Materials Protecting the Environment Seminar
The second event in the Materials Protecting Society (MPS) Seminar Series. Organised by the IOM3 Sustainability Development Group.
There is a real challenge for materials scientists and engineers to understand how their expertise and professional practises can affect environmental performance and contribute towards more sustainable outcomes. In many cases the apparent solutions to solving one environmental impact can increased impacts in another part of the product life cycle or perhaps in another impact category. So how can we make informed decisions in materials selection and new material developments to ensure that progress and solutions are heading in the right direction.
This event will set out the challenge and inform the debate on the following critical environmental topics facing society:
- Climate change: transport, building and construction
- Ocean health: challenge of plastics and marine biodiversity
- Circular economy: business innovation, resource efficiency and recycling
The sessions will include Q&A and will encourage discussion and contributions from the delegates. We recognised that measures for improvement will need further debate and we welcome this to help support strategies on the best way forward.
11.00: Welcome and Introductions - Louis Brimacombe, IOM3 Sustainable Development Group
11.10: Back to the Trees: The New Age of Wood - Tom Heap, Science Broadcaster BBC Countryfile
11.40: Circular Economy Innovation - Martin Charter, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Development, University of Creative Arts
13.00: Climate Change Scenarios for Business Resilience - Andrew Clifton, Chairman, Sustainability Manager, Rolls Royce and Chairman, Environment Working Group, ADS
Low Carbon Vehicle Developments - Alan Hutchinson, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Oxford Brookes University
Building as Power Stations with Intergrated Photovoltaics - David Worsley, Head of the Materials Research Centre, SPECIFIC, Swansea University
14.15: How the Plastics Industry is Tackling Marine Litter - Helen Jordan, Issues Executive, British Plastics Federation
Stopping Ocean Plastics - Ed Kosior, Managing Director, Nextek
Innovation Materials in Antifouling - Maria Salta, Senior Lecturer, The University of Portsmouth
15.25: Refreshment Break
16.00: Interfaceflor - New Service Models for Resource Efficiency - Adrian Marks, Site Manager, Interface, Queen's University Belfast
Reducing the Tyre Mountain - A comment on the possibilities and developments in tyre recycling - Martyn Bennett, Chief Scientist, Artis
Circular Economy Thinking for our Buildings: Buildings as Material Banks - Katherine Adams, Principal Consultant, BRE
An Example of Sustainable Manufacturing for 21st Century Vehicles - Tom Stefani, BMW
17.30: Chairman's Closing Remarks
17.40: Drinks reception
Scientists, engineers, industry managers, academics and students who want to be better informed on the critical environmental issues and who want to better understand how they can contribute to future solutions.
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