International Technology Fellow to make keynote speech at Industry Day

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Dr Dan Georgi, a Baker Hughes Technology Fellow, will fly in from Texas for the second annual Heriot-Watt Industry Day. The conference will focus on advanced sensor technology, and Dr Georgi's keynote presentation will give an overview of the measurements that span the spectrum of physics used in industry.

Sensor technology is advancing at an extraordinary rate. I very much look forward to joining in this international discussion about the future of the sector

Dr Dan Georgi, Baker Hughes Technology Fellow

Graduating magna cum laude in Physics from the University of California, and with an MA and PhD from Columbia University, New York, Dr Georgi's work in technology development has won numerous awards, and he now holds over 30 patents worldwide. Previously, Dr Georgi was Vice President of Baker Hughes' Regional Technology Centres where he started the Rio de Janeiro and Dhahran Research and Technology Centres.

In advance of the day, Dr Georgi commented: "Sensor technology is advancing at an extraordinary rate. I very much look forward to joining in this international discussion about the future of the sector, and what challenges lie ahead."

Heriot-Watt's Professor Alan Miller, Deputy Principal of Research & Knowledge Transfer, added: "We're delighted to be able to welcome Dr Georgi to Heriot-Watt. We have long had a warm and successful relationship with Baker Hughes, and this event will further enforce our credentials as an international and cutting-edge university."

Heriot-Watt University's Industry Day: The Sixth Sense – Advanced Sensor Technology will take place at Heriot-Watt University's Edinburgh Campus on 9 February 2012.