Rachel Davison


The Institution of Mechanical Engineers are hosting an online webinar on Tuesday 5 March 2024 at 12:00 PM (UTC) that will be of interest to ISEA members – Journeys into Sport Engineering. Our Journal Editor in Chief, Tom Allen, will be one of the speakers.

For more information, and to register for a free place, check out the event details.

Registration is open for the ISEA2024 Conference, 8-11th July 2024, at Loughborough University, UK

A message on behalf of the Organising Committee of the ISEA2024 Conference:

We are delighted to confirm that conference registration is now open and accessible through the ISEA2024 website. Payment and delegate details are collected through the Loughborough University online store.  

There is a much-reduced registration fees for students and this fee is further reduced if the student is a member of International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA).

Please note: the ‘early bird’ registration fees are available until April 26th. Given the volume of abstracts and interest received for the conference it is highly recommended to register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

The fee includes the cost of organised social events, including the welcome reception and conference dinner, which will be held at the Edward Herbert Building on the Loughborough University Campus (10-minute walk from conference venue), on Wednesday 10th July.

Other conference details

Information regarding travel and recommended accommodation is also available on the conference website. Please note that we are expecting cheaper accommodation in student halls of residence (on campus) to be made available in due course but are currently awaiting confirmation and will update in due course.

The organising committee will publish a draft programme for the conference before early bird registration closes, but please note this will not be for at least another month from the date of this message.

Students can win free conference registration (& £250!) by entering the FIFA Research Challenge. The challenge is to summarise an existing FIFA-related research paper via an infographic or video. The deadline is 1st March, and winners will be announced on 8th April. Full details are available on the ISEA2024 conference website.

World Scientific Congress of Golf

The World Scientific Congress of Golf (WSCG) (10th-12th July) is concurrent and hosted in the same building. ISEA content on Wednesday 10th July will include golf content. Delegates, particularly those whose interests align with golf, can register for both conferences, at a special combined price, giving access to WSCG golf science and coaching talks on Thursday 11th July, and to spend a day at the Belfry Golf Resort with WSCG delegates on Friday 12th July. For more information on the WSCG, please visit their dedicated website.

Contact Us

All conference information is available on the website, and updates are also posted via our LinkedIn group.

For any specific queries, email the committee at isea.2024@lboro.ac.uk

We look forward to welcoming you to Loughborough in July.

ISEA2024 Organising Committee

Research Post Vacancy – Asset management of the Next Generation of Artificial Turf Pitches

Loughborough University (LU) are currently recruiting for a research position between the Sport Surfaces Research Group and Technical Surfaces Ltd. to take a lead on effective asset management and maintenance strategies for emerging artificial turf technologies. Innovative carpet and shockpad designs include non-rubber infill products such as such as granulated cork, wood chips, olive pits with, and other organic such as from corn cobs.

The vacancy is for a ‘Sports Pitch Performance Engineer (KTP Associate)’ for a duration of 30 months, and with strong post-project employment prospects. The project is funded by Innovate UK and the company, aimed to embed new capabilities into TS business supported by the LU academic team. This KTP follows on from a previous very successful previous KTP between the same parties. See more information on the benefits to KTP associates.

We encourage applications from highly motivated, proactive and perceptive individuals ideally be qualified to Undergraduate/Master’s level in Technology, Engineering or Materials Science. Work experience in a relevant industry/environment will be considered as advantageous.

The KTP Associate will be based primarily at the Technical Surfaces office in East Leicester and will also spend time at Loughborough University with the academic team. The ability to collaborate with a diverse team, and to proactively take the initiative is considered essential.

For the full job advert and role description, simply input ‘KTP’ into the job title and then search. The closing date is 3rd March.

For informal enquiries please contact either Professor Paul Fleming at LU: p.r.fleming@lboro.ac.uk , or Tom Knott at TS: tom.nott@technicalsurfaces.co.uk 


Thank you to everyone who entered the Student Project Competition this year. The standard was very high which made the judging difficult but the Top 3 receiving prize money and a 1-year student membership have been selected. Congratulations!

1st place – Alessia Megna

2nd place – Benjamin Hennig

3rd place – Michael Karner