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Cambridge Advanced Materials Network 4 - Smart Materials

When Sep 27, 2018
from 09:30 AM to 05:30 PM
Where Lecture Theatre 1 Department of Chem Eng and Biotechnology Philippa Fawcett Drive Cambridge CB3 0AS
Contact Name Dr Rachel Evans & Dr Sohini Kar-Narayan
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The 4th CAMatNet meeting brings together scientists in Cambridge who are working in the broad area of Smart Materials. Smart materials respond to changes in their environment by undergoing material property changes. This response can be leveraged to create an actuator or sensor device. The central theme of the meeting will be to explore how smart materials can be designed and assembled from the bottom-up, integrated with interfaces and used to build functional devices.

The Smart Materials meeting will explore functional properties of intelligent or responsive materials and how these can be controlled for applications in fields as diverse as photonics, bio-medicine, and energy, to name a few. Speakers are from across a wide spectrum of Cambridge departments with a mix of established and early-career researchers. The meeting will be an excellent opportunity to make new contacts, re-kindle existing ones and to network with others in the field of Smart Materials.

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The effects of rent on democratic choice

When Oct 16, 2018
from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Where Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building
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Speaker: Dr George Joffe, King's College London

Respondent: Dr Paul Warde (Faculty of History, University of Cambridge)

The In Search of ‘Good’ Energy Policy seminars takes place every fortnight during term. There will be a sandwich lunch from 12pm with the seminar starting at 12.30pm in the Atrium of the Alison Richard Building before the seminar begins. 

If you are unable to attend the talk feel free to drop by for the lunch and meet the speaker. You can also send in your comments and questions to be posed to the speaker in advance. The event is open to all, no registration is required.

The speaker will present for around 30 minutes, followed by the respondent and then a Q&A session with the audience members.

The seminar is part of the In Search of 'Good' Energy Policy Research Group which focuses on energy policy from an interdisciplinary perspective. What constitutes a ‘good’ policy is conditioned not only by technology and financial factors but also by social norms and values, institutions, geopolitics, public trust and history.

Click here for the full past Seminar Series audios and separate Speaker Interview videos.

 

 

Opening Event: Henry Royce Institute at Cambridge

When Oct 17, 2018
from 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Where Maxwell Centre, Cambridge, CB3 0EH
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We are delighted to welcome you to the official opening event for the Henry Royce Institute facilities at the University of Cambridge, on 17th October 2018 at the Maxwell Centre. The Henry Royce Institute is the UK's n

ational facility for materials science, with a wide range of equipment, software, and technical expertise available to all UK academic and industrial researchers.

This event is free. Please register for the Opening Event through the Eventbrite link below.

The Cambridge Royce facilities focus on "Materials for Energy-Efficient ICT", and include UHV and ambient growth facilities, in situ electron microscopy, near-ambient-pressure XPS, 3D X-ray micro-CT, as well as device testing facilities and lithography equipment.https://cambridgeroyce.eventbrite.co.uk

We welcome all industry users: no prior collaboration with Cambridge, nor mutual research interests are required for users to make use of Royce equipment. This Opening Event is a great opportunity to find out more about the available equipment suites, and to talk to academic and technical experts about your experimental needs. 

 

 

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Sensors Day 2018

When Oct 19, 2018
from 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Where Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
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Sensors Day 2018 will showcase highlights of sensor research and applications from all areas of science and technology. This year, we have a diverse field of speakers covering communication, sustainability, healthcare, and artificial intelligence, from sensors for environmental monitoring to ethics of data usage.

 

 

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Past and prospective transitions in the UK gas industry – some interdisciplinary insights

When Oct 30, 2018
from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
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Speaker: Prof Peter Pearson, Imperial College London

Respondent: Dr David Reiner (Judge Business School, University of Cambridge)

The In Search of ‘Good’ Energy Policy seminars takes place every fortnight during term. There will be a sandwich lunch from 12pm with the seminar starting at 12.30pm in the Atrium of the Alison Richard Building before the seminar begins. 

If you are unable to attend the talk feel free to drop by for the lunch and meet the speaker. You can also send in your comments and questions to be posed to the speaker in advance. The event is open to all, no registration is required.

The speaker will present for around 30 minutes, followed by the respondent and then a Q&A session with the audience members.

The seminar is part of the In Search of 'Good' Energy Policy Research Group which focuses on energy policy from an interdisciplinary perspective. What constitutes a ‘good’ policy is conditioned not only by technology and financial factors but also by social norms and values, institutions, geopolitics, public trust and history.

Click here for the full past Seminar Series audios and separate Speaker Interview videos.

 

 

Winton Symposium 2018: Machines: from extremely large to the nanoscale

When Nov 01, 2018
from 09:45 AM to 05:30 PM
Where Pippard Lecture Theatre, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge
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Machines for energy conversion and detectors play a crucial role in our society. Key technology drivers now seek to make them more efficient and to operate across different scales. The symposium will discuss the chemically powered world of living systems alongside the man-made world of electrically and optically coupled devices with speakers’ topics ranging from electric motors to detectors of gravity waves, from nanoscale devices to those spanning kilometres to explore our universe.

 

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Are we ready for connected and automated vehicles?

When Nov 01, 2018
from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Lecture Theatre 0, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
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Speaker: Eric Chan, Automated Vehicles, Ricardo

Many organisations are developing self-driving vehicles, and some are predicting that they will be on our roads in just a few years. How soon will we be travelling in partially or fully automated vehicles? What types of vehicles will they be? What is involved in engineering such vehicles, and how is it different to how normal vehicles are developed today?

This talk will look at the probable trends in this area and examine some of the challenges of developing and deploying these connected & automated vehicles, covering a range of technical, regulatory and societal issues.

Eric Chan is the Technical Expert for connected and automated vehicles at Ricardo. He has been active in automated transport systems for the passenger car, robotaxi, heavy truck and rail markets for almost 10 years, including projects on car and truck platooning, electronic-horizon systems, and fully automated urban robotaxis.

 

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Spectacular chemistry of coal

When Nov 08, 2018
from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Where Bristol Myers-Squibb lecture theatre Dept of Chemistry
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Speaker: Dr Andrew SzydloHighgate School, London

As Bonfire night approaches, join Chemistry teacher and science demonstrations virtuoso Andrew Szydlo for an unforgettable evening exploring the chemistry of something seemingly rather ordinary: coal.

From its initial discovery, its use as the fuel of the industrial revolution, to some of the more interesting and exciting compounds we can obtain from coal, Andrew will take us on an illuminating tour of this intriguing rock.

Expect lots of flashes, smokes and smells, exciting colourful chemistry, and plenty of flames along the way!

 

 

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Contestation, contingency, and justice in the Nordic low-carbon energy transition

When Nov 13, 2018
from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
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Speaker: Professor Benjamin Sovacool, University of Sussex

Respondent: Dr Jonathan Chaplin (University of Cambridge)

The In Search of ‘Good’ Energy Policy seminars takes place every fortnight during term. There will be a sandwich lunch from 12pm with the seminar starting at 12.30pm in the Atrium of the Alison Richard Building before the seminar begins. 

If you are unable to attend the talk feel free to drop by for the lunch and meet the speaker. You can also send in your comments and questions to be posed to the speaker in advance. The event is open to all, no registration is required.

The speaker will present for around 30 minutes, followed by the respondent and then a Q&A session with the audience members.

The seminar is part of the In Search of 'Good' Energy Policy Research Group which focuses on energy policy from an interdisciplinary perspective. What constitutes a ‘good’ policy is conditioned not only by technology and financial factors but also by social norms and values, institutions, geopolitics, public trust and history.

Click here for the full past Seminar Series audios and separate Speaker Interview videos.

 

 

Carbon capture and storage: it has a cost, but does it have any value?

When Nov 22, 2018
from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Where BP Institute, Madingley Rise
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Speaker: Professor Niall MacDowell, Imperial College London

It is understood from the work of the IPCC that carbon capture and storage (CCS) is vital to meeting global carbon emission reduction targets by 2010 in a least cost manner , and more recent work by the ETI indicates that the same is true for the UK’s 2050 targets. However, despite this plethora of evidence, CCS has yet to be deployed in a meaningful sense. At the same time, alternatives to CCS , including renewable power and energy storage, have been achieving material cost reductions.

In this seminar, we will quantify and qualify the role that CCS might be expected to play in a deeply decarbonised future, provide insight as to the key technical characteristics of CCS , and consider the alternatives to its deployment, in order to attempt to answer the question – “does CCS have any value?”

 

 

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Energy Efficient Cities

When Nov 27, 2018
from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Where Seminar Room SG1, Alison Richard Building
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Speaker: Dr Ruchi Choudhary, University of Cambridge

Respondent: Prof David Newbery (EPRG, University of Cambridge)

The In Search of ‘Good’ Energy Policy seminars takes place every fortnight during term. There will be a sandwich lunch from 12pm with the seminar starting at 12.30pm in the Atrium of the Alison Richard Building before the seminar begins. 

If you are unable to attend the talk feel free to drop by for the lunch and meet the speaker. You can also send in your comments and questions to be posed to the speaker in advance. The event is open to all, no registration is required.

The speaker will present for around 30 minutes, followed by the respondent and then a Q&A session with the audience members.

The seminar is part of the In Search of 'Good' Energy Policy Research Group which focuses on energy policy from an interdisciplinary perspective. What constitutes a ‘good’ policy is conditioned not only by technology and financial factors but also by social norms and values, institutions, geopolitics, public trust and history.

Click here for the full past Seminar Series audios and separate Speaker Interview videos.