Tony Purnell, Head of Technical Development at British Cycling, will talk about how engineering helped Great Britain top the cycling medal table at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Professor Tony Purnell FRSA is the Head of Technical Development at British Cycling, where he works across all aspects of technology – from improving data analysis to assisting the coaches with the development of organisational software and tools to optimise rider performance. Tony Purnell is Visiting Professor at Cambridge University Engineering Department, and a Fellow-Commoner in Engineering at Trinity Hall Cambridge. He studied Mechanical Engineering at Manchester University and a masters the MIT Sloan School of Management. His dissertation was on Formula One aerodynamics. He founded Pi Research, was principal of the Jaguar and Red Bull Formula One teams and a technical consultant to the FIA and IndyCar Series.
Date: Thursday 24 November 2016
Time: Tea served from 6.30pm. Talk starts at 7.00pm. Ends around 8.30pm following discussion.
Venue: Lecture Theatre 0, Cambridge University Engineering Department, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ (directions).
Parking: Parking on the CUED site is limited. It is reserved for the speakers, university staff, helpers, those with disabilities and our elderly members. If you have a disability that makes it difficult to walk, contact us to reserve a place. Other cars will not be allowed to enter the CUED site.
All welcome. Free to attend. Booking required.
This event is organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Cambridgeshire area.