A symposium showcasing Brunel University London's critical research tackling climate change challenges.
As world leaders prepare for the forthcoming UN Climate Change Conference UK 2021 (COP26) to urgently tackle the complex issues facing the planet due to increasing climate change and global challenges, Brunel University London will be presenting a variety of lively and brief presentations showcasing some of the solution-led, world-class research being undertaken across the University dealing with the Biosphere, Societies, and Economies.
Join us online on Wednesday 20 October 2021 from 10:00 am for a day of talks and discussions by our esteemed researchers – everyone is very welcome.
Session 1, 10am BST; Chair: Professor Geoff Rodgers, Vice Provost (Research)
Energy Security and Sustainability: What are the Risks?
Dr Colin Axon, Senior Lecturer – Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Is the service industry really low-carbon?
Dr Simon Roberts, Honorary Professor in Mechanical Engineering
Food, Plastic and Climate: How they interplay?
Dr Manoj Dora, Reader – Operations Management
Session 2, 11am BST; Chair: Professor Trevor Hoey, Vice Provost (International & Academic Partnership)
Compound Hydrological Risk Analysis under Climate Change
Dr Yurui Fan, Lecturer in Flood and Coastal Engineering
Valorisation of UK Biomass Combustion Residue in Post-combustion Carbon Capture
Dr Salman Masoudi, Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering
Population Impacts of Climate Change
Dr Ariana Zeka, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Sciences
Is the impact of climate change on agriculture increasing human exposure to harmful chemicals?
Dr Sibylle Ermler, Research Fellow – Environmental Sciences
Session 3, 12pm BST; Chair: Professor Justin Fisher, Director of Policy Unit and Professor of Political Sciences
Economic Growth and Degrowth: Logics, Ideologies, Dilemmas
Dr Gareth Dale, Senior Lecturer in Political Economy
Domestic Cooking Fuels in India's Industrial Coal Belt
Dr Devanshi Chanchani, Research Fellow – Global Challenges
Resilience Assessment of Transport Infrastructure Exposed to Climatic Hazards
Dr Sotirios Argyroudis, Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Infrastructure Engineering
Sustainable materials for Engineering applications
Christina Webb, Doctoral Researcher, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Session 4, 1pm BST; Chair: Professor Geoff Rodgers, Vice Provost (Research)
Risk, Inequality and Knowledge Exchange: Bridging the Climate Chasm
Dr Shona Koren Paterson, Research Fellow – Global Challenges
Approaches to iItegrate sustainability in food systems
Dr Ximena Schmidt, Research Fellow – Global Challenges
Decarbonation of Food Manufacturing Sector
Dr Valentina Stojceska, Reader in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Future and urban weather files for building energy performance modelling
Professor Maria Kolokotroni, Associate Dean for Engineering & Design
Session 5, 2pm BST; Chair: Professor Trevor Hoey, Vice Provost (International & Academic Partnership)
Demonstration of African Indigenous Knowledge Digital Platform for Promoting Sustainable and Resilient Food System
Dr Steven Sam, Research Fellow II- Global Challenges
Integrated assessment of cross-sectoral interactions and potential synergies and trade-offs: Implications for sustainability
Dr Abiy Kebede, Lecturer in Flood and Coastal Engineering
Navigating the complex dynamics of virtual, 'reciprocal', and sustainable knowledge exchange: community, students, researchers.
Dr Mary Richards, Reader/Programme Director BASc Global Challenges