In our webinar series we highlight areas of ongoing molecular-science-and-engineering research at Imperial and address how how multidisciplinary research can make a real impact on solving societal challenges. All webinars are open to everyone and are suitable for a diverse audience.
The structure of the webinars is a short presentation on a piece of multidisciplinary research followed by attendee Q&A. Our webinars are recorded and available to view on our IMSE YouTube Channel. You must register in advance to attend the webinar. All registration is through Eventbrite. To register for a specific event please click the title of the webinar which will direct you to the Eventbrite page.
Each webinar series looks at a different theme that IMSE is currently addressing :
Molecular Engineering for Next Generation Batteries
- Thursday 17 September 14.00 Sustainable and Structural Supercapacitors presented by Dr Servann Herou (Department of Chemical Engineering) and Dr Evgeny Senokos (Department of Chemistry)
- Thursday 24 September 11.00 Machine learning methods for battery electrode characterisation and optimisation presented by Steven Kench (Dyson School of Design and Engineering)
- Thursday 8 October 14.00 Understanding the Factors Governing the Performance of Garnet Electrolytes in Li Metal Batteries Dr Ainara Aguadero (Department of Materials) and Dr Federico Pesci (Department of Materials)
- Thursday 15 October 14.00 Sustainable Glycerol Electrolysis for Co-production of Hydrogen and Value-added Chemicals presented by Dr Hui Luo (Chemical Engineering)
The themes we have previously addressed can be found below. To view these webinars please click in the title and you will be directed to our IMSE Youtube Channel.
Greener Plastics Future and Sustainable Materials
For more information about the work that college is doing on this theme please read the joint IMSE and OPSN briefing paper "Enabling a Greener Plastic Future through Molecular Science". You can watch the launch on our Youtube Channel.
- Tuesday 2 June 14.00 Developing Better Manufacturing Processes Through Molecular Engineering presented by Professor Claire Adjiman (Department of Chemical Engineering)
- Tuesday 16 June 14.00 Making and Breaking Materials with Ionic Liquids presented by Dr Agi Brandt-Talbot (Department of Chemistry)
- Tuesday 23 June 14.00 Optimising Sustainable Chemicals & Fuels Using Process Systems Engineering presented by Dr Gonzalo Guillen Gosalbez (Department of Chemical Engineering)
- Tuesday 7 July 14.00 Fibre-based Electronics for Sustainable E-textiles presented by Dr Felice Torrisi (Department of Chemistry)
- Tuesday 14 July 14.00 Imaging Physical Degradation of Bio-Plastics presented by Professor Alexandra Porter (Department of Materials)
- Tuesday 21 July 14.00 Upgrading Waste with (Nano)cellulose presented by Dr Koon-Yang Lee (Department of Aeronautics)
- Tuesday 28 July 14.00 Plastic Recycling – Current Challenges and Future Outlook presented by Professor Jason Hallett (Department of Chemical Engineering)
Challenges in Antimicrobial Resistance
For more information about IMSE involvement with surfaces to combat Antimicrobial Resistance please read our briefing paper Smart Surfaces to Tackle Infection and Anti Microbial Resistance
- Thursday 30 April 14.00 Viral Interferon Inhibiting Proteins and Self-Amplifying RNA Vaccines presented by Dr Anna Blakney (Department of Infectious Diseases)
- Thursday 7 May 14.00 Studying Ratcheting Complexity in Evolution presented by Dr Morgan Beeby (Department of Life Sciences)
- Thursday 14 May 14.00 Engineering Smart Surfaces: From The Laboratory Towards Real Life Use by Professor Nicholas Harrison, Department of Chemistry; Professor Daryl Williams, Department of Chemical Engineering and Dr Gerald Larrouy-Maumus, Department of Life Sciences
- Thursday 21 May 14.00 How Artificial Gut Systems Show How Gut Microbiota Protect from Infection presented by Dr Julie McDonald (Department of Life Sciences)
- Thursday 28 May 14.00 Synthetic Biology in Yeast for Sensing Pathogens Secreting Antimicrobials presented by Professor Tom Ellis (Department of Bioengineering)
- Thursday 11 June 14.00 An Emerging Low-Cost Bacteria Adhesive Surfaces presented by Dr Pavani Cherukupally (Department of Chemical Engineering)
- Thursday 18 June 16.00 Low Cost Polymeric Materials with Anti-Microbial Properties presented by Professor Daryl Williams (Department of Chemical Engineering)
- Thursday 25 June 14.00 Lymphatic System Transport and Vaccine Adjuvants presented by Professor James Moore (Department of Bioengineering)
- Thursday 2 July 14.00 Microchip Technology enabling rapid diagnostics for infectious diseases: From AMR to COVID-19 presented by Dr Pantelis Georgiou (Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
- Thursday 9 July 14.00 Challenges in Writing a History of Antimicrobial Resistance presented by Dr Emily Mayhew (Department of Bioengineering)