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Prof Robert Dorey – Chair in Nanomaterials at the University of Surrey and is Fellow of the Institute Materials, Mining and Minerals

How can nanotechnology help preserve the environment? Functional devices may possess the ability to both sense and act upon their environment as well as generate power to enable remote sensing applications. This ability to monitor the health of the environment around us has many advantages. Functional devices may possess the ability to both sense and act upon their environment as well as generate power to enable remote sensing applications. This ability to monitor the health of the environment around us has many advantages including allowing corrective action to be taken only when required thus minimising downtime, maintaining safe structures and environments enabling less materials to be used while maintain acceptable safety, and facilitating higher efficiency through real-time monitoring.

While imparting many environmental advantages such function devices often contain environmentally deleterious elements – a fact that is accentuated by wasteful manufacturing techniques. These effects can be mitigated through the use of sustainable manufacturing and synthesis techniques that minimise the energy, waste and use of deleterious elements during manufacturing. This talk will review some such manufacturing techniques as applied to integrated functional ceramic materials.


Programme
12:00 to 13:45 – lunch
14:00 to 14:45/15:00 – lecture
14:45/15:00 to 15:30 approximately – questions and discussion


The meal in Savoy Place will be available for an group price of £16 per person including wine. Those wishing to attend are asked to send an e-mail on or before the preceding Friday, giving name(s), and requesting attendance at either the lunch and lecture or just the lecture to tonydavies@ieee.org

Insert the event date in the e-mail subject line [e.g. 26 February 2016 Friday Lunch and Lecture]. No acknowledgement will be sent unless specifically requested. Those attending the lunch should be prepared to pay cash for it at the time (prior to the meal) .