ChemEngDayUK 2015 Themes
Water and Food Security - Agriculture is a thirsty business, with irrigation alone accounting for about 70 per cent of freshwater withdrawals. Meeting the food demand from a world population expected to top 9 billion people by 2050 will require a huge increase in water availability, land efficiency and food production technology.
Meeting the Sustainable Energy Demand - Increasing the amount of energy the UK gets from low-carbon technologies such as renewables and nuclear, and reducing emissions through carbon capture and utilisation will help us to make sure the UK has a secure supply of energy, reduce our greenhouse gas emissions to slow down climate change and stimulate investment in new jobs and businesses.
Materials Innovation - the development of fundamental innovations in manufacturing at the molecular level and create new materials with step-change functional enhancement in a range of important applications including energy, home and personal care, pharmaceuticals, genomics, food and drink, paints and coatings and in bio manufacturing.
Biological Engineering - tools to mimic biological systems to create products or modify and control biological systems so that they can replace, augment, or sustain chemical and mechanical processes, such as the genetic modification of plants and microorganisms, bioprocess engineering, biocatalysis, computational biology, protein stability & engineering, and systems and synthetic biology.
Increased Manufacturing Value - leading-edge creation of products and production processes that brings sustainable growth and high economic value from R&D to recycling via process optimisation, computational (in-silico) modelling and re-manufacturing.
Chemical Engineering Education, Outreach and Training - using our knowledge to increase excitement for learning STEM, improving our knowledge transfer and communication skills, increasing general public technological literacy and awareness of the importance of STEM for society.
Wednesday 8th April
- 09:00 REGISTRATION OPENS & refreshments served.
- 10:30 OPENING ADDRESS Welcome from Professor Geoff Maitland [Imperial Collge, President IChemE], Professor Mike Hounslow [PVC Engineering, University of Sheffield], Kedar Pandya [Engineering Lead, EPSRC] & event partner Siemens.
- 11:00 Plenary speakers
- 12:30 Lunch
- 13:30 PARALLEL SEMINARS Water & Food Security, Manufacturing Value, Materials Innovation
- 15:00 Refreshments served
- 15:30 POSTER SESSION
- 16:30 ADVANCED CAREER NETWORKING / EPSRC EARLY CAREER & FIRST GRANT SEMINAR
- 19:30 Conference Dinner at the Cutlers Hall, Sheffield
Thursday 9th April
- 08:30 Refreshments served
- 09:00 PARALLEL SEMINARS Sustainable Energy, Biological Engineering, Education, Outreach & Training
- 10:30 Refreshments served
- 11:00 POSTER SESSION / PARALLEL SEMINARS Sustainable Energy & Manufacturing Value
- 12:00 Lunch
- 13:00 Closing address Professor Mike Hounslow [PVC Engineering, University of Sheffield] with Theme Poster Prizes
- 13:30 Close of conference