Why such a gap? He had been looking for the right time to present this lecture and given that we have been celebrating 60 years of Chemical Engineering at the University it seemed fitting to the University to end the celebrations with Professor Brandani's lecture. But also the timing was right as the subject of the lecture was looking at the impact of our activities on the environment.
Our government has signed up to commitments to reduce significantly levels of CO2 in the atmosphere by 2050. Professor Brandani shattered some of our preconceived ideas about how to meet these targets and showed how Carbon Capture and Storage is key to meeting our commitments. He also showed that we need to start implementing these changes now rather than waiting till nearer to 2050.
Professor Brandani was able to convey the seriousness of the situation with humour by using examples from everyday life and the world of film, as well as showing the ground-breaking research into Carbon Capture and Storage being carried out by the School of Engineering in conjunction with the Schools of Chemistry and Geosciences and industry partners.
- Inaugural Lecture of Professor Stefano Brandani, FIChemE, Professor of Chemical Engineering
- Professor Stefano Brandani
- Institute for Materials and Processes (IMP)
- University of Edinburgh Chemical Engineering Jubilee website
- Carbon Capture research group website
- Watch the lecture on MediaHopper
- Watch the lecture on YouTube