University’s Engineering department goes up in the world with latest lift symposium

Date 27.09.2019

The University of Northampton’s Engineering department has had a busy start into the new academic year.

A highlight was the 10th annual Symposium on Lift and Escalator Technologies which took place at Highgate House on 18-19 September.

Attracting more than 120 international delegates, the event was organised by The Lift and Escalator Symposium Educational Trust, a registered charity which involves The University of Northampton, The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and The Lift and Escalator Industry Association (LEIA).

Professor Stefan Kaczmarczyk, from the University, co-chair of the Symposium on Lift & Escalator Technologies, said: “We were delighted to welcome the public and delegates attending the symposium. The conference provided excellent opportunities for the University’s research community to engage with experienced industrial practitioners.”

Dr Richard Peters of the CIBSE Lifts Group, Visiting Professor at the University and co-chair of the Symposium, said: “The Symposium was an excellent opportunity for the lift industry’s experts, academics and postgraduate students to present peer-reviewed papers and disseminate their research and innovation.”

The papers presented at the symposium are published as open-access and are available from the conference webpages.