Welding Research Strategy and Collaboration
From the Chair
Our Study Group promotes welding-related research initiatives and innovation in methodologies and techniques, while fostering collaboration between international researchers, in particular young professionals, through colloquia and mentoring programmes.
Terms of reference
Aims: IIW SG-RES aims to promote welding related research and in particular to foster collaboration between international researchers. Methodology: The study group will review the latest trends in welding technology and new methodologies and techniques for research, discuss strategies (e.g. funding, identification of major projects, etc.) for establishing international research groups, collect critical feedback on how topics of industrial interest and national support for welding research are progressing. Membership: The study group will be open to delegates from all the member countries of IIW. The chair will be elected by delegates during a study group meeting at the IIW annual assembly. The term of the chair will be determined by the current IIW working group policies. Roles and Responsibilities: At its annual meeting the study group members will report on the issues above as they relate to their own countries. Any potential for research collaboration will be identified and progressed subsequent to the meetings. The Chair will prepare a report on the annual meeting and its outcomes and circulate this to the study group members and the Technical Management Board. The chair and nominated technical committee will organise an international Colloquium on welding research to be held in one of the member countries each year at an agreed date between the IIW annual assemblies. The Colloquia will be a forum for presentation of the latest welding research trends and a vehicle for collaborative research promotion. A brief report on the colloquium will be prepared by the chair with the assistance of the technical committee.