FULLY BOOKED: IYPT 2019 For Your Inspiration: The Elements of Success

15 November 2019 18:00-21:00, London, United Kingdom

To celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Royal Institution are partnering to deliver a career event for 12+years. The evening is set to inspire future chemists by demonstrating the diversity and wealth of chemistry careers to a young audience.

It will begin with a talk by Professor Saiful Islam followed by an interactive exhibition.

Talk: Supercharged: making a material difference (with batteries included) by Professor Saiful Islam
The supply of clean sustainable energy is one of the greatest challenges of our time. Better batteries for electric cars and solar power for homes require advances in new materials and underpinning science. Using demos and 3D glasses, Saiful will show how atomic-scale modelling and materials chemistry are helping us explore new energy materials for a low carbon future. He will also discuss how he ended following an academic research career and presenting the 2016 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures on BBC TV.

  • Astra Zeneca: Find out about careers in the pharmaceutical industry and how portable spectroscopy is being used to keep patients safe from counterfeit medicines. 
  • The Building Blocks of Battery TechnologyCome and join ChemBAMs research staff who’ll be explaining how batteries operate and challenges in the form of giant Jenga sets designed to look like a real-life battery.
  • C|D|T has developed a number of thin, flexible organic, printed electronic devices including OLED displays, sensors, transistors, and energy harvesters. They will be showcasing their prototype thermoelectric generator and explaining the materials and devices developed for image sensors.
  • Centre for Sustainable and Circular Technologies (CSCT). The CSCT places fundamental sustainability and circularity concepts at the core of research, innovation, training and outreach in applied science and engineering.
  • Elements for Life: Make your name in elements, find out which elements make you strong and healthy, why cornflakes are magnetic, how precious metal anticancer drugs work, and whether catalysts could be drugs of the future.
  • Green Light For Chemistry. Discover how light and electricity can replace toxic reagents currently used in chemical manufacturing by trying out our bespoke reactors.
  • The Hydrogen Bike: Explore the world of renewable energy and the challenges that lay ahead in forming a 100% renewable energy landscape. Come and donate your energy using TheHydrogenBike and watch in real time as we store that energy as hydrogen gas. You can watch it being used on demand and even get to light your own flame to see hydrogen burning. This is a unique opportunity to see a flame burning that gives off no carbon dioxide.
  • Johnson Matthey: Discover which elements are inside a battery and how they can be recycled. Try out some computer modelling to see how to improve the performance of batteries.
  • Mondelez is one of the biggest snacking companies in the world, with brands such as Cadbury's, Oreo and Dairylea. Discover what it’s like to work there and try out the food-themed interactive periodic table to see the connection between the elements and what we eat.
  • NotPla: Chemists are finding alternatives to plastic packaging. NotPla will be demonstrating some innovative environmentally friendly materials.
  • OxfordPV has developed the next generation of solar cells that produce more power and deliver more affordable clean energy. Their perovskite solar cell technology is more efficient at absorbing photons from the sun and converting them into electricity.
  • Sherwin Williams: An introduction to the science behind protective coatings and career paths within the industry. Test your understanding of the variety of coatings available and the environmental conditions they can withstand.
  • Thames Water takes care of public water supply and waste water treatment for millions of people across the UK. Find out how chemists make water safe to drink and try out an activity.
Royal Institution of Great Britain

Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS, United Kingdom

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