College of Science & Engineering

Inaugural lectures

Information on upcoming inaugural lectures in the College of Science and Engineering.

These public lectures are given by newly appointed holders of research Chairs.

The lecturer describes the significance of his or her research and its implications for the wider discipline. They also outline their future research directions.

Inaugural lectures are designed to be accessible to interested members of the public.

2017/18 Inaugural lecture schedule
Date Name School Venue Title
2 October 2017 Professor Catherine Heymans School of Physics & Astronomy Lecture Theatre A, James Clerk Maxwell Building, The King's Buildings The Dark Side of the Universe
23 October 2017 Professor Neil Robertson School of Chemistry Lecture Theatre A, James Clerk Maxwell Building, The King's Buildings New Materials for our Solar-Powered Future
2 November 2017 Professor Grunde Jomaas School of Engineering

Swann Lecture Theatre, Swann Building, The King's Buildings

(Reception to be held in Classroom 2 & 3, Sanderson Building, The King's Buildings)

From Phlogiston to Spacecraft Fire Safety - The Chemistry and Physics of Flames
6 December 2017 Professor Spyros Karamanos School of Engineering Lecture Thetre A, James Clerk Maxwell Building, The King's Buildings (Reception to be held in Classroom 2 & 3, Sanderson Building) The intriguing world of tubulars: from a simple geometry to an essential energy infrastructure asset
18 January 2018 Professor Rosalind Allen School of Physics & Astronomy tbc tbc
12 April 2018 Professor Paulo Perona School of Engineering    
15 May 2018 Professor Jason Reese School of Engineering