Despite the global efforts in reducing CO2 emissions after Kyoto’s Protocol and recently reconsidered in the Paris’ Agreement, we are still have far to go to meet the emissions levels requirements. This trend is especially dramatic in Latin American countries, which have shown the smallest rate of CO2 emissions reduction. Consequently, we have gathered a consortium of world class experts in CO2 capture and utilization technologies from Latin America, UK and EU to set a platform for knowledge exchange aiming to provide sustainable solutions to the CO2 challenge.
In this scenario, the Department of Chemical & Process Engineering at the University of Surrey has the pleasure to announce the international workshop – “Engineering Solutions for CO2 conversion”. The workshop will take place on the 25-26th January 2018 at the University of Surrey as one of the core activities of the EPSRC Global Challenge Research Fund project – Catalytic Solutions to mitigate Global Warming in Latin America.
The organisers would like to invite colleges from academia and industry working in CO2 capture/conversion technologies to join the workshop. The event is a FREE REGISTRATION venue with a limited number of participants so early registration is advised. PhD students are encouraged to submit poster contributions. For registration and further information, please contact the organisation team:
To mark International Women in Engineering Day on 23 June 2017, we talk to PhD student Stella Totti to get the inside track on what attracted her to engineering, and the exciting discoveries she is making every day.
I feel that Surrey’s careful approach of focusing students’ employability and career potential has helped me to finish my degree as a well-rounded and ambitious graduate.
We PhD students had a great support network in each other: we always felt free to bounce ideas off each other and try out different approaches to find solutions.
Our real-life teaching environment and purpose-built facilities offer students the chance to work on complete pilot chemical manufacturing processes and we enjoy strong links with major industry players.
Chemical engineering and chemistry academics at Surrey are collaborating to explore fundamental research into sodium-ion batteries (SIBs) – which could pave the way for a solution to the UK’s challenge of increasing renewable energy storage.
“I’ve realised just how great it feels to apply the theory you learn at university to a real, practical challenge. It is awesome to see the equations and maths come to life in a real system.”
Surrey’s new £1.7m chemical engineering facility – which includes a fully operational process plant – officially opened its doors in September and is now home to undergraduate teaching across all years.