We are running an Industry day to promote links between the Department of Chemical Engineering at The University of Manchester and Industrial Companies.
The Industry day is our opportunity to showcase our department’s capability to industrial partners and also obtain a perspective of the challenges and problems industry faces.
Through themed group discussions, we aim to form new collaborations with industrial partners to tackle the challenges perceived which could/should be addressed and generate improved pathway to impact through industry translation activities/service provision.
Please register via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/uom-ceas-industry-day-2020-tickets-81974278273. The deadline for registration is 8th March 2020.
The Agenda for the day can be seen below:
10:00 - Registration open - Coffee, posters & networking
10:40 - Welcome (Professor Alice Larkin, Head of School of Engineering)
11:00 - Introduction (Professor Stuart Holmes, Director of Research)
11:20 - Industry working with Academia (Nigel Perry, Chief Executive Officer, CPI)
11:40 - What success looks like, a case study (Professor Adam Kowalski & Professor Phillip Martin)
12:00 - Lunch
13:00 - Themed discussions on: Energy, Catalysis, Recycling/Reuse/Plastics, Water and Digital Manufacturing
15:00 - Feedback from themed discussions
16:00 - Close
The themes and their suggested topics that will be discussed during our parallel sessions are:
Energy: Suggested Topics - Development of an effective portfolio of Energy Storage Technologies
Industrial Bio-tech: Suggested Topics- Measurement systems and crystallisation processes; Accelerating R&D through digital design to drive the shift from batch to continuous processing.
Catalysis: Suggested Topics- Environmental Catalysis; Biomass Conversion
Recycling/Reuse/Plastics: Suggested Topics- Prioritising the different (sometimes conflicting) environmental aims; Plastics:-“green” routes to plastics, reprocessing options and effective options post-use (e.g. waste to energy)?
Water: Suggested Topics- Sustainable Engineering Solutions to Provide Clean Water for All; Technologies to reduce industrial water usage in Pharma applications.
Digital Manufacturing: Suggested Topics- Handling big data and process modelling; AI
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.
Best Regards and Many thanks in advance,
Soleil Eddleston on behalf of Prof. Stuart Holmes