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Interdisciplinary Research: Swimming in the Deep End

May 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hear from an academic who has experience of working first hand in an interdisiplinary way, including the language barriers they have faced.

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After having worked for 35 years in physics and materials science, I have joined the School for Art and Design at the University of the West of England. The shock to the system was substantial.

Even though I am working in research, I had to learn a new language and new concepts to communicate with my colleagues. It is hard and fun at the same time. It makes us all concentrate on the message and not the language. I will talk about the hurdles in language and concepts when it comes to interdisciplinary research.

Susanne Klein is an EPSRC manufacturing fellow and an associate professor at the Centre for Fine Print Research. She studied physics in Germany and came as a Royal Society Research fellow to the University of Bristol where she worked on 19th century optics. In 1998 she joined Hewlett Packard Labs and worked on liquid crystal display technology, new materials for 3D printing and optical cryptography. In 2018 she joined the Centre for Fine Print research. Her research interests now are 19th century photomechanical processes and their 21st century incarnations, especially Woodburytype and Lippmann photography.


Dr Susanne Klein FInstP

Associate Professor

EPSRC Manufacturing Fellow

Chair of the British Liquid Crystal Society

Centre for Fine Print Research | University of the West of England

Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries & Education

Bower Ashton Campus | Kennel Lodge Road | Bristol | BS3 2JT

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