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11.04.17

Event - showcase of EPSRC seed-funded projects

The Institute for Molecular Science and Engineering’s Annual Stakeholder event will be held on 20th April at Imperial College London - with the keynote address given by Professor Jonathan Seville, President of the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

The afternoon will commence with a series of short ‘PechaKucha’-style talks showcasing the results of seven IMSE-supported, EPSRC ‘seed-funded’ research projects.

These projects provide excellent examples of the investigator-led, cross-disciplinary collaborative research undertaken at Imperial and include:

  • an investigation into the use of solar cell technology to detect cancer;
  • an examination of the role of aromatic nitrogen compounds in cosmology and the origins of life;
  • and a study into ionic liquid–metal reactions for industrial scale-up purposes.

Professor Nick Jennings (Imperial’s Vice-Provost for Research) plus Professors Claire Adjiman and Nic Harrison (IMSE Co-directors) will then introduce the Institute’s new briefing paper series.

The first paper “Molecular science and engineering: a powerful transdisciplinary approach to solving grand challenges” will be published to coincide with the event. It lays out the emerging concept of molecular science and engineering – as a powerful way to tackle global challenges, such as the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. The paper also describes IMSE’s ongoing community-building and research-driving activities, and how these can help break down commonly encountered obstacles in ‘convergence-style’ research.

As part of the growing worldwide molecular science and engineering landscape, IMSE is well placed to work with external partners to deliver innovative commercial products and materials in a fast and flexible fashion.

This event is free and open to all. Please register here.

 

Date:

20 April

 

Time:

3pm-6:30pm

 

 

Location:

Sir Alexander Fleming Building

Imperial College London

South Kensington Campus