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Find out about the fantastic research post-doctoral and doctoral researchers are doing to help drive forward the Net Zero Agenda. Confirmed speakers include Loughborough University and C-DICE Fellow Ben Roberts and the winner of the ERA Net Zero Doctoral Summer Showcase student talks Carmen Hierro Iglesias from Aston University.

Dr Ben Roberts is a Research Fellow in the Building Energy Research Group at Loughborough University. Ben has expertise in measuring thermal comfort and indoor air quality, and is researching how buildings can provide optimal health and wellbeing in tropical climates he will speak about: “Monitoring indoor air quality in two hospitals in tropical climates to reduce transmission of airborne infectious disease”.

Carmen Hierro Iglesias is a Bioprocess Engineering PhD student at Aston University. Her background is in industrial biotechnology and she is currently working on the sustainable production of biopolymers. She is interested in the use of microorganisms to transform biomass waste into bio-based products. This talk will be about the role of bioplastics in achieving a Net-Zero future. Carmen recently won first place in the ERA Net Zero Doctoral Summer Showcase student presentations.

Siqi Wang is a PhD student in the Energy and Power department at Cranfield University with a background in Chemical and Process Engineering. Her current research is focused on developing catalysts and combined sorbent catalyst materials for blue hydrogen production. The title of her presentation is “Developing novel bi/polymetallic catalysts for (sorption enhanced) steam reforming of methane”.

Dr Tom Dolan is C-DICE Postdoctoral Research Fellow and UKCRIC Senior Research Fellow in the Infrastructure Systems Institute at UCL. Through his C-DICE Fellowship, Tom is undertaking systemic research into the role National Infrastructure can play in addressing the Climate Emergen(t)cy. Tom will share systemic perspectives on the Climate Emergen(t)cy, addressing the Climate Emergen(t)cy, the role of National infrastructure as a systemic leverage point; and propose a set of Climate Emergency Success Factors (Systemic principles) that can be used to inform a systemically fit for purpose response to the Climate Emergen(t)cy.


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