Science and Society: Responding to the Key Global Challenges

Professor Richard Catlow will discuss recent developments including CO2 conversion and utilisation.

Royal Society Fellow, Professor Richard Catlow, from University College London will deliver the first lecture in the 2016 Science and Society lecture series.

His lecture, ‘Chemistry: Responding to the Key Global Challenges,’ will look at the scope of contemporary chemistry by describing the role of chemical research in several key global challenges.

Professor Catlow will discuss recent developments relating to CO2 conversion and utilisation; the development of renewable energy technologies; food security; global health and safe water.

The lecture will also look at how chemistry in the UK and internationally is making decisive contributions to key societal challenges and how problems posed by contemporary issues provide fundamental scientific challenges for the discipline.

Thirty years’ experience

Professor Catlow has worked for over thirty years in the field of computational and experimental studies of complex inorganic materials and his research has led to over 900 publications.

In 2004 Professor Catlow was elected to Fellowship of the Royal Society for pioneering the development and application of computer modelling in solid state and materials chemistry.

He currently holds a joint Professorial position between the University of Cardiff and University College London.

Information and booking

The lecture will take place in the Leggate Theatre, Victoria Gallery & Museum on Tuesday 19th January at 5.30pm.

Admission is free but places must be booked in advance by visiting the events website:

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