Past Events

IES - online lecture - Why Civil Society Needs Engineers - The MacMillan Lecture

20th April 2021 6:30 pm

Why Civil Society Needs Engineers - especially Naval Architects, Marine & Ocean Engineers!

Mr Peter Noble, President and Principal Advisor, Noble Associates Inc.

As can be deduced from the title of his presentation Peter has a passion for promoting a better understanding of how engineering…

IES - online lecture - Nanotechnology

IES - online lecture - Nanotechnology

9th March 2021 6:30 pm

Nanotechnology is now a technology used in many items that are around the home and used in everyday life. This talk will present some of the present areas of nanotechnology and in particular quantum technologies that are being…

IES - Online lecture - UN Sustainable Goal No 6, Clean water and Sanitation

IES - Online lecture - UN Sustainable Goal No 6, Clean water and Sanitation

9th February 2021 6:30 pm

UN Sustainable Development Goal No 6, Clean Water and Sanitation

Substantial progress has been made towards sustainable development goal 6: delivering clean water and sanitation to all. However, there is still a long way to go; 784 million people do not have access to clean water and 2.5 billion live…

IES  - Joint Meeting with IMarEST - online lecture - Dealing with plastic waste sustainably

IES - Joint Meeting with IMarEST - online lecture - Dealing with plastic waste sustainably

12th January 2021 6:30 pm

Dealing with plastic waste sustainably

Over the past few years, the issue of ‘plastic waste’ has become a dominating concern in the UK and yet, so far, the problem has been met more with hysteria and ‘knee jerk’ reaction, rather than with any reasoned, engineered and/or…

Joint meeting with RINA

8th December 2020 6:30 pm

From Nano to Macro, 1 mm to 10,984 m, Vast and Essential for Life on Earth

Prof Colin Moffat, Chief Scientific Advisor Marine Scottish Government

There is one single ocean, comprised of interconnecting ocean basins, contains approximately 1.33 billion km3 of water.…


Scottish Environmental Protection Agency: COP26

Scottish Environmental Protection Agency: COP26

17th November 2020 6:30 pm

Crucial Issues for Planet Earth 
Mr Terry A’Hearn, Chief Executive Officer SEPA

SEPA has set an ambitious strategy called One Planet Prosperity to govern how it will regulate in the…



The Rankine Bicentenary Lecture 2020

The Rankine Bicentenary Lecture 2020

13th October 2020 4:30 pm

Unconventional Geothermal Technologies and Opportunities - Professor Gioia Falcone

Geothermal energy is a constant and independent form of renewable energy and plays a key role towards the…


The Presidential Address 2020

The Presidential Address 2020

29th September 2020 6:30 pm

“Scotland’s role in the development of heat pumps: 1850 to 2050” 
Dr Andy Pearson — Managing Director, Star Refrigeration Ltd

This paper follows the development of the heat pump and…



Celebrating the legacy of William Rankine

27th July 2020 9:00 am

IESIS is proud to be a partner organisation for the International Institute of Refrigeration Conference “Rankine 2020 - Advances in Cooling, Heating and Power Generation”, timed to coincide with the bi-centenary of the birth of William…

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