Nature Inspired Chemical Engineering at the Chemistry Auditorium by Prof Marc-Oliver Coppens, 6th March 2015

13 February 2015

Evolution has made Nature a treasure trove of solutions to sustainability and efficient use of scarce resources. Prof Marc-Oliver Coppens will discuss this in his lecture Nature Inspired Chemical Engineering at the Chemistry Auditorium, UCL, 20 Gordon St, London, WC1 on Friday March 6 at 6.30pm. All are welcome to attend free of charge.

Prof Coppens will discuss his research. His research seeks to draw lessons from nature for solutions to grand challenges in energy, water, materials, sustainable chemical production and health.

Rather than simply copying nature, Prof Coppens tries to find the underlying processes behind the desirable traits and use them for artificial systems. These include desalination membranes, fuel cells, catalysts, reactors and fluid mixers.

Notes for Editors

1. Prof Marc-Oliver Coppens will give his lecture at the Chemistry Auditorium, UCL, 20 Gordon St, London, WC1 0AJ on Friday March 6 th March 2015. The talk starts 1830 and will last 60 minutes. All are welcome to attend free of charge and without prior arrangement.

2. The Institute of Physics is a scientific charity devoted to increasing the practice, understanding and application of physics. It has a worldwide membership of over 40,000 and is a leading communicator of physics-related science to all audiences, from specialists through to government and the general public. Its publishing company, IOP Publishing, is a world leader in scientific publishing and the electronic dissemination of physics.

3. Issued by the London & South Eastern Branch of the Institute of Physics. For further information contact Alex Mcdowell MSc CPhys MInstP, Branch Media Representative. Telephone 07809 006973.


Nature Inspired Chemical Engineering at the Chemistry Auditorium by Prof Marc-Oliver Coppens, 6th March 2015