Guest Speaker: Dr Ernesto Hernandez (UNMC)
With special response about engineering and environmental challenges by
Dr Amirhossein Malakahmad (UT Petronas)
Inspired in the exponential achievements in modern history, Ernesto Hernandez will give us a different perspective on global warming. He embarks into the journey of showing SciTech solutions, not aiming to save the Earth from its inevitable death but to help it last longer as a liveable global home for us all. Continue reading
We show a new way to save our planet from global warming. To tackle this problem, We focus on a natural approach to capture the smoky carbon dioxide released by industrial plants and make chalk out of it, using a process that could be accelerated up to one million times and adds value to CO2 in a socially responsible way. You can find the whole article in page 9 of Asia Research News.
About this Opportunity
Grants are available for early career researchers (see Eligibility section) to attend a workshop in Mexico entitled Biorefinery research – promoting international collaboration for innovative and sustainable solutions. Under the British Council Researcher Links scheme we will be holding a workshop on the above theme at the Mexican Institute of Petroleum, Mexico City, Mexico on the 18-22 May, 2015. The workshop is being coordinated by Dr Jhuma Sadhukhan and Dr Jorge Arturo Aburto Anell, and supported by Dr Elias Martinez Hernandez and other researchers.
Selected papers presented in the workshop will be considered for a Special Issue of the Chemical Engineering Research Design journal of the Institution of Chemical Engineers devoted to Biorefinery value chain creation. Costs for the visa will be covered; however participants will be responsible for making all the necessary arrangements. Although this cost will not be covered by the British Council, participants are encouraged to purchase an adequate travel and medical insurance.
Dates of the workshop – 18-22 May 2015
Deadline for applications – 23 January 2015
This opportunity is open to early career researchers based in the UK and Mexico. There is no restriction on nationality.
Early Career Researchers are defined as holding a PhD (or having equivalent research experience) and having up to 10 years post-PhD research experience. They are equivalent to the ‘Recognised Researcher’ and sometimes ‘Experienced Researcher’ categories in the EU framework for researchers’ careers. Participants must have a research or academic position (either a permanent post, research contract, or fellowship etc) at a recognised research institution either in the UK or in Mexico.
Dr. Elias Martinez
We create products that give welfare to people and respect the environment –inspired in life…
The University of Nottingham (Malaysia)
Ernesto has joined the University of Nottingham team. While assigned at its Malaysia campus, he will teach and deliver solution-oriented knowledge for the creation of sustainable chemicals and materials.