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Responding to the inexorable rise in atmospheric CO2: a researcher AwayDay hosted jointly by the Energy and Clean Carbon USRGs Event

09:30 - 16:00
13 May 2015
Carey's Manor Hotel and Spa Lyndhurst Road Brockenhurst Hampshire SO42 7RH

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Event details

Researcher AwayDay and Networking event - To celebrate the launch of the new Clean Carbon University Strategic research Group

The audience enjoyed a wide range of research presentations
USRG's Networking AwayDay success

To celebrate the launch of the new Clean Carbon University Strategic research Group, we held a Researcher AwayDay and Networking event, including lunch and all refreshments, at Carey's Manor Hotel, Brockenhurst on Wednesday 13 May 2015. The event was free.

Researchers were invited to present their research in a 'speed dating' format with 5 minutes and up to 3 slides to tell the audience what their research is about and how it contributes to achieving a Low Carbon world. There were prizes for outstanding presentations; one for the ECR category and one for the Postgraduate category. The judging panel had its work cut out because there were so many excellent presentations. They ended up awarding three prizes rather than two as planned. The winners, who each received a £50 Amazon token, were:

Postgraduate category: William Webb and Viktor Weber
ECR category: Nicola Symonds


09.30 - Registration with coffee and croissants

10.00 - Speed Dating - 5 minutes and three slides to pitch your research, Chaired by Damon Teagle.

Session 1 (including questions)

  • Rachel James: 'Monitoring and Impacts of Leakage from Sub-Seafloor CO2 Storage Sites'
  • Denise Baden: 'Diffusing sustainable hair-care practices through hairdressers'
  • Jasmine Saban: 'Plant responses to a high CO2 future'
  • Sam Monk: 'Development of an autonomous sensor for Dissolved Inorganic Carbon in the Ocean'
  • Benoit Berges: 'quantification of underwater CO2 gas leaks using acoustics'
  • Gail Taylor: 'ADVENT Valuing nature and energy together - a new NERC consortium to look at land use and renewable energy'

11.00 - Coffee and biscuits

11.30 - Speed Dating, session 2 (including questions)

  • William Webb: 'Engineering Heterogeneous Organocatalysts for Sustainable CO2 Utilisation'
  • Viktor Weber: 'Environmental Liability from Offshore CCS in the European Union'
  • Luis Arenas-Martnez: 'Redox flow batteries for energy storage
  • Ben Waterson: 'Transport research - people, vehicles and systems'
  • Horacio Figueredo: 'Metal air batteries for automotive applications'
  • Nicola Symonds: 'Green maintenance: sustaining the rail industry'

 12.30 - Lunch and an opportunity to network and meet other researchers

14.00 - What new possibilities are there for energy research at the University of Southampton ?10 minute Presentations: Chaired by Professor Robert Raja

  • Dr Johann Nordensvard: 'Socio-technical transitions: Towards a low carbon future'
  • Professor Tim Leighton: 'Use of acoustics to monitor leaks from seabed Carbon Capture and storage facilities'
  • Dr Juerg Matter: 'Pathways to decarbonisation of the fossil fuel cycle'

 14.30 - Q&A [Chair: Professor Gail Taylor]

15.00 - Round-Up: Professor Gail Taylor

15.15 - Tea, networking

16.00 - Finish

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