Future Energy - Can we continue to use fossil fuels and still meet the Paris Agreement targets? Including Thames Valley Local Section AGM

21 March 2017 18:00-21:23, Oxford, United Kingdom

 â€‹Please join us for a short AGM but more importantly a lecture from Geoff, whose research centres on finding answers to the question ‘How can we continue use fossil fuels for most of this century without causing catastrophic climates change?  Please register via email for catering purposes, more details to follow.
Professor Geoffrey Maitland
Geoff Maitland is Professor of Energy Engineering at Imperial College London and a Past President of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (2014-15).  He is currently a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry Council and Chair of the RSC Publishing Board.  His career has spanned academia and industry, spending 20 years in oil and gas with Schlumberger and over 20 years at Imperial, first as a young lecturer from 1974 and then from 2005 in his current post.  His work is centred on how we can continue to use fossil fuels for most of this century without causing catastrophic climate change.  Geoff was awarded the Hutchison Medal by the Institution of Chemical Engineers in 1998 and served as President of the British Society of Rheology from 2002-2005. In 2006 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He was awarded the IChemE Chemical Engineering Envoy Award in 2010 for his media work explaining the engineering issues involved in the Gulf of Mexico oil-spill.  He chaired the post-Macondo review of the UK Offshore Oil and Gas Regulatory Regime in 2011 (‘The Maitland Report’) and in 2012 received the Rideal Lecture Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry. He is the Founding Director of the Qatar Carbonates and Carbon Storage Research Centre, a $70M 10 year programme funded by Qatar Petroleum, Shell and Qatar Science and Technology Park, based at Imperial College London, and is currently Director of the Shell-Imperial Digital Rocks Lab.
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