Kamal Hossain is the Director, Research and International at the National Physical Laboratory, UK. He obtained his PhD in physics from the University of Cambridge in Physics and has worked on high-resolution electron microscopy and materials microstructure. Kamal is a Board member of EURAMET and is on the Expert Advisory Group of the NMP Programme. He was awarded an OBE in the Queenâ€™s Birthday Honours list in 2009 for services to industry.
" Towards Integration of Metrology Research in Europe"
The European Union and National Governments of 22 European countries under Article 169 of the European Treaty fund the European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP), launched in 2009, .400 million euros are available over seven years to enable National Measurement Institutes to address urgent measurement needs to support innovation and industrial competitiveness in the energy, environment and health sectors as well as the development of emerging technologies and leading edge work for the SI. The aim is to provide reliable test and measurement methods that are trusted and accepted worldwide and thus underpin international trade, commerce and regulations. This talk will elucidate key aspects of EMRP and the likely impacts.