Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast make an enormous impact on the world in which we live. From groundbreaking work into new designs for aircraft, playing a world leading role in cybersecurity and helping the chemical industry find cleaner, green solutions to pollution, to discovering new ways of harnessing wave energy and innovative methods of bringing music to audiences.
This pilot series of engaging talks gave us the chance to hear researchers talk passionately about their work and the benefits it brings. At each event, three researchers explained their latest research project for 20 minutes each, before responding to questions and comments from the audience. These events were well received by all those in attendance. Watch this space for future dates to be posted for more Local Talent, Global Impact talks.
Tuesday 29 May, 12-2pm, Riddel Hall
Dr Diane Holt, Queen’s Management School
Development through enterprise in southern and eastern Africa
Professor Chris Shaw, School of Pharmacy
Going back to ancient roots in the battle against disease
Professor Roger Woods, School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
The spoken word has more power than CS Lewis ever imagined
Wednesday 6 June, 12-2pm, Peter Froggatt Centre, Queen’s Lanyon Campus
Professor David Johnston, School of Modern Languages
Translation: where cultures come together
Dr Jennifer McKinley, School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology
Leading the effective restoration and conservation of our best-loved buildings
Professor Mark Price, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Aircraft design: innovation in a world of caution
Tuesday 12 June, 5-7pm, Great Hall, Lanyon Building
Professor Marco Borghesi, School of Mathematics and Physics
A ray of hope for laser therapy cancer treatment
Professor Cathy Craig, School of Psychology
Tempus G: what happens when we lose control of how we move?
Dr Ryan Donnelly, School of Pharmacy
Sometimes the smallest advances are the most precious...