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Chemistry Futures 2040

Chemistry Futures 2040 will explore cutting-edge science in chemistry, presenting provocative visions, technological breakthroughs and the potential discipline evolution. With research from Imperial College London’s expert academics, interactive discussions and specialist industry workshops, this event will take you from the present day to the possible, probable and plausible futures of chemistry.

This event will also launch the Molecular Sciences Research Hub (MSRH), a key part of the vision for Imperial College London’s White City Campus. Experience this unique network and discover how it facilitates new entrepreneurial possibilities, from the Innovation Hub to the Imperial College Advanced Hackspace and Incubator. Be inspired by the latest generation of innovators with a showcase of the work that will transform the future of chemistry.


Date: Fri, April 12, 2019

Time: 9:30 AM – 4:45 PM 


Molecular Sciences Research Hub

80 Wood Lane

Shepherd's Bush


W12 0BZ

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Chemistry is the future for many industries. Come to explore:

  • How chemistry can allow our bodies to counteract signs of ageing
  • How tools such as robotics and data science are facilitating new approaches to chemical discovery
  • What role chemistry can play in creating alternative solutions to our energy crisis
  • How chemistry might respond to risks to global food security


Keynote 'life science megatrends shaping our future' Darlene Solomon, CTO and Senior Vice President at Agilent Technologies, followed by a fireside conversation with Professor Alan Armstrong, Head of the Department of Chemistry.


Our visionary academics and industry speakers include:


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