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Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute

Carbon capture and storage in ocean space – thoughts from The LRET research collegium Seminar

14:30 - 15:30
19 January 2012
B28/Rm2001 (Ship Science)

Event details

This talk highlights three important concepts to emerge from The LRET Research Collegium in 2011. All are welcome.

Carbon capture and storage (CCS), alternatively referred to as carbon capture and sequestration, is a means of mitigating the contribution of fossil fuel emissions to global warming. The process is based on capturing CO2 from large point sources, such as fossil fuel power plants, and storing it in such a way that it does not enter the atmosphere. This talk highlights three important concepts to emerge from The LRET Research Collegium in 2011 relating to: (i) a concept for offshore renewable energy powered CO2 injection; (ii) offshore thermal power with CCS as an alternative to CO2 transportation; and (iii) the key to successful CCS being engaging the public.

Speaker information

Professor Ajit Shenoi, Mr. Aichun Feng, Miss Mirjam Fürth and Mr. Bjorn Winden,Professor Ajit Shenoi Professor Ajit Shenoi graduated in 1974 with a degree in naval architecture from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Between 1974 and 1978 he worked successively in Mazagon Docks, Bombay and Arya National Shipping Lines, Tehran before returning to academe, to the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow from where he obtained his doctorate in 1981. Since then he has been at the University of Southampton as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader and, now, Professor. He is a Chartered Engineer, being a Fellow of both the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Royal Institution of Naval Architects. His research interests are in the mechanics of composite materials and lightweight structures, ship and boat design and systems engineering. He has supervised 40 PhD students to successful completion and published 9 books and over 300 papers in archival journals and conference proceedings. Currently, he is Lloyd’s Register / Royal Academy of Engineering Research Professor and Director of the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute. Aichun Feng Aichun Feng is currently a PhD student of Fluid Structure Interaction Group in the University of Southampton. Before that he received his bachelor degree in Harbin Engineering University and then master degree in Shanghai Jiaotong University in China. His research interest mainly lies in the nonlinear hydrodynamic analysis for floating structures. Bjorn Winden Bjorn Winden is a PhD candidate at the University of Southampton. He received his Master of Science degree in 2009 from the Royal Institute of technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. His interests lie within the field of Naval Architecture and especially ship-wave interaction. Mirjam Furth Mirjam Furth is a Ph.D. candidate in the Fluid Structure Interaction research group at the University of Southampton. She has a Master of Science degree from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. Her research interests lies within the field of theoretical hydrodynamics, especially wave resistance and numerical modelling.

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