Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies

Doctoral Training Centre Summer Showcase 2012

Monday 9 – Wednesday 11 July 2012

This annual event is the main opportunity to discuss and develop collaborations for the forthcoming year, and provides a chance for our industrial and international parters, along with anyone else interested, to catch up with ongoing research in the centre.

General information

What is it?

Our annual Summer Showcase focuses on disseminating the latest research in the area of sustainable chemical technologies.

The first two days will include presentations from academics and international and industrial partners, and poster sessions to showcase research of the current DTC students. These sessions are geared towards stimulating discussion around possible collaborations for the coming year.

The third day will focus on the science in more depth, and is aimed at researchers, international partners and guests.

Who should attend?

The goal is to bring together students and academics associated with the DTC, the DTC’s international and industrial partners and various stakeholder groups and professional organisations with an interest in Sustainable Chemical Technologies. Current and new DTC students will be present, with the former presenting some of their early results.



Day 1: Monday 9 July

  • Morning: Strategic advisory board meeting (by invitation only);
  • Afternoon: Short lectures from researchers;
  • Evening: Poster session; dinner (after dinner speaker: Professor Tom Welton tbc).

Day 2: Tuesday 10 July

  • Morning: Short lectures from researchers;
  • Afternoon (session 1): Short lectures from researchers;
  • Afternoon (session 2): Plenary lecture (Professor Walter Leitner); awards; poster session; reception.

Day 3: Wednesday 11 July

  • In-depth scientific symposium with international partners and guests

Getting here


The venue is the new East Building on University of Bath’s Claverton Down campus. Registration will be in the East Building, as will all lectures and workshop sessions.

The SAB meeting (invitees only) will be in building 1 South, room 1.01a.

The evening meal on Monday 9 will be in a marquee on the playing field behind 1 South.

The campus is easily reached from Bath Spa railway station by bus or taxi.


Parking is available on campus, and parking permits will be available at the registration desk or in advance, by request. Permits will be required on all days and there is a small “pay and display” fee to be paid. If you wish to have a parking permit sent to you, please send an email, before COB on Fri 6 July, to csct@bath.ac.uk with “Summer Showcase — parking permit” in the subject line. The East car park has appropriate Pay & Display machines (see campus map). Alternatively, delegates can use the Pay & Display units situated in the East Car Park at a cost of £1per hour.

Parking is administered by an external company, that applies the rules very strictly, so please only park in allowed areas, with appropriate permits.


No accommodation has been arranged or block booked (except for international visitors). There are a range of hotels in Bath city centre and some accommodation is available at the university. Delegates should book their own accommodation as required. Bath city centre is compact and most hotels will be within easy walking distance of suitable restaurants or other amenities. The Bath tourism website has useful links to maps, brochures and accommodation.



Most presentations are of fifteen minutes duration ONLY and speakers are requested to observe this closely (we suggest a 10 minute lecture). The audience will comprise representatives from industry, academia and some invited press and laypersons as well as early stage PhD students. Presenters are requested to email presentations to j.cope@bath.ac.uk by Friday 8 July, with “DTC in SCT presentation” in the email subject line.

Speakers are strongly discouraged from bringing their own laptops, as we will be working to a very tight schedule. All presentations received will be ready to present on the lecture theatre computer in plenty of time for your talk.


A wide range of delegates have been invited to the lectures and poster session (including the University of Bath press office and journalists) so it incumbent upon presenters to ensure that presentations do not contain confidential material.

 Summer Showcase coffee break