Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies

Carbon Dioxide Utilisation

A symposium to celebrate the award of an honorary degree to Professor Michele Aresta in light of his lifelong contributions to CO2 chemistry


Date: Wednesday 5 October 2016

Time: 09:30 - 20:00

Location: University of Bath, The Chancellors' Building

  • Room 3.16 (Symposium)
  • Room 2.6 (Honorary Degree Ceremony)

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This event will bring together expert speakers from the UK with researchers at the CSCT to present the latest results of CO2 as a feedstock covering biotechnology, catalysis and process engineering. This will be complemented by a poster session.

Find more information about the Honorary Degree Ceremony organised by I-SEE.


Professor Michele Aresta - David Parkin Professor, University of Bath

Professor Peter Styring - Director of CO2Chem Network & Professor of Chemical Engineering & Chemistry, University of Sheffield

Professor Michael North - Professor of Chemistry, University of York

Dr Matthew Jones - Reader of Chemistry, University of Bath

Dr Antoine Buchard - Whorrod Research Fellow, CSCT, University of Bath


Time Title Speaker
Venue: The Chancellors' Building 3.16
09.30 Registration and coffee
10.00 Welcome and introduction Professor Matthew Davidson, University of Bath
Professor Davide Mattia, University of Bath
10.15 Making Bubbles! Why we need a systems approach to Carbon Dioxide Utilisation Professor Peter Styring, The University of Sheffield
11.00 CO2 capture and conversion Professor Mike North, University of York
11.45 Direct conversion of CO2 to hydrocarbons Dr Matthew Jones, University of Bath
12.30 CO2 can: new sugar-based polymers Dr Antoine Buchard, University of Bath
13.15 Lunch and poster session
Venue: The Chancellors' Building 2.6
17.00 Honorary Degree Ceremony Introduction by Professor Bernie Morley, University of Bath
  David Parkin Lecture:  Introduction by Professor Tim Mays
  A vision… Dreams… Facts Professor Michele Aresta
19.00 Drinks reception