Online series discussing issues of sustainability and climate change in Northern Ireland.
The School of Biological Sciences' Green Impact Team invites you to our first online series that will address issues relating to sustainability and climate change in Northern Ireland.
The event provides an opportunity for staff and students across the university, as well as stakeholders from industry, government and NGOs the opportunity to hear about some of the work being undertaken to tackle climate change and sustainability both in Northern Ireland and across the globe.
Each talk will be followed by a Q&A Session
- 15th June - Professor John Barry
Professor John Barry is based within the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queen's University Belfast. Professor Barry is the Director of the Centre for Sustainability, Equality and Climate Action, Co-chair of the Belfast Climate Commission, and a member of both the Place-Based Climate Action Network (P-CAN) and the Climate Assembly UK Academic panel.
- 22nd June - Dr Chris McCallum
Dr Chris McCallum currently works as a Postdoctoral researcher at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology in conjunction with the Bryden Centre. Chris graduated with a BEng in Chemical Engineering from QUB, before completing his MPhil and PhD at QUB. His research started with heterogenous catalysis of biomass for fine chemical production during his MPhil. During his PhD he worked on rapid heating methods to utilise intermittent energy from renewable energy sources. While completing his thesis he undertook a research assistant role in catalytic after treatment of dual fuel transportation with CASE.
During his PhD he started COVET CLR alongside two other PhD students, with the help of Enterprise SU and Green at Queens. COVET CLR was created to form sustainable networks with sustainable and innovative solutions to issues. The first of which is to make coffee more sustainable.