Materials Chemistry Division organises scientific activities and workshops to:
- Bring together communities of experts and create new collaborations
- Highlight research challenges and opportunities for materials chemistry
- Promote the role of MCD in advancing the science of materials chemistry
Previous activities include:
Sustainable plastics - the role of chemistry
The Materials Chemistry Division hosted a roundtable discussion meeting in March 2019 on the topic of sustainable plastics. In the context of growing calls from scientists, policymakers, and the wider public to address the
challenges of plastic waste and sustainability, the meeting addressed the question of what chemical scientists can do to tackle the problem.
You can read a summary of the workshop's findings here.
Read more about the RSC's work on sustainable plastics here.
The role of materials chemistry in meeting the UK’s net-zero climate commitments
The Materials Chemistry Division hosted two discussion workshops in summer 2020 to discuss areas where materials chemistry innovation can tackle carbon emissions in a range of sectors, including cement, energy storage and carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS).
You can read a summary of the workshop findings here.
Read more RSC perspectives on Sustainability here.