Mon, Jan 09|
【Surein Foundation Distinguished Lecture Series Webinar on 9 January 2023】
Title: Building a circular economy for sustainable chemicals and materials Speaker: Professor Jin Xuan, Associate Dean (Research and Innovation), Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey
Time & Location
Jan 09, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM GMT+8
About the Event
The Surein Foundation is pleased to announce that the first “Surein Foundation (James & Fanny Kwan) Distinguished Seminar / Lecture Series in Green Energy and Sustainable Technology will be conducted on 9 January 2023 at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Hong Kong.
The Surein Foundation (J&F Kwan) Distinguished Lecture Series
The Department of Mechanical Engineering invites you to join the following webinar:
Title: Building a circular economy for sustainable chemicals and materials
Speaker: Professor Jin Xuan, Associate Dean (Research and Innovation), Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey
Moderator: Professor Dennis Leung, Professor and Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong
Date: 9th January 2023 (Monday)
Time: 4:00pm (Time Zone: UTC+08:00 / Hong Kong Time)
Venue: Online (Zoom Webinar)
According to a United Nations report, chemicals production and consumption are to be doubled in the next 10 years to fulfil our essential needs. It’s simply not going to happen unless we adopt a circular economy approach. The UKRI Interdisciplinary Centre for Circular Chemical Economy was established in January 2021 to kick start the timely transition of the UK’s £32bn chemical industry into a circular system. In this talk, I will outline the vision and remit of the Centre, and discuss why we need a whole system approach and an interdisciplinary team to address the challenge. I will then give some examples of the on-going research in our lab to tackle the challenges in the development of the circular chemical economy. I will show how we combine classic electrochemical engineering with cutting-edge enabling tools such as deep learning and digital twin technologies to deliver novel sustainable chemicals and materials and recover chemical feedstocks from end-of-life materials and captured CO2 emissions.
Registration link: https://hku.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XU73byq0TCOmARt2MIxWvQ
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