a lunch at Savoy Place.  The cost for a two-course meal with wine is £23.60.  

It is ESSENTIAL to pre-book lunch and pay for it on this website.

Reservations for lunch can be made up to 11pm on the Monday prior to the event (subject to availability).

Bookings for the lecture only can be made up to noon on the day prior to the event (subject to availability).

No payment for the event lunch can be made at Savoy Place.


  1. You don’t need to be a member to log into the system.
  2. You can book for more than one person; you just need to add the other guest(s) name(s).
  3. You can add any special dietary requirements during the booking process.
  4. The website price quoted is exclusive of VAT.  VAT will be added when you pay.
  5. You will receive a confirmation of your booking & payment if made.
  6. You can cancel your booking - the T&Cs are below.  You can do this by contacting

Terms and conditions.

  • 5+ days before the event date - Full refund
  • 4 days before the event date - No refund
  • Name substitutions are accepted at any time by fax or email, the IET reserves the right to charge a transfer fee


Professor Sarah Hainsworth OBE

Professor Sarah Hainsworth OBE

FREng, Pro-Vice Chancellor & Executive Dean, College of Engineering & Physical Science, Aston University

Alternative and renewable biofuels such as biodiesel and ethanol have a role to play in reducing carbon emissions in transport.   The EU, the USA and the UK have set targets for the use of biodiesel blends of 10 (by 2020), 25 (2022) and 12.4% (by 2032) respectively.  Future vehicle technologies using hydrogen as a fuel or electric vehicles using battery technology will become more prevalent but in the medium-term liquid hydrocarbons will continue to play a role as fuels, particularly for heavy duty vehicles. This talk will consider how biofuels influence vehicle tribology in terms of friction and wear, soot generation, component corrosion and lubricant viscosity and how the range of available fuels challenges tribologists to make accurate predictions of in-service performance.

Professor Sarah Hainsworth FREng OBE is Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean for the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Aston University and a Professor of Materials and Forensic Engineering.  Her research interests are automotive tribology, in forensic engineering related to stabbing and dismemberment, materials characterization, and materials for future power plants.  She was previously at the University of Leicester where she held various roles including Graduate Dean and Head of Engineering.  She was part of the team who applied modern forensic engineering and science tools to investigate the remains of Richard III.


IET London: Savoy Place

2 Savoy Place
United Kingdom

The London headquarters of the IET.

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We are working with venues and suppliers that demonstrate best environmental practices, in particular achieving zero food waste, no single-use plastics, along with recycling and re-use of paper, metal, plastic and glass.

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Arrival for optional lunch

It is essential to sign in at the Faraday reception desk which is on the second floor for IET building before entering the Faraday Centre


Optional lunch


Arrival for lecture

It is essential to sign in separately for attendance at the lecture. Note this is required for IET attendance records purposes and is different to the Faraday signing-in procedure.


The lecture starts promptly at 14:00


Questions and discussion


Optional tea/coffee in the Faraday Centre.

Free for members.  

Note before entering the Faraday Centre you must sign in at the reception desk. Please sign out when leaving the Faraday Centre