Past Events

IChemE - Planning Decarbonisation with Carbon Emission Pinch Analysis (CEPA)

21st January 2022 8:00 am

Carbon emission pinch analysis (CEPA) is a useful decision support and visualization tool for decarbonisation initiatives. It may be used for planning renewables, carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS), as well as the carbon…

IET - Will Solid State Battery powered electric vehicles go further, drive safely and charge faster?

19th January 2022 7:30 pm

Lithium-ion technology powers the growing number of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) on our roads today. It’s reliable and works well, but vehicle ranges still don’t compare favourably to their internal combustion engine (ICE)…

IMechE -The Energy Efficiency and Carbon Dioxide Emissions of Electric Vehicles. Now a virtual Event

19th January 2022 6:30 pm

The energy efficiency, CO2 and other emissions, and costs, of different passenger car vehicle options, including electric cars, conventional gasoline cars, hydrogen fuel cell cars etc will be examined. The energy involved in…

IStructE - Re-use and change of the David Stow Building at Jordanhill

18th January 2022 6:45 pm

As part of the Jordanhill Park development by Cala Homes (West) Ltd., the Category B Listed David Stow Building is being repurposed from the former teacher training school to modern residential apartments, whilst retaining the character…

ICE - Cycling: A new hope

18th January 2022 6:30 pm

How cycling is the key to enabling low-carbon, inclusive active travel for all.

It is widely recognised that we are in the midst of a climate crisis. Increased wildfires, rising sea levels and flooding demonstrate that climate…

ICE - Temporary bridging

18th January 2022 12:00 pm

Hear about temporary bridges and their applications in a lecture delivered by Michael White and Anna Ross from Mabey Hire.

Case studies will be used throughout covering a range of topics including:

  • Types of temporary…

CeeD - Navigating the Green Industrial Revolution

18th January 2022 10:00 am

COP-26 has re-emphasised the focus on climate change and the need for decarbonisation which is set to fundamentally change markets, industries, and companies. Businesses are wondering how they will be able to fund and meet climate…

Engineers Ireland -Technical Analysis of concrete blocks

17th January 2022 8:00 pm

In this presentation, Dr Robbie Goodhue discusses the technical analysis of concrete blockwork. In 2017 an expert Government report found that almost 6,000 homes across Donegal, Mayo, Sligo and Clare were affected by defective concrete…

ICE - The world’s most powerful tidal turbine

16th January 2022 12:00 pm

Following the success of their SR2000 full-scale prototype demonstration project, Orbital Marine Power recognised that several critical improvements were required to ensure the commercialisation of their technology. This drove the need…

IET - Is Graphene the New Silicon? The electronic properties of graphene.

13th January 2022 7:00 pm

Leonid will cover a brief history of graphene and how it was isolated for the first time. He will demonstrate how to obtain graphene using Scotch tape and explain some basic electronic properties of this material and how it could be…

RPhl - What would Lister do in a post-pandemic world?

12th January 2022 7:30 pm

The pandemic arising from the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 has been a salutary reminder to society of our interdependence on each other within societies, our global connectivity and our environment. The global interactions upon which so…

CIBSE - Drilling for minewater heat schemes: How to end up in hot water

11th January 2022 6:30 pm

With the UKs drive towards Net Zero local authorities are looking to unlock the heat within our historical coal mine network, to transform the homes and workplaces of the future. With heating accounting for 40% of energy use in the UK,…

IES - Joint meeting with IMarEST - Aspects of Future Warship Design

11th January 2022 6:30 pm


Across the world naval shipbuilding is in midst of a resurgence, NATO Countries and their allies are replacing existing ships and increasing their fleet numbers, however a variety factors within and without their…

IET - Chocolate science and its application to engineering

17th December 2021 2:00 pm

Chocolate as a material exhibits a plethora of interesting chemical principles, and knowledge of these has great importance for engineers to understand.

The speaker, who has a background in chemistry, will explain some of these…

RPhil -Eugenics: A Dark History and Troubling Present

15th December 2021 7:30 pm

Eugenics is a set of beliefs and practices that aim to improve the genetic quality of a human population, historically by excluding people and groups judged to be inferior or promoting those judged to be superior. In recent years, the…

ICE - Concretene, graphene enhanced concrete, online

15th December 2021 12:00 pm

After water, concrete is the most widely used substance on Earth.

It’s also responsible for 8-10% of global CO2 emissions.

Engineers from Nationwide Engineering and scientists from The University of Manchester’s Graphene…

IMechE - Hydrogen - its role in the Energy Transition

15th December 2021 11:30 am

This Webinar provides an insight into Hydrogen, its importance in the energy transition and the opportunities this creates for individuals working within the Oil & Gas and other sectors.

Following publication of the UK and…

IET - Nuclear Fusion Technologies – Challenges and Opportunities

14th December 2021 12:00 pm

The webinar features two presentations;

Presentation 1: Spherical Tokamaks and Tokamak Energy Development for Faster Fusion

Spherical tokamaks (STs) have unique properties that make them especially…

IMechE - How Sustainable is Decarbonisation?

13th December 2021 6:30 pm

Following from the Paris Agreement’s ambitions for ‘net zero’ greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, EESG member and presenter Professor Ian Arbon will outline the next steps that will immediately follow, addressing the key question: “Is the…

IStructE - Research on structural robustness design of tall concrete buildings

13th December 2021 6:00 pm

It is widely recognised that in order to design and construct resilient buildings and infrastructure, able to withstand and recover from extreme events, structural robustness needs to be considered to limit the extent of damage or even…

TCPA - The Garden City opportunity - making it happen

9th December 2021 10:00 am

Across the UK there is a chronic shortage of affordable housing, and this housing crisis is damaging people’s life chances. At the same time, much of the new housing being delivered is badly designed and in places which lack the basic…

RPhil - The making, keeping and losing of memory

8th December 2021 7:30 pm

Understanding memory and helping to develop treatments for those with memory problems are two connected ‘Grand Challenges’ of contemporary neuroscience.

The primary research interest of my group is the neurobiology of learning…

RAeS Webinar: Human Factors

8th December 2021 7:00 pm

Further details to be announced - speaker details - Jean Page, Head of Human Factors, BAE Systems – Air

CIBSE - Indoor Air Quality

8th December 2021 5:00 pm

The CIBSE HVAC Group welcomes you to join us on the 8th of December for a discussion on Indoor Air Quality – a topic that must be viewed with even more importance in post-pandemic design. The session will comprise of an hour of…

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