Power to the People

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Professor John Irvine FRSC FRSE will be in conversation at the University of Aberdeen on 24 September when he will speak on global warming, the evolving market for green energy and the development of the green energy economy. Professor Irvine will discuss the potential of electrochemical technologies to store electrons, create new green chemicals and fuels, and to deliver clean energy from waste to deliver this new economy. This lecture will also highlight the potential of distributed technologies to make early and significant reductions in carbon dioxide impacts on the atmosphere.

About Professor Irvine 

Professor John Irvine FRSC FRSE has made a unique and world-leading contribution to the science of energy materials, especially fuel cell and energy conversion technologies. This research has ranged from detailed fundamental to strategic and applied science and has had major impact across academia, industry and government. Irvine’s science is highly interdisciplinary extending from chemistry and materials through physics, bioenergy, geoscience, engineering, economics and policy.

The quality and impact of Irvine’s research has been recognised by a number of national and international awards, including the Lord Kelvin Medal from the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2018, the Schönbeim gold medal from the European Fuel Cell Forum in 2016, the RSC Sustainable Energy Award in 2015, with earlier RSC recognition via Materials Chemistry, Bacon and Beilby awards/medals.


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Tuesday September 24th, 2019 18:00-19:30


King's College Conference Centre Auditorium