Mechanical Engineering Research Seminars

Speaker: Robert Swierczewski, University of Chester
Friday 5th February 2021 - 11:30 - 12:30, Online - Microsoft Teams
The origins of water purification methods lie in prehistory. The first documented use of solar energy for water purification was described by the ancient Roman philosopher Lucius A. Seneca in a series of philosophical essays titled Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium, published around 65AD. Ancient Romans were skilled in using solar...
Speaker: Kagya Nyanin, Technical Manager, Less Common Metals Ltd
Friday 31st July 2020 - 11:30 - 12:30, Microsoft Teams
This presentation looks at the Chinese Rare Earth Industry and how Less Common Metals Ltd is working with European partners to create a supply chain for Rare Earth permanent magnets. Pilot processes will be developed for the innovative extraction, separation and transformation of rare earth elements. SecREEts pilots will focus...
Speaker: Dr Ahmed Alsaadi, Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, University of Sheffield
Friday 29th May 2020 - 11:30 - 12:30, Microsoft Teams
For information on how to attend the seminar via MS Teams, please contact the organiser, Dr David Ward.
Speaker: Various
Wednesday 20th May 2020 - 14:00 - 16:00, Online
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Air Quality Network, of which the University of Chester is a collaborator, is working with academic partners to convene this online workshop, which will bring together air quality, virology, aerosol, metrology, climate, health and built environment researchers. This meeting is being arranged at...
Speaker: Prof. Mercedes Maroto-Valer, Heriot-Watt University
Thursday 14th May 2020 - 11:00 - 12:00, Online
The Government have mandated that by 2050, the UK will cut greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero. A key technology that the UK is well placed to exploit is carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS). Of the variety of technologies available to decarbonise the UK Energy System, the latest modelling by...
Speaker: Various
Thursday 7th May 2020 - 09:00 - 17:00, Online
Campuses might well still be on lockdown in September. Perhaps beyond. Delivering a high-quality digital learning experience in the midst of this crisis is an unprecedented challenge. It requires the equivalent of executing a ten-year strategy in three months — from every stakeholder in the university. Questions to answer would...
Speaker: Prof Nick Avis, University of Chester
Friday 1st May 2020 - 11:30 - 12:30, Microsoft Teams
These are particularly challenging times for the Faculty and in this presentation I wish to share some of my thoughts and ideas as to how the Faculty could change to embrace the local, national and global environment post Covid-19.
Speaker: Dr Tom Micklewright
Friday 13th March 2020 - 11:30 - 12:15, University of Chester, Thornton Science Park, Room TSU109
Join Dr Tom Micklewright, GP, writer and digital health specialist, in this 45-minute talk exploring the question, will emerging technologies make for a fairer society? We will explore specific examples, from AI to Big Data, of how new technology is impacting equality in our world, including access to healthcare, and...
Speaker: Emeritus Professor John Helliwell, University of Manchester
Tuesday 10th March 2020 - 11:30 - 12:15, University of Chester, Thornton Science Park, Room TSA124 (Chemistry Lecture Room)
In my three books on this theme I separated out the skills needed, the why we do things and the whats of a scientific life into three books. Two of these, the whys and the whats books, are in the CRC Press Book Series Global Science Education. I saw the...
Speaker: Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock
Wednesday 4th March 2020 - 13:15-14:15 and 18:00-19:30, University of Chester, Thornton Science Park, Room TBA016
The inspirational Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock will give a talk on space science. To book your place, place visit the link here.