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Tinsley Bridge Scientist Enters Parliament

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Engineer Daniel Tunnicliff is attending the UK Parliament to promote leading edge research completed as part of Tinsley Bridge's Advance Engineering programme.

Daniel is studying for a Phd and will present innovations in the processing and heat treatment of Advanced High Strength Steel to a panel of politicians and expert judges, as part of a STEM for BRITAIN competition.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) plays an important role in everyday life, and the event will display the achievements being made across Britain. Daniel was shortlisted from hundreds of applicants to appear in Parliament and will be judged against dozens of other scientists in the only national competition of its kind.


Daniel’s research has developed an extreme performance steel, Ultrastrength220, for use in automotive & rail suspension systems. Test results have demonstrated a substantial increase in performance with a 380% increase in the fatigue life of suspension components.

Stephen Metcalfe MP, Chairman of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee, said:
“This competition is an important in the parliamentary calendar because it gives MPs an opportunity to speak to a wide range of the country’s best young researchers. These early career engineers, mathematicians and scientists are the architects of our future and STEM for BRITAIN is politicians’ best opportunity to meet them and understand their work.”