Inaugural Lecture of Arthur Garforth
|6 March 2020
|15:00 - 17:00
|What is it:
|Department of Chemical Engineering
|Who is it for:
|University staff, External researchers
We invite you to join Professor Arthur Garforth as he delivers his Inaugural Lecture, titled "Catalysis and the Circular Economy "
Catalysis is involved at some point in the processing of over 80% of all manufactured products and is associated with underpinning 30% of GDP in European economies. It is immensely important not just economically, but also to enable materials to be made that sustain society.
Plastic is a fantastic, essential resource, with properties that make our world work and should not be treated as a throwaway commodity. We couldn’t live without it in our modern world, could we?
Through this lecture I hope to demonstrate why recycling involves everyone, not just consumers; make everyone think a little differently about their weekly shop and the essential role of packaging in keeping food safe and fresher for longer, and, finally, let you know what’s next! No, not retirement!
There will be a quick tour through career work to improve oil and gas processes; from the early days on zeolites catalysis with BP and Crosfield Chemicals and finally to Academia, where I was able to indulge a love of teaching and get to grips with key environment issues, namely particulates and plastic pollution. Throughout all, I was ably abetted by friends old and new, alumni and have built lasting links with Industry including Argent Energy, The Co-op, ICI, JM and Plastics Europe – to name a few.
Following the lecture, a wine reception will be held in the Great Hall, Sackville street.
Travel and Contact Information
C14 Lecture Theatre
Sackville Street Building