SCI launches new series of public talks

29 May 2020

Human health, climate change, crop protection, and air quality are just some of the many challenges that the world is facing. If you are interested in finding out how chemistry is impacting on these pressing issues, and more, then the new SCItalks series is for you.

SCItalks is a platform for anyone who is interested to hear from some of the chemistry sector’s most prominent and influential people, and put questions to them, too. SCItalks has an exciting line-up of speakers who will share their perspectives on issues ranging from treatments for dementia through to how the chemical industry can thrive in the emerging landscape.

‘Chemistry is ubiquitous and underpinning, but there is still a mystique and concern about the impact of many chemicals on health and the environment. SCItalks will address both aspects by organising talks on key strategic areas of chemistry given by speakers renowned for their enthusiasm and accessibility,’ said David Bott, SCI’s Head of Innovation.

July’s SCItalks will include Robert Harrison, Professor of Automation Systems and head of the Digital Technologies Directorate at WMG, University of Warwick, who will bring his expertise on industry 4.0 to address the myths and realities of digitalisation. His talk entitled ‘Myths and Realities of The Manufacturing Digital Revolution’ will be a free webinar, taking place on 9 July 2020 at 16:00-17:00 BST. For more information and to register visit here.

Following on from this, next month, Melanie Loveridge, Associate Professor of Electrochemical Materials at WMG, University of Warwick, will deliver a talk on capacity fade in lithium ion batteries, a problem that has been plaguing the field. Her talk entitled, ‘Why Li-ion Batteries Degrade & Lose Their Capacity - The Iliad & The Odyssey for Li ions’ will uncover the reasons behind the issue, and outline how complex the degradation can be. This free webinar will take place on 6 August 2020 at 16:00 – 17:00 BST. For more information and to register visit here.

SCItalks is building an exciting programme of talks right through the summer, so please visit the SCI events page to keep up to date and register for upcoming events.

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